YANNIï¿½S 2003-04 ETHNICITY WORLD TOUR EXTENDED * * * 26-City U.S. Tour Begins March 4th, 2004 in New Mexico
Due to the overwhelming response of fan and critics alike, Yanni will bring his Ethnicity World Tour to 26 additional U.S. cities beginning March 4th, 2004 in New Mexico. Fans should consult their local media for on-sale and purchasing information. This second leg of Yanniï¿½s 2003-04 Ethnicity World Tour is nationally promoted by AEG LIVE, in association with Danny Oï¿½Donovan, and features music from his latest album, Ethnicity, as well as his much loved classics, which pulse with the rhythms and voices of cultures from around the globe.
In March 2003, Yanni launched his Ethnicity World Tour in Las Vegas and performed in more than 60 cities throughout North America; selling more than 500,000 tickets; becoming one of the top grossing tours of 2003. Accompanied by his core band and full symphony orchestra, Yanniï¿½s Enthicity World Tour is an experience that transcends race and religion; uniting people of all ages and backgrounds. His music has earned him accolades around the world including more than 35 platinum and gold album awards worldwide and has been featured at every Summer and Winter Olympic Games for the past two decades. In addition, Yanni had the honor of performing the U.S. National Anthem at Game Five of the 2003 World Series.
Yanniï¿½s eclectic music has touched millions of listeners across the world. He has performed in more than twenty countries and was the first major Western artist to perform and record at the Forbidden City in China and the Taj Mahal in India. His performance at the Taj Mahal resulted in the multi-platinum album, Tribute, which ultimately led to three million dollars in donations to a Taj preservation fund. Known for his tireless fundraising efforts, Yanni is one of the top fundraising artists for PBS. He will return to PBS in December with a new television special, Live At Royal Albert Hall, London, and will appear live at several stations around the country during the PBS December 2003 pledge drive.
To follow are the 2nd leg of U.S. dates for the Ethnicity World Tour. (On-sale information to be announced shortly.)
Date - City - Venue March 4 Albuquerque Tingley Coliseum March 7 El Paso UTEP Don Haskins Center March 9 San Antonio SBC Center March 11 Oklahoma City Ford Center March 12 Wichita Kansas Coliseum March 13 Omaha Qwest Center March 14 Kansas City Kemper Arena March 16 Fort Wayne Allen County War Memorial Col. March 18 Champaign Assembly Hall March 19 Louisville Freedom Hall March 20 Knoxville Thompson-Boling Arena March 21 Raleigh RBC Center March 22 Charleston North Charleston Coliseum March 24 New Orleans New Orleans Arena March 25 Pensacola Civic Center March 26 Tallahassee Leon County Civic Center March 27 Lakeland The Lakeland Center March 28 Fort Myers TECO Arena March 30 Columbia Colonial Center March 31 Charlotte Charlotte Coliseum April 2 Bridgeport Arena at Harbor Yard April 3 Providence Dunkin Donuts Center April 4 Portland Cumberland County Civic Center April 6 Syracuse War Memorial at Oncenter April 7 Reading Sovereign Center April 8 Baltimore 1st Mariner Arena
(Tour dates subject to change)
AEG LIVE, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is a collection of companies dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance. AEG LIVE, the nationï¿½s second largest concert promotion and touring company with five regional offices, also includes stand-alone affiliate divisions including: AEG-TV (formerly Spring Communications), devoted to creation and marketing of live events for television, DVD, pay-per-view, cinema and other electronic media and Creative Battery, producers of live entertainment for a variety of media and venues. AEG LIVE Tours & Special Events, the companyï¿½s national promotion division is currently producing Celine Dion A New Dayï¿½Presented By Chrysler, a spectacular theatrical production starring Dion and an international cast of 60 dancers, musicians and artists and directed by Franco Dragone now appearing at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and has recently promoted national concert tours for the Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Dixie Chicks and Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera among others. Goldenvoice, the companyï¿½s southern California-based regional promotion division created and operates the award winning annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival.