Andrea Bocelli plays Target Center June 15.

Count Andrea Bocelli among the big arena concerts of next summer.

One of the best-known tenors in the world, Bocelli will perform at Target Center June 9, 2016. The Italian singer and pianist will be accompanied by memebers of the Minnesota Orchestra.

Blind since the age of 12 following a football accident, Bocelli has gone on to enjoy one of the most successful solo operatic careers ever, selling more than 70 million records to date. He recently recorded a duet, "E Piu Ti Penso" ("The More I Think of You"), with American pop star Ariana Grande, which can be heard on YouTube or his website, andreabocelli.com.

His Minnesota appearance is one of 13 U.S. dates on a tour beginning this Wednesday (Dec. 2) in Phoenix. Tickets for the Target Center concert ($80-$360) go on sale Fri. Dec. 11.

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