Yanni Announces Summer North American Dates
Legendary composer and performer Yanni's contemporary symphonic music has inspired millions of fans around the world. In concert, his passionate, soaring melodies and lush orchestration create a spirited and uplifting musical experience like no other. Yanni kicks off a world tour on April 17 with a North American itinerary, and a string of additional dates has just been added throughout July and August.
Highlights among the just-added shows include: Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO (7/13), Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live inLos Angeles, CA (7/20), Santa Barbara Bowl in Santa Barbara, CA (7/21), Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, NV (7/27), Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver, BC (8/5), Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Calgary, AB (8/8), and Bass Concert Hall in Austin, TX (8/17).
Following the completion of the North American dates, Yanni will tour South America in fall 2012. In 2013, he will embark on a multi-city tour of China.
The April 17 start date for Yanni's world tour coincides with the CD and DVD release of Yanni: Live at El Morro, Puerto Rico(Sony Music), capturing two sold-out concerts in December 2011 at the historic 16th-century Castillo San Felipe Del Morro inSan Juan, Puerto Rico. The dates were the first-ever performances at this recognized UNESCO Heritage Site, and the shows were filmed in high-definition and recorded in Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound. Performing at the castle represented a 20-year dream come true for Yanni, building on the legacy of iconic global sites that have played host to his concerts including the Acropolis in Greece, the Taj Mahal in India, and the Forbidden City in China (he was the first western performer to play at the latter two).
Pre-order Yanni: Live at El Morro, Puerto Rico: http://myplay.me/mco
Yanni: Live at El Morro, Puerto Rico also made its nationwide PBS debut on March 3, 2012. Yanni is one of public television's all-time top fundraisers, and this latest special marks his 10th collaboration with PBS.
On tour, Yanni and his orchestra will play favorites from throughout his career, as well as selections from his latest album, Truth of Touch (2011).
For more information and the latest tour updates: www.yanni.com.