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  • John Williams & Yo-Yo Ma Reunite on Upcoming Album, A Gathering of Friends, with the New York Philharmonic – Available May 20, 2022
  • Apr 01

OUT NOW: THEME FROM SCHINDLER’S LIST

New Album Features Premiere Recording of a Revised Version of Williams’ Cello Concerto, Plus New Arrangements of Selections from Schindler’s List, Lincoln, and Munich

NEW YORK, April 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ John Williams and Yo-Yo Ma renew their celebrated, decades-long collaboration and friendship with A Gathering of Friends, an all-new recording from Sony Classical set for release on May 20, 2022 and available now for preorder. The album is comprised of two acclaimed concert works the composer wrote for the cellist, plus selections from his film scores for Schindler’s List, Lincoln, and Munich.  Featuring Williams himself conducting the New York Philharmonic, A Gathering of Friends also includes special appearances by the Spanish guitarist Pablo Sáinz-Villegas and harpist Jessica Zhou.  Accompanying today’s album announcement is the first track release, Theme from Schindler’s List – LISTEN HERE – along with a visualizer featuring John Williams and Yo-Yo Ma discussing the poignant theme – WATCH HERE

THEME FROM SCHINDLER’S LISTSTREAM / PURCHASE HERE
JOHN WILLIAMS & YO-YO MA ON SCHINDLER’S LIST – WATCH HERE

John Williams and Yo-Yo Ma first met some four decades ago, when the Oscar-winning composer became conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra and Ma was just beginning his remarkable solo career. Their creative collaboration has extended from the concert hall to the scoring stage to the 2008 inauguration of President Barack Obama, all anchored by an abiding personal connection and mutual regard. From their first encounters, each recognized in the other an understanding that, as Williams simply puts it, “music is our oxygen.”

The centerpiece of A Gathering of Friends is the first recording of Williams’ newly revised version of his Cello Concerto, a work composed for Ma in 1994 and originally recorded for Sony Classical in 2001. As the four-movement concerto was performed over the last three decades, Williams made significant revisions to the score. Ma noted that the new version incorporates even “bigger changes, structural changes,” with a final movement that turns into “one glorious song, spinning and spinning, spinning to the very end.”

Also heard on A Gathering of Friends are new arrangements Williams created for Ma of three selections from his Oscar-winning score for Schindler’s List and a new arrangement for cello and strings of “With Malice Toward None” from his score for the 2012 film Lincoln. The album concludes with a duo arrangement for Ma and guitarist Pablo Sáinz-Villegas of “Prayer for Peace” from the 2005 film Munich. All three film scores are part of Williams’ enduring partnership with director Steven Spielberg.

The other concert work on A Gathering of FriendsHighwood’s Ghost – reaffirms the Williams-Ma friendship in the context of the Tanglewood Music Festival and in the spirit of the legendary composer/conductor Leonard Bernstein. Williams composed the work to celebrate the Bernstein centennial at Tanglewood in the summer of 2018, evoking the legend of a ghost said to haunt the Highwood Manor House on the Tanglewood grounds – a ghost that Bernstein memorably encountered. Williams wrote haunting solo roles for Ma and the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s principal harp, Jessica Zhou, who reunite for this recording with the New York Philharmonic.

ALBUM ARTWORK (FOR MEDIA USE): DOWNLOAD
YOYO MA & JOHN WILLIAMS (CREDIT: LAWRENCE SUMULONG) – PUBLICITY PHOTO – DOWNLOAD

JOHN WILLIAMS, YO-YO MA, NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC
A GATHERING OF FRIENDS

Cello Concerto (2021 Revision)
1              I. Theme & Cadenza
2              II. Blues
3              III. Scherzo
4              IV. Song

Three Pieces from Schindler’s List
5              I. Theme
6              II. Kraków Ghetto – Winter ’41
7              III. Remembrances

8              Highwood’s Ghost
9              With Malice Toward None from Lincoln
10            A Prayer for Peace from Munich

Sony Music Masterworks comprises Masterworks, Sony Classical, Milan Records, XXIM Records, and Masterworks Broadway imprints. For email updates and information please visit www.sonymusicmasterworks.com/.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Larissa Slezak | Jamie Bertel – Sony Music Masterworks

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John Williams & Yo-Yo Ma Reunite on Upcoming Album, A Gathering of Friends, with the New York Philharmonic – Available May 20, 2022

  • HAUSER Celebrates Elton John’s 75th Birthday With New Medley “My Gift Is My Song”
  • Mar 25

Global Superstar to Perform Today on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert‘s #LateShowMeMusic

2CELLOS Farewell Tour Kicks-Off March 26

NEW YORK, March 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Today, global superstar cellist HAUSER shares an emotionally charged new musical medley My Gift is My Song” in tribute to his friend, Sir Elton John, on the artist’s 75th birthday. The medley includes electrifying renditions of beloved Elton hits “Your Song,” “Candle in the Wind,” “Rocket Man,” “Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word,” and “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” – Listen HERE and watch the accompanying music video HERE.

A special performance of the medley will debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert‘s #LateShowMeMusic, premiering today at 3:00 PM ET/12:00 PM PT.  Click HERE to watch.

Of the medley, HAUSER comments: “‘My Gift is My Song’ is the best and only way to show my affection and gratitude to the great Elton John.  Wishing a very happy 75th birthday to my dear friend.  Elton, thank you for your constant love and support.” Alongside today’s announcement, a contribution has been made to the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

The companion video was recorded at the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest, Hungary, accompanied by the SoulAir Choir of Budapest and the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, as conducted by internationally acclaimed conductor and composer Steven Mercurio. Sir Elton John hand-picked HAUSER and 2CELLOS to perform as the opener for his live show and as part of the iconic singer’s band.  With “My Gift is My Song,” HAUSER pays homage to one of the most iconic artists in musical history, Sir Elton John.

LISTEN TO “MY GIFT IS MY SONG”HERE

This week, the world-renowned 2CELLOS will begin the 2022 Dedicated World Tour. Kicking off on March 26 in Chicago, IL, with dates through April, the U.S. tour includes shows at New York’s Barclays Center (April 3) and Los Angeles’ legendary Hollywood Bowl (April 15). Known for their sensationally high-energy performances and genre-bending musical releases, 2CELLOS have brought the instrument to new heights, amassing billions of fans along the way. In addition to Sir Elton John, they’ve also performed alongside musical greats like Steven Tyler, Andrea Bocelli, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Queens of the Stone Age and George Michael, to name a few. Their latest album, Dedicated was recently released as an Extended Edition, featuring three brand new bonus tracks, via Sony Music Masterworks, including Ed Sheeran’s wistfully beautiful “Castle on the Hill,” The Beatles’ moving ballad “Yesterday” and Linkin Park’s slow-building epic “Castle of Glass.”

For full U.S. tour dates and ticketing information, visitHERE.

Purchase and stream 2CELLOS’ Dedicated (Extended Edition) albumHERE.

With the Dedicated Tour marking a remarkable 10-year run for the 2CELLOS, HAUSER is ushering a new era as a solo artist and visual concept creator. Along with “My Gift is My Song,” he recently debuted an addition to his “Pirates of the Caribbean” series, this time performing “He’s A Pirate” featuring the Urban Verbunk Dance Group, equipped with a stunning music video. Fans can expect more solo material and exciting announcements to come.  Watch the cinematic visual HERE.

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Approved Image (Credit: Richard Vojcehovszkij)Download HERE

Stay tuned for more updates on HAUSER via hauserofficial.com.

