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IL VOLO : PRESS CONFERENCE by Daniela

On Tuesday, November 5, Il Volo, had just returned from the South American tour and held a press conference for the launch of the new “10 Years” CD.

Here is what was reported in this article by Radio Italia.

Radio Italia Link – Click Here

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Il Volo celebrates 10 years of songs, concerts, tours and records on YouTube with 10 Years, the best of album of their songs from “Grande Amore” to “Caruso”. The three singers Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble, “from strangers to brothers who grew up together”, apply as heirs of Pavarotti and Bocelli and reveal the 4 most beautiful moments, the “quarrels for some girl” and a surprise for Easter. The “party” will last two years: the trio tells the press and celebrates its tenth anniversary with concerts around the world, the live return to Italy at the Verona Arena and at the Teatro Antico in Taormina, over 2 million albums sold, 500 million views and more than 1 million subscribers on the official YouTube channel.

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10 YEARS. On Friday 8 November 2019 10 Years will be published worldwide, best of CD and DVD with images of the live in Matera and with the best of Il Volo’s career: “The Musica album was a consequence of Sanremo, but this record will be released internationally, because in the world those Italian pieces are unpublished. Since May we have held 83 concerts and 10 more have been added in America, Brazil and Japan. We try to follow the steps of Luciano Pavarotti and Andrea Bocelli to bring good singing to everyone: one day we would like to be their heirs.”

The three singers will return to perform in Italy in the summer of 2020 for two special concerts, on August 30th at the Verona Arena and on September 4th at the Teatro Antico in Taormina: “They are special places for artists, we have opened the dates one year first to tell the fans of our country that we have not forgotten them.”  Tickets will be available in advance for the fanclub from 11:00 tomorrow, Wednesday 6 November, and for everyone online from Thursday 14; while they will be in the stores from November 14th.

10 Years will be released in various versions, including one made ad hoc for the Latin and one Japanese market, enclosing the best of Il Volo’s repertoire, from “‘O Sole Mio” to “My Way” to “Grande Amore”, from bel canto of Italian tradition to American evergreens. The track list consists of both tracks recorded in the studio and new live recordings, like the show in Matera in June. The best of is available in pre-order in 10 Years digital version – The best of with 27 tracks + digital booklet and in physical version 10 Years – The best of (Italian and International version) with 19 tracks or CD + DVD of the concert held at Matera in June 2019.

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TOP 4. Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca “met” in 2009, when they were 14-15 years old: “It’s not always all roses, like in 2014 when there was a moment of transition from a record company to another .” Here are the four most beautiful moments of these 10 years together, in addition to the “cazzeggiano” before the concerts, the many trips and the live on stage:

1- The Haiti concert with Quincy Jones for We are the World
2- The tour with Barbra Streisand
3- The concert with Placido Domingo
4- Live in front of Pope Francis for World Youth Day


Here is how the relationship between the three members has changed in this decade: “Ten years ago we were quite different, now we are very close. In the early years it was not easy because we have three different heads: the whims were a bit bad. We fight and we discuss, like all the brothers, even for some girls … Now the priority in our group is to maintain serenity. When one of the three is ill and we have to bring a concert home, true friendship comes out there.” Gianluca is the most susceptible: “I get nervous easily: it’s a beautiful life but staying out of the house for two months means finding things changed on the way back, in the family and out; I always carry the melancholy, which also allows me to convey emotions on stage.”

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And the future? “Later we will think of a new album: we will evaluate whether it is right to do new works, covers or projects … We are already working on future works, we have done experiments but one thing is certain: we must remain ourselves. We tried to do more pop and lighter things, our age required it too, but we understood that our dimension is lyric pop. People appreciate cover more, like the Nessun Dorma: even if we are not tenors and we still have to study. The difficulty is to find authors who write songs for lyric pop and for Il Volo in particular. However we already have unpublished works that we will be recording soon. And there is a great idea for Easter …”

MUSICA CHE RESTA. Il Volo “brings the Italian tradition around the world, not the culture of Sfera Ebbasta (an Italian rapper) and the trap”, say the three singers, “We accept musical evolution and every genre, we listen to everything and we are not like this stick to the past. We really appreciate Salmo (another Italian rapper), for example.” Gianluca reveals: “My 19-year-old brother and I listen to that music: but the musical culture, from the Beatles to Lucio Battisti (known Italian pop singer), is important. During the soundcheck we sing Sting, Police, Pink … I am the farthest from the work of us three. Then I realized that the three tenors project was right: it was a great idea, it was our greatest success so far. I was looking for something more youthful, with different sounds and productions: instead maybe that is the most suitable way. This is our personality.”

