Il Volo Professional ~~ New Wave 2014, Abruzzo Press and Taormina Wrap Up…Just Because

Hey Everyone!

I think I’ve–dare I say it?–finally caught up with our busy globe trotters and can take a bit of a rest until they hit Mexico at the end of the week.  Perhaps a drink right in the middle of that group of guys in the picture Gianluca Instagramed a little while ago….no…?  OK…fine…. *pouting*   😉


Il Volo Performs At the New Wave Music Festival

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After an emotional and amazing week in Taormina, The Guys headed to Riga,  the capital of Latvia, and Jurmala to participate in the New Wave Music Festival.  The festival is a six day event with two days dedicated to international competition, though Il Volo did not compete; they appeared as special guests, singing two crowd favorites.  To read more about the event, 


Click here —>!  ,

here —> to learn about Riga,

and enjoy the pictures and videos below. 


Il Mondo; New Wave 2014

O Sole Mio; New Wave 2014

By NovayaVolna

Click here for All About Il Volo’s New Wave Gallery —>

“Grazie!” Grazie #newwave #newwave2014 #latvia #jurmala #riga #lettonia; Il Volo Facebook

They Talk Fashion

By All About Il Volo

 And they gave an interview to Mix TV, a Latvian music television station geared toward young people.

Mix TV Interview… *raised eyebrows*….

By Mix TV, проект портала

Yes, Gianluca; we love your looks from Brioni.  Ooh, la la!  Unfortunately, I’m not blonde.  Dang!


Press Conference in Pescara

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From Latvia, they headed “home; sweet home,” or more correctly: Gianluca did.  Ignazio and Piero went with him to prepare for their press conference in Pescara to talk about their upcoming concert in Abruzzo in September.  In attendance were: Pescara’s mayor, Marco AlessandriniGiovanni Di Iacovo, Council Member of Culture, Massimo Fregnani, the Italian tour promoter  and, of course, their faithful manager, Michele Torpedine.

Click here — > for information about Pescara.

Interview in Pescara; found by Athina Angelopoulos

Click here —> for the video, and

here —> for the written article (how are you all doing with your Italian?)

You can also see a video of some of the conference with a translation at All About Il Volo here —>


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Oh…one more: Gianluca Jokes About Ignazio’s Appetite

By All About Il Volo

 Good Luck, guys!  I know you’ll have as much success in Abruzzo as you did in Sicily!


Tormina Wrap Up

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I’m guessing that everyone has seen about everything that there is to see about Taormina, but I found a few more things.   Enjoy!



Small mention of Il Volo with them holding their Tao Award during the presentation; Found by Anthina Angelopolous

By Sestarete

All About Il Volo Links:

Rai 1 Taormina Interviews —>

Estate en Diretta English Translation —>

Playlists from ilvolo_russia

Thank you, Maria!


Just Because

If you don’t know that The Guys believe in faith and family, you need to read this interview from Zenit.  If you already know, read it and fall in love with them more.   😉

Click here —>


~~ Kelly

33 thoughts on “Il Volo Professional ~~ New Wave 2014, Abruzzo Press and Taormina Wrap Up…Just Because”

  1. Thanks for the update! The pictures are awesome! I wish them the best of luck in Mexico! And I think you can have that drink! 😉 excited to see more!

  2. Hi, just 2 corrections! First: Mixtv is a station from LATVIA not from Brazil as stated above
    ….and second: my name is Athina Angelopoulos (not Anthina Angelopolous, hhahaha)

    Kisses to all!! 🙂

      1. Don’t worry, sweetie, I’m not upset! People always confuse my name 😀

  3. I want to thank you guys. My summer has been so busy that I have not been able to keep up with Il Volo events. But because of your site (I like to think of this has “our” site some times) I can catch up. As late as it is I still have yet to watch the Taormina concert ! Yes, I know. I am really behind the times. Anyone have a link to use for the whole concert in one video ?
    Also, any Il Volo friends are so welcome to email me direct at

    1. Hi Myron, Look up Maria Sergeeva’s videos of the Taormina concerts. She recorded songs from both nights of the concerts & the sound & picture quality is very good. I think these are the same ones Kelly noted above from Il Volo Russia. I don’t know if they are the whole concerts, but they are not all in one video.

      1. I have the links to the playlists Maria posted in the tweets at the bottom of this post. 🙂 She was excited to let me use her material here.

  4. Kelly this amazing history of Pescara, Riga, Latvia & Abruzzo. I loved the pictures of the buildings in Abruzzo with the art work . Beautiful cities Amazing pictures of the guys & videos. I am glad Gianluca spoke & corrected the girl calling them tenors. He is having quite a time correcting ignorant people who can’t seem to understand there are 2 tenors & 1 BARITONE. I felt that girl was quite rude even cutting off a man who was trying to speak. Your hard work is excellent.

    Ignazio, Gianluca Piero I know I can wish you loads of luck but I also know your success is always proof of how dedicated & professional of excellence you already are. You will knock them dead in Mexico as you did Taormina. Way to go.

  5. Thank you Kelly for the wonderful wrap up. Love every word, photo and song. Great wishes to our guys as they head to Mexico to WOW yet another country just waiting to love and celebrate them once again! 🙂

  6. Is anyone else having problems posting. Keep being told that my comments cannot be posted at this time. Help!!

  7. Not having trouble posting, but the print is so pale. Hard to read at times. Anyone know why?

    1. I’m having the same “pale print” issue. Thought it was my computer. Still don’t know why.

  8. Kelly, just realized what YOU print on the actual story is in black, but everyone’s responses are pale brown.

  9. Kelly-I don’t know how you manage to compile all this information and present it so beautifully but you do an outstanding job and I love every single bit of it !! You’re terrific !!

  10. Hi Myon, was missing reading your review. Can’t wait to hear your responses after you are able to catch up.

  11. Thanks Kelly – I too have to catch up! Il Volo is on the way to Mexico and I am just catching up on their July activities! Great post!

  12. Myron, FYI Seems to be some kind of security issue for your e mail. Tried 3 times today. thought you might want to investigate.

  13. This has nothing to do with the post, I just didn’t know how to get to you guys any other way (sorry). Could you guys post like a thing showing all over Ignazio’s tattoos, because I have searched the internet high and low and can only find two of them!!!! Thanks so much if you do it!!!

  14. Yea! so much easier to read. Thank you Kelly! Wish I had the computer knowledge that all of you have. Maybe some day?

    1. I’m glad you can read it better, Kitty. But I can’t take credit. I had to reach out to WordPress staff for help with this. Rachel was a sweet woman who live-chatted with me and fixed the problem in 5 minutes. Unfortunately, I could not put her on “speed dial,” for the next time I have an issue. 🙂

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