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RADIO ITALIA, THE BEAUTIFUL CONCERT by Daniela

And here it is the beautiful Radio Italia concert I attended, as part of the audience, during the recording.

What a thrill to see everything again and how nice to think I was there, a stone’s throw from them.

Good vision to all and tell me your comments.

https://www.facebook.com/radioitalia/videos/539804110187950/

And here a brief and nice interview with Radio Italia, A TU PER TU, with IL VOLO.

https://www.facebook.com/ilvoloflightcrewpage/videos/2487630381480451/

After the pleasantries, the speaker immediately asks what is the most important stage for them and Piero replies that they are many and the Arena of Verona is among them and Radio City Music Hall.

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Then he asks the boys if they have a ritual before doing a concert and the boys show that they shake hands, before the concerts and join three punches, before the interviews.

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He then asks how they can make decisions or who must respond first and Ignazio replies that in 10 years they have learned very well how to react, and they only need a glance to see if one of them wants to answer or not. Moreover they now have the maturity to understand that maybe, the one that offers one of them is better than their own and they accept that it is the best thing to be presented.

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The speaker asks if they have passions that unite them outside of music. Piero and Ignazio say tennis. Ignazio and Gianluca, football.

But all three say gym.

Moreover Gianluca says that they eat the same healthy things, because they must keep fit. In one month they took 22 planes. 

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(In this photo, right under Manola’s microphone, is my husband’s face, I was next to him, but I’m covered by Manola, and from my blue cell phone, I was taking a picture.😁😉)

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What a great concert. The boys were at ease, and we were happy with this beautiful opportunity.

Thanks guys, thank you Radio Italia.

Daniela 

 

Credit to owners of all photos and videos.

IL VOLO to LA ACADEMIA by Daniela

And in the blink of an eye, here is IL VOLO again in Mexico.

They participated, as guests, in the television program of LA ACADEMIA, on Mexican TV Azteca Uno.

Here is their beautiful performance, they sang “EL TRISTE”, in homage to great Josè Josè.

IL VOLO sings “EL TRISTE” – Click here for a better video

For those who don’t know what kind of program La Academia is, here’s a nice clarification comment by Mahuli Liliana Maresca.

Thank you so much for your kind words, Liliana!

“This is one of the most important shows of Mexican TV. THE ACADEMY is a school of art of music and performers.  A weekly competition in which students are evaluated and must attend the hard daily training. The results are shown in the Sunday exhibition of judges , teachers and public evaluation. I am sure they have been invited as an example of professionalism, moral values, respect and, finally, what dedication can lead to their careers. I have said it many times, they are making the youth, the world, tremble – touching the hearts, creating a change, The Era of IL VOLO.”

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Even this beautiful experience has been made.

Come on with so much strength guys !!!

💪 💪 💪

Daniela

 

Credit to owners of all photos and video.

EXTRA EXTRA TODAY ONLY! At 8pm Central Time! In Mexico! by Daniela (and some, me)

Many of you have probably already seen this traveling through Instagram and Facebook.  Here is a little more info from Daniela….. 🙂

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Gianluca, Piero and Ignazio, are back in Mexico.
Impossible to keep them still, one day they are here and one day there.

Il Volo, as guests, is expected to attend the television program LA ACADEMIA, this evening  (Sunday) at 8 pm, Central US Time…on the Mexican  television network Azteca Uno.

Here is the link (see below), however, when I checked it out, you can access it, but it gives you an error.  I think you may have to sign up or register to see it.  Don’t do like I did and say no.  I did that and I cannot get it back 🙁 .  I have Bing and it also gave me the option to translate it into English, when I kept going in and out trying to get the other thing back, the option to translate to English also vanished!  🙁  P.S. ok, when I just checked the link, it let me translate it and also register/subscribe.  However, when I did it, I was still seeing error messages and the screen says to retry, but nothing happens….  We may not be able to see it….

For us Italians it will be night, but you can follow the live broadcast.
Here is the linkhttps://www.tvazteca.com/aztecauno/la-academia/envivo

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Also on Monday there will be a live Facebook, where you can send questions to the boys.  Wow, what else can we possibly ask about them?  Ok, I, Jana, do have one question…. out of all of their songs they chose, how did they come up with the ONE Christmas song of “O Holy Night” to add to their Best of 10 Years CD?  It does happen to be one of my favorite Christmas carols.  🙂  Just in case anyone is able to get through, can someone ask them that for me?  🙂

 

In this video, the boys warn that Tuesday will be at MIXUP Music Store to do their autographs.

 

Last night here in Italy, IL Volo was host to a transmission on Rai 1 dedicated to Lucio Dalla, author of Caruso.
The boys sang the splendid Caruso, in a virtual duet with Dalla.
Their contribution was registered, because the boys were already flying to Mexico.

Needless to say, the boys were fabulous, they sang a beautiful CARUSO so much.

 

Once again you have surprised us.
A splendid Caruso, yesterday and today already in Mexico and for a few days because the promotion continues …….. next stop,
US. 

Daniela 

 

IL VOLO FROM RED RONNIE 2019 by Daniela

Red Ronnie had announced it, with great pleasure, a long live interview.

It lasted more than three hours, in which the boys, absolutely at ease, spoke, played, sang, all without rehearsals, in live, and freedom of serious talk and even laughter.

But before you see the whole video, I show you the precise moment when I thought intensely about you and your joy in hearing and seeing this.

There are no words. ❤️

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But now enjoy the full live, and I, broadly speaking, will translate what was said.

(I warn you that at the beginning the voices are not heard because they were not miked and sometimes the video freezes, but only for a few moments.)

The boys immediately feel comfortable in the studio, and they play and sing, but they make a big mess, none of them cares about the camera. Gianluca shows his cell phone to Red, Francesca is probably on the line, and in fact Red greets her by saying “Ciao bella”. There’s also Barbara who says the new studio is beautiful.

Michele also appreciates the new studio and tells Red he would like to be his partner, the two shake their hand.

Gianluca proposes to sing “Suspicious Minds”. This evening Michele has more fun for him, on the drums.

Red launches an advertisement and then tries to explain that they are live on many platforms, but fails because Piero enters and immediately starts singing. Red says it is not impossible to make a program this way and Piero replies that it is the most beautiful thing in the world!

Red leads Ignazio to see the jukebox with a ban sign and his picture on it. This is because during last year’s visit Ignazio was fascinated by the jukebox in the studio. He unplugged it, plugged it back in, opened up the front was touching the record inside. He just couldn’t keep his hands off it. So now there is a sign that states “I cannot”. 😂

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The guys are attracted to a basket of organic products, biscuits and honey, and ask if they can eat (they have just returned from a dinner).

The woman who produces the food is present.

Red says that Piero told him he was very tired, but he didn’t want to miss this appointment, because here, Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca have fun, with some musical instruments, they are like three happy children.

They talk about Torpedine and Piero says, he is the fourth member of IL VOLO.

There is a great confusion, and the phone calls begin, nothing is understood and Red shouts and tries to get everyone’s attention.

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The boys sing “SOMEBODY TO LOVE” and then sit down and answer a few phone calls.

Then, they dedicate to a girl “POR UNA CABEZA”.

Everyone laughs because Ignazio drops the guitar and the CD advertising sign, a disaster.

So Ignazio talks about a Sicilian singer he met as a kid and who is no longer here.

Red asks to promote their new CD, but none of them, not even Barbara or Torpedine, have brought a CD to show.

The boys perform the refrains of all the songs on the new CD.

Red reads some comments that arrived on Facebook.

Ignazio plays and sings a beautiful song by Gianni Fiorellino and then, “Tirichitolla”.

Red retraces the 10-year moments of IL VOLO and asks if they immediately agreed and Ignazio says no, because Gianluca was with a small group and not with them.

Gianluca joking and answering, he says that he is a prince and they (Piero and Ignazio), are the plebs. Piero, murmurs “….. a horned prince.”😁

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The boys say that at the beginning they were successful only abroad, in Italy they didn’t do concerts, they knew them but because their songs were considered “old” and they were not appreciated.

Red confirms, that even now, apart from the fans, here in Italy, they are still a little snubbed, by those who have “the stink under the nose”.

Ignazio says that in the musical field, being snobbish is a symptom of ignorance, because music can like or dislike, but it must all be respected. A person can say, “I don’t like it, but I respect”.

Gianluca replies that we are not all the same and if certain people think in this way, that they are free to listen to what they want.

Red confirms that Ignazio is right, because a person cannot buy a record of a singer that he doesn’t like, but if this singer is a reality appreciated by many people, he is an artist that must be respected. He also says that music can give or not give emotions, and they of IL VOLO, given the results, give many emotions.

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Piero says that their music represents the Italian melody, but many are ashamed to show their Italian character.

Ignazio says that we should never be ashamed of the country where we live, and says that they have felt the love for the Italian flag 🇮🇹 at Eurovision.

Red recalls, that at Eurovision they were first with the votes of the public but were penalized by the juries and Ignazio says that after what happened to them, they changed the voting system at Eurovision.

Then they talk about all the shows in the US in which they participated, but always with simplicity. They remember the concerts with Barbra Streisand.

Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca, eat biscuits and honey, Red is desperate.😁

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Piero talks about the 100 concerts that will take place from 2019 to 2020.

