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The Piano Guys Announce New Album The Piano Guys - Volume 2 Available On May 7, 2013 On Portrait/Sony Music DELUXE VERSION ALSO INCLUDES DVD OF MUSIC VIDEOS

NEW MUSIC VIDEO TO "BERLIN" OUT NOW

ON TOUR NOW ACROSS THE U.S.

NEW YORK, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Piano Guys are back with a new album, The Piano Guys - Volume 2, with their unique take on music from Pachelbel to The Turtles to Bruno Mars, available for the first time on CD on May 7, 2013 from Portrait, Sony Masterworks' new adult contemporary imprint.  Also available is the Deluxe version which includes the CD plus the 12 corresponding music videos – available for the first time on DVD!

The recording features imaginative mash-ups and arrangements that made their last album so successful, plus a few original recordings including the previously unreleased song "Berlin" as well as "Waterfall," creating an incomparable style that appeals to audiences from all walks of life and across generations.

The Piano Guys just released a music video for "Berlin" on YouTube. Inspired by a recent trip to Germany, the song combines both picturesque classical vibes and a pop/dubsteb feel creating an abstract depiction of how the group felt while travelling and performing in Berlin.

Volume 2 also includes violin sensation Lindsey Stirling on the iconic movie theme "Mission Impossible." Of the collaboration with Stirling, Steve Sharp Nelson says, "This has been on The Piano Guys' list for a long time -- and many fans have been clamoring for the combo too. On the video we had to pull out all the stops -- special effects, stunts, and a little slapstick! Working with Lindsey was so much fun. She is super talented and enjoys what she does just like we do!"

The Piano Guys began making music videos for fun and their "hobby" turned into a worldwide phenomenon as their self-made YouTube videos continue to amass millions of views.  Their hit self-titled debut album, released last October on Sony Masterworks, has been #1 on the Billboard New Age Chart for the last 23 weeks and remains on Billboard's Top 200 Chart. Their unique style has garnered rave reviews and performances on The Today Show, Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Katie, CBS This Morning, Fox & Friends among others.

Ironically, The Piano Guys, who got their name from a piano store in St. George, Utah, are a quartet featuring only two musicians - only one being a pianist. Store owner Paul Anderson devised a Facebook promotional page and a YouTube channel featuring well-established, self-described "New Age Classical" pianist Jon Schmidt, who teamed up musically with Steven Sharp Nelson, an innovative cellist. Together, Schmidt and Nelson form the musical core of The Piano Guys, with Anderson - who has since closed the store. Al van der Beek, the fourth "Guy," heads up the group's studio operations, and also assists in co-writing and arranging, as well as percussion and vocal texturing. They create their music videos all together.

The Piano Guys are currently on the tail-end of their first National U.S. tour and will kick off a Fall tour in October.  PBS continues to air their dedicated TV special, "Live At Red Butte Garden" which was filmed at Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre in Utah, in March 2013.

Sony Masterworks comprises Masterworks Broadway, Masterworks, Okeh, Portrait, RCA Red Seal and Sony Classical imprints. For email updates and information please visit www.SonyMasterworks.com.

Track Listing – Standard CD

  1. Begin Again (instrumental)
  2. Rockelbel's Canon (Pachelbel Canon in D)   
  3. Mission Impossible Theme (featuring Lindsey Stirling)
  4. Lord of the Rings
  5. Berlin (original)
  6. All of Me
  7. Just The Way You Are
  8. Nearer My God to Thee
  9. Waterfall (original)
  10. Charlie Brown Medley
  11. Me and My Cello (Happy Together)
  12. Twinkle Lullaby

Track Listing – Deluxe Version (CD & DVD)

CD

  1. Begin Again (instrumental)
  2. Rockelbel's Canon (Pachelbel Canon in D)   
  3. Mission Impossible Theme (feat. Lindsey Stirling)
  4. Lord of the Rings
  5. Berlin (original)
  6. All of Me
  7. Just The Way You Are
  8. Nearer My God to Thee
  9. Waterfall (original)
  10. Charlie Brown Medley
  11. Me and My Cello (Happy Together)
  12. Twinkle Lullaby

DVD

  1. Begin Again (instrumental)
  2. Rockelbel's Canon (Pachelbel Canon in D)    
  3. Mission Impossible Theme (feat. Lindsey Stirling)
  4. Lord of the Rings
  5. Berlin (original)
  6. All of Me
  7. Just The Way You Are
  8. Nearer My God to Thee
  9. Waterfall (original)
  10. Charlie Brown Medley
  11. Me and My Cello (Happy Together)
  12. Twinkle Lullaby

Tour Dates

04/29/13 

Dallas, TX

House of Blues Dallas

05/02/13

Houston, TX

House of Blues Houston

05/03/13

Oklahoma City, OK

Northwest Classen High School

05/04/13

Kansas City, MO

Midland Theatre by AMC

05/09/13

Rexburg, ID

Brigham Young University

05/10/13

Rexburg, ID

Brigham Young University

05/11/13

Salt Lake City, UT

Abravanel Hall

05/21/13

Boise, ID

Morrison Center For Performing Arts

05/22/13

Portland, OR

Aladdin Theater

05/23/13

Seattle, WA

THE NEPTUNE THEATRE

05/24/13

Seattle, WA

THE NEPTUNE THEATRE

06/12/13

Mesa, AZ

Mesa Arts Center (Ikeda Theater)

06/13/13

Las Vegas, NV

Ham Concert Hall, UNLV

06/14/13

Anaheim, CA

City National Grove of Anaheim

06/15/13

Modesto, CA

Modesto California

10/11/13

Milwaukee, WI

Pabst Theater

10/12/13

Chicago, IL

Park West

10/15/13

Cleveland, OH

Playhouse Square Center

10/16/13

Royal Oak, MI

Royal Oak Music Theatre

10/17/13

Buffalo, NY

Center for the Arts

10/18/13

Glenside, PA

Keswick Theatre

10/19/13

Albany, NY

The Egg – Hart Theatre

10/22/13

Boston, MA

Berklee Performance Center

10/24/13

Hartford, CT

Belding Theatre

10/25/13

Harrisburg, PA

Whitaker Center

10/26/13

Pittsburgh, PA

WQED Theater

10/28/13

Red Bank, NJ

COUNT BASIE

10/29/13

Alexandria, VA

The Birchmere

10/30/13

Roanoke, VA

Jefferson Center

11/01/13

Norfolk, VA

Attucks Theatre

11/02/13

Frederick, MD

The Weinberg Center for the Arts

11/06/13

Atlanta, GA

Center Stage

11/07/13

Jacksonville, FL

Florida Theatre

11/08/13

Tampa, FL

Louis Lykes Ferguson

11/09/13

Ft Lauderdale, FL

Parker Playhouse

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