There is a lot of talk these days about the benefit concert on October 9, but first there was another concert.
October 7: CLEARWATER
The concert goes well, as usual, Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca wear their blue suits right from the start.
The vocal performances are always excellent and the audience is more and more in love.
O SOLE MIO
O Sole Mio – Click Here
Another beautiful stage of the tour is done, but the thought is immediately to the next concert, there is a lot of anticipation.
As announced by Il Volo, the concert, to be held in SUNRISE Arena, will be broadcast live streaming everywhere, and the proceeds will be donated to charity for the victims of Hurricane Jan.
Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca had a big heart to propose this initiative, born from their own ideas, and for this cause, they also publicized the event, participating in various broadcasts:
They were interviewed by Camilo via twitter for Spanish CNN.
In this interview, Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca also answered questions asked by the fans.
In this short video there is a question asked to Ignazio, and exactly:
Camilo = A good question: Hi I want to know which one of you has a girlfriend and how you can have a long distance relationship.
Did you understand Ignazio? (He laughs)
Ignazio = The first part I did not understand.
Piero = (he explains in Italian to Ignazio) If you have a girlfriend, how do you maintain a long-distance relationship?
I had the girlfriend, I had.
Long-distance love is not easy, but if you want, everything is possible. Some things have a beginning and we don’t know when it will end, when it is the end, and we have to take advantage of each day as if it were the last, and I am a person who always does this. Then, I have no regrets in my life. Well, I’m happy like that.
(This definitely makes us understand that the relationship between Ignazio and Ana Paula is over. Ok Ignazio, we just need you to confirm that you are happy.)
They participate in the broadcast DESPIERTA AMERICA where, after talking about the live streaming concert for charity, they perform IL MONDO and EL TRISTE.
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Then to the EN CASA CON TELEMUNDO program.
To the EL GORDO Y LA FLACA program, with Lili Estefan.
(Have fun reading my translation, I do not know Spanish but it is clear that being Italian I understand it enough and then I try to interpret, I hope I have interpreted well.)
At the beginning Piero explains that they will do a concert at SUNRISE, and it will be broadcast in live streaming and the donations will be in favor of the people affected by the hurricane.
Lili says it’s nice that three young Italians have this feeling towards the locals.
Ignazio explains that they know they have some influence and it is right that they use it to help people, he says that they have always been well received in South America and have a good connection with Florida.
Lili says to send a nice message to the fans.
Gianluca says that fans have been following them for 13 years, and for them it was a privilege to have made their passion their job. He says that the last two years of Covid have been tough and at this moment the hurricane has also come, and therefore as Piero and Ignazio said, they must help.
Ignazio explains that there are not many words to say, whole books can be written, but their, the artists, must think about how to help people, that is, by buying the ticket.
Piero says that on their social network there will be all the details, it will be very easy, something that even his grandmother could do.
Lili goes on to say that it will be enough to click to donate.
The other woman asks the guys how they have this great connection with fans everywhere, and Ignazio replies:
“Because we are Italian”. 😁😁😁
Then Piero tells that in the morning they woke up and he asked what they had to do promotion that day and then they told him that in the afternoon he would meet the love of his life (he is being gallant with Lili ….. exclamations of all)
The other woman says that if she (Lili) is the love of your life, you need to clarify.
Lili asks if they are all still single, because she hasn’t seen them for two years and she is a little lost.
Piero confirms that they are single. (at that moment Gianluca points outwards, probably Eleonora is there, and he intends to point her out to Lili).
Lili asks, again “Are you all single?”
Piero says he is single, then adds that he is single in Italy, in Miami he is not single (laughter) and then Piero confirms that in Miami he is not single, in the rest of the world he is single (he continues to be gallant with Lili ).
Lili says they (the staff) told her there was the interview, but she didn’t know it was with them (Il Volo).
Gianluca says that the surprise is the best thing.
Lili confirms that this is so and then she returns to the topic of the Sunday concert, and asks Il Volo to sing a piece for them, the other woman also asks to please do it and Il Volo performs a piece from IL MONDO a cappella. (applause) 🤗
At the end of the interview, while they were taking pictures, also this happened with Lili, poor Gianluca, hit in the head by an elbow !!
