LONDON (CelebrityAccess) — The renowned Italian pianist and composer Ludovico Einaudi has renewed his worldwide recording contract with Decca Records ahead of his upcoming North American tour.
Einaudi, who may be one of the most streamed artists in the world with more than 2 billion streams to date, is preparing for the release of his upcoming album Seven Days Walking, which will be released in seven episodes — modeled after the days in a week — one episode a month through September.
Each episode focuses on several main themes, which recur in different forms; seven variations following the same imaginary itinerary.
“The idea first came to me as I was listening to the recordings of the first sessions: each version seemed to me to have its own personality, with subtleties so distinct from one another that I was unable to choose which I preferred,” says Einaudi. “I associated everything with walking, with the experience of following the same routes over and over, discovering new details each time. And so, in the end, I decided to thread them all together in a sort of musical labyrinth, a little like stepping inside the twists and turns of the creative process, to understand how a musical idea can develop in multiple directions, and changing once again at the moment in which it is heard.”
In May, Einaudi will bring his new music to North American for a tour that starts on May 31st at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. and continues through June 19th when he closes the run out at the Orpheum Theater in Vancouver. additional shows are set for the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, Carnegie Hall in New York City, and Walt Disney Hall in Los Angeles.
LUDOVICO EINAUDI ‘SEVEN DAYS WALKING TOUR’ DATES:
May 31 – Washington, DC @ Kennedy Center
June 1 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kimmel Center
June 4 – New York, NY @ Carnegie Hall *
June 6 – Chicago, IL @ Cadillac Theater
June 8 – Denver, CO @ Ellie Caulkings Opera House
June 11 – San Francisco, CA @ Davies
June 14 – San Diego, CA @ Copley Symphonic Hall
June 16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Walt Disney Hall
June 18 – Seattle, WA @ McCaw Hall
June 19 – Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum Theater