Yanni to perform in Sri Lanka


20130221_yanni1World renowned, Grammy nominated pianist and composer Yanni, will be performing in Colombo next month, organisers announced today.

As per schedule, Yanni will perform at the Sugadathasa Indoor Stadium on April 20 in a mega concert organised by Wizcraft, AKG Events and Amuseum Special Events.

Yanni’s visit to Sri Lanka will be part of a world tour during which he will be promoting his latest album ‘Inspirato’.

Beginning this month, Yanni is taking his music on an extensive worldwide tour to over 20 countries including Santiago (Chile), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Sao Paulo, Porto Alegre, Rio De Janeiro (Brazil), London (UK), Düsseldorf, Berlin, Munich (Germany), Prague (Czech Republic), Odessa, Kiev (Ukraine), Saint-Petersburg, Krasnodar, Rostov-on-Don, Moscow (Russia), Tel Aviv (Israel), Minsk (Belarus), and an extensive tour throughout the USA and Canada.

Yanni gained visibility as the result of his November 1990 appearances in People magazine and on The Oprah Winfrey Show with actress Linda Evans, with whom he had been in a relationship since 1989. However, high-visibility appearances on public television, best-selling records and videos, and overflow concerts earned him recognition beyond his relationship with Evans.20130221_yanni3

Dare to Dream, released in 1992, was Yanni’s first Grammy-nominated album. It included “Aria,” a song based on Léo Delibes’ The Flower Duet (Lakmé, 1883) and popularized by an award-winning British Airways commercial. A second Grammy-nominated album, In My Time, followed in 1993.

In 2000, after the two-year hiatus, Yanni released If I Could Tell You, his first studio album in seven years. The album sold 55,000 copies in its first week and landed at No. 20 on the Billboard charts, his highest debut to date. Yanni described the album as more of an even-tempered “listening” album, less dramatic than the live concert albums Live at the Acropolis or Tribute.

Yanni’s 2010-2013 tours included new vocalists, distinct from the 2008–2009 Yanni Voices vocalists. Yanni performed in China in the February 9, 2013, CCTV Spring Festival Gala (annual audience 700 million with Chinese zither artist Chang Jing in what was the first year that CCTV had invited foreign artists to perform. (Colombo Gazette)

15 Responses to Yanni to perform in Sri Lanka

  1. sineth k. bogala Reply

    May 3, 2014 - 16:14 at 16:14

    actually yanni’s concert was amaizing…..

  2. YannInsideBrazil Reply

    April 19, 2014 - 07:59 at 07:59

    This will be an once in a lifetime event! Looking forward to hear from the fans!!

  3. Apsara Reply

    April 7, 2014 - 00:21 at 00:21

    I waited for this moment from a very long time. Finally my dream has come true!!!! I’m very proud as a Sri Lankan because yanni chose our country as one of his destinations to perform his tremendous concerts. Thank you very much Yanni. Best of luck!

  4. Nuwan Reply

    March 26, 2014 - 19:15 at 19:15

    I hear that it is only a 30 min show. I can not believe they would make all this effort for such a short show. Can some one confirm how long it is going to be.

  5. Sanduni Reply

    March 23, 2014 - 11:59 at 11:59

    Can I buy tickets now?

  6. Ryan Kandmaby Reply

    March 19, 2014 - 19:10 at 19:10

    Vip – LKR 25000
    Platinum – LKR17500
    Gold – LKR12500
    Silver – LKR8500
    Bronze – LKR5000

  7. Udith Gayan Reply

    March 17, 2014 - 16:33 at 16:33

    From where i can buy tickets?

  8. Gayan Reply

    March 17, 2014 - 13:30 at 13:30

    22 March 2014 (4pm on wards) @ Hotel Hilton

  9. avishka Reply

    March 15, 2014 - 00:48 at 00:48

    Iyeeeeeeeeeeee…bt how can we buy tickets???

  10. pubudu Reply

    March 14, 2014 - 22:07 at 22:07

    how can we buy tickets for the show?

  11. Janith Reply

    March 14, 2014 - 11:23 at 11:23

    Platinum – LKR17500
    Gold – LKR12500
    Silver – LKR8500
    Bronze – LKR5000

  12. Cyndi, Yanni Street Team South Reply

    March 14, 2014 - 02:59 at 02:59

    Details for Sri Lanka ticket sales:
    Hotline – +94 7 70 70 70 10
    Email – tickets@akgevents.com

  13. gayan wijenayaka Reply

    March 13, 2014 - 22:58 at 22:58

    How can v buy tickets for the show?

  14. Sachithra Reply

    March 13, 2014 - 20:38 at 20:38

    How can v buy tickets for the show?

  15. Gayan Rajapakshe Reply

    March 13, 2014 - 20:04 at 20:04

    wow! :))))))))))))))))))

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