Piero declares: “Today we should check some texts and messages that are sent to young people, because they are our future: we do not generalize and do not judge, but some texts should be checked first. In the world, Italy is always considered the first place for music and fashion.” Ignazio explains: “Some things should not be touched: La Boheme should be done with the orchestra and not with electronics; evolution is not always the right thing. We sing a classic genre, which therefore will never die: fashions pass instead. We try to make the classic modern, from the visual and sound point of view, without distorting the melodies .”


3 PHRASES. Here are some statements from Il Volo at the press conference:
– “There is no collaboration in sight with Ermal Meta (after approaching the social media, ed)
– “In our concerts we often ask young musicians, perhaps from the Conservatory, to give them an opportunity: we want to discover new talents among young people who share our passion for music.”

Here are the titles of the songs of 10 YEARS:

CD “10 Years”: Il mondo: ‘O sole mio; Surrender (Torna a Surriento); Smile; Caruso; Un amore così grande; Granada; My Way; Grande amore; Nel blu, dipinto di blu (Volare); Turandot: Nessun dorma; La traviata: Libiamo ne` lieti calici; People; Arrivederci Roma; Musica che resta feat. Alessandro Quarta; O Holy Night; A chi mi dice; El triste; Be My Love.

DVD “Live in Matera”: Il mondo; Un amore così grande; Granada; Surrender; E penso a te; She’s Always a Woman; No puede ser; Nel blu, dipinto di blu (volare); Arrivederci Roma; My Way; Musica che resta; Smile; Almeno tu nell’universo; Caruso; Mi mancherai; People; Love story; A chi mi dice; ‘O sole mio; La Traviata: Libiamo ne` lieti calici; Grande amore; Turandot: Nessun dorma.

TOUR. Il Volo is back from a tour in Latin America in front of over 70 thousand fans in 17 concerts and ten-year celebrations that began in May 2019 with live shows in Japan: “It was a risk to go back to South America because there wasn’t a new album but they are lots of requests arrived and the lives were packed.” Piero recounts a curious anecdote: “I never carry documents with me at concerts, I leave everything in the safe in the hotel: in Guatemala, after the live, my briefcase with the documents was found in a mall. In the room there was the PC and the suitcase but not the safe: they had eradicated it but they were good, they took only the money …”

To continue the celebrations for the 10-year career, Il Volo announces the North American Tour: the three singers will be involved in a series of prestigious live appointments from January 2020 in 12 states, which testify to the authentic success of the trio all over the world. Tickets on sale soon.

Here are the dates, including the Radio City Music Hall in New York:

28/01 TORONTO (ON) – Meridian Hall
30/01 LAVAL (PQ) – Place Bell
1/02 MASHANTUCKET (CT) – Foxwoods Casino
3/02 BOSTON (MA) – Boch Center Wang Theatre
6/02 NEW YORK – Radio City Music Hall
8/02 ATLANTIC CITY (NJ) – Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa
9/02 WASHINGTON DC (Oxon Hill) – MGM National Harbor
11/02 BETHLEHEM (PA) – Sands Event Center
13/02 DETROIT (MI) – Fox Theater
15/02 CHICAGO (IL) – Chicago Theater
17/02 ATLANTA (GA) – Cobb Energy Center
20/02 ORLANDO (FL) – Dr. Phillips Center
22/02 FORT LAUDERDALE (FL)(Sunrise) – BB&T Center
24/02 TAMPA (FL) – Straz Center
27/02 DALLAS (TX) – Winspear Opera House
1/03 MESA (AZ) – Ikeda Theater
3/03 SAN DIEGO (CA) – Copley Symphony Hall
5/03 LOS ANGELES (CA) – Microsoft Theater
7/03 INDIO (CA) – Fantasy Springs Casino
9/03 SAN JOSE (CA) – Center for the Arts
11/03 SAN RAFAEL (CA) – Marin Center
13/03 FRESNO (CA) – Saroyan Theater
15/03 LAS VEGAS (NV) – The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort

A short video of the conference, where Piero, in the end, explains the hotel theft in Guatemala.

