Tournament Will Feature 8 World-Class Clubs Including, Real Madrid, Chelsea, A.C. Milan, Juventus, Inter Milan, Valencia, Everton and LA Galaxy
Chopra’s “Exotic” Video Featuring Pitbull Out Now
NEW YORK, NY (July 18, 2013) – Priyanka Chopra’s debut single “Exotic” featuring Pitbull will be featured throughout the 2013 Guinness International Champions Cup as the soccer tournament’s official theme song. The announcement was made by Relevent Sports, a division of RSE Ventures and the organizer of the Guinness International Champions Cup, in conjunction with Interscope Geffen A&M and Universal Music.
Chopra, a critically acclaimed Bollywood actress and winner of the 2000 Miss World pageant, is diving into the international music scene with her new album featuring the high-energy, infusion pop, dance track “Exotic” which includes vocals from international musical sensation, Pitbull. Before her foray into music, Chopra appeared in over 40 films, she also writes columns for Indian national newspapers and was appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Child Rights and Adolescents in 2010. A life-long soccer fan, Chopra’s musical partnership with the Guinness International Champions Cup is the latest development in her successful, international career. Chopra’s “Exotic” video featuring Pitbull premiered on VEVO last week. http://vevo.ly/uOOIzI.
The Guinness International Champions Cup, organized by Relevent Sports, a division of RSE Ventures, and broadcast by FOX, is the first-of-its-kind soccer tournament taking place across the globe with contests in Phoenix, San Francisco, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, New York, Miami and Valencia, Spain. Eight teams are taking part in the tournament including club teams from Spain, Italy, England and the United States. Following is a list of all the participating squads:
- Real Madrid
- A.C. Milan
- Inter Milan
- LA Galaxy
“We could not be more thrilled about the exceptional list of world class teams playing in this year’s tournament,” said Charlie Stillitano, CEO of Relevent Sports. “This is a landmark event in soccer and Priyanka’s debut single “Exotic” brings to life the spirit of the tournament.”
The tournament will kick off on July 27 in Valencia, Spain and will be contested over seven days at six marquee venues across the United States, with semi-finals at Met Life Stadium and Dodger Stadium on Aug. 3-4. Below is a complete list of United States host cities:
- University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ – Opening Round Host
- AT&T Park, San Francisco, CA – Opening Round Host
- Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN – Opening Round Host
- Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA – Semifinal Host
- Met Life Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ – Semifinal Host
- Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL – Finals Host
“FOX Soccer is excited to work with Relevent Sports and Guinness to broadcast the Guinness International Champions Cup to the world,” said David Nathanson, executive vice president and general manager, FOX Soccer.
On August 6-7, the tournament will culminate as the eight participating teams gather at Miami’s Sun Life Stadium to compete for the championship. Throughout the tournament, fans from around the world will hear Chopra’s billboard hit and Guinness International Champions Cup theme song, “Exotic.” Tickets for all matches including the doubleheader matches at Sun Life will be available at www.internationalchampionscup.com and www.ticketmaster.com.
Visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPhhZg9v9NU to preview Chopra’s new track and visit http://www.iampriyankachopra.com/ to hear more from the internationally acclaimed artist. For additional information on the Guinness International Champions Cup, please visit www.internationalchampionscup.com.
About Relevent Sports
Relevent Sports brings the excitement and intensity of international soccer to the United States by showcasing the best clubs in the world through premier tournaments and events. Going beyond the game, Relevent provides an innovative approach to building international soccer presence by utilizing brand development, grassroots planning, corporate sponsors, international touring and philanthropic initiatives for the soccer organizations.
About RSE Ventures
Founded in 2012 by Stephen M. Ross and Matt Higgins, RSE Ventures operates in four interrelated verticals: Sports, Entertainment, Digital, and New Ventures. The company’s growing roster of companies, venues and events includes the NFL’s Miami Dolphins, Sun Life Stadium, Relevent Sports and Insignia Sports & Entertainment
About Interscope Geffen A&M
Combining the legacies of three of the most influential record labels in modern music history, Interscope Geffen A&M embarked on a new tradition of musical achievement with its unification on January 1, 1999. Headed by Chairman and CEO Jimmy Iovine, Interscope Geffen A&M is a major force in global music, developing chart-topping artists across a wide range of musical genres including rock, rap, pop and alternative. Interscope Geffen A&M is part of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company. www.interscope.com
About FOX Soccer
FOX Soccer, part of the FOX Sports Media Group, offers the most comprehensive multi-media coverage of worldclass soccer available in the United States. Encompassing FOX Soccer, FOX Soccer Plus, FOXSoccer.com and FOX Soccer 2Go, the network serves as the primary television, online, and mobile smart phone and tablet destination in the U.S. for elite competitions including England’s Barclays Premier League and FA Cup, UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League, the Scottish Premier League, and the Australian Hyundai A-League in addition to such prestigious tournaments as the CONCACAF Champions League and CONCACAF Gold Cup, as well as the future home of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. FOX Soccer is Nielsen-rated and available to service providers in High-Definition, reaching over 50 million cable and satellite households nationwide. Premium broadband service FOX Soccer 2Go provides fans with live match coverage on-the-go online and via mobile and tablet applications. For more information – as well as news, features, analysis stats and more – visit one of America’s most-visited online soccer destinations at FOXSoccer.com, and the network’s Facebook page and Twitter feed (@FOXSoccer).
About Priyanka Chopra
Miss World, Actor, Recording Artist, Humanitarian, Green Crusader, Brand Ambassador… Priyanka Chopra is a multifaceted personality and one of the most recognized and applauded talents in Indian cinema. Her foray into the entertainment industry began at the age of 17 with the Miss India and Miss World titles. Priyanka has taken on acclaimed roles in many landmark films and is today acknowledged as one of the most versatile actors with many path-breaking performances to her credit.
In 2011, Priyanka began her foray into the music world when she signed a global recording deal with Interscope Records/Desi Hits/ 2101 Records. She immediately began work on her first US studio album, which is produced by mega producer RedOne. America got their first taste of Priyanka with her single “In My City,” featuring will.i.am, which was the premiere song for the NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football series. Her recently released debut single, “Exotic,” featuring Pitbull is the first single from her upcoming album. Priyanka has also descended on the Hollywood acting scene, lending her voice to Disney’s much anticipated film Planes – in theatres August 9th.
Being an international superstar, a versatile actor, a talented singer, and a philanthropist, the rest of the world will soon be able to see, and hear, what billions globally have been so excited about for years