2CELLOS – 2022 U.S. DEDICATED TOUR DATES:
March 26, 2022Rosemont, IL – Allstate Arena
March 28, 2022Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
March 30, 2022Boston, MA – Agganis Arena
March 31, 2022Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
April 01, 2022Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
April 03, 2022Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
April 05, 2022Fairfax, VA – EagleBank Arena
April 06, 2022Durham, NC – DPAC
April 08, 2022Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
April 10, 2022Grand Prairie, TX – The Theatre at Grand Prairie
April 12, 2022Broomfield, CO – 1STBANK Center
April 14, 2022Las Vegas, NV – The Theater at Virgin Hotels
April 15, 2022Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
April 16, 2022Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion

EUROPE TOUR DATES:
May 11, 2022Budapest, HUNGARY – Budapest Arena
May 12, 2022Vienna, AUSTRIA – Stadthalle
May 13, 2022 – Łódź , POLAND – Atlas Arena Łódź
May 15, 2022Munich, GERMANY – Olympiahalle
May 16, 2022Berlin, GERMANYMercedes-Benz Arena
May 18, 2022Prague, CZECH REPUBLICPrague O2 Arena
May 20, 2022Milan, ITALY – Mediolanum Forum Assago
May 23, 2022Belgrade, SERBIA – Stark Arena
May 25, 2022Ljubljana, SLOVENIA – Arena Stozice
May 26, 2022Ljubljana, SLOVENIA – Arena Stozice
May 28, 2022Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS – Ziggo Dome
May 29, 2022Paris, FRANCE – AccorHotels Arena
May 31, 2022Brussels, BELGIUM – Paleis 12
June 02, 2022 – London, UK – SSE Wembley Arena
June 03, 2022London, UK – SSE Wembley Arena
September 15, 2022Barcelona, SPAIN – Palau San Jordi
September 17, 2022Madrid, SPAIN – WiZink Center
September 20, 2022Zagreb, CROATIA – Arena Zagreb

AUSTRALIA TOUR DATES:
November 24, 2022Brisbane, AUSTRALIA – Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
November 25, 2022Brisbane, AUSTRALIA – Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
November 26, 2022Sydney, AUSTRALIA – Aware Super Theatre, ICC Sydney
November 29, 2022Perth, AUSTRALIA – RAC Arena
December 02, 2022Melbourne, AUSTRALIASidney Myer Music Bowl
December 04, 2022Auckland, NZ – Spark Arena

Tickets available at: 2CELLOS.COM

Sony Music Masterworks comprises Masterworks, Sony Classical, Milan Records, XXIM Records and Masterworks Broadway imprints. For email updates and information please visit www.sonymusicmasterworks.com/.

CONNECT WITH HAUSER:
WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | YOUTUBE | TIKTOK

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Larissa Slezak | Jamie Bertel – Sony Music Masterworks
Allison Elbl | Kacey Porter | Cory Councill – Shore Fire Media

SOURCE Sony Music Masterworks

HAUSER Celebrates Elton John’s 75th Birthday With New Medley “My Gift Is My Song”

  • IL VOLO SINGS MORRICONE Album Available Now
  • Nov 05

NEW YORK, Nov. 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Today, superstar Italian trio IL VOLO releases their highly anticipated new album IL VOLO SINGS MORRICONE (Sony Masterworks), available everywhere now. Endorsed by Ennio Morricone’s family, IL VOLO SINGS MORRICONE is a dedication to the beloved Maestro and an exciting journey through the art and music of one of the greatest composers of the 20th century. In support of the new album, the trio will head out on the road once again on a 25-date North American tour, tickets for which will be available on Friday, November 12.  Additionally, the TV broadcast special, Il Volo: Tribute to Ennio Morricone, will make its premiere on PBS stations nationwide beginning November 27. Check your local listings for airdates & times here.

 

Of the new album, Il Volo shares: “We are very proud to continue Ennio Morricone’s legacy by sharing the beauty of his Italian melodies through our voices with a new generation.”

IL VOLO SINGS MORRICONE ALBUM – PURCHASE & STREAM HERE
“THE ECSTASY OF GOLD” OFFICIAL VIDEO – WATCH HERE

IL VOLO SINGS MORRICONE is comprised of 14 songs that recall the Maestro’s legendary melodies from “The Ecstasy of Gold” (from The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly), featuring new lyrics written specifically for the trio by Ennio Morricone’s son, Andrea Morricone to “Your Love” (from Once Upon a Time in the West). Another highlight is “I colori dell’amore” (“The Colors of Love”), an unreleased track composed by Andrea for the trio, which was unexpectedly performed live for the first time at The Arena di Verona on June 5, 2021. Rounding out the album is “E più ti penso” (“The More I Think of You”), a medley of Ennio Morricone’s scores from the films Once Upon a Time in America and Malèna, a nod to the trio’s live performance of the song with the Maestro at Piazza del Popolo in Rome in 2011. It also features three artist collaborations: violinist David Garrett on “La Califfa” (“The Lady Caliph”), HAUSER from 2CELLOS on “Se” (“If”) and trumpet player Chris Botti on “Come Sail Away.”

In celebration of their new album, Il Volo will also embark on a world tour, which kicks off in North America on March 4, 2022 in Canada and continues to the United States beginning March 11.  The 25-date North American tour will include stops at iconic venues like Radio City Music Hall in New York, Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, and the Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco. Tickets for the tour will be available everywhere Friday, November 12. Il Volo will be offering a range of VIP packages including exclusive merchandise, a pre-show soiree, and meet and greet and photo with the trio. For the latest in touring news and ticketing information, please visit ilvolomusic.com

On IL VOLO SINGS MORRICONE, audiences can expect to delight in the unforgettable melodies by the celebrated conductor, musician, and composer of some of the greatest film soundtracks in the history of international cinema together with the trio’s unique voices.   

IL VOLO SINGS MORRICONE 
ALBUM TRACKLIST:

  1. The Ecstasy of Gold (from “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”)
  2. Your Love (from “Once Upon a Time in the West”)
  3. Nella fantasia feat Andrea Griminelli (from “Mission”)
  4. Metti una sera a cena (from “Love Circle“)
  5. Se feat. HAUSER (from “Cinema Paradiso”)
  6. La Califfa feat. David Garrett (from “Lady Caliph”)
  7. Conradiana (from “Nostromo”)
  8. E più ti penso (from “Once Upon a Time in America/ Malèna”)
  9. Se telefonando
  10. Come Sail Away feat. Chris Botti
  11. Would He Even No Me Know? (from “Cinema Paradiso”)
  12. Amalia por amor
  13. Here’s To You (from “Sacco & Vanzetti”)
  14. I colori dell’amore

IL VOLO SINGS MORRICONE AND MORE – 2022 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

DATE

LOCATION

VENUE

March 4, 2022

Ottawa, Ontario

National Arts Centre – Southam Hall

March 6, 2022

Montreal, Quebec

Place des Arts – Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier

March 9, 2022

Toronto, ON

The Sony Centre For Performing Arts

March 11, 2022

Washington, DC

The Theater at MGM National Harbor

March 13, 2022

Uncasville, CT

Mohegan Sun Arena

March 15, 2022

Boston, MA

Wang Theatre – Boch Center

March 18, 2022

New York, NY

Radio City Music Hall

March 19, 2022

Atlantic City, NJ

Borgata Casino Hotel

March 21, 2022

Durham, NC

Durham Performing Arts Center

March 23, 2022

Bethlehem, PA

The Wind Creek Event Center

March 25, 2022

Cleveland, OH

Keybank State Theatre

March 28, 2022

Milwaukee, WI

Bradley Symphony Center – Allen-Bradley Hall

March 30, 2022

Chicago, IL

Chicago Theatre

March 31, 2022

Detroit, MI

Fox Theatre

April 2, 2022

Indianapolis, IN

Clowes Memorial Hall

April 4, 2022

Atlanta, GA

The Woodruff Arts Center – Atlanta Symphony Hall

April 6, 2022

Clearwater, FL

Ruth Eckerd Hall

April 8, 2022

Fort Myers, FL

Suncoast Credit Union Arena

April 10, 2022

Sunrise, FL

BB&T Center

April 13, 2022

Dallas, TX

Winspear Opera House

April 15, 2022

San Antonio, TX

Majestic Theatre

April 17, 2022

Phoenix, AZ

Orpheum Theatre

April 19, 2022

Los Angeles, CA

Dolby Theatre

April 22, 2022

Indio, CA

Fantasy Springs Resort Casino – Special Events Center

April 24, 2022

San Francisco, CA

Orpheum Theatre – San Francisco

VIDEO: IL VOLO, ENNIO MORRICONE – “THE ECSTASY OF GOLD” (OFFICIAL VIDEO)
ALBUM ARTWORK (FOR MEDIA USE): DOWNLOAD
PUBLICITY PHOTO (DOWNLOAD): IL VOLO – CREDIT PAOLO DE FRANCESCO

ABOUT IL VOLO
Piero Barone, Gianluca Ginoble and Ignazio Boschetto started their careers very young in 2009. Their constant rise led them to perform with music icons likes Barbra Streisand and Placido Domingo. Other accomplishments include winning the Sanremo Festival at the young age of 20, filling Arena di Verona and Teatro Antico di Taormina in their home country of Italy and Radio City Music Hall in New York, and reaping standing ovations on their tours all over Europe, America, and Japan.  In 2019, Il Volo celebrated their 10th anniversary as a trio.  To date, they have sold over 2 million albums and amassed 220 million global streams, over 500 million views, and 1 million-plus followers on YouTube. This year, Il Volo decided to dedicate part of their extraordinary career to Ennio Morricone to celebrate and honor the maestro and his legacy of work one year after his death. With the support of Ennio Morricone’s family, Il Volo releases the new album Il Volo Sings Morricone (Sony Masterworks), featuring the music of one of the greatest composers of the 20th century, on November 5, 2021. 

