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

09/17/2018

ANNOUNCES WORLD TOUR “HYMN: SARAH BRIGHTMAN IN CONCERT” LAUNCHING IN NOVEMBER WITH NORTH AMERICAN DATES TO KICK OFF JANUARY 2019

INTRODUCES BRAND PARTNERSHIP WITH SWAROVSKI

NEW YORK, NY (SEPTEMBER 17, 2018) -- 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 cardmembers 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 29, 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.

HYMNs 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.

TRACKLISTING:

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 Center for the Performing Arts
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 Dallas, 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 Atlantic City, NJ.

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:
UniversalMusic Classics (UMC)is home to Decca Gold,the US classical musiclabel 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 Goldsits aside European imprints Deutsche Grammophon, Decca, Mercury KXand ECM.The present roster includes Andrea Bocelli, Lang Lang, Max Richter, ÓlafurArnalds, Renée Fleming, CeciliaBartoli, 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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