Andrea Bocelli to Perform at Barclays Center on Wednesday December 11

Jun 7, 2013

BROOKLYN (June 7, 2013) - Andrea Bocelli will return to Barclays Center on Wednesday, December 11, after his 2012 Brooklyn debut in front of a sold-out crowd.

Tickets go on sale beginning Monday, June 17 at 10AM. and can be purchased online via Ticketmaster by visiting www.barclayscenter.com or www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets are also available at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center beginning Tuesday, June 18 at 10AM.

As is now tradition, Andrea Bocelli’s holiday timed US tours receive “rousing ovations” year after year. As the Tampa Bay Times put it, “It's not often you can hear a crowd's collective breath being taken away. But it happened, again and again.”

The December 2013 Tour comes in support of Andrea Bocelli’s recent release Passione, which debuted at #2 on the overall Billboard Charts, along with his new PBS television special "Love in Portofino," which was the highlight of the March and June PBS pledge drives. Passione is a lush collection of Mediterranean love songs featuring duets with global pop stars Jennifer Lopez, Nelly Furtado, and the late Edith Piaf. The album reunites Bocelli with 16-time Grammy Award-winning producer David Foster, who produced Bocelli’s 2006 release Amore, which sold more than 4.2 million copies.

With over 70 million record sales, Bocelli also earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records by occupying the first, second and third place on the American classical music charts. Celine Dion famously commented on Bocelli’s talent saying, “If God would have a singing voice, He would sound a lot like Andrea Bocelli.” Bocelli’s name is also frequently found heading the list of artists appearing at events like this year’s National Prayer Breakfast, and at concerts to support causes such as aid for the earthquake victims of the Abruzzo, alongside stars such as Angela Gheorghiu and in evocative venues like the Colosseum in Rome.

Andrea Bocelli will be joined by conductor Eugene Kohn, soprano Svetla Vassileva, and world-renowned guest vocalist Heather Headley for an unforgettable evening.

The Sun Sentinel concurred stating, “Bocelli’s singing moves people…He brought suave phrasing and affecting emotion to an arrangement of Italian songs.” The Hollywood Reporter rejoiced, “It was a triumphant appearance.”

With one of the most recognizable voices in music, Andrea Bocelli is a global icon who continues to defy categorization, bringing his music to millions worldwide.