The magnificent Sarah Brightman is the world’s most successful and best-selling soprano, and will release her anticipated fifteenth full-length album, HYMN, out on Nov. 9, 2018 on Decca Gold/Universal Music Group. This is Brightman’s first new studio recording with her 2013 international chart-topper, Dreamchaser.
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Additionally, Brightman announced her world tour, Hymn: Sarah Brightman In Concert, which begins in South American in November 2018, and includes 125 shows across five continents throughout 2019. The North American tour dates, produced by Live Nation, wil kick off in January 2019, and tickets for the general public will go on sale Friday, September 21 at 10am local time here.
Fan club and forum community members are able to purchase tickets before the general public as of today at 2pm local time here. Citi is the official pre-sale credit card for the Hymn: Sarah Brightman In Concert Tour. Likewise, 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 Citis 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 Brightmans 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 Sarahs signature product line designed and embellished with crystals from Swarovski.
Im 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 Ive 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 , Fly , Timeless (Time To Say Goodbye) , Eden , La Luna , Harem , and Symphony and Winter Symphony . 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 Brightmans signature smash duet with Andrea Bocelli, Time To Say Goodbye, singing lyrics that she wrote herself, and sung in English for the first time. The full tracklisting is listed below:
Sogni featuring Vincent Niclo
Sky And Sand
Canto Per Noi
Fly To Paradise featuring Eric Whitacre Singers
Gia Nel Seno (La Storia Di Lucrezia)
Better Is One Day
Tu Che Mhai Preso IL Cuor
Miracle featuring Yoshiki
Time To Say Goodbye
Tour Dates in South America, Mexico and Puerto Rico:
Nov. 24 – São Paolo, Brazil – Espcao 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 Tour Dates:
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 – Margo and Bill Winspear Opera House
Feb. 25 – Sugar Land, TX – Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
Feb. 27 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
March 1 – San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena
March 2 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
March 3 – Las Vegas, NV – Smith Center PAC
March 5 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
March 7 – Salt Lake City, UT – Abravenal Hall
March 9 – San Francisco, CA – The Masonic
March 10 – Los Angeles, CA – Dobly Theatre
March 13 – San Jose, CA – City National Civic
March 15 – Portland, OR – Keller Auditorium
March 16 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
March 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.