Apr 10, 2008 06:00 ET
SANTA MONICA, CA--(Marketwire - April 10, 2008) - Osmondmania is back in force as "The Osmonds 50th Anniversary Reunion Concert Live in Las Vegas," one of PBS' top pledge drive programs this season, made its debut at #3 on Billboard magazine's Top Music Video sales charts this week while the 2 DVD Collector's Edition version reached #16. In addition, the companion CD entered the Billboard Top 200 chart. The Osmond family recently reunited to celebrate a historic 50th anniversary and performed live together for the first time in 27 years at the Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas last year. The reunion has sparked a whole new wave of "Osmondmania" -- the family has recently appeared on Oprah, Larry King Live, Good Morning America, Dancing With The Stars and Entertainment Tonight. Upcoming activities include a tour of the UK and Southeast Asia and a flurry of TV, movie and album projects. Donny and Marie are particularly busy as they host the Miss USA Pageant on April 11th, as well as co-hosting "America's Favorite Mom," a special that airs on Mother's Day on NBC which celebrates the centennial anniversary of the holiday. Last night they appeared as Jay Leno's guests on the Tonight Show. The DVD, CD and special Collector's Edition packages of this historic evening are released through Denon Records (www.denonrecordsus.com/osmonds
Produced by Jimmy Osmond, the special is a lively mix of The Osmond's biggest hits in all of their incarnations incorporating video clips and guest artists such as Andy Williams (on whose '60s television program the family first came to national attention). The Osmond family is also gearing up for a tour of the UK and Southeast Asia that kicks off in mid-May. The arena tour begins in the UK on May 18th in Belfast with dates quickly selling out (2 dates are already sold out at Wembley Arena!). The tour will arrive in Perth, Australia in June with several stops in Southeast Asia through the rest of the month. Tour dates are as follows: 5/18 Belfast Odessy Arena; 5/20 Glasgow SEC; 5/22 Newcastle Metro Radio Arena; 5/23 Sheffield Hallam FM Arena; 5/24 Manchester Evening News Arena; 5/26 Birmingham NIA; 5/27 & 28 Cardiff Int'l Arena; 5/30 & 31 London Wembley Arena (sold out); 6/1 London 02 Arena; 6/5 Perth, The Dome; 6/8 Taipei Arena Indoor Stadium; 6/14 Manilla PICC Plenerary Hall; 6/17 Singapore; 6/21 Kuala Lumpur Genting Arena of the Stars.
The Savoy Label Group (SLG) features not only the historic Savoy Jazz label but also the Denon, Denon Classics, SLG and 429 Records labels. Savoy Label Group is the North American unit of Columbia Music Entertainment (formerly Nippon Columbia), the oldest music company in Japan. SLG is lead by Steve Vining and CME is headed by Chairman Strauss Zelnick, founder of Zelnick Media which owns interests in and manages an array of media companies.