Also the Italian RAI 1 news broadcast, broke the news.
RAI 1 News – Click Here
MAN = And now let’s go and meet three talents who successfully bring Italian music to the world, but first let’s listen to their music.
And here they are, Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble, or Il Volo, in connection with us from Florida, good evening guys, and thanks for being with us, good morning to you, but what are you doing in Florida?
PIERO = We are in Florida, tonight we will sing here in Miami. A few days ago we had to cancel our concert in Fort Myers due to the hurricane that destroyed part of Florida. Tonight we decided to broadcast the Miami concert in live global streaming, for a fundraiser, to help all victims affected by the hurricane.
MAN = How is your American tour going?
GIANLUCA = Well, now we are in Florida, we went to RCMH a few weeks ago, and the next stops will be Phoenix, Los Angeles and then we will finish in Australia, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.
IGNAZIO = Then we will return in December doing indoor sports in Italy, on the 15th in Turin, on the 17th in Milan and on the 23rd in Rome …..
GIANLUCA = …. December, of course
IGNAZIO = For tonight’s concert we will be live around 2:00 am in Italy, on our social networks you can find all the information, the platform is called StageIt.com
MAN = A nice tour of the world, but in all these concerts … America, Italy, Australia, is there a song that can never be missing and above all do you let us listen to it?
PIERO = We close all the concerts with Grande Amore, with that melody, we open the concerts with the Ecstasy of Gold, so it is a concert that ranges in more melodies.
What do we close with, what do we do? (Piero turns to his colleagues)
IGNAZIO = (Ignazio start to sings a piece of Il Mondo)…… ed il giorno verrà, stanotte amore non ho più pensato a te, a te!!
MAN = Thanks guys, thanks, good concert.
Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca also made a video to promote the live streaming concert and donations.
Live Stream Promotion – Click Here
There is a lot of anticipation for the concert and the day before the date Arianna the Singer also joins the project.
Arianna Bergamaschi is a very good Italian singer who lives in the U.S. She already sang with Il Volo about 10 years ago, it is a pity that here in Italy she is very little known.
Arianna wrote this:
“After exactly 10 years from our last performances here in the USA, tonight with immense joy and emotion I will duet at the FLA Arena in Miami with the friends of Il Volo during their concert.
The show will also be streaming worldwide on the site
Stageit.com and proceeds will be donated to the victims of Hurricane Ian which has just devastated a large swath of Florida territory.
As a new resident of Florida I am happy to be able to give my contribution and I invite you to buy the streaming tickets and enjoy the concert thus supporting this wonderful initiative!
I embrace you all !!”
Here are Il Volo and Arianna in a video from 2012, Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca, really very young !!
October 9 – SUNRISE
And here we are finally on the night of the concert.
I too bought my ticket to participate in the streaming, but since here in Italy it will be 02:15 am, I didn’t think I would see it …………… instead at 03:20 am I woke up and then I tried to connect, and it was wonderful, from My Way to the end I saw every moment, the image and the sound were perfect, I felt like I had Il Volo singing in my home, wonderful !! ❤
I would have liked to attach the video of the entire concert that my friend Carmen from Il Volo in Clase made, but unfortunately, the video was blocked.
There were the first images of the beginning, what emotion!!
The concert was amazing, the beautiful and large Sunrise arena was full of people in crazy love for Il Volo.
Ignazio, Piero and Gianluca, beautiful in their white suits and also very excited.
The audience greeted them with a roar. ❤
The lineup of songs is slightly varied, some songs in Spanish have been included, which I really like and which I propose to you in these videos.
HISTORIA DE UN AMOR
HISTORIA DE UN AMOR – Click Here
CARUSO – EL TRISTE – FUNICULÌ FUNICULÀ – LIBIAM DE LIETI CALICI , O SOLE MIO , Wow, wow, wow!!
HERE’S TO YOU
At the beginning of the video there is confusion, but then you see what joy and admiration among the audience.
HALLELUJAH, what emotion!
SE, sweetest, there are no words
SMILE, with the good Arianna, listen to these magnificent four voices !!! Enchantment.
Arianna wrote like this:
Thanks Miami and the wonderful audience of @flalivearena and thanks to the most powerful and talented group that ever I sang with: Il Volo, for the magical moment we shared last night !!
