Yanni returns to the Peace Center
Paul Hyde, [email protected] 3:37 p.m. EST February 9, 2016
The title says it all: “Sensuous Chill.”
Yanni’s new album is all about generating a mood that’s both mellow and sexy.
“I wanted to create a sensuous, melodious and sexy environment for the listener,” Yanni said, “and I wanted it to last a long time.”
The multi-instrumentalist returns to the Peace Center stage on Tuesday.
Yanni, as always, will be accompanied by an orchestra of 15 musicians, many of whom are featured on “Sensuous Chill,” featuring 17 songs and released by the Sony Masterworks’ on its Portrait Records imprint.
“This album represents several years of collaboration with some of the brightest artists in the world,” Yanni said. “That is what brings the uniqueness, the beauty and the color on this album.”
The Grammy Award nominee is touring on the strength of his new album, but he promises to feature several fan favorites at his Peace Center concert as well. Yanni and his orchestra are visiting dozens of U.S. cities, large and small, in a tour that began Feb. 2 and continues through April.
In March, Yanni will be the subject of a new PBS special, “Yanni: The Dream Concert — Live From the Great Pyramids of Egypt.”
Yanni is famous for performing at the world’s historic sites, such as India’s Taj Mahal and China’s Forbidden City. His 1994 breakthrough concert, “Live at the Acropolis,” yielded the second best-selling music video of all time.
Since making his solo debut with 1984’s “Optimystique,” Yanni has had 15 albums reach No. 1 on Billboard’s “Top New Age Albums” chart — more than any other artist ever.
For more than 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 total worldwide audience of more than 5 million. In the past decade Yanni has performed more than 500 concerts in over 25 countries.
Yanni’s work has long found a home on soundtracks for film, television and commercials including British Airways’ award-winning “Face” campaign. His YouTube videos, meanwhile, generated almost 400 individual views over the past year alone.
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YOU CAN GO
When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday
Where: Peace Center Concert Hall
Tickets: $55 to $95
Information: 864-467-3000 or www.peacecenter.org