YANNI set to scintillate Abu Dhabi with his brand new live performance30 May 2016
Award winning, internationally renowned composer and multi-instrumentalist – Yanni makes his first Abu Dhabi appearance at the du Forum, Yas Island, on Friday, September 30th. The Greek artist will enchant fans with a brand new show including new compositions from his latest album ‘Sensuous Chill’. FLASH Entertainment, the region’s premier entertainment company, continues to raise entertainment standards by bringing top talent to the Capital and Yanni is set to scintillate his fans in the region with this new show.
A 15-member international orchestra will accompany the infamous composer who will stage a show that will delight UAE fans with his ultimate favorites from his 30-year career. In addition, fans can expect to hear his brand new compositions which were first ever performed during his current North American tour that started in February 2016.
Speaking about his latest album ‘Sensous Chill’, Yanni says: “This album represents several years of collaboration with some of the brightest artists in the world! That is what brings the uniqueness the beauty and the color on this album – I wanted to create a sensuous and melodious environment for the listener; and I wanted it to last a long time, the whole collection contains 17 songs, 10 of which have never been released before. Put it on repeat and enjoy!!!”
Yanni is a music producer, composer and pianist and has had 15 albums reach #1 on Billboard’s “Top New Age Albums” chart – more than any other artist ever. For over two decades, Yanni has been one of the world’s top selling live acts, performing on every continent except Antarctica, in more than 35 countries, before a cumulative worldwide audience of more than 5 million and counting. He now brings his charismatic on-stage persona to the du Forum stage for his first ever, unmissable Abu Dhabi performance on Friday, September 30th.
Tickets starting at AED 495 AED go on sale at 12PM on Tuesday, May 31 and will be available at www.ticketmaster.ae and all Virgin Megastores across the UAE.
Ticket holders from 2015 and 2016 can now enjoy Y1 Access which provides a unique package of value-added benefits and exclusive ticket discounts off selected FLASH events. Race ticket holders can now benefit from a 20% discount on the Silver category for the Yanni show.
Nirvana Travel, the official Travel Agent Partner, is providing packages for the show available at www.ntravel.ae. For packages information, visit www.ntravel.ae and to book packages, call +971 2 627 7997 Ext. 2
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Yanni is a multiple GRAMMY® Award-nominated composer, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and performer whose extraordinary body of work has both pioneered contemporary instrumental music and re-imagined the live concert-going experience. Since making his solo debut with 1984’s OPTIMYSTIQUE, Yanni has had 15 albums reach #1 on Billboard’s “Top New Age Albums” chart – more than any other artist ever – with 1994’s LIVE AT THE ACROPOLIS also reaching the top 5 on the overall “Billboard 200” on its way to 4x platinum certification from the RIAA and total worldwide sales in excess of 7 million. 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. Yanni has also taken his universal music to such iconic landmarks as India’s Taj Mahal and China’s Forbidden City, captured for posterity on 1997’s concert film and chart-topping RIAA platinum certified album, TRIBUTE. Other live highlights include 10 consecutive sold out shows at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall, performing inside the Kremlin in Russia, festival events at Tunisia’s Roman Theatre of Carthage and Lebanon’s ancient city of Byblos, and an historic concert beneath the world’s tallest skyscraper, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa. Yanni’s inimitable work has long found a home on soundtracks for film, television, and commercials including British Airways’ award-winning “Face” campaign. YouTube now provides fans around the world with unprecedented access to Yanni’s music and videos, generating close to 400 million individual views over the past year alone.
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