CONNECT WITH IL VOLO
Website: ilvolomusic.com
Facebook:
@ilvolomusic
Instagram: ilvolomusic
Twitter: @ilvolo
YouTube: ilvoloVEVO

Sony Music Masterworks comprises Masterworks, Sony Classical, Milan Records, XXIM Records and Masterworks Broadway imprints. For email updates and information please visit www.sonymusicmasterworks.com/.

PRESS CONTACTS
Sony Music: Larissa Slezak | Ellie Harrison
For Il Volo: Tencer & Associates: Karynne Tencer

SOURCE Sony Music Masterworks

  • IL VOLO SINGS MORRICONE Album Available Now
  • Nov 05

NEW YORK, Nov. 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Today, superstar Italian trio IL VOLO releases their highly anticipated new album IL VOLO SINGS MORRICONE (Sony Masterworks), available everywhere now. Endorsed by Ennio Morricone’s family, IL VOLO SINGS MORRICONE is a dedication to the beloved Maestro and an exciting journey through the art and music of one of the greatest composers of the 20th century. In support of the new album, the trio will head out on the road once again on a 25-date North American tour, tickets for which will be available on Friday, November 12.  Additionally, the TV broadcast special, Il Volo: Tribute to Ennio Morricone, will make its premiere on PBS stations nationwide beginning November 27. Check your local listings for airdates & times here.

 

Of the new album, Il Volo shares: “We are very proud to continue Ennio Morricone’s legacy by sharing the beauty of his Italian melodies through our voices with a new generation.”

IL VOLO SINGS MORRICONE ALBUM – PURCHASE & STREAM HERE
“THE ECSTASY OF GOLD” OFFICIAL VIDEO – WATCH HERE

IL VOLO SINGS MORRICONE is comprised of 14 songs that recall the Maestro’s legendary melodies from “The Ecstasy of Gold” (from The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly), featuring new lyrics written specifically for the trio by Ennio Morricone’s son, Andrea Morricone to “Your Love” (from Once Upon a Time in the West). Another highlight is “I colori dell’amore” (“The Colors of Love”), an unreleased track composed by Andrea for the trio, which was unexpectedly performed live for the first time at The Arena di Verona on June 5, 2021. Rounding out the album is “E più ti penso” (“The More I Think of You”), a medley of Ennio Morricone’s scores from the films Once Upon a Time in America and Malèna, a nod to the trio’s live performance of the song with the Maestro at Piazza del Popolo in Rome in 2011. It also features three artist collaborations: violinist David Garrett on “La Califfa” (“The Lady Caliph”), HAUSER from 2CELLOS on “Se” (“If”) and trumpet player Chris Botti on “Come Sail Away.”

In celebration of their new album, Il Volo will also embark on a world tour, which kicks off in North America on March 4, 2022 in Canada and continues to the United States beginning March 11.  The 25-date North American tour will include stops at iconic venues like Radio City Music Hall in New York, Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, and the Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco. Tickets for the tour will be available everywhere Friday, November 12. Il Volo will be offering a range of VIP packages including exclusive merchandise, a pre-show soiree, and meet and greet and photo with the trio. For the latest in touring news and ticketing information, please visit ilvolomusic.com

On IL VOLO SINGS MORRICONE, audiences can expect to delight in the unforgettable melodies by the celebrated conductor, musician, and composer of some of the greatest film soundtracks in the history of international cinema together with the trio’s unique voices.   

IL VOLO SINGS MORRICONE 
ALBUM TRACKLIST:

  1. The Ecstasy of Gold (from “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”)
  2. Your Love (from “Once Upon a Time in the West”)
  3. Nella fantasia feat Andrea Griminelli (from “Mission”)
  4. Metti una sera a cena (from “Love Circle“)
  5. Se feat. HAUSER (from “Cinema Paradiso”)
  6. La Califfa feat. David Garrett (from “Lady Caliph”)
  7. Conradiana (from “Nostromo”)
  8. E più ti penso (from “Once Upon a Time in America/ Malèna”)
  9. Se telefonando
  10. Come Sail Away feat. Chris Botti
  11. Would He Even No Me Know? (from “Cinema Paradiso”)
  12. Amalia por amor
  13. Here’s To You (from “Sacco & Vanzetti”)
  14. I colori dell’amore

IL VOLO SINGS MORRICONE AND MORE – 2022 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

DATE

LOCATION

VENUE

March 4, 2022

Ottawa, Ontario

National Arts Centre – Southam Hall

March 6, 2022

Montreal, Quebec

Place des Arts – Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier

March 9, 2022

Toronto, ON

The Sony Centre For Performing Arts

March 11, 2022

Washington, DC

The Theater at MGM National Harbor

March 13, 2022

Uncasville, CT

Mohegan Sun Arena

March 15, 2022

Boston, MA

Wang Theatre – Boch Center

March 18, 2022

New York, NY

Radio City Music Hall

March 19, 2022

Atlantic City, NJ

Borgata Casino Hotel

March 21, 2022

Durham, NC

Durham Performing Arts Center

March 23, 2022

Bethlehem, PA

The Wind Creek Event Center

March 25, 2022

Cleveland, OH

Keybank State Theatre

March 28, 2022

Milwaukee, WI

Bradley Symphony Center – Allen-Bradley Hall

March 30, 2022

Chicago, IL

Chicago Theatre

March 31, 2022

Detroit, MI

Fox Theatre

April 2, 2022

Indianapolis, IN

Clowes Memorial Hall

April 4, 2022

Atlanta, GA

The Woodruff Arts Center – Atlanta Symphony Hall

April 6, 2022

Clearwater, FL

Ruth Eckerd Hall

April 8, 2022

Fort Myers, FL

Suncoast Credit Union Arena

April 10, 2022

Sunrise, FL

BB&T Center

April 13, 2022

Dallas, TX

Winspear Opera House

April 15, 2022

San Antonio, TX

Majestic Theatre

April 17, 2022

Phoenix, AZ

Orpheum Theatre

April 19, 2022

Los Angeles, CA

Dolby Theatre

April 22, 2022

Indio, CA

Fantasy Springs Resort Casino – Special Events Center

April 24, 2022

San Francisco, CA

Orpheum Theatre – San Francisco

VIDEO: IL VOLO, ENNIO MORRICONE – “THE ECSTASY OF GOLD” (OFFICIAL VIDEO)
ALBUM ARTWORK (FOR MEDIA USE): DOWNLOAD
PUBLICITY PHOTO (DOWNLOAD): IL VOLO – CREDIT PAOLO DE FRANCESCO

ABOUT IL VOLO
Piero Barone, Gianluca Ginoble and Ignazio Boschetto started their careers very young in 2009. Their constant rise led them to perform with music icons likes Barbra Streisand and Placido Domingo. Other accomplishments include winning the Sanremo Festival at the young age of 20, filling Arena di Verona and Teatro Antico di Taormina in their home country of Italy and Radio City Music Hall in New York, and reaping standing ovations on their tours all over Europe, America, and Japan.  In 2019, Il Volo celebrated their 10th anniversary as a trio.  To date, they have sold over 2 million albums and amassed 220 million global streams, over 500 million views, and 1 million-plus followers on YouTube. This year, Il Volo decided to dedicate part of their extraordinary career to Ennio Morricone to celebrate and honor the maestro and his legacy of work one year after his death. With the support of Ennio Morricone’s family, Il Volo releases the new album Il Volo Sings Morricone (Sony Masterworks), featuring the music of one of the greatest composers of the 20th century, on November 5, 2021. 

CONNECT WITH IL VOLO
Website: ilvolomusic.com
Facebook:
@ilvolomusic
Instagram: ilvolomusic
Twitter: @ilvolo
YouTube: ilvoloVEVO

Sony Music Masterworks comprises Masterworks, Sony Classical, Milan Records, XXIM Records and Masterworks Broadway imprints. For email updates and information please visit www.sonymusicmasterworks.com/.

PRESS CONTACTS
Sony Music: Larissa Slezak | Ellie Harrison
For Il Volo: Tencer & Associates: Karynne Tencer

SOURCE Sony Music Masterworks

  • MGA Entertainment, Magic Star, And Sony Masterworks Release The New Album From L.O.L. Surprise!™ – Fierce – Available Now
  • Oct 13

NEW YORK, Oct. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Following the release of their debut album Remix, which accumulated more than 160 million views on YouTube, L.O.L. Surprise!™, the leading toy brand from MGA Entertainment release their highly anticipated follow up album, Fierce, available now on all streaming platforms via Sony Music’s Magic Star/Masterworks labels. Coinciding with the album release is the arrival of L.O.L. Surprise! The Movie on Netflix featuring new music from Fierce.

