YANNI: LIVE AT EL MORRO, PUERTO RICO The New CD and DVD From Billboard's 2011 Best Selling New Age Artist Available from Sony Masterworks on April 17, 2012

NEW YORK, March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Masterworks is proud to announce the release of YANNI: LIVE AT EL MORRO, PUERTO RICO on April 17, 2012.  The CD and DVD are captured from Yanni's two sold-out shows, which marked the first ever performances at the historic UNESCO heritage site.  Yanni is music's true world citizen and one of today's most popular contemporary composers.

Yanni's 20-year-old dream to perform at the beautiful 16th-century Castillo San Felipe Del Morro in San Juan, Puerto Rico, became a reality last December when he performed and filmed two sold-out concerts in HD and 5.1 Dolby Digital surround sound for international and U.S. broadcast on PBS.  The performance at El Morro connects the famed Puerto Rican landmark with other spectacular sites such as the Taj Mahal in India, the Acropolis in Greece and the Forbidden City in China, that have played host to Yanni's world-renowned performances.

Repertoire for the CD and DVD features Yanni and his well-known orchestra performing majestic and breathtaking audience favorites including "Truth of Touch," "Voyage" and "Vertigo" from Yanni's latest studio album, Truth of Touch, released last year. In addition, the CD and DVD features a brand new version of Yanni's hallmark song "Nightingale" along with other classics which have not been recorded in decades, such as "The End of August," "The Rain Must Fall," "Felitsa," "Ode To Humanity" plus two encores: "Niki Nana" and "One Man's Dream."

"It is our great pleasure to welcome Yanni back to the Sony Music family," said Bogdan Roscic, President of the Sony Masterworks group of labels. "The shows at El Morro deserve a special place among his recordings which have sold a combined 35 million albums around the world. Anyone who has been entertained by one of his concerts will love these spectacular performances."

YANNI: LIVE AT EL MORRO, PUERTO RICO makes its television debut March 3rd on PBS stations across the United States, marking the composer's tenth collaboration with PBS.

"El Morro lived up to its reputation," said Yanni.  "The concerts were magical, even if the weather became part of the show. The audiences both nights were truly among the best I have ever played for."

The April 17th release of YANNI: LIVE AT EL MORRO, PUERTO RICO also heralds Yanni's kick off date for a major two-year World Tour. The first leg of the tour starts in West Palm Beach and will take him across the U.S. and Canada. A South American tour will follow in the fall, and a multi-city tour of China is set for 2013.

2011 saw Yanni selling out major concert venues around the world including Eastern Europe, Asia and the Middle East, where his latest album, Truth of Touch, is now platinum.

Yanni has sold more than 35 million albums globally with over 40 gold and platinum album awards and has a fan base like no other. His music is joyous and written to be positive and life-affirming. "I want my music to remind people of their potential for greatness," he says. "I want to inspire as well as to entertain."

For more information, please visit: www.yanni.com

YANNI: LIVE AT EL MORRO, PUERTO RICO

CD & DVD TRACKLIST:

  1. Truth Of Touch
  2. Vertigo
  3. End Of August
  4. Rain Must Fall
  5. Felista
  6. Voyage
  7. Nightingale
  8. Aria
  9. Niki Nana
  10. One Man's Dream

DVD Bonus Features:

  • Yanni in Puerto Rico
  • Making Of The Show
  • Harp Solo

2012 TOUR DATES:


4/20 & 21   

Miami                 

FL

4/22           

Naples            

FL

4/24            

Melbourne      

FL

4/25             

Sarasota        

FL

4/26              

Clearwater     

FL

4/28            

Louisville     

KY

4/29             

St. Louis       

MO

4/30              

Indianapolis   

IN

5/2 & 3        

Chicago          

IL

5/4               

Prior Lake       

MN

5/5                

Moline              

IL

5/7                 

Grand Rapids  

MI

5/8                  

Columbus          

OH

5/9           

Pittsburgh           

PA

5/11          

Memphis              

TN

5/12           

Nashville               

TN

5/13 & 14    

Atlanta                    

GA

5/16             

Cincinnati            

OH

5/17          

Cleveland             

OH

5/18           

Buffalo                

NY

5/19            

Providence          

RI

5/30             

Savannah             

GA

5/31              

Chattanooga          

TN

6/1        

Augusta                  

GA

6/2         

Raleigh                

NC

6/4          

Roanoke               

VA

6/5           

Norfolk               

VA

6/6            

Richmond           

VA

6/8             

Vienna                 

VA

6/9              

Wantagh            

NY

6/10           

Boston                

MA

6/12            

Saratoga Springs   

NY

6/13           

Canandaigua          

NY

6/26            

Lancaster            

PA

6/27             

Easton                  

PA

6/29              

Holmdel                  

NJ

6/30 & 7/1    

Philadelphia             

PA

7/12              

Salt Lake City           

UT

7/13           

Denver                  

CO

7/14            

Albuquerque          

NM

7/15             

Phoenix                   

AZ

7/17           

Bakersfield               

CA

7/18            

Costa Mesa              

CA

7/20             

Los Angeles              

CA

7/21              

Santa Barbara          

CA

7/22 & 23    

San Diego              

CA

7/24             

Saratoga                

CA

7/25          

Fresno                    

CA

7/27           

Concord               

CA

7/28            

Reno                     

NV

7/29             

Sacramento            

CA

7/31            

Eugene                    

OR

8/1               

Boise                  

ID

8/3              

Portland              

OR

8/4               

Seattle                 

WA

8/14              

Kansas City          

MO

8/15               

Oklahoma City       

OK

8/17            

Austin              

TX

8/18             

Dallas                

TX

8/19              

Houston              

TX

SOURCE Sony Masterworks



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