THE CANADIAN TENORS SET TO RELEASE “LEAD WITH YOUR HEART” OCTOBER 09
THE CANADIAN TENORS SET TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM
“LEAD WITH YOUR HEART” OCTOBER 9TH
- U.S. DISTRIBUTION DEAL INKED WITH VERVE MUSIC GROUP
SPEARHEADED BY LEGENDARY PRODUCER DAVID FOSTER -(23 July, 2012 - Toronto, ON) – They’re back! Canada’s multi-platinum vocal group The Tenors, featuring Clifton Murray, Fraser Walters, Remigio Pereira and Victor Micallef, announced today the release of their highly anticipated second studio album, LEAD WITH YOUR HEART on October 9 through Universal Music Canada (UMC), the country’s leading music company. LEAD WITH YOUR HEART is a 12-track album that stretches the boundaries of classical crossover by combining classic songs, modern tunes and Spanish and French world music. From cover features such as Bob Dylan’s “Forever Young” to the inspirational anthem, “Amazing Grace” and one of the most recognizable and heroic Tenor arias, “Nessun Dorma”, the diverse track list features an eclectic mix of pop favourites and classical staples along with new compositions written and co-written by The Tenors. “This album was a true labour of love for us,” says Walters. “We collaborated with some amazing producers and songwriters to really infuse each song with a unique sound – elements of which will be familiar to our fans and others that are totally original.“ Collaborating on this album with The Tenors were world-renowned producers and co-writers including Walter Afanasieff (Celine Dion, Andrea Bocelli, Michael Jackson), Bob Ezrin (Rod Stewart, Peter Gabriel, Pink Floyd) and Marco Marinangeli (Josh Groban, Il Divo, Placido Domingo). On the heels of today’s announcement, The Tenors also confirm a newly penned US deal with fellow Canadian and 16-time Grammy Award winner David Foster, the new Chairman of Verve Music Group. “I’m thrilled to welcome The Tenors as a member of the Verve family. These multi-talented performers have established themselves here and abroad, and are a true international success story,” said Foster. “I am extremely proud to be associated with such great Canadian talent.” “David has been instrumental in our success. Since the early days of our career he has supported and nurtured our artistic vision and we are honoured to have him spearhead our U.S. distribution through Verve Music Group," said Pereira. LEAD WITH YOUR HEART is The Tenors’ first album release in over two years following the international release of their debut album and an extensive touring schedule. Over the past few years, The Tenors have performed worldwide, sharing the stage with legendary artists such as Andrea Bocelli, Celine Dion (on the Oprah Show), Sting, and Paul McCartney. More recently, The Tenors were featured performers on two primetime international broadcasts: THE EMMY Awards Live from Los Angeles and The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations from Windsor Castle in the UK, where The Tenors performed for Her Majesty. TRACK LISTING: LEAD WITH YOUR HEART 1. Vinceremo (You and I) 2. Lead With Your Heart 3. Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word (by Elton John) 4. Me He Enamorado (adapted from Barbra Streisand's 'Woman in Love') 5. World Stand Still 6. Journees D'innocence 7. Amazing Grace (featuring Natalie Grant) 8. Manana 9. Anchor Me 10. Viento 11. Forever Young (by Bob Dylan) 12. Lullaby Bonus Track: Nessun Dorma Keep track of The Tenors on Twitter: @TenorsMusic and follow them on Facebook during their upcoming international tour for the latest Tenors’ news and updates! ABOUT THE TENORS: Since their inception, The Tenors have been thrilling audiences around the world with their powerful voices and memorable melodies. Blending classical music and contemporary pop, these singing sensations have achieved international success, showcasing their undeniable charm and diverse vocal styles. The music of Port McNeill’s Clifton Murray, Toronto’s Victor Micallef, Quebec’s Remigio Pereira, and Vancouver’s Fraser Walters is rich and soulful with powerful anthems and beautiful melodies. Both their debut and holiday albums have gone platinum in Canada and have been released around the world by Universal Music and its affiliates.