The new album, Fierce, brings together four best friends: Royal Bee, Lady Diva, Neonlicious and Swag as they become popstars for the first time. The new release from the award-winning collective features 10 original tracks including “Pose,”, “Get Up and Dance” and “Shades” all now appearing in L.O.L. Surprise! The Movie! The 45-minute animated movie is set in a world full of lights, camera, and action where one girl must go on a fabulous journey to find the hero inside herself and create the most epic movie ever with a little help from her L.O.L. Surprise family.

L.O.L. Surprise! say: “We are Royal Bee, Lady Diva, Neonlicious and Swag, and we queens are here to slay with all new music. We each brought our unique style and personality to Fierce, the first album featuring all 4 of us together. We’re not just BFFs, we’re sisters, and this album is what happens when queens lift each other up and fix each other’s crowns. You’ll dance, you’ll sing along, and we know you’ll be surprised.” 

“Hear our latest tracks from L.O.L. Surprise! The Movie – ‘Get Up and Dance,’ ‘Pose’ and ‘Shades.’ As well as brand new tracks like ‘Family’ and ‘Party All ‘Round the World.’ Creating this album together has been next level, and we’ve found ways to express ourselves in a whole new way. Lady Diva convinced her BFF Royal Bee to sing ‘Like My Sisters Do’ as a duet, cuz that’s what BFFs (and sisters) do. Swag was so inspired writing lyrics for all of us that she even found the confidence to sing lead vocals on ‘We Move.’ And Neonlicious wanted to inspire every B.B. to get a makeover in her first-ever single, ‘Shades.’ Get ready to strut your stuff and groove along. Cuz we want you to show us you’re ‘Fierce!’ 

L.O.L. Surprise! Fierce Track List

  1. Pose
  2. Get Up and Dance
  3. Family
  4. Party All ‘Round the World
  5. Shades
  6. Like My Sisters Do
  7. Fix My Crown
  8. We Move
  9. Teach You How to Dance
  10. L.O.L. Surprise! 4 Eva!

Purchase and Stream the new album Fierce from L.O.L. Surprise!™ HERE.

L.O.L. Surprise! fans in over 50 cities across the United States will finally be able to rock out in real life when the all-new hologram concert tour starts March 5, 2022 in Thousand Oaks, California. “L.O.L. Surprise! Live – Calling All B.B.s” (www.lolsurpriselive.com) features fan favorites and BFFs Lady Diva, Royal Bee, Neonlicious, and Swag in the first-ever family spectacular based on the best-selling fashion doll brandFans can expect original music from the brand new L.O.L. Surprise album Fierce, dancers, a DJ, and never-before seen holograms live on stage that interact with audiences throughout the show.  Tickets and VIP packages are on sale now HERE.

2022 L.O.L. SURPRISE!™ TOUR SCHEDULE

DATE            

CITY                               

VENUE                                  

March 5           

Thousand Oaks, CA      

Bank of America Performing Arts Center

March 6          

Anaheim, CA                

City National Grove of Anaheim

March 9            

Phoenix, AZ                 

Arizona Federal Theatre

March 11          

San Jose, CA                

San Jose Civic

March 12         

Los Angeles, CA            

Orpheum Theatre

March 13          

Oakland, CA                  

Fox Theater

March 16        

Denver, CO                   

Paramount Theatre

March 17        

Ralston, NE                  

Ralston Arena

March 18          

Minneapolis, MN           

State Theatre

March 19       

Milwaukee, WI             

Riverside Theater

March 20        

Saint Louis, MO          

Fox Theatre – St. Louis

March 22          

Knoxville, TN                

The Tennessee Theatre

March 23         

Charleston, WV             

Clay Center for Arts & Sciences

March 24          

Chattanooga, TN         

Tivoli Theatre

March 25        

Cincinnati, OH                

Taft Theatre

March 26        

Lima, OH                      

Veterans Memorial Civic Center

March 27         

Richmond, VA              

Carpenter Theatre

March 29         

Detroit, MI                   

Fox Theatre

March 30        

Warren, OH                

Packard Music Hall

March 31         

Washington, DC           

Warner Theatre

April 1            

Greensburg, PA          

The Palace Theatre

April 2            

Rockford, IL                   

Coronado Performing Arts Center

April 3           

Rosemont, IL              

Rosemont Theatre

April 5            

Rochester, NY            

Kodak Center for the Arts

April 6            

Wilkes Barre, PA          

F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts

April 7             

Staten Island, NY          

St. George Theatre

April 8             

Brookville, NY             

The Tilles Center at LIU Post

April 9            

Albany, NY                  

Palace Theatre

April 10        

Boston, MA                 

Emerson Colonial Theatre

April 12        

Syracuse, NY  

Oncenter – John H. Mulroy Civic Center – Crouse-Hinds Theatre

April 13           

Glenside, PA           

Keswick Theatre

April 14           

Lancaster, PA             

American Music Theatre

April 15          

Wallingford, CT         

Oakdale Theatre

April 16         

Red Bank, NJ           

Count Basie Center for the Arts

April 19        

Mobile, AL                 

Mobile Civic Center

April 20       

Huntsville, AL            

Von Braun Center

April 22        

Louisville, KY              

The Louisville Palace Theater

April 23     

Charlotte, NC   

Belk Theater At North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

April 24        

Indianapolis, IN          

Murat Theatre

April 27          

Birmingham, AL          

BJCC Concert Hall

April 28         

Durham, NC                  

Durham Performing Arts Center

April 30        

Fort Lauderdale, FL       

Broward Center for the Performing Arts

May 2            

Melbourne, FL              

King Center for the Performing Arts

May 3            

Jacksonville, FL          

Florida Theatre

May 4          

Orlando, FL                

Walt Disney Theatre

May 5          

Clearwater, FL            

Ruth Eckerd Hall

May 6          

Atlanta, GA                

The Fox Theatre

May 7          

Columbia, SC             

Township Auditorium

May 8         

New Orleans, LA          

Saenger Theatre

May 10        

Sugar Land, TX           

Smart Financial Centre

May 11        

Midland, TX                  

Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center

May 12          

San Antonio, TX           

Majestic Theatre

May 13       

Grand Prairie, TX          

Texas Trust CU Theatre

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For more information on L.O.L. Surprise! contact:

Larissa Slezak
Sony Masterworks
[email protected] 

About Magic Star

Magic Star is the home of children’s and family entertainment at Sony Music UK. Launched in October 2019, the label is dedicated to children’s audio- and audio-visual content – from pop music and spoken word to live events for the whole family to share. Their roster includes Andy and The Oddsocks, Oscar from Smyths Toys, Yolanda Brown, The Rainbow Collections, Wonderpop and Education Box.  

About MGA Entertainment

L.O.L. Surprise!™ is for children aged 4+ and is available at all good toy retailers. For more information on L.O.L. Surprise! visit: lolsurprise.mgae.com. For more information on MGA Entertainment visit www.mgae.com. MGA Entertainment, Inc., a consumer entertainment products company headquartered in Chatsworth, California creates innovative proprietary and licensed products including toys and games, dolls, consumer electronics, home décor, stationery and sporting goods. The MGA family includes award winning brands such as L.O.L. Surprise!™, Little Tikes™, Bratz™  Na! Na! Na! Surprise™ VIRO Rides™ and Zapf Creation™. Visit us at www.mgae.com.

About Masterworks

Sony Music Masterworks comprises Masterworks, Sony Classical, Milan Records, XXIM Records and Masterworks Broadway imprints. For email updates and information please visit www.sonymusicmasterworks.com/.

SOURCE Sony Music Masterworks

  • MGA Entertainment, Magic Star, And Sony Masterworks Release The New Album From L.O.L. Surprise!™ – Fierce – Available Now
  • Oct 13

NEW YORK, Oct. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Following the release of their debut album Remix, which accumulated more than 160 million views on YouTube, L.O.L. Surprise!™, the leading toy brand from MGA Entertainment release their highly anticipated follow up album, Fierce, available now on all streaming platforms via Sony Music’s Magic Star/Masterworks labels. Coinciding with the album release is the arrival of L.O.L. Surprise! The Movie on Netflix featuring new music from Fierce.

The new album, Fierce, brings together four best friends: Royal Bee, Lady Diva, Neonlicious and Swag as they become popstars for the first time. The new release from the award-winning collective features 10 original tracks including “Pose,”, “Get Up and Dance” and “Shades” all now appearing in L.O.L. Surprise! The Movie! The 45-minute animated movie is set in a world full of lights, camera, and action where one girl must go on a fabulous journey to find the hero inside herself and create the most epic movie ever with a little help from her L.O.L. Surprise family.