Here are other statements of Piero, Gianluca and Ignazio reported by BLOGO.

Statements of IL VOLO – Click Here

GIANLUCA: “It’s nice to see you again. In May the world tour started in Japan and will end next year, but it is South America that has given us beautiful emotions. It was our first public, if we can say. In Buenos Aires, in one of the most important arenas of the country, made us understand when we have to say thanks to the musical heritage, to the bel canto. We try to follow the steps of great artists like Bocelli and Pavarotti and try to get this genre to reach even the most generations young people. We would like to be their heirs one day.”

IGNAZIO: “It’s always nice to meet different cultures and see the joy in their eyes. It’s nice to see that Italian culture is always appreciated and it’s nice to be able to do it. It would be something great to be Luciano and Andrea’s heirs.”

PIERO: “There have been other requests from South America, this tour has been challenging. For now there are 83 concerts, the 100 is close. Now an important part of this year with the South American tour has ended and we are back in Italy to announce this album. The album Musica was a consequence of Sanremo and was released only in Italian, in the world the songs that came out in Italy as “A Chi Mi Dice” are unpublished because they weren’t published. The international release and will be published everywhere.”

Here the video of almost the entire conference:

“If Il Volo celebrates 10 years it is not only thanks to our voices, but it is thanks to the work behind it and to our supporters. The merit is also of Michele Torpedine, who is not a simple manager: as he believes in us, no one else. He works 24 hours a day for us. Our goal is to discover new talents and give an opportunity to those he deserves.”

“With TV we have a good relationship. Il Volo is not a streaming product: it manages to convey its own message on TV. People have become attached to us and we have to say thanks to TV. It’s the only one. “A means to promote and make ourselves known. We were born on TV. We have to say thanks to talent: we were born into a TV talent, and fortunately there was no rivalry between us.”

 

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Dear boys, beautiful news, still intense days for you, to publicize your new CD, which will be released

worldwide.

I wish you a great success with all my heart, which you certainly deserve !!

❤️❤️❤️

Daniela

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Credit to owners of all photos and videos.

Verona & Taormina 2020! Set your clocks!

Okay folks, if you missed them in Italy in 2019, you may have seen and heard they are offering 2 new shows in Italy in 2020.  More than likely, others will be announced, but for now, tickets go on sale TODAY at, well, 5AM EST time!!  (of course even earlier for you west coast fans!) Yes, set your alarms for 5AM easterners, as they go on sale at 11am Italy time!  Details are below and again you need the code, but please don’t call me at 4am.  You need to be a member of the Fan Club to attain the code.  Last time it was 10anni, but who knows if it will be the same this time?

Get your tickets soon!  Info below was copy pasted from the email we received today:

(Please be sure to follow directions exactly and purchase tickets from only the site listed below)  Personally, I’ve yet to actually see the code myself, but they tell me it’s on the Fan Club site, which you will have access to, after your membership is activated.

If you are not already a member of the fan club, follow these instructions:

Go to this site: https://www.ilvolomusic.com/en/  (link should take you to the English version)  1.  Click on Shop (upper right); 2.  scroll down a bit and you will see 2 options for the fan club subscription.  Choose either one, but I suggest the digital one, as you won’t be charged shipping.  Price comes to about $20 or so, depending on current euro value.  If you choose the non-digital, you will get a member card in the mail, but I’ve yet to really need it for anything, it’s just cool to have. 🙂  3. click on your choice, do add to cart, and check outPlease note: Once payment is done, you will receive two emails: one with the confirmation of purchase and one containing instructions for activating your online account.  4. billing, etc. is pretty straightforward.

If you have any issues, they are actually pretty responsive, just give them a few days to respond.

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Wow! Il Volo announces 2 new dates for the next year!

August 30/2020 Verona – Arena
September 4/2020 Taormina – Teatro Antico

Fan Club members can purchase tickets IN PRESALE, before all the others!!

Here are the MODALITIES OF PRESALE:

FROM 11am Italian Time OF WEDNESDAY 6th NOVEMBER, TO 10am Italian Time OF THURSDAY 7TH NOVEMBER all the members of the Fan Club will be able to buy MAX. 4 TICKETS for each date.

The code is valid for ONE PURCHASE only. You will not have other codes available. If you want to buy more tickets, you will have to buy them in one single order.