They start a debate about who the critics are and Red says that sometimes critics love a song but they would never admit it, because it would be like disavowing their words, because critics have good words for what they think can be good (even if they don’t like it).

Ignazio says that in Sanremo they were interviewed by all the journalists, except for one, who never called them, not even when they won Sanremo, because this journalist doesn’t really consider them, for stubbornness ……. (he is an overpaid journalist who works in the national television network, Ignazio does not say his name, but Red understands who he is).

Gianluca instead says he does not understand how some critics can still reject the evidence, Il Volo has made a great journey in 10 years, 24-year-old boys singing for Pope Francis in Panama, it doesn’t happen every day, and this reality has been ignored.

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Red says he has never met such simple, funny and clean guys, like Il Volo.

They sing “Musica Che Resta”.

Ignazio gives advice to Michele and Red says that a boy wants to give lessons to a master, but Torpedine says that Ignazio plays the drums better than him and that he also has some very beautiful insights.

Ignazio wants to sing with Piero and Gianluca, but those two refuse and then Red asks Ignazio to play Pino Daniele. ❤️

After Ignazio, Gianluca says he would like to sing “Henna”, a beautiful song by Lucio Dalla (author of Caruso). Red explains the story of this song and Gian sings accompanied by Ignazio (it’s the first time they sing it and play it). ❤️

Piero says that his musical tastes, instead, lean more towards the lyric genre and he admits that during the tour in Japan he had the courage to sing “PORQUOI ME REVEILLER” of the opera Werter, in French (a pity we didn’t hear it). Red asks him if he wants to do it at that moment, but Piero says he needs voice warming, and also that it’s very difficult.

Gianluca performs “IN THE GHETTO”.

And then, later they perform the beautiful American national anthem “THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER”.

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Follows, a nice piece in Japanese language.

Calls flow in from all over.

Piero sings “O SOLE MIO” in English / Italian version.

Then they play a nice rock and roll.

Other phone calls and Red is amazed at how Gianluca remembers all the girls.

Piero plays the camera man.

Piero he says that in Guatemala, while they were in concert, the thieves entered the hotel and stole all the safe from the wall, which was in Piero’s room.

Gianluca says that every time they go to Guatemala, there is so much affection for them, on the part of the Guatemalans.

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Red looks for Ignazio, who is talking to Torpedine, in the next room. Michele says they have to register “GRANDE AMORE” in English, because they had this request, for the English and American market.

In addition, Michele announces that they will be on a famous Italian satirical news program STRISCIA LA NOTIZIA on 18 November.

Red asks why they go to that news and Michele says it is to promote their CD, there is no hotel destroyed .

Red remembers that, they had been interviewed by that news program, due to the hotel being destroyed, and ask to Ignazio if that thing was true. Ignazio replies that they do not destroy hotels, only here from Red, a little.

(At this point, there is a very important moment, which definitively silences certain unjust attacks that are still done to the guys, on the question of the Swiss hotel.)

Torpedine says, “It was so destroyed, that we won the case and then we gave that money to charity”.

Red adds that no newspaper wrote of this, they only wrote that Il Volo destroyed a hotel and not, that they won the case and gave the money to charity. Michele adds, that the newspapers say only what they want and never talk about the real things of the group and their successes in the world, they never write it, because it bothers them.

At this point the boys are attracted by a magnetic turntable, which has the disc plate that remains suspended in the air. Red is worried because he’s afraid they’ll break it 😁, Ignazio says he wants to have it.

Red asks Ignazio how they spend their money they earn. He replies that he bought a nice car and has a house, because it is important, even if they are away, to have a house to go home to and then he helped his family. He says that all three of them come from families full of feelings and emotions, but not economically speaking, so they helped their families, they allow to themselves some things, but they are very responsible boys, who don’t do crazy things.😘

Red asks Piero the same question. Ignazio says that Piero is stingy. Piero says he is not, he says that all three are quiet boys, that they give value to money, because they all come from humble families, artisans, so they know the value of hard-earned money. Now they are lucky enough to be able to live thanks to the work they do, they are three very privileged guys who therefore try to help the people who need it most.

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Ignazio says they are generous boys.

Piero confirms and says that they do not like to make it known, in fact Ignazio says that he was at the Santa Caterina (Hospital of Bologna). Red did not know it and says that it is right to tell these things, but Ignazio says that it is an act that he does for himself, not to make it known to others.

Beautiful things have been said, and Red says, that every once in a while, digging, a diamond comes out.

They made an evening in total freedom and made so many people happy that they saw the guys of IL VOLO, in a different way. With the phone calls that have come from all over the world, they have also shown (if needed) that Il Volo is really known everywhere.

Red then asks to do another evening, where they will be prepared to sing, with musical backing and Ignazio says they can come with their band. Red immediately wants to set a date before their departure in January.