L.O.L. Surprise! say: “We are Royal Bee, Lady Diva, Neonlicious and Swag, and we queens are here to slay with all new music. We each brought our unique style and personality to Fierce, the first album featuring all 4 of us together. We’re not just BFFs, we’re sisters, and this album is what happens when queens lift each other up and fix each other’s crowns. You’ll dance, you’ll sing along, and we know you’ll be surprised.” 

“Hear our latest tracks from L.O.L. Surprise! The Movie – ‘Get Up and Dance,’ ‘Pose’ and ‘Shades.’ As well as brand new tracks like ‘Family’ and ‘Party All ‘Round the World.’ Creating this album together has been next level, and we’ve found ways to express ourselves in a whole new way. Lady Diva convinced her BFF Royal Bee to sing ‘Like My Sisters Do’ as a duet, cuz that’s what BFFs (and sisters) do. Swag was so inspired writing lyrics for all of us that she even found the confidence to sing lead vocals on ‘We Move.’ And Neonlicious wanted to inspire every B.B. to get a makeover in her first-ever single, ‘Shades.’ Get ready to strut your stuff and groove along. Cuz we want you to show us you’re ‘Fierce!’ 

L.O.L. Surprise! Fierce Track List

  1. Pose
  2. Get Up and Dance
  3. Family
  4. Party All ‘Round the World
  5. Shades
  6. Like My Sisters Do
  7. Fix My Crown
  8. We Move
  9. Teach You How to Dance
  10. L.O.L. Surprise! 4 Eva!

Purchase and Stream the new album Fierce from L.O.L. Surprise!™ HERE.

L.O.L. Surprise! fans in over 50 cities across the United States will finally be able to rock out in real life when the all-new hologram concert tour starts March 5, 2022 in Thousand Oaks, California. “L.O.L. Surprise! Live – Calling All B.B.s” (www.lolsurpriselive.com) features fan favorites and BFFs Lady Diva, Royal Bee, Neonlicious, and Swag in the first-ever family spectacular based on the best-selling fashion doll brandFans can expect original music from the brand new L.O.L. Surprise album Fierce, dancers, a DJ, and never-before seen holograms live on stage that interact with audiences throughout the show.  Tickets and VIP packages are on sale now HERE.

2022 L.O.L. SURPRISE!™ TOUR SCHEDULE

DATE            

CITY                               

VENUE                                  

March 5           

Thousand Oaks, CA      

Bank of America Performing Arts Center

March 6          

Anaheim, CA                

City National Grove of Anaheim

March 9            

Phoenix, AZ                 

Arizona Federal Theatre

March 11          

San Jose, CA                

San Jose Civic

March 12         

Los Angeles, CA            

Orpheum Theatre

March 13          

Oakland, CA                  

Fox Theater

March 16        

Denver, CO                   

Paramount Theatre

March 17        

Ralston, NE                  

Ralston Arena

March 18          

Minneapolis, MN           

State Theatre

March 19       

Milwaukee, WI             

Riverside Theater

March 20        

Saint Louis, MO          

Fox Theatre – St. Louis

March 22          

Knoxville, TN                

The Tennessee Theatre

March 23         

Charleston, WV             

Clay Center for Arts & Sciences

March 24          

Chattanooga, TN         

Tivoli Theatre

March 25        

Cincinnati, OH                

Taft Theatre

March 26        

Lima, OH                      

Veterans Memorial Civic Center

March 27         

Richmond, VA              

Carpenter Theatre

March 29         

Detroit, MI                   

Fox Theatre

March 30        

Warren, OH                

Packard Music Hall

March 31         

Washington, DC           

Warner Theatre

April 1            

Greensburg, PA          

The Palace Theatre

April 2            

Rockford, IL                   

Coronado Performing Arts Center

April 3           

Rosemont, IL              

Rosemont Theatre

April 5            

Rochester, NY            

Kodak Center for the Arts

April 6            

Wilkes Barre, PA          

F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts

April 7             

Staten Island, NY          

St. George Theatre

April 8             

Brookville, NY             

The Tilles Center at LIU Post

April 9            

Albany, NY                  

Palace Theatre

April 10        

Boston, MA                 

Emerson Colonial Theatre

April 12        

Syracuse, NY  

Oncenter – John H. Mulroy Civic Center – Crouse-Hinds Theatre

April 13           

Glenside, PA           

Keswick Theatre

April 14           

Lancaster, PA             

American Music Theatre

April 15          

Wallingford, CT         

Oakdale Theatre

April 16         

Red Bank, NJ           

Count Basie Center for the Arts

April 19        

Mobile, AL                 

Mobile Civic Center

April 20       

Huntsville, AL            

Von Braun Center

April 22        

Louisville, KY              

The Louisville Palace Theater

April 23     

Charlotte, NC   

Belk Theater At North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

April 24        

Indianapolis, IN          

Murat Theatre

April 27          

Birmingham, AL          

BJCC Concert Hall

April 28         

Durham, NC                  

Durham Performing Arts Center

April 30        

Fort Lauderdale, FL       

Broward Center for the Performing Arts

May 2            

Melbourne, FL              

King Center for the Performing Arts

May 3            

Jacksonville, FL          

Florida Theatre

May 4          

Orlando, FL                

Walt Disney Theatre

May 5          

Clearwater, FL            

Ruth Eckerd Hall

May 6          

Atlanta, GA                

The Fox Theatre

May 7          

Columbia, SC             

Township Auditorium

May 8         

New Orleans, LA          

Saenger Theatre

May 10        

Sugar Land, TX           

Smart Financial Centre

May 11        

Midland, TX                  

Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center

May 12          

San Antonio, TX           

Majestic Theatre

May 13       

Grand Prairie, TX          

Texas Trust CU Theatre

Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | Spotify

For more information on L.O.L. Surprise! contact:

Larissa Slezak
Sony Masterworks
[email protected] 

About Magic Star

Magic Star is the home of children’s and family entertainment at Sony Music UK. Launched in October 2019, the label is dedicated to children’s audio- and audio-visual content – from pop music and spoken word to live events for the whole family to share. Their roster includes Andy and The Oddsocks, Oscar from Smyths Toys, Yolanda Brown, The Rainbow Collections, Wonderpop and Education Box.  

About MGA Entertainment

L.O.L. Surprise!™ is for children aged 4+ and is available at all good toy retailers. For more information on L.O.L. Surprise! visit: lolsurprise.mgae.com. For more information on MGA Entertainment visit www.mgae.com. MGA Entertainment, Inc., a consumer entertainment products company headquartered in Chatsworth, California creates innovative proprietary and licensed products including toys and games, dolls, consumer electronics, home décor, stationery and sporting goods. The MGA family includes award winning brands such as L.O.L. Surprise!™, Little Tikes™, Bratz™  Na! Na! Na! Surprise™ VIRO Rides™ and Zapf Creation™. Visit us at www.mgae.com.

About Masterworks

Sony Music Masterworks comprises Masterworks, Sony Classical, Milan Records, XXIM Records and Masterworks Broadway imprints. For email updates and information please visit www.sonymusicmasterworks.com/.

SOURCE Sony Music Masterworks

  • 2CELLOS Release New Album Dedicated Available Everywhere Now
  • Sep 17

NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Having racked up a billion-plus audio streams, countless sold-out concerts, and millions of fans across the globe in their ten years together as 2CELLOS, the Croatian duo of Luka Šulić and HAUSER today release their sixth full-length album Dedicated via Sony Masterworks.  Celebrating the group’s momentous 10-year-anniversary, the album’s namesake is an apt nod to 2CELLOS’ dedication to their fans, the instrument, and their signature playing style. In support of the new album, the duo will make their long-awaited return to the stage for their 2022 Dedicated World Tour, their final tour together as 2CELLOS. Kicking off March 2022 in the U.S., 2CELLOS will make stops at iconic venues including New York’s Barclays Center (April 3) and Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl (April 15) – full U.S. tour dates and ticketing information can be found HERE. Also, making its debut today alongside the album release is 2CELLOS’ new video for “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” a rockin’ rendition of the Guns N’ Roses classic – WATCH HERE

 

PURCHASE AND STREAM 2CELLOS’ DEDICATED ALBUM HERE 
WATCH THE “SWEET CHILD O’ MINE” MUSIC VIDEO HERE 
2022 U.S. DEDICATED TOUR NEWS & TICKETING INFORMATION HERE

Of “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” 2CELLOS say: “It’s one of those classic legendary songs, so we had to do it! We’d been thinking about recording it for a long time. It’s our typical 2CELLOS style—rock ‘n’ roll on the cello. It’s how we started, and it’s what we came back to now. I don’t know why it took us this long, but we’re happy we finally did it!”

