Yanni to Release "Truth of Touch" on February 8
Wed, 08 Dec 2010 15:29:51
If you yearn for Yanni, then I have good news for you, you New Age buff! The singer will return to peak form with the release Truth of Touch on February 8, 2011 through YanniWake and Rocket Science Ventures. The international superstar will also launch a major North American tour in 2011 starting March 22 in Peoria, Illinois.
On the new platter, Yanni returns as the prolific composer/pianist the world has come to know and appreciate. This album--his first instrumental release of original compositions in over eight years--is a return to the genre Yanni has helped to create and advance. Truth of Touchis unmistakably Yanni, yet with a fresh, edgy new sound. "I work the rhythms in this album," Yanni said about the new material. "There is a beautiful complexity in these rhythms, a new sound design. I think the melodic content is very strong and very memorable. I was having fun with this album and that's going to become apparent."
Fans can pre-order the album now in various bundles, including a limited edition signed deluxe package which includes CD, t-shirt, vanilla scented pillar candle, umbrella and a photo personally signed by Yanni himself. Pre-order packages are available here.
Yanni will tour 40 major U.S. and Canadian cities including Chicago, Detroit, Montreal, Toronto, Washington D.C, Miami, Atlanta, Denver, San Francisco and more. The dates are below.
Also, in other Yanni news: YANNI: A Living Legacy, the new PBS program airing now through mid-December, takes its viewers on a narrated musical journey from past to present performances, including an introduction to Truth of Touch. Interviewed in the composer's studio, Yanni reflects on the extraordinary moments in his career to give his audience a candid look at the performances that made him famous. This special event features his 1993 Live at the Acropolis concert in the 2000-year-old Herod Atticus Theater in Athens, still considered one of the top PBS fundraisers of all time. Also featured are the history-making performances at the Taj Mahal and the Forbidden City. Yanni shares his experience as the first westerner allowed to perform at these venerable monuments. Other performances include the Royal Albert Hall in London, Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, and The Forum at Mundo Imperial in Acapulco.
2011 will be the year of Yanni.
DATE LOCATION VENUE
Tue 3/22 Peoria, IL Peoria Civic Center
Thu 3/24 Milwaukee, WI Milwaukee Theatre
Fri 3/25 Appleton, WI Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
Sat 3/26 Chicago, IL Sears Centre Arena
Sun 3/27 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre
Tue 3/29 University Park, PA Bryce Jordan Center
Thu 3/31 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
Fri 4/1 Quebec, QC Grand Theatre
Sat 4/2 Toronto, ON Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
Tue 4/5 Providence, RI Providence Performing Arts Center
Wed 4/6 Lowell, MA Lowell Memorial Auditorium
Thu 4/7 Washington, DC Warner Theatre
Fri 4/8 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
Sat 4/9 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall
Mon 4/11 Charlotte, NC Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
Tue 4/12 Durham, NC Durham Performing Arts Center
Thu 4/14 Jacksonville, FL Times-Union Center-Moran Theater
Fri 4/15 West Palm Beach, FL Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
Sat 4/16 Miami, FL Adrienne Arsht Center-Knight Concert Hall (2 shows)
Mon 4/18 Tampa, FL Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Tue 4/19 Naples, FL Philharmonic Center for the Arts
Wed 4/20 Orlando, FL Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre
Fri 4/22 Greenville, SC Peace Center
Sat 4/23 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre
Mon 4/25 Houston, TX Verizon Wireless Theater
Tue 4/26 San Antonio, TX Majestic Theatre
Wed 4/27 Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theatre
Fri 4/29 Denver, CO Wells Fargo Theatre
Sat 4/30 West Valley City, UT Maverik Center
Mon 5/2 Seattle, WA Benaroya Hall
Tue 5/3 Spokane, WA INB Performing Arts Center
Wed 5/4 Portland, OR Keller Auditorium
Fri 5/6 San Jose, CA San Jose Civic
Sat 5/7 San Francisco, CA The Warfield Theatre
Sun 5/8 Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE
Tue 5/10 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
Fri 5/13 San Diego, CA Humphreys Concerts by the Bay
Sat 5/14 Las Vegas, NV Orleans Arena
Sun 5/15 Glendale, AZ Jobing.com Arena
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