Internationally renowned composer and multi-instrumentalist Yanni rings in the New Year with a new album and the news of a major North American tour, embarking February 2nd in Sarasota, FL, with stops in cities including Atlanta, Denver, Nashville, New Orleans, Los Angeles and more. The run will continue well into the Spring with more dates to be announced shortly. Yanni, accompanied by his 15-member master musician international orchestra, will perform beloved fan favorites as well as pull out a few surprises. His new album SENSUOUS CHILL will be available worldwide via Sony Music Masterworks imprint Portrait Records on January 29th.
Composing, producing and recording his brand new album and launching an extensive tour is seemingly not enough for Yanni: hot on the heels of the release of Sensuous Chill, the artist will also be the focus of a spectacular new PBS Special YANNI: THE DREAM CONCERT - LIVE FROM THE GREAT PYRAMIDS OF EGYPT –which will air nationwide in March. A DVD and Blu-Ray of the Special will be available as well. Yanni explains his motivation for this project, “This album represents several years of collaboration with some of the brightest artists in the world! That is what brings the uniqueness the beauty and the color on this album. I have thought long and hard in order to decide which songs to pick, and in which sequence they should appear.. I wanted to create a sensuous melodious and sexy environment for the listener; and I wanted it to last a long time !...This album "knows" what it wants to be!...And it is unmistakably Yanni!! The whole collection contains 17 songs 10 of which have never been released before. Put it on repeat and enjoy!!!”
For complete details – including a full itinerary and remaining ticket availability – please visit www.yanni.com/tour.
Sensuous Chill can be preordered here:
iTunes - http://smarturl.it/SensuousChill-iTunes,
Google Play http://smarturl.it/SensuousChill-google
Yanni is a multiple GRAMMY® Award-nominated composer, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and performer whose extraordinary body of work has both pioneered contemporary instrumental music and re-imagined the live concert-going experience. Since making his solo debut with 1984’s OPTIMYSTIQUE, Yanni has had 15 albums reach #1 on Billboard’s “Top New Age Albums” chart – more than any other artist ever – with 1994’s LIVE AT THE ACROPOLIS also reaching the top 5 on the overall “Billboard 200” on its way to 4x platinum certification from the RIAA and total worldwide sales in excess of 7 million.
For over two decades, Yanni has been one of the world’s top selling live acts, performing on every continent bar Antarctica, in more than 35 countries, before a cumulative worldwide audience of more than 5 million and counting. In North America alone, Yanni’s 1995, 1998, and 2003-2005 concert tours were each named among Pollstar’s top 10 concert tours of the year. In the past decade Yanni has performed more than 500 concerts in over 25 countries.
Yanni has also taken his universal music to such iconic landmarks as India’s Taj Mahal and China’s Forbidden City, captured for posterity on 1997’s concert film and chart-topping RIAA platinum certified album, TRIBUTE. Other live highlights include 10 consecutive sold out shows at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall, performing inside the Kremlin in Russia, festival events at Tunisia’s Roman Theatre of Carthage and Lebanon’s ancient city of Byblos, and an historic concert beneath the world’s tallest skyscraper, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa.
Yanni’s inimitable work has long found a home on soundtracks for film, television, and commercials including British Airways’ award-winning “Face” campaign. YouTube now provides fans around the world with unprecedented access to Yanni’s music and videos, generating close to 350 million individual views over the past year alone.
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