Following a brief hiatus for 2CELLOS, which found both Luka and HAUSER using the opportunity to build on their accomplishments by each releasing their own debut solo albums, the duo linked up again in the studio amidst the 2020 global pandemic to reimagine the pop anthems and timeless rock staples that encompass the ten tracks on Dedicated. The arrangement process relied on a combination of gut instinct and intense study, practice, and transposition as the duo recharged instantly recognizable by everyone from Billie Eilish to Guns N’ Roses.

2CELLOS explore a diverse catalog with their signature boundary-breaking playing style on Dedicated.  The collection includes their take on everything from classic pop hits (“bad guy” by Billie Eilish, “Shallow” by Lady Gaga, “Halo” by Beyonce) to hard-hitting rock songs (“Livin’ on a Prayer,” by Bon Jovi, “Cryin’” by Aerosmith, “Demons” by Imagine Dragons, “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses, “Wherever I Go” by OneRepublic) to celebrated classics (“Sound of Silence” by Simon and Garfunkel) for a one-of-a-kind listening experience.  Complete track list below.

“When you listen to us, we hope you realize the cello is a versatile and diverse instrument capable of playing the hardest rock, the softest ballad, and the most contemporary of music,” 2CELLOS note. “It moves you in a way that’s equally powerful. It has a whole palette of emotions, ups, and downs. We’re trying to give you an experience you can’t get anywhere else.”

ALBUM COVER (FOR MEDIA USE): DOWNLOAD 
APPROVED IMAGE (CREDIT: OLAF HEINE): DOWNLOAD

ABOUT 2CELLOS
2CELLOS is the eclectic, international sensation comprised of two classically trained cellists who reached video viral fame on YouTube from their 2011 rendition of Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal.” The pair, Luka Šulić and HAUSER, have since created a name for themselves with their electric and dynamic playing style. Together, 2CELLOS have amassed a staggering 1.3 billion YouTube views, 5.5 million YouTube subscribers, 1 billion streams, and have sold nearly 1 million tickets. 2CELLOS have taken the cello to unimagined heights as their signature style breaks down the boundaries between genres of music, from classical and film music, to pop and rock. Known for their electric live performances, 2CELLOS have sold out shows across the globe at historic venues including New York City’s Radio City Music Hall, London’s Royal Albert Hall and the Sydney Opera House. The duo has performed alongside musical greats Steven Tyler, Andrea Bocelli, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Queens of the Stone Age and George Michael, to name a few, and was hand-picked by Sir Elton John to perform both as an opener as well as part of the iconic singer’s live band. 2CELLOS are celebrating their 10th anniversary this year, and are working hard to continue reaching new stratospheres.

2CELLOS – DEDICATED
RELEASE DATE: SEPTEMBER 17, 2021
TRACKLIST:

  1. Wherever I Go (OneRepublic)
  2. bad guy (Billie Eilish)
  3. Sweet Child O’ Mine (Guns N’ Roses)
  4. Halo (Beyoncé)
  5. Shallow (Lady Gaga)
  6. Demons (Imagine Dragons)
  7. I Don’t Care (Ed Sheeran/Justin Bieber)
  8. Cryin’ (Aerosmith)
  9. Livin’ on a Prayer (Bon Jovi)
  10. Sound of Silence (Simon & Garfunkel)

2CELLOS – 2022 U.S. DEDICATED TOUR DATES:

DATE

CITY, STATE

VENUE

March 26, 2022

Rosemont, IL

Allstate Arena

March 28, 2022

Detroit, MI

Little Caesars Arena

March 30, 2022

Boston, MA

Agganis Arena

March 31, 2022

Uncasville, CT

Mohegan Sun Arena

April 01, 2022

Philadelphia, PA

Wells Fargo Center

April 03, 2022

Brooklyn, NY

Barclays Center

April 05, 2022

Fairfax, VA

EagleBank Arena

April 06, 2022

Durham, NC

DPAC

April 08, 2022

Nashville, TN

Bridgestone Arena

April 10, 2022

Grand Prairie, TX

The Theatre at Grand Prairie

April 12, 2022

Broomfield, CO

1STBANK Center

April 14, 2022

Las Vegas, NV

The Theater at Virgin Hotels

April 15, 2022

Los Angeles, CA

Hollywood Bowl

April 16, 2022

Concord, CA

Concord Pavillon

EUROPEAN DATES:

May 11, 2022

Budapest, Hungary

Budapest Arena

May 12, 2022

Vienna, Austria

Stadthalle

May 13, 2022

Łódź, Poland 

Atlas Arena

May 15, 2022

Munich, Germany

Olympiahalle

May 16, 2022

Berlin, Germany

Mercedes-Benz Arena

May 18, 2022

Prague, Czech Republic

O2 Arena

May 20, 2022

Milan, Italy

Mediolanum Forum Assago

May 23, 2022

Belgrade, Serbia

Stark Arena

May 25, 2022

Ljubljana, Slovenia

Arena Stozice

May 28, 2022

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Ziggo Dome

May 29, 2022

Paris, France

AccorHotels Arena

May 31, 2022

Brussels, Belgium

Palais 12

June 2, 2022

London, United Kingdom

SSE Wembley Arena

FOR THE LATEST TOURING NEWS AND TICKETING INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT 2CELLOS.COM

CONNECT WITH 2CELLOS: WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | YOUTUBE | TIKTOK

Sony Music Masterworks comprises Masterworks, Sony Classical, Milan Records, XXIM Records and Masterworks Broadway imprints. For email updates and information please visit www.sonymusicmasterworks.com/.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Sony Music Masterworks – Larissa Slezak | Jamie Bertel | Ellie Harrison 
42 West – Michael Gagliardo | Devin Sauschuck 

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  • 2CELLOS Release New Album Dedicated Available Everywhere Now
  • Sep 17

NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Having racked up a billion-plus audio streams, countless sold-out concerts, and millions of fans across the globe in their ten years together as 2CELLOS, the Croatian duo of Luka Šulić and HAUSER today release their sixth full-length album Dedicated via Sony Masterworks.  Celebrating the group’s momentous 10-year-anniversary, the album’s namesake is an apt nod to 2CELLOS’ dedication to their fans, the instrument, and their signature playing style. In support of the new album, the duo will make their long-awaited return to the stage for their 2022 Dedicated World Tour, their final tour together as 2CELLOS. Kicking off March 2022 in the U.S., 2CELLOS will make stops at iconic venues including New York’s Barclays Center (April 3) and Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl (April 15) – full U.S. tour dates and ticketing information can be found HERE. Also, making its debut today alongside the album release is 2CELLOS’ new video for “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” a rockin’ rendition of the Guns N’ Roses classic – WATCH HERE

 

PURCHASE AND STREAM 2CELLOS’ DEDICATED ALBUM HERE 
WATCH THE “SWEET CHILD O’ MINE” MUSIC VIDEO HERE 
2022 U.S. DEDICATED TOUR NEWS & TICKETING INFORMATION HERE

Of “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” 2CELLOS say: “It’s one of those classic legendary songs, so we had to do it! We’d been thinking about recording it for a long time. It’s our typical 2CELLOS style—rock ‘n’ roll on the cello. It’s how we started, and it’s what we came back to now. I don’t know why it took us this long, but we’re happy we finally did it!”

Following a brief hiatus for 2CELLOS, which found both Luka and HAUSER using the opportunity to build on their accomplishments by each releasing their own debut solo albums, the duo linked up again in the studio amidst the 2020 global pandemic to reimagine the pop anthems and timeless rock staples that encompass the ten tracks on Dedicated. The arrangement process relied on a combination of gut instinct and intense study, practice, and transposition as the duo recharged instantly recognizable by everyone from Billie Eilish to Guns N’ Roses.

2CELLOS explore a diverse catalog with their signature boundary-breaking playing style on Dedicated.  The collection includes their take on everything from classic pop hits (“bad guy” by Billie Eilish, “Shallow” by Lady Gaga, “Halo” by Beyonce) to hard-hitting rock songs (“Livin’ on a Prayer,” by Bon Jovi, “Cryin’” by Aerosmith, “Demons” by Imagine Dragons, “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses, “Wherever I Go” by OneRepublic) to celebrated classics (“Sound of Silence” by Simon and Garfunkel) for a one-of-a-kind listening experience.  Complete track list below.

