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IL VOLO WORLD TOUR MESA and SAN DIEGO by Daniela

The American tour of Il Volo continues undaunted and has many beautiful successes of audience and constant unaltered affection, despite their absence for two years.

March has begun, and the voice of Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca rises very high in:

 

MESA March 1

Almost no videos from Mesa, but some good photos.

Of course we all know what they sing and we have already seen many of their videos, but the idea of continuing to publish videos of the various concerts is certainly for people who cannot go to their concerts and I know that they look forward to the updates, even if they are songs that we have already seen several times.

Mesa 01

FALLING IN LOVE

 

DELILAH

 

Final greetings

 

Mesa 02

The sign says – “My dream is to sing on stage with you.”

Mesa 03

Mesa 04

Mesa 05

 

SAN DIEGO March 3

Moment of the soundcheck.

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Under this photo, I read a nice comment and I hope that Doris Jaffe doesn’t scold me, because I also want you to read what she wrote:

“That’s me in the second row at the sound check wearing a cap and dark gray Il Volo sweatshirt. When we walked into the theater Ignazio greeted us. Each one of the guys came down from the stage, shook our hands and spent a little while chitchatting with us. A few people gave the guys gifts (tee shirts, pastries) but I gave them each a handwritten note to thank them for aiding me in my recovery from open heart surgery – I watched their videos 24/7 – their singing and antics elevated my mood. They are friendly, charming, personable, and better looking in person that what you see on screen. The show was marvelous. Glad I indulged myself.” 

Grazie mille, Doris! 😘

 

NESSUN DORMA

VOLARE

SOMOS NOVIOS

GRANDE AMORE

Final greetings

Some photos of the evening.

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Having fun at meet & greet

The long trail of concerts on American soil is slowly shortening.

Only 6 concerts and then everything will be concluded and a great void will remain …… but we still have fun, so next stop: Los Angeles!

Daniela

 

Credit to owners of all photos and videos.

IL VOLO WORLD TOUR: TAMPA and DALLAS by Daniela

Two other stages of the tour were made: Tampa and Dallas, and everywhere it was a great success.

Slowly, the last dates of February have arrived, still 15 days and the tour will come to an end, but for now, let’s enjoy these good moments.

 

February 24 TAMPA

 

O SOLE MIO

DELILAH

GRANADA

SOMOS NOVIOS 

VOLARE

funny

GRANDE AMORE

Final greetings

 

Tampa 01

I can happily die now that I got to experience the passion these 3 have for music.

ITALY, YOU DID GREAT! 🇮🇹

Tampa 02

Tampa 03

Tampa 04

Tampa 05

At the Tampa concert, there was our RoseMarie Paliobeis, who sent us these photos, thanks RoseMarie! 😘

Tampa 06

Tampa 07

Tampa 08

 

February 27 DALLAS 

 

Our Laura Parish was present at the concert and filmed these beautiful videos, and photos, thanks Laura.😘

EL TRISTE

GRANDE AMORE

SOMOS NOVIOS

SURRENDER

MEMORY

LOVE STORY

ARRIVEDERCI ROMA

BRIDGE OVER TROUBLE WATER

 

Dallas 01

Dallas 02

Dallas 03

Dallas 04

Dallas 05

Dallas 06

Final greetings

 

 

 

Dallas 07

Dallas 08

In Tampa there was also our Regina Hanna, who sent us this nice review, thanks Gina!

My daughter Kim and I left Waco at 3 and came home after midnight. It is about 100 miles to Dallas but we have to travel on HWY I35 which is a nightmare. Huge trucks going in both directions. Dallas traffic is another mess. Anyway we got there and found the “AT & T Performing Arts Center” where the Opera House is located.

Impressed with the center and the army of volunteers keeping thing going smoothly. The “Winspear Opera House” holds 2600 and had a 5 tier box and balcony seating. When we bought the tickets we went by price and really lucked out to be on the second level box next to the stage. The box had chairs for four and we met a lady from Houston who was there with her friend from Los Angeles.

One of the members of the Flight Crew blog says not to watch all the bad little videos posted because they do not do justice to the boys. True. They looked so handsome, self assured and sounded fantastic.

