Yanni Tours For First Time In Five Years

Yanni will kick off the first leg of his world tour, his first in five years, March 1 in
Las Vegas. Touring in support of his forthcoming album, "Ethnicity", due February
11, the 58-city arena road trip winds down June 1 in St. Louis.

"Many of the world's cultures are represented on this album," Yanni says.. "It has a
lot of ethnic color — in other words, it has ethnicity. Ethnicity
has to do with race and culture, and — in the way I use it for this album — the
color and beauty of a multicultural society."

Coinciding with the album's release is his memoir, "Yanni in Words," (Miramax
Books), written in collaboration with David Rensin.

Yanni's North American tour dates:

March 1: Las Vegas (Mandalay Bay Events Center)
March 3: Dallas (American Airlines Center)
March 6: Tampa, Fla. (St. Pete Times Forum)
March 7: Sunrise, Fla. (Office Depot Center)
March 8: Orlando, Fla. (Orlando Centroplex)
March 9: Jacksonville, Fla. (Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Coliseum)
March 11: Atlanta (Philips Arena)
March 12: Nashville (Gaylord Entertainment Center)
March 14: Dayton, Ohio (Ervin J. Nutter Center)
March 15: Buffalo, N.Y. (HSBC Arena)
March 16: Columbus, Ohio (Nationwide Arena)
March 18: Indianapolis (Conseco Fieldhouse)
March 20: Toronto (Air Canada Centre)
March 21: Cleveland (Gund Arena)
March 22: Pittsburgh (Mellon Arena)
March 23: Cincinnati (U.S. Bank Arena)
March 25: Moline, Ill. (Mark of the Quad Cities)
March 27: Grand Rapids, Mich. (Van Andel Arena)
March 28: Chicago (United Center)
March 29: Auburn Hills, Mich. (Palace of Auburn Hills)
March 30: State College, Pa. (Bryce Jordan Center)
April 1: Rochester, N.Y. (Blue Cross Arena)
April 3: Boston (FleetCenter)
April 4: Montreal (Bell Centre)
April 5: Uncasville, Conn. (Mohegan Sun Casino)
April 6: Manchester, N.H. (Verizon Wireless Arena)
April 8: Albany, N.Y. (Pepsi Arena)
April 10: East Rutherford, N.J. (Continental Airlines Arena)
April 11: Washington, D.C. (MCI Center)
April 12: Philadelphia (First Union Center)
April 13: Uniondale, N.Y. (Nassau Coliseum)
April 15: Richmond, Va. (Richmond Coliseum)
April 16: Wilkes-Barre, Pa. (First Union Arena)
April 17: New York (Madison Square Garden)
April 25: Houston, Texas (Compaq Center)
April 26: Bossier City, La. (CenturyTel Center)
April 27: Austin, Texas (Frank Erwin Center)
April 29-30: Phoenix (Dodge Theatre)
May 2: San Diego (Cox Arena)
May 3: Anaheim, Calif. (Arrowhead Pond)
May 4: Los Angeles (Hollywood Bowl)
May 6: Fresno, Calif. (Selland Arena)
May 8: Sacramento, Calif. (ARCO Arena)
May 9: Oakland, Calif. (Oakland Arena)
May 10: San Jose, Calif. (HP Pavilion at San Jose)
May 11: Reno, Nev. (Lawlor Events Center)
May 13: Salt Lake City (Delta Center)
May 15: Spokane, Wash. (Spokane Arena)
May 16: Portland, Ore. (Rose Garden Arena)
May 17: Vancouver (General Motors Place)
May 18: Seattle (Key Arena)
May 21: Denver (Pepsi Center)
May 22: Colorado Springs, Colo. (World Arena)
May 28: Green Bay, Wis. (Resch Center)
May 29: Milwaukee (Bradley Center)
May 30: St. Paul, Minn. (Xcel Energy Center)
May 31: Madison, Wis. (Alliant Energy Center)
June 1: St. Louis (Savvis Center)