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IL VOLO WORLD TOUR: ORLANDO and FORT LAUDERDALE by Daniela

IL VOLO has come to the warm Florida sun. ☀️

Even the lineup of songs changes, as I thought !! Finally we also hear songs in Spanish.

Who knows why, but I have the impression that we will still have surprises.

But here we are at the first stop in Florida:

 

February 20: ORLANDO 

Here is the video of the entire concert.

At some point, a girl is embraced by Ignazio, will surely have been in seventh heaven !!!

What a blessing. ❤️❤️❤️

Another view of Ignazio and the surprised fan.

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MARIA, after a long and playful dialogue by Ignazio 😁😁

Some nice photos of the evening.

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February 22: FORT LAUDERDALE

Let’s start by saying that IL VOLO will be exhibited at the BB&T Sunrise Center.

This beautiful arena has about 20 thousand seats. There will be no closing drape.

Who knows if Ignazio, Gianluca and Piero will be able to fill everything?

Of course there are many people who love them and in reality, I hope so much for them, that this will happen, it would be really fantastic.

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What can I say, looking at the photos of the concert, I would say that they succeeded. It’s sold out !!! Congratulations guys!

Who knows how much emotion they have to see all the people who love them and who came to listen to their splendid voices.

Incomparable! ❤️❤️❤️

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Let’s see some videos:

NESSUN DORMA

IL MONDO + UN AMORE COSI’ GRANDE – SURRENDER – ARRIVEDERCI ROMA – DELILAH – SMILE – EL TRISTE –  SONOS NOVIOS – O SOLE MIO – VOLARE – GRANDE AMORE

EL TRISTE (video taken by Gianluca’s mother)

BRIDGE OVER TROUBLE WATER

MY WAY

MEMORY

NO PUEDE SER

Piero announces to the audience that the couple ESTEFAN is present at the concert.

 

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Final greetings

 

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FTL 09

But who I see, right there in the front row on the left, are you really Marie Crider?!?! ❤️

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Two more fantastic concerts are over. The road is still long, but it is slowly getting shorter.

Whoever has the opportunity, do not miss these beautiful opportunities to see Il VOLO, live in concert, is certainly an emotion to try.

Daniela

Credit to owners of all photos and videos.

NEWS NEWS NEWS by Daniela

On February 18, there was a nice radio interview, also broadcast on the web, by Radio Cerrano (a local Abruzzo radio) where Ercole Ginoble, Gianluca’s father, was a guest. It was a delightful and fun interview.

 At a certain point Ercole called Michele Torpedine by phone, and he said a lot of really sensational news on the next appointments of IL VOLO.

But let’s go in order. Here is the video of the interview.

At first Ercole says that as a young man he also worked in the first private radio stations, in the 70s / 80s.

The announcers, together with Ercole, retrace the years of IL VOLO’s career.

Then Ercole confirms that Il Volo is now in concert in the US.

Ercole says that for the third time they sold out at RCMH and also in many other theaters.

He confirms it is very demanding to be a parent of Il VOLO, especially the first few years where they were taught to follow them always and everywhere, since they were minors.

He says there is also a lot of fun, but also a lot of stress, in fact he says that on the last South American tour, in 30 days they took 20 planes.

One of the announcers says that the strength of IL VOLO is also the great friendship between them, and Ercole confirms that Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca spend most of the time together and therefore their friendship is real.

They also talk about Sanremo and the horrible treatment by the press room of last year.

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Then Ercole calls Michele Torpedine by phone and after the greetings and pleasantries, Michele says very important things, after the world tour, which I summarize as follows:

There will be a third date for Verona.

They will be sent for an event on March 27th in Assisi, with the Pope.

There will be a second tribute to the Three Tenors and will take place in Piazza S. Pietro in Rome.

These news has really amazed everyone, for the moment I think the events are still being implemented, but we really hope that they will become reality.

I was amazed, St. Peter’s Square, it’s a truly wonderful thing. An event which is impossible to miss!

It will be spectacular! ❤️❤️❤️

~ Daniela ~

 

Credit to Radio Cerrano for the video and photo.

IL VOLO WORLD TOUR: CHICAGO and ATLANTA by Daniela

February 15: CHICAGO

And here we are in CHICAGO, the theater is sold out !!

But how much emotion must Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca have, as they walk in this street in front of the theater where they will perform?

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Chi 02

Once again, an incredible welcome for these young men.

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 Impossible to get used to this affection by the audience.

Security increasingly forbids videos. 🙁

Fortunately, Deborah Georgini Beaupre was also at the concert, she made many beautiful photos, some short videos, but in particular she was present and her comments make us understand, what happened during the evening.
Thanks Deborah !! 😘

“This happens to the girl sitting right next to us during 🎶O sole mio🎶 Notice first Gianluca comes down and is singing to her, then after he goes back to the stage, Ignazio decides to sneak down to sing to her also!! Meanwhile…Piero needs to outdo both of them with his famous part of the song not far away from all this!! (Sorry the videos are very short.) The ragazzi were in rare form that night!! Gotta love them!!💖💖💖”

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Chi 06

VOLARE

 

 

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GRANDE AMORE

VOLARE

Mix of songs:

In the backstage of the concert, a young and nice Italian actor Salvatore Esposito was also present. I will translate what he says in this video:

S = Igna, so Chicago is yours (by Il Volo)
I = Wait, the concert has yet to begin.
S = All sold-out, all Chicago is talking about you, come here Piero, come …

February 17: ATLANTA

And here they are in ATLANTA, it seems that security was less demanding here, better for us, these videos are beautiful!!

