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Sarah Brightman Unveils New Full-Length Album Hymn Arriving November 9, 2018

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The world’s most successful and best-selling soprano Sarah Brightman will unveil her much anticipated fifteenth full-length album, HYMN, on November 9, 2018 (Decca Gold/ Universal Music Group). This marks the multi-platinum, GRAMMY® award-nominated, classical crossover pioneer’s first new studio recording since she released the international chart-topper Dreamchaser in 2013.

The pre-order for HYMN is now live here. The first track to be released from the album, “Sogni” can be heard here.

In addition to her new album, Sarah Brightman announced her world tour, Hymn: Sarah Brightman In Concert, which will begin in South America in November 2018 and include 125 shows across five continents throughout 2019. The North American dates of the tour, produced by Live Nation, will kick off in January 2019 and tickets for the general public will go on sale beginning Friday, September 21 at 10:00am local time at here. Fanclub and forum community members can purchase tickets before the general public starting today at 2:00pm local time here. Citi is the official presale credit card for the Hymn: Sarah Brightman In Concert Tour. As such, Citi card members will have access to purchase U.S. presale tickets beginning Tuesday, September 18th at 10:00am local time until Thursday, September 20th at 10:00pm local time through Citi’s Private Pass program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com. Every pair of online tickets for this show includes a physical CD of Sarah Brightman’s forthcoming album, HYMN. All albums must be redeemed by April 13, 2019.* Additional tour dates to be announced in the coming months. See the announced tour routing below.

To enhance her world of enchantment, Sarah Brightman has partnered with Swarovski on her world tour. Her elaborate costumes and dazzling tiaras will be composed of Swarovski crystals. Fans will also have the opportunity to take home a sparkling memento through a variety of custom tour merchandise from Sarah’s signature product line designed and embellished with crystals from Swarovski. More information to be revealed in the coming months on this exciting partnership.

“I’m so excited to share this album with everyone. HYMN is excitingly eclectic, encompassing many different styles, and I’m looking forward to performing the new songs on my world tour. Every project I’ve done has come from an emotional place, and I wanted to make something that sounded very beautiful and uplifting.  To me, ‘hymn,’ suggests joy — a feeling of hope and light, something that is familiar and secure, and I hope that sentiment resonates through the music,” said Sarah Brightman.

Brightman returned to the recording studio in 2016 to begin working on HYMN with long time producer and collaborator Frank Peterson who notably helmed production on eight seminal recordings by the artist, including Dive [1993], Fly [1995], Timeless (Time To Say Goodbye) [1997], Eden [1998], La Luna [2000], Harem [2003], and Symphony and Winter Symphony [2008]. The spiritually themed HYMN is an inspirational collection of orchestrated, choir-based songs that Brightman says felt soothing to record at this moment in her life. The album was recorded over the past two years in Hamburg, Miami, London, Vancouver, Los Angeles, New York, and Budapest.

HYMN’s mystical, uplifting tone is set with its title track — a song by British prog-rock band Barclay James Harvest. The release also encompasses songs by such modern composers as Eric Whitacre (“Fly To Paradise”), Japanese superstar musician and songwriter Yoshiki (“Miracle”), and German DJ Paul Kalkbrenner (“Sky and Sand”). The album closes with a new rendition of Brightman’s signature smash duet with Andrea Bocelli, “Time To Say Goodbye,” singing lyrics that she wrote herself, and sung in English for the first time. Check out the full tracklisting below.

HYMN

  1. Hymn Overture
  2. Hymn
  3. Sogni featuring Vincent Niclo
  4. Sky And Sand
  5. Canto Per Noi
  6. Fly To Paradise featuring Eric Whitacre Singers
  7. Gia Nel Seno (La Storia Di Lucrezia)
  8. Follow Me
  9. You
  10. Better Is One Day
  11. Tu Che M’hai Preso IL Cuor
  12. Miracle featuring Yoshiki
  13. Time To Say Goodbye

 

Tour Dates:

South America, Mexico and Puerto Rico:

Nov. 24           São Paolo, Brazil                    Espaco das Americas

Nov. 25           São Paolo, Brazil                    Espaco das Americas

Nov. 27           Brasília, Brazil                         Ulysses Guimarães Convention Center

Nov. 29           Rio de Janeiro, Brazil             Vivo Rio

Dec. 1              Curitiba, Brazil                                   Teatro Guaira

Dec. 4              Lima, Peru                               Gran Teatro Nacional

Dec. 6              Montevideo, Uruguay            Antel Arena

Dec. 8              Buenos Aires, Argentina        Teatro Colon

Dec. 10            Buenos Aires, Argentina        Teatro Colon

Jan. 17             San Juan, Puerto Rico                        Coliseo de Puerto Rico

