Mariah Carey, the best-selling female artist of all time, with an unprecedented record of 18 number one singles that rival all but The Beatles, will headline the now legendary season closing concert at Ischgl, in the Austrian Tirol on Monday 30 April, it has been announced today (Wednesday 7 March).
"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."
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."
"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," added Steibl.
Ischgl’s Top Of The Mountain concerts at the beginning and end of every ski season have become legendary for the big name stars they feature, including The Killers, Elton John, Kylie Minogue, Pink, Alicia Keys and Tina Turner. The 2011-12 season was opened by Swedish pop duo Roxette at the end of November.
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. (why?!)
Concert entry is free with a valid skipass (needed anyway to get up the mountain to the concert area) – one day skipass is 95 euros, two days is 125 euros and 3 days 128 euros. The last day of skiing in Ischgl this season is Tuesday 1 May.
Why are Mariah posts so empty these days and those Rihanna vs the other girl vs CB posts soooooooo fun?