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Il Volo Professional – L’Arena

Today Il Volo was on the television show L’Arena.  Click on the link below to watch Il Volo.  Slide the counter on the bottom of the video to 1:59 where Il Volo’s interview begins.

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Daniela was kind enough to send a translation as follows:

“Giletti has always been a friend of IL VOLO and after the presentation of duty, makes them sit down and begin a familiar interview. He asks if all three work the same and they make clear that they split the roles, everyone follows certain things, but Ignazio says that Piero’s what good or evil always puts his face.
Giletti then introduces their band that accompanied them in three cycles of concerts and calls for non-prepared performances, as it does sometimes in the house of friends.
Ignazio begins with a piece of Pino Daniele “O’ Scarrafone”.
The atmosphere is very informal, even Giletti tries to sing.
Then we speak of the Sanremo victory and passes a short video of the winner Gabbani this year. Gianluca says it’s a good song, but he sided with Ermal Meta, his friend, who was third.
Giletti ago revise Sanremo victory of IL VOLO and is always exciting, even Ignazio says there still seems true.  They admit that their notoriety from Sanremo in Italy has changed.  Ignazio also said to have been shown to not only kids but people who have much to give beyond music.
Piero sings a song by Cocciante “A mano a mano” .  Is introduced to the subject of their “refusal to Trump” and Piero insists that a singer must have the right of choice.
Then it was the turn of Gianluca who plays a song by De Gregori, “Sempre per sempre.”
Remember the tour dates both Italian and American as well as all of the IL VOLO collaborations with great artists. They end with a performance of Gianluca while Ignazio and  Piero and Giletti dance with the girls in the audience.”

For those that love the song A Mano A Mano, Daniela was kind enough to send the translated version of this beautiful song:

Gradually you realize that the wind
He blows on the face and steals a smile
The summer is almost over
He blows on heart and steals your love
Gradually it dissolves in tears
That sweet faded memory by time
Of when you lived with me in a room
There was no money but a lot of hope
And you lose a hand to hand and lose you
And what was it seems more absurd
When the night it was ever true
And not like now in Saturday night
But, give me your hand and back close
It can grow a flower in our garden
That even the winter will never freeze
It can grow a flower from my love for you
And gradually you will see with time
There, on his face the same smile
That the cruel wind had stolen
Returning faithful
Love is back
But, give me your hand and back close
It can grow a flower in our garden
That even the winter will never freeze
It can grow a flower from my love for you
Thank you again, Daniela, for translating these wonderful videos and beautiful songs!
– Leelee 🙂

Il Volo Professional ~~ NEW ALBUM!! and Other News

 

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“The last surprise for fans was the news, escaped during the radio interview with RTL 102.5, that after the tour The flight will begin to prepare an album of unreleased songs so you just have to enjoy this tour and wait.”

As if the North American Tour approaching is not exciting enough, we have something else to look forward to.  The most exciting part is that this is UNRELEASED songs, meaning new and never heard before.  Could this be songs they have written themselves?  Could this be songs written for them?  Either way, I’m feeling Grammy in the near future!  What do you think?

 

 


 

 

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IL VOLO NOTTE MAGICA NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2017!!

 

Radio City Music Hall says:

“Get ready! Just a couple more weeks until Il Volo head to Radio City for one unforgettable night!

Will you be there?!”

 

 

But first up is Easton, PA on March 2nd at the State Theatre!

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IL VOLO ON “THE TODAY SHOW”

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OFF STAGE

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As we end summer and the weather starts cooling down (for most everyone), I thought it would be fun to step back and take a look together at summer in Il Volo land! I’m sure you have seen many of these photos before, but, really, can you not get enough?

 

Santo Domingo – Piero:  “Enjoying Caribbean vibe”

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Santo Domingo – Look at the beautiful palm trees and beautiful blue sky?  If anyone sees anything else that needs to be pointed out, please feel free to do so.

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 …and a one and a two…GERONIMO!

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Gianluca summed it up when they had finally settled down after their tour completed:  “Abruzzo. La mia terra, la mia luce” (Translated:  Abruzzo, my land, my light)

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(Look closely and that’s me waving my arms in the sea looking for help!  Okay, maybe not)

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“He flies through the air with the greatest of ease”

 

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GG hanging out with his good friend Marco
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Igny at the park

 

 

 

Who didn’t enjoy watching this video of Ignazio over and over (and over and over) – A man and his dog!

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The following pictures are of Igny and Piero who decided to vacation together with family in Taormina.

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Look at that beautiful sea and pool.  Wait!  What is that?

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OH!  HELLO THERE!

 

 

They just love eating at BamBar in Taormina, Sicily.  Doesn’t that look refreshing for a hot summer day?  The dessert looks good, too!

