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March 8, 2011



Opel Presents Katie Melua European Concert Tour

         Free download of “Walk Lightly On The World” over Opel website
         Electric vehicle Opel Ampera will accompany the singer on her European tour



Rüsselsheim. Singer and Opel ambassador Katie Melua begins her European concert tour
tomorrow in Dresden. Named after her current album “The House“, the tour will take the
artist to 51 European cities. The nine concert locations in Germany include Berlin (March
28), Hamburg (April 4), Munich (June 11 and 12) and Freiburg (June 21).


As the tour kicks off, Opel will offer the song “Walk Lightly On The World” available for free
download to Katie Melua fans. The MP3 file can be downloaded from Wednesday, March 9
at 10 a.m. (CET) to Friday, March 11 at 10 a.m. (CET) at opel-ampera.de and opel.de.
Fans can also get the song free of charge over the interactive iPad version of the Opel
Magazine, the Opel iMag.


Electrifying combination: Opel Ampera and Katie Melua live


The series production version of the Opel Ampera that just made its world premiere at the
Geneva Motor Show will accompany Katie Melua on her tour. Concert goers can look
forward to an exciting pre-concert experience, as they will be able to see the revolutionary
extended-range electric vehicle that eliminates range-anxiety up close. Opel also has a
number of surprises in store like a DVD and the possibility to download pictures of both
stars of the evening over Bluetooth. And Katie Melua fans can also send a live video from
the concert to their friends at the Facebook counter.




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“Katie Melua is an exceptional artist. She fits to our brand and gives it a face. We offer her
fans real added value with our special activities at her concerts,” says Alain Visser, Opel
Vice President Sales, Marketing and Aftersales. “We stand for values like innovation,
dynamics, environmental awareness and social responsibility – values that Katie Melua
represents very credibly and authentically.”


“I like the way Opel addresses topics like environmental protection and sustainability and I
feel very comfortable with the partnership; it’s a great fit. I already had the chance to drive
the series production version of the Ampera, and I was really impressed with it,” says the
singer.


Internationally respected as an advocate for environmental protection and charitable
activities, Katie Melua has firmly established herself among the ranks of international music
stars with her unique and unmistakeable style. She has already won an impressive
collection of awards during her relatively young career. These include the “Echo” (Most
Successful Newcomer International) and the “DVD Champion” (Category Music Artist
Award), both in 2005, the Dutch “Edison Award” 2006 (Best International Singer), the
World Music Award 2006 (most successful British female singer worldwide), the “Golden
Camera” (Best International Musician) and another “Echo” (Best Artist International
Rock/Pop), both in 2007.


Katie Melua Concert Tour* “The House” 2011 (Germany)


09. March      Dresden – Messe Dresden, Halle 1
28. March      Berlin – o2 World
30. March      Nuremberg – Arena Nürnberger Versicherung
01. April      Cologne – Lanxess Arena
02. April      Mannheim – SAP Arena
04. April      Hamburg – o2 World
05. April      Braunschweig – Volkswagen Halle
11. June       Munich – Philharmonie
12. June       Munich – Philharmonie
21. June       Freiburg – Rothaus Arena
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* All tour dates under: http://www.opel.com/experience_opel/opel-world/katie-melua/about-
the-tour.html



Contacts:

Jörg Schrott
+ 49-6142-7 68725
joerg.schrott@de.opel.com

David Hamprecht
+49 6142 7 68723
david.hamprecht@de.opel.com




Text and photos can be downloaded at media.opel.com.

				
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