In order to purchase tickets, you will need an account on the TicketOne website. If you do not already have one, register here:

https://www.ticketone.it/login.html?affiliate=ITT&doc=feature/login

(if you click on the little Italian flag in the upper right corner, you will have the option to translate to English, or about 20 other languages!)

  (this is very important – do this first. I personally would recommend e-tickets, if you can get them)


WARNING!
FOLLOW THE PROCEDURE:

– Copy and save the PROMO CODE that you will find in evidence on the Fan Club homepage

– Copy and save NOW the address http://i.digita.li/ilvolo-taormina-verona (we recommend adding it as a bookmark)

– FROM 11am Italian Time November 6th you can proceed with the purchase directly on

http://i.digita.li/ilvolo-taormina-verona without going through the Fan Club.

This procedure will allow direct access to the presale page, avoiding overloading and site blocking.

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FAQ – Answers to some frequently asked questions

Can we access the presale without having received the card yet?
YES! You do not need the card. As soon as you sign up for the Fan Club, you will immediately have access to all the initiatives, including presale.

Will there be access to the soundcheck?
Any initiatives, such as access to the soundcheck, will be communicated as soon as we have all the necessary information, agreed with the production of the concert.

How come so little notice for presale?
The methods of communication of the tour and the start of pre-sales are planned by the organizers who must consider many factors.
As Fan Club, we put ourselves in this dynamic to guarantee to the subscribers the advantage to purchase tickets.

CHILE MUSICA TOUR 41 by Daniela

Last stop on the Musica Tour / Latin tour, CHILE.

Since there have been riots and popular demonstrations in Chile, there is concern about the concert, but the boys immediately reassured the fans about their presence at the concert.

In an interview, a journalist asked Piero why they decided to keep the concert in Chile, despite the climate of popular unrest. The boys responded:

“It would have been easy to decide. We don’t go to Chile, we go back to Italy and finish the tour. But the reason we wanted to go, all three together, is because we don’t want to leave our fans alone.”

GRAN ARENA MONTICELLO  1 November

A mix of songs.

“HISTORIA DE UN AMOR”

“SOMOS NOVIOS / BRIDGE OVER TROUBLE WATER”

“LA NAVE DE L’ OLVIDO”

“VOLARE”

“MY WAY”

Read how nice this comment made by a Chilean guy who went to the concert. Thanks for your words.

“There is nothing better than listening to the music you love, the one that inspires you, feeds your soul and makes you happy. What you listen to over and over again and it is never synonymous with monotony, that’s why you need voices that are the perfect complement. Today I had the opportunity to meet and share with ideals of my generation, Gianluca Ginoble, Piero Barone and Ignazio Boschetto, representatives of lyric pop, already in their 10 years of artistic career, that I followed completely since 2009 when Gianluca won the show Ti lascio una canzone (“I leave you a song”). For me today is an unforgettable day and I feel full of gratitude for this great moment that is part of my dreams that become reality. For you, Gianluca, Piero and Ignazio, the greatest success of all time.”

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Some photos of the evening.

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During another interview, to the question of what they will do in 2020, the boys said this:

“In November there will be a special album to follow the celebration of the ten-year career. In 2020 we will continue with the second part of the tour of the United States and some other countries that we cannot yet reveal. Therefore, we have a very busy year.”

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The nice words of thanks of the boys:

Piero:

This first part of the world tour ends. South America has given us so much and all this energy received gives us strength and reminds us every day that we are on the right path, our road. Now we have all the charge and adrenaline for the next projects: the promotion of the new album “The Best of 10 Years”

Ignazio:

And this tour is over too! Now we return to Italy for the “The Best of 10 Years” release. Thanks to all the Latin America for the affection and love that it has transmitted to us this month! ❤️

Gianluca:

Gracias a todos! My life is a dream!!! It’s been an amazing tour! See you in February in the US! 😘

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Guys, the Latin Tour was a great and deserved success.

But now it’s time to go home. Italy is waiting for you, a little rest and then off,  immediately in promotion for the new CD.

Hasta la vista!! 

Go on like this!!

Daniela 

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Credit to owners of all photos and videos.

ARGENTINA MUSICA TOUR 40 by Daniela

Another nation, Argentina, still different songs, guys you are fantastic.

Before the concert, I read a comment from an Argentine fan:

 ”Esta noche nos olvidamos por un par de hs la inflación , el.dolar la grieta!! El frio que volvió en Noviembre !!! Hasta la noche!” 