“You will find that life is still worth it if you just SMILE !!”
Among the audience there was also Lili Estefan and see what Piero does during O SOLE MIO.
Piero with Lili Estefan – Click Here
And Lili wrote like this:
Mute !!!!!! What can I tell you about this moment, an unforgettable gift from the universe 😃, only you my dear Piero Barone.
Il Volo, that honor ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ they are UNIQUE 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 THANK YOU
FLA Arena, too, enjoyed the beautiful concert and also wanted to join the donations. Nice gesture!!
Il Volo, obviously happy with the beautiful evening, posted this video with these beautiful words of thanks.
Sunrise was unbelievable.
We felt your hearts beating together from all over the world.
You supported us and most importantly, all the victims of Hurricane Ian. 💗
Thank you very much for helping us and for being so generous.
Sunrise Compilation – Click Here
What a wonderful evening, what a thrill, for everyone, for the public and for our beloved Gianluca, Piero and Ignazio, incredible that all this has already happened, and unfortunately the end of the American tour is coming, only two concerts and then they will fly in. Australia for three more concerts.
You bring the beautiful song, beautiful voices and sympathy, beauty and harmony, a smile wherever you go.
Thank you guys!
………. and after so much effort, this also happens at the meet & greet, fantastic and good Derek !!
See you soon guys, to finish in style.
Credit to owners of all photos and videos.
43 thoughts on “IL VOLO TOUR 2022: CLEARWATER and SUNRISE by Daniela”
Since my NC tour date did not make the cut for the fall tour I flew to Clearwater where I have family. Short visit with them then on to Ruth Eckerd Center for an amazing sound check and concert. I got to hear Gianluca seeing if I can dream twice all the way through!! Also met some cool Il Volovers.
Ruth, how wonderful, the concert and meeting other fans too. I understand from your words that it was a good experience and these good moments give us a strong boost to continue our path !!
I just joined this IL Volo Flight Crew and am so very impressed with the website and especially the wealth of information available in English translation. I just discovered IL VOLO this year and am now an avid fan. I just love listening to IL VOLO every day and watching them perform. I was fortunate enough to see them in Clearwater, FL on Oct. 7, 2022 and on livestreaming from Sunrise, FL on Oct. 9. I huge thank you to all who created and are maintaining this wonderful website. I am loving all your posts, photos, videos. Long live IL VOLO – Gianluca, Ignazio, Piero !!! Love you all.
Let me be the first to welcome you!! It is my pleasure to assist with the publishing of these stories! You can look back and have many hours of reading and viewing all the past posts! 😊
A big welcome from me too and it comes to you from Italy.
I am very happy that you have found us and I thank you for the compliments to the site. Here you will find so many present and past news, which will help you to get to know Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca better and you will like them more and more, I’m sure. Enjoy the reading!!
Daniela, great post and great pictures. I can’t get over how much healthier Ignacio looks with his added weight. Hopefully, he can keep it at this level. He says he’s happy and that’s the important part. Am curious which one felt the relationship had to end or maybe it was mutual and amicable. Since he seems to be an emotional type, he needs and deserves a very loyal and dedicated gal, also because he is so active and on tour a lot, I think. In time the right will appear.
Mark, I would say that Ignazio is in excellent shape and I’m sure he is happy, otherwise you would read unhappiness on his face, he can’t hide it.
Certainly, for the terrible period Ignazio was going through, Ana Paula was very precious, but perhaps she was not the girl for all his life.
Great post, Daniela and Pat!! I loved reliving that beautiful concert. I know it’s all been said, but they just keep getting better and better, yet remain their true, kind hearted, genuine selves, no matter what they are doing. ❤ How thoughtful of them to do this for the hurricane relief efforts.
Thank you for the wonderful article, great videos, and clear photos! 😊
You’re most welcome, Jane!!
Dear Jane, I’m so glad you watched the live stream of the concert, it was wonderful. Thank you for the nice compliments, it’s always nice to be able to relive the concerts by reading other points of view as well, it seems to lengthen the beautiful vision. It’s true our boys with hearts of gold are getting better and better.
A hug to you and your family!