“When you listen to us, we hope you realize the cello is a versatile and diverse instrument capable of playing the hardest rock, the softest ballad, and the most contemporary of music,” 2CELLOS note. “It moves you in a way that’s equally powerful. It has a whole palette of emotions, ups, and downs. We’re trying to give you an experience you can’t get anywhere else.”

ALBUM COVER (FOR MEDIA USE): DOWNLOAD 
APPROVED IMAGE (CREDIT: OLAF HEINE): DOWNLOAD

ABOUT 2CELLOS
2CELLOS is the eclectic, international sensation comprised of two classically trained cellists who reached video viral fame on YouTube from their 2011 rendition of Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal.” The pair, Luka Šulić and HAUSER, have since created a name for themselves with their electric and dynamic playing style. Together, 2CELLOS have amassed a staggering 1.3 billion YouTube views, 5.5 million YouTube subscribers, 1 billion streams, and have sold nearly 1 million tickets. 2CELLOS have taken the cello to unimagined heights as their signature style breaks down the boundaries between genres of music, from classical and film music, to pop and rock. Known for their electric live performances, 2CELLOS have sold out shows across the globe at historic venues including New York City’s Radio City Music Hall, London’s Royal Albert Hall and the Sydney Opera House. The duo has performed alongside musical greats Steven Tyler, Andrea Bocelli, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Queens of the Stone Age and George Michael, to name a few, and was hand-picked by Sir Elton John to perform both as an opener as well as part of the iconic singer’s live band. 2CELLOS are celebrating their 10th anniversary this year, and are working hard to continue reaching new stratospheres.

2CELLOS – DEDICATED
RELEASE DATE: SEPTEMBER 17, 2021
TRACKLIST:

  1. Wherever I Go (OneRepublic)
  2. bad guy (Billie Eilish)
  3. Sweet Child O’ Mine (Guns N’ Roses)
  4. Halo (Beyoncé)
  5. Shallow (Lady Gaga)
  6. Demons (Imagine Dragons)
  7. I Don’t Care (Ed Sheeran/Justin Bieber)
  8. Cryin’ (Aerosmith)
  9. Livin’ on a Prayer (Bon Jovi)
  10. Sound of Silence (Simon & Garfunkel)

2CELLOS – 2022 U.S. DEDICATED TOUR DATES:

DATE

CITY, STATE

VENUE

March 26, 2022

Rosemont, IL

Allstate Arena

March 28, 2022

Detroit, MI

Little Caesars Arena

March 30, 2022

Boston, MA

Agganis Arena

March 31, 2022

Uncasville, CT

Mohegan Sun Arena

April 01, 2022

Philadelphia, PA

Wells Fargo Center

April 03, 2022

Brooklyn, NY

Barclays Center

April 05, 2022

Fairfax, VA

EagleBank Arena

April 06, 2022

Durham, NC

DPAC

April 08, 2022

Nashville, TN

Bridgestone Arena

April 10, 2022

Grand Prairie, TX

The Theatre at Grand Prairie

April 12, 2022

Broomfield, CO

1STBANK Center

April 14, 2022

Las Vegas, NV

The Theater at Virgin Hotels

April 15, 2022

Los Angeles, CA

Hollywood Bowl

April 16, 2022

Concord, CA

Concord Pavillon

EUROPEAN DATES:

May 11, 2022

Budapest, Hungary

Budapest Arena

May 12, 2022

Vienna, Austria

Stadthalle

May 13, 2022

Łódź, Poland 

Atlas Arena

May 15, 2022

Munich, Germany

Olympiahalle

May 16, 2022

Berlin, Germany

Mercedes-Benz Arena

May 18, 2022

Prague, Czech Republic

O2 Arena

May 20, 2022

Milan, Italy

Mediolanum Forum Assago

May 23, 2022

Belgrade, Serbia

Stark Arena

May 25, 2022

Ljubljana, Slovenia

Arena Stozice

May 28, 2022

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Ziggo Dome

May 29, 2022

Paris, France

AccorHotels Arena

May 31, 2022

Brussels, Belgium

Palais 12

June 2, 2022

London, United Kingdom

SSE Wembley Arena

FOR THE LATEST TOURING NEWS AND TICKETING INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT 2CELLOS.COM

CONNECT WITH 2CELLOS: WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | YOUTUBE | TIKTOK

Sony Music Masterworks comprises Masterworks, Sony Classical, Milan Records, XXIM Records and Masterworks Broadway imprints. For email updates and information please visit www.sonymusicmasterworks.com/.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Sony Music Masterworks – Larissa Slezak | Jamie Bertel | Ellie Harrison 
42 West – Michael Gagliardo | Devin Sauschuck 

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  • 2CELLOS Share New Single & Video For "Cryin'" Out Today
  • Aug 20

NEW YORK, Aug. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The critically acclaimed Croatian duo of 2CELLOS, Luka Šulić and HAUSER, has released an electrifying rendition of Aerosmith’s hit song, “Cryin’,” along with an accompanying music video – watch here. The new track will be featured on the highly anticipated sixth studio-album, Dedicated, out Friday, September 17 via Sony Masterworks and available for preorder now.

 

Featuring 2CELLOS’ signature kinetic vibe, “Cryin'” is yet another example that proves their musical talents know no bounds. “This rock classic has the contrast that we love,” said 2CELLOS of the song. “We rock out so strong with distortion, move to a very quiet melodic section, and come back with the rock distortion. We love those contrasts!” 

PURCHASE AND STREAM “CRYIN'” HERE 
WATCH THE MUSIC VIDEO HERE 
PREORDER DEDICATED HERE

“Cryin’,” also comes off the heels of the announcement of their 2022 U.S. Dedicated Tour, kicking off on March 26 at Rosemont’s Allstate Arena, before stopping at iconic venues including New York’s Barclay’s Center (April 3) and Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl (April 15). View the full list of 2022 U.S. tour dates here.

ABOUT 2CELLOS
2CELLOS is the eclectic, international sensation comprised of two classically trained cellists who reached video viral fame on YouTube from their 2011 rendition of Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal.” The pair, Luka Šulić and HAUSER, have since created a name for themselves with their electric and dynamic playing style. Together, 2CELLOS have amassed a staggering 1.3 billion YouTube views, 5.5 million YouTube subscribers, 1 billion streams, and have sold nearly 1 million tickets. 2CELLOS have taken the cello to unimagined heights as their signature style breaks down the boundaries between genres of music, from classical and film music, to pop and rock. Known for their electric live performances, 2CELLOS have sold out shows across the globe at historic venues including New York City’s Radio City Music Hall, London’s Royal Albert Hall and the Sydney Opera House. The duo has performed alongside musical greats Steven Tyler, Andrea Bocelli, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Queens of the Stone Age and George Michael, to name a few, and was hand-picked by Sir Elton John to perform both as an opener as well as part of the iconic singer’s live band. 2CELLOS are celebrating their 10th anniversary this year, and are working hard to continue reaching new stratospheres.

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2CELLOS – DEDICATED
RELEASE DATE: SEPTEMBER 17, 2021
TRACKLIST:
1.  Wherever I Go (OneRepublic)
2.  bad guy (Billie Eilish)
3.  Sweet Child O’ Mine (Guns N’ Roses)
4.  Halo (Beyoncé)
5.  Shallow (Lady Gaga)
6.  Demons (Imagine Dragons)
7.  I Don’t Care (Ed Sheeran/Justin Bieber)
8.  Cryin’ (Aerosmith)
9.  Livin’ on a Prayer (Bon Jovi)
10.  Sound of Silence (Simon & Garfunkel)

2CELLOS – 2022 U.S. DEDICATED TOUR DATES:

DATE

CITY, STATE

VENUE

March 26, 2022

Rosemont, IL

Allstate Arena

March 28, 2022

Detroit, MI

Little Caesars Arena

March 30, 2022

Boston, MA

Agganis Arena

March 31, 2022

Uncasville, CT

Mohegan Sun Arena

April 01, 2022

Philadelphia, PA

Wells Fargo Center

April 03, 2022

Brooklyn, NY

Barclays Center

April 05, 2022

Fairfax, VA

EagleBank Arena

April 06, 2022

Durham, NC

DPAC

April 08, 2022

Nashville, TN

Bridgestone Arena

April 10, 2022

Grand Prairie, TX

The Theatre at Grand Prairie

April 12, 2022

Broomfield, CO

1STBANK Center

April 14, 2022

Las Vegas, NV

The Theater at Virgin Hotels

April 15, 2022

Los Angeles, CA

Hollywood Bowl

April 16, 2022

Concord, CA

Concord Pavilion

FOR THE LATEST TOURING NEWS AND TICKETING INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT 2CELLOS.COM

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Sony Music Masterworks comprises Masterworks, Sony Classical, Milan Records, XXIM Records and Masterworks Broadway imprints. For email updates and information please visit www.sonymusicmasterworks.com/.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Sony Music Masterworks – Larissa Slezak | Jamie Bertel | Ellie Harrison 
42 West – Jessica Butalla | Michael Gagliardo | Devin Sauschuck

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  • Theo Croker Announces New Album BLK2LIFE || A FUTURE PAST Ft. Wyclef Jean, Ari Lennox, Malaya, Kassa Overall, And More Available September 24 – Preorder Now
  • Aug 06

NEW YORK, Aug. 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — GRAMMY-nominated trumpeter, composer, producer, and artist THEO CROKER has announced a new album BLK2LIFE || A FUTURE PAST, his first since the critically acclaimed Star People Nation, the album that earned him the nomination. Available September 24 via Sony Masterworks, the album was produced by Theo Croker and features Wyclef Jean, Ari Lennox, Gary Bartz, Charlotte Dos Santos, Iman Omari, Malaya, and Kassa Overall.  With the announcement comes a video for the new track “STATE OF THE UNION 444” Ft. Wyclef Jean who notes:

 

“I love the idea of taking it back to the future. The vibe of this song is just when we look at what has happened to us as a people, like literally in the past 40 years, and how history constantly keeps repeating itself … so this is like a cry of the youth, but it’s a different kind of cry – we’ve heard cries of freedom. We’ve cried for freedom so many times, and we’ve sung “we shall overcome” so many times, but we still don’t see things overcoming. So, this is like the youth – when you hear Theo hitting those horns, and you hear that track – it’s a revolution. And this revolution, unlike the other revolution, this one has been televised. And it’s been televised through every social outlet in the world. The idea of oppression, the idea of equal rights, the idea of “when are we gonna really get justice?” The idea of what real human rights is… but at the same time, keep in mind, this is Theo Croker and Wyclef Jean – so we gotta keep it sexy at the same time. We’re gonna make y’all think, but we’re also gonna make y’all move. Just to say we celebrate our ancestors. At the end of the video, I start to speak Creole, and you’ll feel that energy when we start to turn the whole thing into a celebration and into a movement.”

A contemporary oratorio, the 13 tracks that make BLK2LIFE || A FUTURE PAST are inspired by the forgotten hero’s journey towards self-actualization within the universal origins of blackness. It’s a sonic celebration of Afro-origin, and ultimately a reclamation of the culture, for the culture. “Our hero receives a transmission from his ancestors while in meditation that sets him on a mission to raise the planet’s vibrations through music that defies the confines of a ‘genre’ and frees the culture from the imminent threat of commercial gentrification,” says Theo. 

Written in the solitude of his childhood home in Leesburg, Florida, during the pandemic much of the album was informed by psilocybin meditations and astral travels. By retreating inward, Theo extracted a universal story with major implications and spiritual resonances.  “In the beginning, the universe was birthed out of a black hole,” he says. “Everything came from blackness.  Black is every color combined.  So, all cultures are full of this rich blackness.  It isn’t a racial statement; it’s about understanding and accepting that this is not a new cultural phenomenon or new science, that we can reclaim our origins, traditions, and culture to better the future. I’m making a statement with the title and project, ‘I can be an artist first before I am a black artist’. I can be a musician, creator, and producer without category.”

Theo will hit the road in support of the new album starting with a two-week residence at San Francisco’s Black Cat this August. Other dates will take him to select cities in the U.S. with more dates across the world – stops including Oslo, Prague, Milan, Paris, London, Berlin, and more – full tour schedule and ticketing info can be found here

Listen to previously released HERO STOMP || A FUTURE PAST

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BLK2LIFE || A FUTURE PAST
TRACKLISTING
“4KNOWLEDGE”
“Soul Call || Vibrate”
Just Be (Prelude)”
“Every Part Of Me” [feat. Ari Lennox]
“Anthem” [feat. Gary Bartz]
“Lucid Dream” [feat. Charlotte Dos Santos]
“Where Will You Go” [ feat. Kassa Overall]
“No More Maybe” [feat. Iman Omari]
“Happy Feet (for dancers)” [feat. Malaya]
“Imperishable Star”
“State Of The Union 444 || BLK2THEFUTURE” [feat. Wyclef Jean]
“Hero Stomp || A Future Past”
“Pathways”

THEO CROKER BLK2LIFE TOUR

AUGUST 2021
8/4          San Francisco, CA, USA / Black Cat
8/5          Brooklyn, NY/ Prospect Park Bandshell – BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival
8/6          San Francisco, CA, USA / Black Cat
8/7          San Francisco, CA, USA / Black Cat
8/8          San Francisco, CA, USA / Black Cat
8/11       San Francisco, CA, USA / Black Cat
8/12       San Francisco, CA, USA / Black Cat
8/13       San Francisco, CA, USA / Black Cat
8/14       San Francisco, CA, USA / Black Cat
8/15       San Francisco, CA, USA / Black Cat
8/18       San Francisco, CA, USA / Black Cat
8/19       San Francisco, CA, USA / Black Cat
8/20       San Francisco, CA, USA / Black Cat
8/21       San Francisco, CA, USA / Black Cat
8/22       San Francisco, CA, USA / Black Cat
8/28       Hamburg, GERMANY / Grand Hall Elbphilharmonie 

SEPTEMBER 2021
9/6          Atlanta, GA, USA / Atlanta Jazz Festival
9/11       White Plains, NY, USA / White Plains Jazz Festival
9/28       New York, NY, USA / (Le) Poisson Rouge

OCTOBER 2021
10/1       Jacksonville, FL, USA / Jacksonville Jazz Festival 
10/11     Santa Cruz, CA, USA / Kuumbwa Jazz Center
10/16     Saint Etienne, FRANCE / Rhino Jazz Festival
10/19     Stockholm, SWEDEN / Fasching (Stockholm International Jazz Festival)
10/20     Göteborg, SWEDEN / Nefertiti
10/21     Oslo, NORWAY / Cosmopolite
10/22     Brussels, BELGIUM / Flagey
10/23     Eeklo, BELGIUM / Muziekclub N9
10/24     Mannheim, GERMANY / Enjoy Jazz @ Alte Feuerwache
10/25     Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC / Jazz Dock
10/26-27   Belgrade, SERBIA / Dom omladine Beograda (Belgrade Jazz Festival) 
10/28     Vienna, AUSTRIA / Porgy & Bess
10/29     Bergen, NORWAY / Sardinen
10/30     Trondheim, NORWAY / Dokkhuset Scene
10/31     Milan, ITALY / Teatro dell’arte

NOVEMBER 2021
11/2       Paris, FRANCE / Duc des Lombards
11/3       Paris, FRANCE / Duc des Lombards
11/4       Paris, FRANCE / Duc des Lombards
11/5       London, UK / Ronnie Scott’s
11/6       London, UK / Ronnie Scott’s
11/27     Berlin, GERMANY / Philharmonie (Sketches of Miles with Berlin Philharmonic – Performance)

FEBRUARY 2022
02/19     Chapel Hill, NC, USA / Carolina Performing Arts Center 

MARCH 2022
03/26     New York, NY, USA / Carnegie Hall (Zankel Hall)

ABOUT THEO CROKER
Theo Croker is a storyteller who speaks through his trumpet. A creative who refuses boundaries, the GRAMMY®️ Award-nominated artist, composer, producer, thought leader, and influencer projects his voice through the music. After seven years of sojourn in Shanghai, Croker crash-landed with a simmering original sound on the 2014 Dee Dee Bridgewater-assisted album Afro Physicist. Following the success of Escape Velocity in 2016, he ascended to a new stratosphere with Star People Nation in 2019. The record garnered a nomination in the category of “Best Contemporary Instrumental Album” at the 62nd GRAMMY®️ Awards. It attracted widespread critical acclaim including Stereogum, Paste, and The New York Times who called it “an album that gallivants from swirling, left-field hip-hop beats to propellant swing to entrancing passages of African percussion. Through it all, Croker’s understated trumpet playing holds his small band together with swagger and poise.” Along the way, he also lent his sound to platinum-selling albums by everyone from J. Cole to Ari Lennox while touring his band across the globe many times over. In 2020, he hunkered down at his childhood home in the midst of the global pandemic and wrote his sixth full-length album, BLK2LIFE || A FUTURE PAST, releasing September 24th via Sony Music Masterworks.

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Sony Music Masterworks comprises Masterworks, Sony Classical, Milan Records, XXIM Records, and Masterworks Broadway imprints. For email updates and information please visit www.sonymusicmasterworks.com/.

MEDIA CONTACTS
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Ryan Cunningham – Biz3

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