MasterCard partners with Placido Domingo for "Around the World" tour


MasterCard Worldwide announced a partnership with world renowned Maestro, Placido Domingo, where the company will serve as the presenting sponsor of his "Around the World" tour. The tenor will perform numerous concerts around the globe, starting this summer and culminating in 2009. Concerts in Lisbon, Wiesbaden and Athens have already been held with the next concerts scheduled for Boston, Ft. Lauderdale, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; and Zurich, Switzerland.

MasterCard, as a presenting sponsor, will receive benefits including hospitality, advertising and the opportunity to deliver "Priceless" experiences. MasterCard cardholders will receive discounts on purchased tickets and will have the opportunity to buy tickets during a pre-sale for selected shows.

This announcement further enhances and supports MasterCard's affluent product platforms that include the James Beard House Celebrity Chef Tour and the PGA Tour.