NEW YORK, June 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The No. 1 selling, composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist and global phenomenon Yanni has performed his distinctive music in exotic and historic locations all across the world. From his groundbreaking concert at the Acropolis in Athens, Greece to El Morro, Puerto Rico, Yanni has pushed the boundaries of the way audiences experience live music. After performing at China's Forbidden City and India's Taj Mahal, Yanni realized his lifelong dream to perform at the foot of the Sphinx at the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt — the last of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World that remains today. The November 2015 concert was captured in 4K state-of-the-art high definition audio and video, and features a career-spanning selection of fan favorites, along with never-before-performed songs and new arrangements of his classic compositions. Now, the historic concert, YANNI: THE DREAM CONCERT - LIVE AT THE GREAT PYRAMIDS OF EGYPT will be available on CD/DVD or Blu-ray June 3 via Sony Music Masterworks' imprint Portrait Records. Check out the live music video for the song "One Man's Dream" here.
Yanni holds the record for most No. 1's in Billboard's New Age category, racking up 40-plus platinum and gold albums with sales of over 25 million. A multiple Grammy Award nominee, Yanni is truly a global artist and has sold out tour dates around the world and performed for millions of people. His primarily instrumental works cross all barriers; without lyrics, the music is accessible to all listeners regardless of age, race, language or culture.
Performing in Egypt at the Great Pyramids for the first time was an incredible honor for the artist, who said, "It has long been a dream of mine to perform at the Great Pyramids of Egypt, or as I like to call it, 'The Heart of Civilization!!' I am really grateful that this dream has now been fulfilled. During my visit and performances in Egypt I experienced and fell in love with the beautiful culture, joyous and welcoming spirit, warmth and overwhelming generosity of its people. This was a once-in-a-lifetime, unforgettable event and it has been immortalized in a stunning 4K video production with the best 5.1 surround audio that I have ever made in my life. It will forever be etched in my mind and in my heart."
Yanni – accompanied by his 15-member international orchestra is currently in the midst of a major North American tour in support of his latest album SENSUOUS CHILL, his 15th album to debut at No.1 on Billboard's New Age chart. For complete details – including a full itinerary and remaining ticket availability, please visit www.yanni.com/tour.
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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.
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