Yanni, music's true world citizen and most popular contemporary composer, announced today the first leg of a major tour of North America beginning in April of 2012. Coming back to West Michigan, Yanni will be playing at DeVos Performance Hall on Monday, May 7th at 8PM. Tickets are $39.50, $49.50, $59.50, $79.50, $99.50 and go on sale Friday, November 18th at 10AM. Tickets can be purchased at the DeVos Place and Van Andel Arena box offices, ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster outlets and charged by phone at 1-800-745-3000.
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.
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. 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.