DATE: APRIL 17, 2012
FROM: MITCH SCHNEIDER/MARCEE RONDAN
TEAMS WITH AWARD-WINNING WINEMAKERS
2010 THE RINGMASTER GENERAL (SHIRAZ)
WINE COMMEMORATES RELEASE
OF STEWART’S ALBUM
‘THE RINGMASTER GENERAL’
STEWART TO HIT THE ROAD FOR TOUR DATES
OPENING FOR SUGARLAND
Musician, music producer, author, entrepreneur, filmmaker and philanthropist DAVE STEWART can now add vintner to his ever-expanding list of achievements. In collaboration with award-winning Australian winemakers Mollydooker (Sarah and Sparky Marquis), STEWART has created the limited edition 2010 The Ringmaster General. The McLaren Vale Shiraz (red wine) was created to commemorate STEWART’s next self-released album (September release date TBA), also titled THE RINGMASTER GENERAL, which follows last year’s critically acclaimed album The Blackbird Diaries. A bottle of the wine can be seen in the newly released video for “Girl In A Catsuit,” a track from the upcoming album with special guest Orianthi (http://goo.gl/4D5js).
“As ‘The Ringmaster General’ I introduce to you the incredible wine you are about to experience,” STEWART says on the bottle’s label. “Declarations of the most ‘daring,’ ‘amazing,’ ‘spectacular’ are commonly used when introducing circus performers. Sarah & Sparky to me are the Flying Trapeze artists of the wine industry and I’m so honoured to collaborate with them and their ‘Mollydooker Circus’ to create ‘The Greatest Wine on Earth.’”
“It has been an absolute pleasure working with such a creative and talented man as Dave Stewart,” the Marquis’ add.
Each bottle of the 2010 The Ringmaster General is priced at $125 and comes gift-boxed with a DVD documentary which uniquely captures STEWART and his various collaborators such as Stevie Nicks and Alison Krauss at work on his latest musical solo releases. A preview of the documentary can be seen here: http://youtu.be/H5O_Hn5lhBQ?a.
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In other news, STEWART will hit the road to open three shows for Sugarland in April and as many in August (see dates below). Meanwhile, STEWART is profiled this week in VARIETY about the wide range of exciting projects created by his red-hot company Weapons of Mass Entertainment: http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118052412
DATE CITY VENUE
Opening for Sugarland
Thu 4/26 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Fri 4/27 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Sat 4/28 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Music Pavilion
Fri 8/24 Memphis, TN Fedex Forum
Sat 8/25 Oklahoma City, OK Zoo Amphitheatre
Sun 8/26 Houston, TX BBVA Compass Stadium