Jan. 19             Monterrey, Mexico                Arena Monterrey

Jan. 22             Guadalajara, Mexico              Auditorio Telmex

Jan. 24             Puebla, Mexico                       Auditorio Metropolitano

Jan. 26             Mexico City, Mexico               Arena Ciudad de Mexico

 

North America:                     

Jan. 30             Baltimore, MD                        Hippodrome Theatre

Feb. 1              Mashantucket, CT                  Foxwoods Resort Casino

Feb. 2              Atlantic City, NJ                      Tropicana AC
Feb. 3              Philadelphia, PA                     The Met Philadelphia

Feb. 5              Washington, DC                     DAR Constitution Hall

Feb. 6              New York, NY                          Radio City Music Hall

Feb. 7              Boston, MA                            Orpheum Theatre

Feb. 9              Montreal, QC                          Place Bell

Feb. 10            Toronto, ON                           Sony Center

Feb. 12            Pittsburgh, PA                        Benedum

Feb. 13            Detroit, MI                              Fox Theatre

Feb. 14            Chicago, IL                              Chicago Theatre

Feb. 16            Greenville, SC                         Bon Secours Wellness Arena

Feb. 17            Atlanta, GA                             Fox Theatre

Feb. 19            St. Petersburg, FL                   Mahaffey Theater     

Feb. 20            Hollywood, FL                         Hard Rock Live at The Event Center

Feb. 21            Orlando, FL                             Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Feb. 23            Grand Prairie, TX                    Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House

Feb. 25            Sugar Land, TX                        Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land

Feb. 27            Phoenix, AZ                            Comerica Theatre*

Mar. 1             San Diego, CA                         Viejas Arena

Mar. 2             Anaheim, CA                          Honda Center

Mar. 3             Las Vegas, NV                         Smith Center PAC

Mar. 5             Denver, CO                             Paramount Theatre

Mar. 7             Salt Lake City, UT                   Abravenal Hall

Mar. 9             San Francisco, CA                   The Masonic*

Mar. 10           Los Angeles, CA                      Dolby Theatre

Mar. 13           San Jose, CA                           City National Civic

Mar. 15           Portland, OR                           Keller Auditorium

Mar. 16           Seattle, WA                            Paramount Theatre

Mar. 18           Vancouver, BC                        Queen Elizabeth Theatre

 

Additional tour dates to be announced in the coming months.

 *The ticket CD bundle offer includes all North American dates with the exception of San Francisco and Phoenix.

 

About Sarah Brightman

Known for her three-octave range and for pioneering the classical-crossover music movement, Sarah Brightman has amassed global sales of more than 30 million units. The only artist to have simultaneously topped Billboard’s dance and classical music charts, Brightman has racked up more than 180 gold and platinum awards in over 40 countries. She is also known for her iconic star turn in The Phantom of the Opera, whose soundtrack has sold more than 40 million copies worldwide. Her duet with Bocelli, “Time To Say Goodbye,” became an international success selling 12 million copies worldwide. Brightman’s albums Eden, La Luna, Harem, and Symphony were each chart-topping Billboard hits and accompanied by world tours. Additionally, Brightman has performed at such prestigious events as the 2007 Concert for Diana, the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games and the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

 

About Decca Gold

Universal Music Classics (UMC) is home to Decca Gold, the US classical music label under Verve Label Group (UMG). It serves as the permanent American home for groundbreaking artists including countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, star soprano Sarah Brightman, soprano Nadine Sierra, Chassidic singer Shulem, Il Divo, the Emerson String Quartet, pianist Wei Luo, and more. Decca Gold also is in partnerships with great American classical institutions such as the New York Philharmonic, The Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, and Carnegie Hall’s Lullaby Project. Decca Gold sits aside European imprints Deutsche GrammophonDecca, Mercury KX and ECM. The present roster includes Andrea Bocelli, Lang Lang, Max Richter, Ólafur Arnalds, Renée Fleming, Cecilia Bartoli, Daniil Trifonov, Yuja Wang, and Anna Netrebko, among many others.

 

About Live Nation Entertainment

Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com

 

About Swarovski

Swarovski has been the premium brand for fine crystal embellishments since 1895. It is recognized for its innovative excellence and for its collaborations with world-class designers and brands from the fashion, jewelry, accessories, interiors and lighting industries. Available in myriad colors, effects, shapes and sizes, crystals from Swarovski offer designers an unrivaled palette of inspiration born out of a passion for detail and high-precision cutting. These precious ingredients impart a refined glamour to everything they embellish and are produced according to the groundbreaking lead-free* Advanced Crystal standard. The ‘Crystals from Swarovski’ seal, incorporating a sophisticated tracking system with a unique identification number to reinforce authenticity, enables customers to distinguish products embellished with genuine Swarovski crystals. www.swarovski.com/professional

*Crystal glass and all other materials containing 0.009% lead or less.

 

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