Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Alicia Keys concert to close winter season in Ischgl

Alicia Keys will perform the season closing Top Of The Mountain Concert in Ischgl next Saturday May 1. About 20,000 are expected to attend the concert, hold in a natural bowl near the top station of the Silvretta and Fimba gondola lifts with the stunning backdrop of the Silvretta mountains.
Alicia Keys, is an American recording artist, musician and actress. Keys' debut album, Songs in A Minor, was a commercial success, selling over 12 million copies worldwide. The album earned Keys five Grammy Awards in 2002, including Best New Artist and Song of the Year for "Fallin'". Her second album, The Diary of Alicia Keys, was released in 2003 and was also another success worldwide, garnered her an additional four Grammy Awards in 2005. Later that year, she released her first live album, Unplugged, which debuted at number one in the United States. Her third studio album, As I Am, was released in 2007 and sold six million copies worldwide, earning Keys an additional three Grammy Awards. In 2009 she released The Element of Freedom. Throughout her career, Keys has sold over 30 million albums worldwide, establishing herself as one of the best-selling artists of her time.
Alicia Keys follows in the footsteps of a galaxy of superstars who have entertained skiers and boarders in the Austrian resort's traditional Top of the Mountain gig. Fourteen years ago, Ischgl decided to put its entire advertising and marketing budget into staging two massive concerts a year to open and close the winter season. Elton John was the first star to feature in the Tirolean resort's now famous season closing concerts, back in 1995. Since then the resort has hosted Rod Stewart, Bob Dylan, Sting, Tina Turner, Diana Ross, Bon Jovi, Enrique Iglesias, Atomic Kitten, Peter Gabriel, The Corrs, Alanis Morissette, Lionel Richie, Pink, the Scissor Sisters, the Pussycat Dolls, Rihanna, Elton John again, Gabriella Cilmi, Leona Lewis, Kylie Minogue and Katy Perry.
In Ischgl you can find ultramodern lift and cable-car system (3 cable cars, 2 aerial cableways, 23 chairlifts and 12 draglifts) with a transport capacity of 78,500 persons per hour ensure skiing without queues (€120 million have been invested over the last five years). The new lifts managed by the Silvretta Seilbahn AG Company offer a high level of comfort and countless extras, such as heated seats in the new Fimbabahn cable car. The 235 kilometres and 506 hectares of slopes are all located on north-facing slopes assuring a reliable snow cover.
Entrance to this ultimate event is free with a valid lift pass. On 1 May, a one-day ski pass will be available for the one-off price of €75. Two-day tickets can be obtained for €100 (both tickets include the concert). The concert will kick off at 1 pm, high up on Idalp.