Local Yanni fans might feel flattered to know the globally famous musician has chosen Peoria to kick off his world tour.
About 55 crew members began setting up for a rehearsal today at the Peoria Civic Center for Tuesday night's performance.
Yanni will spend 66 days on the road in North America before playing internationally known venues like The Acropolis, the Taj Mahal and the the Royal Albert Hall in England.
Yanni's toring manager, Ron Doroba, says "There's an energy that comes with this particular band and Yanni playing live that he captures in the studio records but you have to be here and feel it to actually get the full sense of how big these songs are."
The show will introduce music from Yanni's new album, "Truth of Touch."
Tickets are on sale for Tuesday night's show at 7:30 PM.