“Tonight we will forget about inflation for a couple of hours, the dollar, the crack!! The cold that came back in November!!! Until evening!”

And so it was, how much joy, how much love, all around Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca and their wonderful voices!

“MAS QUE AMOR”

“EL AMOR VERDADERO”

“COSTANTEMENTE MIA”

In this video, Ignazio invites a boy on stage and Gianluca says he looks like Piero as a child. With great surprise the boy has a beautiful voice and begins to sing Granada, applauded by all. Ignatius teaches him the high notes. In the end Gianluca says that when they come back he can sing with them and realize his dream. (These guys are awesome.)

The name of this kid is Chander Covello and he commented:

“Yes !!!! The dreams come true !!!!

Today the group that I greatly admire made me sing at the Luna Park Stadium.

Thanks Ignazio Boschetto, Piero Barone and Gianluca Ginoble, thanks to the audience and above all to my family who support me so much and have made this dream come true.”

And here is the moment of the meeting between Ignazio and Chander, where Ignazio tells him to sing.

And here the photos with our magnificent golden boys.

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“SI ME FALTA TU MIRADA” 

Fantastic participation of all the present audience. This song is beautiful both in Italian and in Spanish.

“LA NAVE DEL OLVIDO”

I literally have no words to describe the surprise and beauty of this tango, performed so ardently by a very talented Gianluca, accompanied on the piano by Piero and the guitar by Ignazio. Chills, chills on the skin.

You guys are fantastic! Always make us these beautiful gifts, very welcome by all of us:

“POR UNA CABEZA”

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What magic, what fun!

Wonderful to see a concert with a similar atmosphere, of joy, of friendship.

And their performance of Argentine tango … wonderful. I wait to read your comments.

Ignazio, Piero and Gianluca, I adore you: Daniela ❤️

 

Credit to owners of all photos and videos.

BRAZIL, MUSICA TOUR 37/38/39 by Daniela

The tour of Il VOLO in Brazil continues unabated, and the great success continues.

The boys perform the songs impeccably, but also very relaxed, they know they are not under a magnifying glass that only looks for their flaws, and so the performances are relaxed, full of loving gestures, between the boys and their audience.

SAO PAULO  24/25 OCTOBER

A mix of songs by Paulo Ricardo Coutinho, travel agent, who thus commented: “IL VOLO”, 10 years of success in Sao Paulo !!

A wonderful evening with beautiful songs and a beautiful show.

“NESSUN DORMA”

“MARIA”

“NO PUEDE SER”

“O SOLE MIO” (the beautiful love of the people)

 

“VOLARE”

“GAROTA DE IPANEMA” (Bravo Gianluca for singing in Portuguese.)

“GRANDE AMORE”

“ARRIVEDERCI ROMA” (too funny Ignazio and the security man 😁)

 

 

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This brief interview is very nice, the boys’ answers are in English, so you can understand the meaning of the questions.

 

RIO DE JANEIRO   27 OCTOBER

But this song is not part of your concert, guys, what are you doing? 😁

“CANZONE PER TE”

“GAROTA DE IPANEMA”

“MY WAY”

“CARUSO”

These words of Piero are really beautiful:

“If they were to ask me” what is the most beautiful thing in life on tour? – I would answer with difficulty. It is difficult to say with words the emotion that overwhelms you at each concert: every evening there is a different energy given by new cities, new people, different languages, but in all this diversity there is the common language of emotion, of gestures and smiles of people of all ages, life on tour is a long journey, where each city becomes a bit your home and new people become your friends.”

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Maestro Adriano Machado, who directed the concerts in Brazil commented on their photo:

“Today we end the Il Volo tour. Another beautiful work with the participation of Orquestra Sinfonica Villalobos.

Incredible to participate again with such talented guys and with a contagious charisma on stage. Impeccable technique and a lot of voice to endure an entire night singing with exemplary quality!”

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And so IL Volo concluded the 6 concerts in Brazil. They were beautiful moments, full of joy.

What else to say, I end with Piero’s words:

We spent 2 weeks in Brazil and we can’t wait to come back!

Thank you for making these 6 shows amazing. Now it’s time to fly to Argentina.
See you Wednesday Buenos Aires
.”

Daniela 

 

Credit to owners of all photos and videos.