NESSUN DORMA

SMILE

BRIDGE OVER TROUBLE WATER / GRANDE AMORE

MAMMA

LIBIAM DE LIETI CALICI

(At the end of this video, you can see that Piero’s  microphone quits working and Ignazio reaches him with his, to help him finish the song. ❤️️🎤)

Final greetings

Without words ❤️❤️ 

“The Atlanta concert was incredible! In my wildest dreams, I never thought this would happen to me. Ignazio…Me…Grande Amore!”

 – Debbie Sanders Folds

 

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And now, go, go to the sun 🌞, Florida and California are waiting for you.


The tour continues, good trip !!!
  


Daniela

 

Credit to owners of all photos and videos.

IL VOLO WORLD TOUR: BETHLEHEM and DETROIT by Daniela

IL VOLO grinds out successes and continues their journey between the US cities.

The public seems increasingly enthusiastic and finally American fans are also involved in singing and dancing, together with Ignazio, Gianluca and Piero.

 

February 11: BETHLEHEM

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BETH 02

 

February 11 is also the birthday of Gianluca, 25 years old !!! Celebrated on stage by friends-brothers Piero and Ignazio. ❤️❤️

❤️AUGURI GIANLUCA ❤️

 

 

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And here is the photo of Gian’s cake.

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A mix of songs:

Some videos:

PEOPLE

MY WAY

DELILAH

MEMORY

SURRENDER (sorry this one is sideways! 😯)

Beautiful photos from the concert:

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February 13: DETROIT

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Thanks Deborah Georgini Beaupre, what a wonderful theater!

Few and very short videos from “Volomusic”, it seems that security is uncompromising.
It doesn’t matter, they still give us the taste of the evening.

Mix of songs: 

But how beautiful and elegant are the guys in this video with our dear Jana in the front row. You can see her at about one minute into the video.

In a vote from 1 to 10, I would say 10 with honors. ❤️

Jana, how lucky to be right in the front row, so close to them.

We await your other photos and your impressions.😉

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DET 04

DET 05

NESSUN DORMA

SURRENDER

VOLARE (final) and GRANDE AMORE

GRANDE AMORE (final)

Still some nice pictures of the evening:

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And here are our friends in the Meet & Greet, with our beloved Gianluca, Ignazio and Piero.

JANA 😘

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ROSEMARIE PALIOBEIS  😘 with her granddaughter.

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LISA JOY 😘

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JEANNETTE GIGLIO 😘

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JUDY PAULLIN THURMAN 😘

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Even in these two stages, everything is fine.

How many friends are enjoying these beautiful concerts and we are still only halfway there.

Another nice thing, are the meetings between fans, before and after the concerts …. there is a long thread that binds us, beyond linguistic differences, culture, distance …. it’s called IL VOLO.

Daniela 

Credit to owners of all photos and videos.

IL VOLO WORLD TOUR: ATLANTIC CITY and WASHINGTON by Daniela

But where do Ignazio, Piero and Gianluca find their strength, to make concerts with such close dates?

Every time it seems impossible to us, yet as usual, they are succeeding in this endeavor.

But let’s go in order.

Saturday 8 February: ATLANTIC CITY

AC and WASH 01

AC and WASH 02

AC and WASH 03

DELILAH

SURRENDER

MEMORY

GRANDE AMORE (final)

And here are the nice pictures of Susan, who was present at the concert.

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And here is Susan Medal at the Meet & Greet. What a nice quartet !! Susan is the one who designed and sent to the boys, the puppets depicting Il Volo !! ❤️

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Great success also in Atlantic City, but not even time to rest and go, but went immediately to Washington !!

 

Sunday,  9 February: WASHINGTON

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And here are the videos sent by Donna Pothier who was at the concert:

GRANDE AMORE

GRANADA

MEMORY

SMILE

VOLARE

And here are her beautiful photos: Thanks Donna!

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AC and WASH 14

AC and WASH 13

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And here, Donna with Janis! 😘

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And here is Donna’s review.

Ok , so I met Janis and 2 other ladies, Maria and Karen, ar National Harbor. This is a Casino and Theater at Oxen Hill Maryland near D.C. we went to Soundcheck which was really nice. They rehearsed a bunch of songs, fooled around some as usual and then one by one came down and said hello to everyone . No hugging , because of all the germs floating around. Gianluca says DONNA! ciao! Because he knows me which always makes my stomach drop…lol. Next was dinner, not very good for such a well known place. Time for the show. We were on the right side, unusual for me. So that with no pictures or videos allowed, made it hard to get them but many of us did it anyway🤣.They open with Nessun Dorma. Then songs like Surrender, Volare, Il Mondo, and quite a few solos. In between a couple of funny conversations, always teasing each other. They had the audience participate in Volare and Grande Amore. They did not come down at all, or have anyone up on stage, except for Piero during O Sole Mio. I think because of flu and the coronavirus scare. Really great concert. Their voices are all so great, and you can really tell a difference in now, and a few years ago. When Ignazio sings Memory, it is with so much expression. Wish I could go to every single one!!!! I will be in Taormina …in the center! and get good videos there! Have a great time everyone! ….Donna P.  

And how beautiful these photos taken from above by Debora Georgini Beaupre.
Thanks Deborah!

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Atlantic City and Washington have also been done.

 We now know their song program, but it’s always nice to see their performance.

The feeling is that everything went well so far on the tour.


But the next stage will be very special, because in addition to a nice concert, there will be

Gianluca’s birthday !!!! ❤️❤️❤️

Daniela

 

Credit to owners of all photos and videos.