Legendary tenor Andrea Bocelli will be returning to the United States in December for eight special concert dates in select cities, including Houston.
The tour starts at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on December 3. In Houston, he will perform with the Houston Symphony at the Toyota Center on December 11. Other cities include New York; Newark, New Jersey; and Boston. He will play Austin's Frank Erwin Center on December 8 and Dallas' American Airlines Center on December 10.
The unique performances will feature a new repertoire from Bocelli's latest album, Cinema, along with Bocelli's trademark arias, love songs, and crossover hits. Cinema was released in fall 2015. Featuring duets with superstars Ariana Grande and Nicole Scherzinger, it highlights a collection of theme songs from films such as Doctor Zhivago, Love Story, The Godfather, Life is Beautiful, and Gladiator.
PBS stations will begin airing the television performance of Cinema throughout March, as a pledge drive with seats to the 2016 performances.
Bocelli burst onto the world's stage with his hit "Con te Partiro," which was later rearranged as a duet with Sarah Brightman and reissued with the title "Time To Say Goodbye." He's sold 80 million records. The last time he played Dallas was in 2014.
General ticket sales will begin on Monday, April 4, at 10 am. Visit Ticketmaster or AndreaBocelli.com for more information. Pre-sales for the Texas dates begin Monday, March 28, at 10 am. The pre-sale tickets will be available via Citi Private Pass.
His December 2016 North American tour dates are as follows:
- December 3: MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas
- December 4: Honda Center, Anaheim, California
- December 8: Frank Erwin Center, Austin
- December 10: American Airlines Center, Dallas
- December 11: Toyota Center, Houston
- December 15: Madison Square Garden, New York
- December 17: TD Garden, Boston
- December 18: Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey