The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2016-05-19T01:30:28Z Sami Yusuf, Britain’s biggest singer in the Middle East, announces first New Zealand concert 2016-05-19T01:30:28Z sami-yusuf-britain-s-biggest-singer-in-the-middle-east-announces-first-new-zealand-concert This July, experience Sami Yusuf’s unique voice firsthand when the UK’s biggest star in the Middle East takes the stage in Auckland.   Immerse yourself in the world of “Spiritique” as the founder of the genre, Sami Yusuf, graces Auckland’s Town Hall with peace and harmony on Sunday 10 July 2016. With tickets starting from only NZ$65, this is the best opportunity for New Zealand fans to personally experience Yusuf’s inspiring music.   The Guardian recognised Yusuf as Britain’s biggest star in the Middle East who has sold 34 million albums to date and is distinguished worldwide for the celebrated concerts of harmony he performs. His Auckland show will be no different.   In the current global atmosphere of conflict and turmoil, Yusuf's message of peace and harmony is timely and much needed.   Appointed by the United Nations as both the World’s Global Ambassador Against Hunger and the promoter of World peace and harmony, Yusuf is by no means your typical British celebrity. The brilliant singer is also well renowned for his astounding talent as a composer, producer and instrumentalist. The transcendent message of traditional music speaks for the core of Yusuf’s passions. He strongly believes that the world’s traditions are expressions of the same ultimate truth. Music for him is an expression of divine love and the love of all the great traditions. Speaking of his very first Australian and New Zealand tour, the London based singer cannot conceal his excitement. “I do know that both Australia and New Zealand are unbelievably beautiful, and the people are accepting, kind and hospitable. Also, the aboriginal culture has always been an object of fascination for me. I’m keen and eager to learn more about the two countries,” said Sami Yusuf.   One of Yusuf’s largest live concerts was in Istanbul where he performed to over 250,000 people and also composed and arranged music for the film “1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al-Havthan”.   Auckland fans will see Yusuf perform at Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall on July 10 at 8pm. Ticket prices start from only NZ$65.     SAMI YUSUF is appearing at:-  Auckland, Sunday 10th July 2016 at the Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall Tickets available through Ticketmaster: http://bit.ly/1ThvWco     MEDIA CONTACT Holysmoke! Agency Laura Heslop, Yvonne Kong or Amanda Fry E: laura@holysmokeagency.com; yvonne@holysmoke.com or amanda@holysmokeagency.com P: +61 407 078 407 Biggest British singer in Middle-East, Sami Yusuf visits Australia this July 2016-03-09T23:00:00Z biggest-british-singer-in-middle-east-sami-yusuf-visits-australia-this-july-1 Sami Yusuf, the biggest British export of the UK in the past decade, is set to spread his wings further for his very first tour of Australia this July. Yusuf is the biggest British star in the Middle-East, according to The Guardian, and has sold 34 million albums to date.  "I am very excited to perform in Australia. As a Londoner, I immediately feel at home when placed in a climate of tolerance, diversity and respect — which for me sums up what Australia stands for. I can’t wait to perform for you all this July.”  Sami Yusuf   In the current global atmosphere of conflict and turmoil, Yusuf's message of peace and harmony is timely and much needed.   The founder of the “Spiritique’ genre is set to grace the stages of Sydney and Melbourne. With the United Nations appointing him as the World’s Global Ambassador Against Hunger, he is not your typical British celebrity. But brilliant artist he is. Many have come to know him as a singer, but Sami Yusuf is also widely recognised for his astounding talent as a composer, producer and instrumentalist.   With the transcendent message of traditional music, Sami strongly believes that the world’s traditions are expressions of the same ultimate truth. Music for him is an expression of divine love and the love of all the great traditions.   The sale of so many albums has allowed his positive influence and, through his lyrics, his desire for peace and harmony to reach all corners of the world. These pure beliefs shine through in his singing, composition and the performance of vocals where he prefers using traditional instruments to more modern ones.   Through his dedicated involvement in humanitarian efforts such as the World Food Program, Yusuf well and truly succeeded in devoting his fame to help feed the world’s most needy.   As Ambassador for World Interfaith Harmony Week, Yusuf composed the world’s first interfaith anthem, The Gift of Love, and hopes to help people from different traditions recognise that the common values they hold, far outweigh the differences they have and thereby provide a strong dose of peace and harmony to their communities.   One of the largest live concerts was in Istanbul where Yusuf performed to over 250,000 people and also composed and arranged music for the film ‘1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al-Havthan’.   SAMI YUSUF is appearing at:-  Melbourne, 6th July 2016 at the Sir Robert Blackwood Hall Tickets available through Monash:http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/mapa/buy-tickets/  Sydney, 8th July 2016 at The Concourse Tickets available through Ticketek: http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=SAMIYUSU16      MEDIA CONTACT Laura Heslop or Amanda Fry E: laura@holysmokeagency.com or amanda@holysmokeagency.com P: +61 2 8599 1098 or 0418 262 282