New York, NY (May 15, 2012) – Patricia Kaas announced today that she will bring her tribute performance for Edith Piaf to New York City’s famed Carnegie Hall on November 20th. Tickets go on sale this Friday, May 18 at 11:00 AM ET at www.carnegiehall.org.
Although designed primarily as a live show, "Kaas chante Piaf" meaning "Kaas Sings Piaf" will also be released as an album. Revisiting the greatest hits of Edith Piaf, this album is central to Patricia Kaas' tribute to the great French singer. This major album, which will commemorate 50 years since the death of Edith Piaf, will be released on the 5th November 2012, just in time for the Christmas holidays. Some of the most evocative titles will be remixed by young French electro artists under the direction of Fabrice Brovelli and Christophe Caurret producers of Woodkid, The Shoes and Yuksek.
"Kaas chante Piaf" is Patricia Kaas' new project, focusing on 21 of the great Edith Piaf's iconic titles, arranged by Abel Korzeniowski. The new wonder-boy of the Hollywood music scene, ever since his Golden Globe nomination for his work on Tom Ford's "A Single Man", Abel also composed the music for Madonna's W.E.
This show, commemorating 50 years since the death of Piaf, will open at some of the world's most prestigious venues the Carnegie Hall in New-York, Royal Albert Hall in London, Olympia in Paris, Operetta Theatre in Moscow, Sejong Cultural Center in Seoul, etc. With innovative stage design, this unique show aims to be above all contemporary and urban. It will include a video installation with lighting that is different from anything on the stage today. Unedited, extraordinary, never seen images of Piaf will be the centerpiece of this unique event.