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.
FALLING IN LOVE
The sign says – “My dream is to sing on stage with you.”
SAN DIEGO March 3
Moment of the soundcheck.
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! 😘
Some photos of the evening.
(Please click on each photo below to view at a larger size.)
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!
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
I can happily die now that I got to experience the passion these 3 have for music.
ITALY, YOUDIDGREAT! 🇮🇹
At the Tampa concert, there was our RoseMarie Paliobeis, who sent us these photos, thanks RoseMarie! 😘
February 27 DALLAS
Our Laura Parish was present at the concert and filmed these beautiful videos, and photos, thanks Laura.😘
BRIDGE OVER TROUBLE WATER
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
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 !!! ❤️❤️❤️
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
MAR 3 – SAN DIEGO
Mary Lynn Rothlis
MAR 5 – LOS ANGELES
Rose Marie Paliobeis
MAR 7 – INDIO
MAR 9 – SAN JOSE
MAR 11 – SAN RAFAEL
MAR 13 – FRESNO
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.
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.
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.
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