There is enough here to satiate any type of Yanni fan. From his acclaimed piano work in Whispers in the Dark to his orchestrated fully realized project, Keys to Imagination, there is little Yanni does not deploy on a nightly basis to win over every individual in attendance.
The setlist is really hard to get a cohesive grip on. Yanni keeps things rather consistent, with a few marginal changes here and there. He may replace his traditional duet portion of the show with an extended rendition of “Until the Last Moment.”
The back half of the setlist sees a number of changes. One is the switching out of “Aria” to be replaced with “Within Attraction,” but for the most part, Yanni plays all his major songs.
Opener “Deliverance” erupts triumphantly, and “The Rain Must Fall” is a standard. Another change is the removal of “Reflections of Passion” from the setlist. Yanni may take it off entirely in an effort to speed the setlist up if the evening is behind schedule. You notice that any outright removal of a song occurs in the back half of the setlist.
“One Man’s Dream” remains Yanni’s big grandiose closer, ending the performance out in a spectacle of sound and theatrics, and has been Yanni’s staple closer for a period of time now.
The most acknowledged record in Yanni’s live performance is Keys to Imagination. He performs the title track alongside “Nostalgia” and “Santorini.” Ultimately, a lot of his material fits the same overall tone, and the songs often bleed into each other as he transitions one song into the next.
Truth of Touch
Keys To Imagination
The End of August st
The Rain Must Fall
Reflections of Passion
Until The Last Moment
Niki Nana (We’re One)
Standing In Motion
One Man’s Dream
What can I expect at the show?
Yanni is a bit of an enigma. The artist has performed in close quarters with just a piano, and he has performed with a 15 person orchestra behind him. This tour is a bit of a mix of the two. Yanni dials things down for the more acoustic based tracks, and brings it all to life with the bigger and grander moments. You should expect Yanni to perform material in a number of his signature styles, including world beat, tribal, traditional piano concerto, and new age instrumental.
What is Yanni’s current charitable organization?
Yanni is well known to work with a number of charities, and gives proceeds from his live performances to various organizations. Because he is internationally based, he reaches out to many different communities. This time around it seems he is working with Chengdu Panda Research to protect endangered species, particularly pandas.
How long is a Yanni concert?
Yanni almost always performs a full two hour setlist.
How do I get access to presale tickets for Yanni’s tour?
A solid portion of the tour is covered by the very popular American Express Entertainment platform, but you must have an American express card to make the purchase. Fortunately, there are various packages available to cardholders, including general access and VIP.
Presale Passwords Info also offers presale codes from public and private sources, but this outlet is not featuring the whole tour. Furthermore, every tour date requires password entry to take advantage of the presale offers.
The last major Yanni presale tickets area is through Ticketmaster. You need an account with the company to obtain the tickets, but it is free of cost. All presale options are available when you review the specific date to the show of your choice.
You can also find many useful media links on Yanni’s media info page, including several public media contacts.
“International concert artist Yanni and his orchestra demonstrate once again they are a leading team of the best musicians worldwide who are prepared to light up the night sky and take the world by storm. In the case of Yanni and the orchestra’s recent live concert event at the historic El Morro fortress in Puerto Rico, the saying “take the world by storm” holds two meanings.” – John P. Olsen of New Age Music World
“Still sporting shoulder-length hair, Yanni, 57, wore a black T-shirt, white pants and shoes as he divided his time standing between two decks of electronic keyboards and seated at a Yamaha acoustic piano. He drew a bigger response at the former, as he would face the audience and play a different keyboard with each hand or twirl around to conduct his orchestra.” – Gary Budzak of The Columbus Dispatch
“Yanni was really quite charming, even gently mocking the eager audience for applauding the musicians – after their warm up. His between songs patter elicited a number of “awwws” from the enraptured audience. By the end of the two-hour show, Yanni had many in the crowd on their feet, dancing in that disturbing middle-aged person’s way. Some even rushed the stage. OK, rushed very slowly. It was a love-in.” – Maurice Tougas of GigCity California
Yanni A World Without Borders Tour 2013
Started March 31, 2013 in Bucharest, Romania | Ended July 1, 2013 in Byblos, Lebanon
An Evening with Yanni Tour 2012
Started April 30, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana | Ended July 29, 2012 in Sacramento, California
An Evening with Yanni Tour 2011
Started April 19, 2011 in Denver, Colorado | Ended May 19, 2011 in Houston, Texas
An Evening with Yanni Tour 2010
Started September 15, 2010 in Santiago, Chile | Ended September 24, 2010 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
An Evening with Yanni Tour 2009
Started May 3, 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts | Ended July 3, 2009 in Cleveland, Ohio
Yanni Ethnicity Tour 2004
Started March 7, 2004 in El Paso, Texas | Ended March 16, 2004 in Fort Wayne, Indiana