Piero says that from Red they come willingly and Ignazio adds that they feel at home there, an evening with friends.

Torpedine remembers its beginnings. Gianluca says that Michele sees himself in them.

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Red sees the tattoos of Ignazio and one says SAUDADE (nostalgia) and Ignazio says, he is one who needs moments of sadness.

Red asks Torpedine to tell the difference between the first singers he has followed and Il Volo, and Michele says that he has been living these last 10 years big time, he has started breathing again and he says it to everyone, because boys and their families are honest people and special and he notices this even when they are traveling around the world with the band and the crew, everyone wants to be with them, like a big family.

Finally there are real relationships, they are serious, and then they play, but always with education, respect and gratitude. They consider Michele an important person.

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Torpedine says that he and Renis, at the beginning, saw in them some child prodigies, but then when they grew up, their value was very well understood.
Red asks to finish the show with a song.

Some more phone calls and Red is amazed because Gianluca remembers all the girls who are calling.

The last phone call is from Lucrezia, an Italian girl who at the concert in Rome, had a sign saying:
“I’m beautiful, I’m rich, I’m smart. Piero, want to marry me?”
Piero in Rome, he was joking and answered yes!
Piero remembers everything and now asks her if his two friends (Gian and Igna) are good as witnesses and Red can sing the Ave Maria. 😁

Gianluca shows Red the photo on his cell phone, a vegan breakfast and Red says he and Piero are planning a wedding and Gian shows him a breakfast? Red says these guys are crazy.

Piero dedicates the last song to Lucrezia: “Grande Amore”.

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Gianluca confirms that another evening will come, with the whole band, and will prepare and perform their songs.

Red asks them to set the date for January 13th.
They perform, “GRANDE AMORE”.

Red gathers all three for the final greetings. He takes Ignazio’s cell phone and sees that his mother, Caterina,sent him a message that Red reads: “You are all wonderful, I love you, my little one.” Then Ignazio shows the picture of his Arturo and says he lives with him , but now he is in Sicily, because they are always abroad.

Piero is very tired, sleeping on his feet, and Red calls his father Gaetano who is there with them. Gaetano is a very shy person and of few words. Red asks if Piero has his head mounted and Gaetano answers, absolutely not, then he says he lives in Naro.

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Red asks for a close-up of the faces of Ignazio, Piero and Gianluca, to show how tired they are.

Final greetings and thanks.

The boys say “A big hug to Red” and they all throw themselves at Red. ❤ 🤗

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(Please click on each photo below to view a larger version.)

This video, instead, was published the following morning by Red Ronnie, many beautiful words for IL VOLO.

“What a night last night, we finished at 1:00 a.m., I went to sleep at 3:00.
It was incredible, to say that guys are happy, that is to say the least.
We have reached an impressive number of people around the world with this live.
We have demonstrated the incredible popularity of Il Volo.

What happened, it was fantastic, also because we had fun.
Everything was out of control, everything was spontaneous.
This morning I saw only the beginning and I had to force myself to stop, because I would see everything again, for how beautiful it was.

I’m very tired.”

(Red reads some comments.)
He says that the January date is not confirmed but Monday goes to dinner with Torpedine and they talk about this.
Red states that you cannot know what it’s like to do a live like last night, because it was a completely improvised program so you had to adjust the microphones every time, but it was wonderful.

He confirmed that it was incredible yesterday with Il Volo, something amazing, fantastic, they will repeat this experiment.

(Red reads a comment): What do you think of Il Volo?

They are fantastic guys, I I love working with simple people, I don’t like rock stars.
(Now he reads a comment from Ercole Ginoble) – Hard to keep them at bay, Ercole !

Don’t tell me, I know it!
With them it is always a great success.
The thing they have shown is that people believe that Il Volo are young-old, absolutely NO, they are fantastic, they are very punk, much more punk than they may seem.

I will go to lunch with Torpedine to talk about an evening with the whole group, where we mix the talk of everything, with live songs.
I talked about it with Piero this morning. The most meticulous is Gianluca and Ignazio is a disaster!
They were themselves last night.
I just wanted to say that last night was magical.

Francesco Facchinetti (the one who defended them this year, denouncing the Sanremo journalists) is in Mexico, and sent me a message with the words THAT SHOW.
Always good music from me.
Ciao guys, see you!


Beautiful evening in complete freedom.
Simple and fantastic guys.
In spite of everything, the boys took off some pebbles from their shoes, concerning certain journalists and critics.
Wonderful to know that they won the lawsuit for the Swiss hotel and that they donated the money to charity.
Fantastic audience response from all over the world.
Thanks Red, we look forward to the next live.

Daniela 

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Credit to owners of all photos and videos.

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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