The acoustics at the Opera House where very “strong” and  their voices sounded so good. Ignazio was his usual fidgeting, pulling up his pants and just lovable self. The first row in this theatre was so close to the stage with room to get into your seat and a little leg room but was filled with ladies that gave Ignazio a hard time. He even looked uncomfortable. One girl yelled out “my mother would leave my dad for you”.

The Texas fans are laid back but loud. Lots of cheering and clapping. There were couple rows that had empty seats. So not sure if it was sold out and people did not show up. I think this virus talk on TV day and night is scaring people to attend crowd events.

Wonder what will happens to IL Volo European Tour since so many places are closing events. They must be worried going home since Italy is having a problem with the virus.

I was amazed at the difference of boys in their black T-Shirts and somewhat shy and confident well dressed (suits) and sounding so so much stronger. 4 year span.

I am not sure how I feel about Ignazio doing some of the  “piano” sliding trick and some of the other silly gestures. I love him mo matter what but like a grandmother I wonder if he should “refine” his comic moments. Got home after midnight and had a good nights sleep. At my age a long day takes its toll. Anyway enjoyed and hope I am around for their next US Tour.😊Gina

Dallas 09

What can I say, the show repeats itself every time, and every time is a great success.

How much love for Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca, really a GRANDE AMORE 😘

Their voices rise, majestic and powerful, but full of love and emotion, they give love and receive a lot of love !!! ❤️❤️❤️

Daniela

 

Credit to owners of all photos and videos.

Fourth Who’s Going Where and other details….

Ok folks, the tour is winding down when it feels like they have just gotten started!!  Just about 2 weeks now til Vegas!  🙂

I think most by now have gotten the hang of signing up for the Fan Club and the Soundchecks, but I still see a few comments on the Fan Club Site asking questions… they are only posting a few days ahead or so for registration for the soundcheck, so don’t be looking a week ahead of time…. 🙂  They only post the meeting time the day of the concert, which may interfere with any plans you have for dinner/group meetings that night.  The time of the soundchecks have been between roughly 4:30p and 5:15p or so….depending on the venue.

I also want to thank everyone that has sent in their reviews of the concert.  I have read them all and I promise to post them when I get a few minutes.  🙂  So, keep them coming and don’t give up on me!

Also, Barb Jones would like to know what seats are best for TAORMINA, if you are challenged with stairs!  Please post here!  🙂

A big grazie mille to Daniela and Pat, who have been doing a fantastic job on reviewing and posting the concerts so far!  🙂

OK, here we go!

MAR 1 – MESA, AZ

Terry May and sister

Sue Hood

Lois Hartwig

 

CALIFORNIA!

 

MAR 3 – SAN DIEGO

Mary Lynn Rothlis

Barb Morris

 

MAR 5 – LOS ANGELES

Rose Marie Paliobeis

MAR 7 – INDIO

Kay Roseff

 

MAR 9 – SAN JOSE

NO ONE?

 

MAR 11 – SAN RAFAEL

Jay Dehaas

 

MAR 13 – FRESNO

NO ONE?

 

MAR 15 – VEGAS!!!!

OK, I know there will be a large group in Vegas and I have just a  handful of folks so far…  I know not everyone wants to be made public and that’s ok, but if you want to be on the Vegas list, please respond here.  🙂

Just a few thoughts on Vegas, being that it’s the end of the tour and we have a very large group for the early dinner before and most people likely going to the soundcheck there, it will likely be a crazy madhouse for the soundcheck. SO, it is my guess that there will not be much time for the guys to come and greet everyone, as they have done in previous cities.  Just sending a friendly warning to not be disappointed if this happens and you are not able to give them your gift, hug, etc. personally…  I imagine it will be the same for the meet/greet.  Being that it is the last one, I hope they don’t rush us through as much as the others.  Just want everyone to be prepared and not disappointed, if this is the case.

 

Jana

 

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.

FTL 01

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! ❤️❤️❤️

FTL 02

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.

 

FTL 03

Final greetings

 

FTL 04

FTL 05

FTL 06

FTL 07

FTL 08

FTL 09

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

FTL 10

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.

NEWS 01

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.