Dance aficionados take the back seat for a few minutes today as we announce the first of two concerts booked at the Vilar Performing Arts Center as part of the 2009-2010 VPAC Concert Series. We still have a long ways to go confirming the rest of the winter season, however, we just could not wait to announce the first two shows. Have no fear Vail International Dance Festival fans, we will be posting some more videos and photos a little later today.
In a post a few minutes ago we announced that the Black Crowes have been confirmed for November 14. This is a huge booking for us and an act that will be amazing in the 530 seat VPAC.
The second confirmed show will be Vienna Teng. The songwriter, singer and pianist has released three critically acclaimed albums, landing her on three Billboard charts and in Amazon.com’s top ten. She regularly sells out theaters across the U.S. and Europe, fans travel hundreds of miles to catch a single show, and her opening sets for the likes of India.Arie, Joan Baez and Madeleine Peyroux end in standing ovations. Mere months after quitting her job as a software engineer in 2002, she was being interviewed on NPR and performing on The Late Show with David Letterman, who declared that he’d listened to her entire debut album and that there was “not a dud” on it. Her brand of sophisticated, piano-driven pop has been gathering accolades ever since: “seductive and transcendent” (Amazon.com), “gorgeously conceived…accomplished yet understated” (Paste), “singular among her peers” (Variety).
We are excited to present Vienna Teng at the VPAC on October 24 at 7:30pm. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 14 at 11am MST. More information can be found HERE.
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