FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Director of Marketing - Concerts
Arts Center Enterprises
Saenger Theatre & Mahalia Jackson Theater
LEGENDARY COMPOSER AND PERFORMER YANNI
The World's True Global Artist
SATURDAY, MARCH 26, 2016
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, AUGUST 28TH AT 10AM
New Orleans, LA- YANNI's World Tour continues with an ALL NEW show for 2016 including a stop at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans on Saturday, March 26th . YANNI and his world-renowned orchestra will perform audience favorites from throughout his career as well as newly reworked arrangements of the classics.
As a true global ambassador for peace, compassion, and understanding, YANNI is one of the most recognizable composers and performers of our time. He is a musical phenomenon-a rare artist whose music transcends geographical borders and touches people of all races and nations.
YANNI has accumulated more than 40 platinum and gold albums, with international sales totaling over 25 million copies, including the 1997 double-platinum Tribute album, which sold more than a million copies within six weeks of its release, and 1994's Live at the Acropolis, which has sold more than 7.5 million copies worldwide (5 million in North America). He has also earned Grammy nominations for his 1992 album Dare to Dream, and the 1993 follow-up, In My Time.
The epic Tribute DVD, released in 1997 to commemorate Yanni's historic live performances at the Taj Mahal in India and China's Forbidden City, debuted at #2 on the Music Video charts and earned double-platinum status. Live At The Acropolis has reached an incredible six-times platinum, the second-best music video of all time (selling more than 12 million copies globally). His concerts have been broadcasted on television in more than 40 countries with upwards of 2 billion people tuning in to experience his TV specials.
For over two decades, YANNI has been one of the top global touring acts in the world entertaining over five million people. Several of his North American tours finished in the Top 10 concert tours of the year, as ranked by Performance Magazine and Pollstar. He has sold out an incredible 10 consecutive shows at the historic Radio City Music Hall in New York, opened the Burj Kahlifa in Dubai, and performed inside the Kremlin in Russia.
The universal appeal of his music has translated well as a soundtrack for major sporting events and commercial placement. YANNI's song, "Aria," was composed for an award winning British Airways commercial which still remains the most successful and longest running commercial of all time. Since 1988, his music has provided a dramatic backdrop for such iconic sporting events as the Olympic Games, the Super Bowl, Tour De France, and the PGA Golf Championships.
YANNI has continued to tour extensively throughout the world, performing sold-out concerts in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia, North America and South America. His notoriety and success has allowed Yanni to engage in the many humanitarian efforts that he feels so passionately about. He continues to support children, music and education in the countries he visits. He has become a spokesperson for NASA and has entered into a first of its kind collaboration with the World Wildlife Fund, aimed at raising awareness of giant panda conservation.
Tickets for Yanni ($50.00 - $95.00) go on sale Friday, August 28th at 10am at the Saenger Theatre Box Office, ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000. The box office, located at 1111 Canal St., is open Monday through Friday 10am to 5pm. All tickets subject to applicable service charges and fees.
1984 - Optimystique
1986 - Keys to Imagination
1987 - Out of Silence
1988 - Chameleon Days
1989 - Niki Nana
1990 - Reflections of Passion
1991 - In Celebration of Life
1992 - Dare to Dream
1993 - In My Time
2000 - If I Could Tell You
2003 - Ethnicity
2009 - Yanni Voices (English)
2010 - Mexicanisimo
2011 - Truth of Touch
2014 - Inspirato
1994 - Live at the Acropolis
1995 - Live at Royal Albert Hall
1997 - Tribute
2006 - Yanni Live! The Concert Event
2012 - Live at El Morro
2014 - World Without Borders