It’s over😪 and the guys are on their way to Australia and New Zealand. They have a grueling 18 hour flight ahead of them with one layover in Brisbane. The concert is the next night so I hope they get some well deserved sleep on the plane. Barbara said they had to be at LAX 4 hours before their flight. It was an exciting concert with 2 special guests. A singer named Isabella (not familiar with her) and one of the guys from Pentatonix, he sang Hallelujah with all 3 of the guys. It was absolutely magical, lots of goosebumps in the theater during that song. I was fortunate to have a front row center thanks to Joanie my Il Volo dear friend. Meet and Greet was very quick because they had to get ready for their flight this morning. We are all now suffering from Il Volo depression this morning knowing that are gone. Next year they will do a South American tour, lucky fans. Thanks Daniela and Pat. You make us happy.
I’m glad Daniela and I can make you happy, Rose Marie!!
RoseMarie, I hear you sad, it’s true, they said goodbye to everyone and left for Australia and this is a cause for sadness.
However you have seen some great concerts this year and that just has to make you smile, and remember how many good times you have seen. I saw the videos last night with the singers Isabela and with Scott, and I liked them a lot and I like that Il Volo does these mixes, because the guys know how to blend with anyone and are not afraid of comparisons. So you were with Joanie, and you’ve seen Judith too. You spent a beautiful evening admiring and listening to three young artists: Ignazio, Piero and Gianluca. A hug.
Daniela, To make the Sunrise live-stream happen in
3 days was a miracle. I shed tears of joy as the three
angels in their white suits emerged to open. They
are truly blessed in their generous support of the
victims of Hurricane Ian. We all wanted to help,
and they made it happen! Great camera/sound.
I already told Pat that I was so happy she got to
see it, as well as others who could not make it to
a performance during this tour.
Yes, Martha, the idea of live streaming was fantastic, all those who could not attend concerts saw them live, and then the charity, I am very proud of our guys and the idea was them, not of the staff. I love them!
Did Ignazio know the Mike was going to come down from the ceiling? Hilarious!
Hi Linda, when you said “the Mike” did you mean the microphone? I don’t remember seeing anything in the videos coming down from the ceiling. In which video did you see it? I’d to see it too, especially if it hilarious! 😂
Pat, it’s in the Clearwater “Funny Moments” video. And yes, he dropped to the floor.. And you could see Piero and Gian really laughing because they finally surprised him!
Gosh, I don’t know how I missed that one, LInda! Thanks, Judi for letting me know which video it was! I don’t think Ignazio had a clue judging his reaction AND the reaction of Piero as he seems to have instigated it. That was a good one! 🤣😂
Linda, thanks for pointing out that video, I laughed a lot when I saw it. My opinion is that Piero organized everything and Ignazio and Gianluca knew nothing, in fact Gianluca approaches Piero and seems to ask “did you organize this?”.
Yes, it is from the three of them, to do these things, to make surprises to be able to see their reaction and even make fun of themselves!
Thank you Daniela – for your wonderful presentation – as always so informative & uplifting to read.
Thanks for the nice compliments, Jude!
Thanks for all of your amazing summaries of the concerts! I wasn’t able to go to the show in Atlantic City this time around, but did live stream the concert from Miami. Does anyone know how much money they raised for the Red Cross Florida?
Lois, I would also like to know how much money they raised for charity, but the amount is not known, but I think, from the enthusiastic comments of the guys, and considering the generosity of all the volovers, that’s a lot!
Talking about the boys I think is all of our favourite topic – I have heard of people flying over from New Zealand to be at the concerts here in Australia – I am from Queensland roughly about 60 kilometres South West of Brisbane & near the Amberly Airforce base – although I can’t see the boys in concert because I have an Atrium problem with my heart – just watching them on “YouTube” & “Facebook” lifts my soul – I worry about their personal happiness though – the relationship they have with that special girl will need to be someone very worthy of them – they are – from what I can see very –
sensitive kind & well mannered – no wonder everyone around the Globe loves them – thank you Daniela & Pat for the great effort you put into this extraorinary website – much appreciation – JudeR
You are most welcome, Jude! I’m glad we can bring you IL VOLO happiness! 😊
It’s true Jude, the fans of Il Volo, are willing to take long flights, just to see them, because between Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca and their fans, there is not only admiration, there is much more, a deep affection, a camaraderie that makes them feel like children, grandchildren, brothers, in short, people to respect and love.
