Philadelphia, PA (March 24, 2017) – World-renowned and legendary tenor Andrea Bocelli announced his return to the U.S. with special concert dates, including one at the Wells Fargo Center on Friday, December 8. Bocelli will be joined on stage by the beloved 65-piece Philly POPS orchestra. Bocelli last performed at the Wells Fargo Center with the Philly POPS on December 12, 2015. Access high-resolution photos and photo credits from 2015’s concert.
Tickets will go on sale on Monday, April 3 at 10 a.m. exclusively through WellsFargoCenterPhilly.com, by phone at 1-800-298-4200, or in person at the Wells Fargo Center box office.
The performance will feature a unique repertoire from Bocelli’s Grammy-nominated album, Cinema, special selections from the 20th Anniversary of the release of Romanza, along with the traditional selection of Arias, love songs, and crossover hits. Bocelli will be joined on stage by Eugene Kohn, soprano Larisa Martinez, and special guest, Broadway sensation Heather Headley.
Bocelli will perform with the largest standalone pops orchestra in the United States, the Philly POPS. Now in its 38th season, the Philly POPS orchestra serves a consistently growing audience of over 100,000 annually.
“In 2015, having the Philly POPS perform with Andrea Bocelli felt like a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and the concert was thrilling,” said Frank Giordano, Philly POPS President and CEO. “We’re honored and excited to share the stage with one of the world’s great talents once again.”
Bocelli has been thrilling audiences for over 20 years, and has sold over 80 million albums worldwide. In 2016, he was nominated for three Latin Grammy Awards including “Album of the Year,” and received a 2017 Grammy Award nomination for “Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album” for Cinema.
As the official pre-sale credit card of the performance, Citi® cardmembers will have access to purchase pre-sale tickets starting on Monday, March 27th at 10 a.m. EST through Sunday, April 2nd at 10 p.m EST for the December 8 performance. For complete details, please visit www.CitiPrivatePass.com.
Additionally, starting today, fans can sign up for Andrea Bocelli’s new official fan club, Andrea Bocelli – Community, where members will receive advanced access to some of the best seats through a direct advance- sale for each performance. To sign up, learn more, and get advanced ticket access through the Community, visit www.andreabocelli.us.
Philly POPS Subscribers and Patrons will receive special presale opportunities in March, and tickets will go on sale to the general public on April 3. For additional special opportunities through the Philly POPS call 215-735-2841.
About Wells Fargo Center
Comcast Spectacor is celebrating 20 years of transforming events into experiences at the Wells Fargo Center during the 2016-17 season. The Wells Fargo Center opened on August 31, 1996, as a beautiful state-of-the-art sports and entertainment facility to be the new home of the Philadelphia Flyers and 76ers. Since its opening, the arena has been the centerpiece of sports and entertainment in the Greater Philadelphia Region, and prominently featured in the national spotlight. The Wells Fargo Center continuously attracts numerous prestigious events, including political conventions, NCAA Championships, All-Star Games, concerts and family shows, creating countless memories for millions of fans throughout the region. The Wells Fargo Center showcases Comcast Spectacor’s industry-leading qualities as an operator and an innovator in the live event experience.
About Comcast Spectacor
Comcast Spectacor is part of Comcast Corporation, a global media and technology company that operates Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Spectacor’s three core businesses are the National Hockey League’s Philadelphia Flyers, the Wells Fargo Center Complex, and Spectra, a hosting and entertainment firm specializing in Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, Ticketing & Fan Engagement and Corporate Sponsorships. Learn more at ComcastSpectacor.com.
About the Philly POPS
The Philly POPS, the largest standalone pops orchestra in the United States, delights audiences with the inspired performance of American popular music. The POPS celebrates this distinctive musical heritage through an expanding repertoire of innovative concert presentations and a robust set of educational and engagement initiatives.
Now in its 38th season, the official POPS orchestra of Pennsylvania serves a consistently growing audience of over 100,000 annually. Music Director Michael Krajewski and the 65-piece Philly POPS orchestra keeps listeners tapping their toes to an impressive repertoire of songs from American traditions of music up through today’s chart toppers.
Outside the concert hall, Salute Series performances – including POPS on Independence on July 3 and the I’ll Be Home for Christmas: A Salute to the Military and First Responders – celebrate the American tradition of service around important national holidays; POPS in Schools enhances music education for Philadelphia School District students; and POPS Outside brings POPS music to local communities.
The Philly POPS performs as a founding resident company of The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, and at venues throughout the mid-Atlantic region.
PR Manager | Wells Fargo Center