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Just like a man and his dog, there’s nothing like a man with his horse!

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…and he fishes, too!

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…and he paints, too!  Their talents are endless!

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Such grace – such form!

 

Igny hanging out with his tennis buddies

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I never thought fish were handsome.  This must be a new species.

 

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Sea…car…Piero

 

 

Piero on waterski.  Such skill!

 

 Piero wrote:  “ask me why do i love home…this is why”

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Con la famiglia

 

Love that jet skiing!

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FRATELLI

 

 

I hope you enjoyed summer.  So much to still look forward to as they go on tour in 2017.  It’s right around the corner.

 I know there are more pictures but I only used pictures posted from Piero, Ignazio, and Gianluca’s Twitter/Instagram/Facebook pages.  Credit goes to these three lovelies.

Il Volo – Off Stage

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When last I wrote, we left off was in Miami.  Now for Part 2 of the North American tour!!  Enjoy!

After their fun in Miami, we next catch up with them in Fort Myers.

 

 

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Friendship, friendship – it’s the perfect blendship

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lunch time!

In case you didn’t notice, that empty chair on the right was mine.  I had to get up to take the picture.  (WHAT?  You don’t believe me?)

Ignazio, Ignazio – where for art thou Ignazio? Here he is!

Basketball in Atlanta.

It’s great that they had the opportunity to get out for some fun.

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Heading to New Orleans

New Orleans

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Does anyone else wish they were on that bus? Just me?

 

Gym time in New Orleans.

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Welcome to Texas!!

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HOWDY!!

 

On to Denver

Hanging out on the bus sporting their new Il Volo Logo T-Shirts (and never without their cellphones).  Again, I ask, anyone want to be on that bus.  It’s ok – shout it out!!

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LAS VEGAS!!!!

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They attended an event here. Anyone know what it was? Um – Oh yeah – FAN FAIRE!!!

Last stop – California here we come!

Santa Monica

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Just playing around (literally)

 

Piero says Hollywood is always a great place to perform. I absolutely agree.  Must have seen Soonie while they were there.  Notice Piero’s buzz cut on the sides?

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Getting in some exercise in Santa Monica. Love this!

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Gianluca loves California. It truly is a beautiful state and it certainly agrees with them.

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Alas, the North American tour comes to an end. Until we meet again!

Next stop – South America!

Il Volo – Off Stage

Friends,

We talk about Il Volo when they are on tour (Il Volo Professional). There has been some feedback about what Il Volo is doing when they’re not on stage.   Welcome to Off Stage!

As many of you may remember, we had a column titled “In Case You Missed It” by our beloved friend Linda Snyder. Since that was Linda’s column, I want to keep it Linda’s, which is why this column was renamed.

When I was asked to do this, it gave me a funny feeling but at the same time felt so honored. I only hope that I can walk in my dear friend’s shoes.  I miss you, girl!!

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In case anyone here didn’t know, Il Volo has been on tour since January. WHAT??  Oh come on, you knew!  Though they have quite a busy schedule with back to back concerts, they did have some time for play.  I know you all have seen these pictures, but, really!  Can we tire of seeing them again?

They started their 2016 tour in Italy in January. I was able to come up with these lovely photos:

Italians love to eat!

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In Abruzzo

 

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Do you think he’s for hire?
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Ciao from Florence!

And who can forget these shots when they were promoting for MatchlessLondon. Okay, so this was actually work and not play, but these photos are among my favorites.

Wearing the Matchless London Star Wars capsule collection and taking a tour of the exclusive presentation at Pitti Uomo!

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Italy tour ends.

 

WELCOME TO NORTH AMERICA!!

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Canada, Northeast U.S. and Midwest U.S. in February? For the life of me, I cannot figure out why there was little to no outdoor play.

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Yet, there was one brave soul.

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They did get to go to a hockey game while in Canada.canada

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They also got to celebrate Gianluca’s birthday while in Boston.Boston

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They look so cold!

If you can’t go outside, then what can we do indoors? Of course!  Gym time!

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Gianluca even has his Momma gymmin’ in Nashville!Grand ole opry

 

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In Nashville (sigh)

I know it’s an old picture but I feel like he’s been left out…so just because.

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I love the camaraderie they all have with each other. Did I mention Italians love to eat?  This was taken at Papa Joe’s in Pennsylvania.

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Now, I don’t know what poor Patrizio did to deserve this (Il Volo’s bass player)

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Enough of the cold!! It’s time to hit Florida full of Warmth and Sunshine!  HELLO!Florida

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The night before the Miami Concert Il Volo joined the Estefan’s for Julio Estefan’s birthday!

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