Dommage pour Ignazio; Ana semblait avoir comme points communs avec lui le rire et la danse(entre autres). Je trouvais qu’ils allaient bien ensemble mais elle ne devait pas effectivement être la femme de se vie. Je pense tout de même que la distance mais aussi que tous les deux soient très pris par leur métier n’a pas du aider. Souhaitons à Ignazio de retrouver le bonheur en cela n’affecte pas ses prestations et son humour
Je suis tout à fait d’accord avec toi Eliane.
Ciao, Daniela and Pat. This was an exceptional post, with so much in it–great videos and photos–that I’m still saving some of the interviews for later, but wanted to write you now and thank you! What a thrill our 3rd row seats (and my first Meet and Greet) in Clearwater were, plus the Sunrise live-streamed concert. But I have to say that even though the theater in Clearwater was so much smaller than the arena in Sunrise, we were a hot audience and applauded and hollered and stood up with the best of them! I also am wondering how much money was raised by the live-stream concert–it was amazing during the pre-show chat to see people commenting from all over the world.
Judi, you’re most welcome. Yes, there was a lot in this post and I I loved it! Glad you had great experiences at Clearwater and Sunrise. I watched the live stream, it was wonderful! I also wonder how much was raised from the concert.
Judi, Clearwater must have been awesome, I didn’t talk about it much because there was so much to tell in this post that I didn’t want to be too verbose. I’m glad you had your first Meet & Greet.
It is really nice to see how many people from all over the world are involved with Il Volo!
If the staff communicates the amount obtained for charity, we will communicate it in turn.
Yes, Daniela and Pat, what a amazing post! Two great concerts, one many of us got to see via streaming. I saw it 3 times, once live in another city, once steaming and once on YouTube. Thanks for your over-and-above efforts.
They really took the Sunrise concert up a notch with exquisite singing and energy; it was electric. Just judging from the contributions coming in alongside the tv screen, some at $1000 +, they must have raised a huge amount of money for a good cause. I also think they raised their international profile quite a bit too. Do you think they will sell the dvd of the concert? Wonder who got the phone chat top prize? I hope one of you!
Sally, it was a really great concert for a great cause, and I think they raised a lot of money too. I hope they do a DVD of the concert, it would be great. We are still trying to figure out if any fans we know got any awards!
Thanks Sally for your nice compliment. I sure enjoyed the live stream concert!
Must go back and see all the videos. I didn’t get the live stream concert because I don’t stay up late. Would be wonderful if a DVD was made of it. Thanks so very much, Daniela and Patti for all your exceptional reporting. What would we do without you??? Still not receiving notices of when a new posting by you and Patti is available. I have the same email address, so can’t figure out what has happened. Roz from the U.K. has been telling me when one is on line.
Many huge hugs from Dolores
You’re most welcome, Dolores! I see your email address on the email followers list so I don’t know why you aren’t getting notifications. Have you checked your email’s spam folder to see if they are going there???? I know sometimes I have people who email me fairly regularly and for some reason one of theirs will end up in spam.
Hi Dolores, the streaming concert was really at an impossible time for us in Europe, in fact I didn’t think I would see it, as I woke up I tried and it was beautiful. Let’s hope they make a DVD, I think it would be successful. Pat will check why you don’t get the alerts, sorry.
Pat, Daniela and all who gave us this wonderful write up. Il Volo could not be happier if they happened to read it. We have such a special group and I feel blessed to be a part of it. Love to all Il Volovers here.
It is my pleasure to help get these posts published, Kay. We love you too! 💕
Sweet Kay, you have seen how good our boys are, and what beautiful duets they can do, they are really special, who knows if they know how much love there is around them.
T,he Sunrise concert was excellent and I was lucky enough to be there. The sound was awesome. I saw the video with the mike and it was funny also the one with the bee was hilarious. There was so many funny moments and so many moving moments, these guys are just amazing and I hope I am still here when they come back. Thanks to all of you
for your excellent articles and all your hard work, much appreciated.
You’re most welcome, Beverly! 😊