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Sarah Brightman reschedules North American tour

by jmaloni
Tue, Dec 18th 2012 09:40 am

Performance at UB Center for the Arts originally scheduled for Feb. 11, 2013, moved to Sept. 25

The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo announces that the concert by Sarah Brightman, originally scheduled for Feb. 11, 2013, has been rescheduled to Sept. 25. Tickets purchased for the original date will be honored for the rescheduled date. For customers who cannot attend the rescheduled date, refunds are available at the point of purchase until Feb. 11.

Brightman's highly anticipated eleventh studio album, "Dreamchaser," will now be released in North America in April 2013. This will coincide with the timing of her international album release plan, which will run through spring. As a consequence, the North American tour dates will be moved to the fall of 2013.

"Whilst I regret any inconvenience that this rescheduling might have occasioned for those people who have already bought tickets, the restructuring of my worldwide album release plan made it inevitable. Clearly a concert is always more enjoyable if there is familiarity with the music being performed and, given how important this new 'Dreamchaser' album is to me, I am keen for those attending my shows to hear it prior to the performance. I'm delighted with the new album and very excited about the show that I'll be presenting in 2013," Brightman said.

She recently released the "Dreamchaser" track "Angel" and the first single "One Day Like This" of the album. Both recordings are currently available digitally at various online retailers, including iTunes and Amazon.

"Angel" is a collaboration with veteran producer Mike Hedges, who is known for his iconic work with the likes of U2, The Cure and Dido. It was co-produced by Sally Herbert and mixed by Tom Elmhirst (Adele, Amy Winehouse).

"One Day Like This," another collaboration with Hedges and Herbert, is a rendition of British band Elbow's single from its successful fourth album, "The Seldom Seen Kid." The video for "One Day Like This" will be released in January.

Next summer, Brightman will begin her "Dreamchaser" worldwide tour, which will visit five continents and include more than 100 concert dates.

Over the past two-and-a-half decades, Brightman has distinguished herself as the world's biggest-selling soprano of all time with global sales reaching more than 30 million units.  She has received more than 180 gold and platinum awards in more than 40 countries. Brightman pioneered the classical-crossover music movement and is the only artist to have simultaneously topped the Billboard dance and classical music charts. 

Brightman recently announced that she will take a trip to the International Space Station where she hopes to become the first performing artist to sing in space.

Tickets for Sarah Brightmanare $153, $103 and $83. They are available at the Center Box Office (weekdays) and at tickets.com. To charge tickets by phone, call 1-888-223-6000. For more information, call 716-645-2787 or visit www.ubcfa.org. The Tickets.com customer service number is 1-888-223-6000.

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