Yanni, music’s true world citizen and most popular contemporary composer, announced today the first leg of a major tour of North America commencing in April of 2012. The tour will be announced on the website and to fan club members on Tuesday, November 15 at 5pm EST. Public on-sales start the weekend of November 18th.

On December 16th and 17th, Yanni will perform and film two shows at Castillo San Felipe Del Morro, a recognized UNESCO Heritage Site, in Puerto Rico. The show will air exclusively in the United States on PBS and debut March 3, 2012. The CD/DVD combo will be available exclusively through PBS pledge drives and a worldwide release in the Spring of 2012.

This year saw Yanni, one of the music industry’s most beloved artists, selling out major concert venues around the world including Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Asia.   With his world-class orchestra, he performed music from his latest album “Truth of Touch,” now platinum in the Middle East, as well as classic concert favorites.

In October, Yanni was embraced and honored by the country of China when the government invited Yanni to adopt a panda during his time in Chengdu. Traditionally such privilege is reserved for countries rather than personalities. He affectionately named her “Santorini” in honor of the word’s embedded Greek meaning, “Peace,” for Greece’s most beautiful island and after one of Yanni’s most well known compositions.

In addition to his television special in Puerto Rico, his string of U.S. dates will be followed by a South American tour in the fall of 2012, and a multi-city tour of China in 2013. As Yanni tours across the globe, his heartfelt and compelling music continues to touch both old and new fans.

In a separate announcement, Yanni has just debuted “Yanni-All Access” on the artist’s official website,www.yanni.com. It is an exclusive behind the scenes view with highlights from Yanni’s concert dates, cultural attractions, and the musician’s message for premium fan club members.

For further information and dates, stay tuned to: www.yanni.com

First Leg: US 2012 Tour Dates

Tue, Apr 17

West Palm Beach

FL

Kravis Center for the Performing Arts

Wed, Apr 18

West Palm Beach

FL

Kravis Center for the Performing Arts

Fri, Apr 20

Miami

FL

Adrienne Arsht Center – Knight Concert Hall

Sat, Apr 21

Miami

FL

Adrienne Arsht Center – Knight Concert Hall

Sun, Apr 22

Naples

FL

Philharmonic Center for the Arts

Tue, Apr 24

Melbourne

FL

King Center for the Performing Arts

Wed, Apr 25

Sarasota

FL

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Thu, Apr 26

Clearwater

FL

Ruth Eckerd Hall

Sat, Apr 28

Louisville

KY

The Louisville Palace

Sun, Apr 29

St. Louis

MO

Fox Theatre

Mon, Apr 30

Indianapolis

IN

Murat Theatre at Old National Centre

Wed, May 2

Chicago

IL

The Chicago Theatre

Thu, May 3

Chicago

IL

The Chicago Theatre

Fri, May 4

Prior Lake

MN

Mystic Lake Casino Hotel

Sat, May 5

Moline

IL

i wireless Center

Mon, May 7

Grand Rapids

MI

DeVos Performance Hall

Tue, May 8

Columbus

OH

Palace Theatre

Wed, May 9

Pittsburgh

PA

The Benedum Center for the Performing Arts

Fri, May 11

Memphis

TN

The Orpheum Theatre

Sat, May 12

Nashville

TN

TPAC – Andrew Jackson Hall

Sun, May 13

Atlanta

GA

Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

Mon, May 14

Atlanta

GA

Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

Wed, May 16

Cincinnati

OH

Aronoff Center for the Arts – Procter & Gamble Hall

Thu, May 17

Cleveland

OH

State Theatre

Fri, May 18

Buffalo

NY

Shea’s Performing Arts Center

Sat, May 19

Providence

RI

Providence Performing Arts Center

Fri, Jun 8

Vienna

VA

Filene Center

Tue, Jun 26

Lancaster

PA

American Music Theatre

Wed, Jun 27

Easton

PA

State Theatre


SOURCE Yanni-Wake Entertainment

Web Site: http://www.yanni.com 

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