Embark on your own rock star tour

2 October 2009

The rock-star on tour: astonishing locations, the best hotels, wild nights, broken strings and hearts, and great music. For many, the celebrity road-trip is a dream, but with Flight Centre’s Round The World Experts, it’s a reality.

Round The World Experts’ itinerary of world beating concerts, clubs and rock-star haunts, allows everyone to experience a rock-star lifestyle.

This year, the world’s biggest and best bands have taken their live shows around the globe to massive audiences. Artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Beyonce, Madonna and U2 have wowed music fans worldwide. Now you can join them. Whether it’s experiencing spectacular arena concerts, or immersing yourself in venues steeped in rock history, get ready to trip the light fantastic in a celebration of shared experience.

Robyn Simper, Head of Marketing at Round The World Experts, said: “A number of our consultants have been asked to put itineraries together so that music fans can follow their favourite bands around the world. So we‘ve created the ultimate rock star itinerary and included top hotels, destinations and experiences.”

Executours tour manager, Alan Cook, responsible for ground management of some of the world’s biggest touring artists, commented: “Despite their gruelling schedules rock stars always find time to live it up. They stay in the best hotels and party in the coolest places. Round The World Experts can advise on the top venues and hotspots for those looking to follow in the footsteps of their idols and get a taste of rock stardom.”

Travel the world like a rock star
Oz and USA - £1019 including taxes
Experience the magic of three amazing cities with this classic round the world ticket.

New York
Begin your adventure in New York: the ‘city that never sleeps.’ Stay at the Gramercy Park Hotel - home of the popular New York City hangouts The Rose Bar and Jade Bar. Hotel perks include access to the private rooftop bar and the city's only private park, Gramercy Park. Make a pilgrimage to The Apollo Theatre in Harlem, where Ella Fitzgerald, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and Lauren Hill honed their craft. Visit the Rockefeller Centre and Radio City Music Hall, and catch Van Morrison from 25 October 2009. Kick back in The City Crab, Union Square over a bed of iced Oysters, and bust some moves in Webster Hall, on East 11th Street.

This October, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will celebrate its 25th Anniversary in Madison Square Garden by hosting the biggest concerts of the year. Music legends and their special guests will be your guides through sixty years of rock and roll history, held over a two-night engagement at the "World's Most Famous Arena." Artists will include Eric Clapton Aretha Franklin, Metallica and U2.

Sydney, a beautiful metropolis that has the best of everything. Relax on Bondi Beach, and party at Wendy’s Secret Garden, Lavender Bay. Go celebrity-spotting at the Blu Horizons Bar, and check out De Nom on Oxford Street where cocktails are served by waitresses in ball gowns and bartenders are attired in bow ties and blazers. Stay at the Park Hyatt located on the edge of Sydney Harbour.

Britney Spears, lights up the Acer arena from 19 November and ACDC tear the place apart from 18 February at the ANZ stadium.

Los Angeles
Los Angeles is the last stop - rollerblade along Venice Beach, stomping ground of The Doors and enjoy a stay at the newly renovated Andaz West Hollywood. Also make some time to visit the Viper Room in West Hollywood, owned by Johnny Depp, and where Adam Duritz of Counting Crows worked as a bartender.

Join the US Heathenfest tour featuring Eluveitie, Belphegor, Alestorm, Kivimetsan Druidi at The Roxy in Los Angeles and at Jumping Turtle, San Marcos from 20-21 November. Or for those less fond of heavy metal, Sir Elton John and Billy Joel perform in San Jose on 17 November.

For more information and bookings, visit roundtheworldexperts.com/rock-star.

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