The superstar Mariah Carey will perform the legendary season closing concert at in Ischgl on Monday 30 April. "It doesn't get much better than this", said Tourist Office Director Andreas Steibl. "We are proud and excited to announce this exceptional star for the closing concert of this exceptional winter season. Mariah Carey has a distinctive and powerful voice, which is perfect for the Top Of The Mountain concert (...) As usual, we wanted to close the season with a huge international star and once again we've done it! Mariah Carey ensures that we will have our traditional world-class atmosphere for the closing party".
Mariah Carey will perform on the specially constructed open air stage at 2320m at Idalp, the ski hub area of Ischgl in the Paznaun Valley, and is expected to draw a crowd of 20,000 skiers, boarders and fans. She will be taking the crowd on a journey back through time, exploring her musical history over the past 20 years with hits such as Hero, Heartbreaker, Touch My Body, Someday and My All.
Mariah Carey is the best-selling female artist of all time. With an unprecedented record of 18 number one singles that rival all but The Beatles, she has made an indelible impact on the global music industry and audiences everywhere. Blessed with a stunning five-octave range and signature vocal abilities, the singularly talented superstar continues to reach new heights of artistic growth and popularity. As a singer and songwriter, she has been recognised with five Grammy Awards, nine American Music Awards, Billboard’s "Artist of the Decade" Award and the World Music Award for "World’s Best Selling Female Artist of the Millennium" to name a few. The Ischgl concert is the only European one she is planning to do this year.
Mariah Carey 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, Katy Perry, Alicia Keys, Gossip, The Killers and Roxette. This season's opening concert was performed by Roxette at the end of November 2011 to an enthusiastic crowd of 20,000.