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THE TOUR IS ABOUT TO BEGIN by Daniela

Less than a month to go to the start of the IL Volo world tour.
We all need this “return to a semblance of normalcy”.
Yes, because lately we have lived two years of more or less total seclusion, the pandemic has devastated the world and yet, we have not completely emerged from it.
The Omicron variant also took me and my husband, fortunately it was like having a flu, cough and cold, nothing more, we are at home, spaced from everyone and in a few days we will repeat the test, hoping it will be negative!
Also, for two months, we have been living through the nightmare of war here near us, for this we must not stop praying for peace. Enough, stop the horrors, enough suffering.
We all want to smile, to meet, desire for concerts, for friendships.
So let’s go back to the Il Volo tour, it will start on May 15th, here are all the dates:

The first date is near, what a thrill, for many of us fans, it will be a pleasant return to listen to their splendid voices, but for many, it will be the first experience and it is indescribable, the emotion and amazement for those who hear their voices. live for the first time in concert.

The confirmed dates are 41 for now, but we know well that Piero said there are many more, but everything has been postponed or canceled several times, the pandemic has upset all plans, as well as having taken away many fans who adored Il Volo from the beginning.

Of course, at the beginning, they were little more than children and immediately catapulted into another world, immensely larger than them. But they broke into the hearts of Americans, who hugged them immediately, amazed by their voices and fascinated by their simple way of being, three little boys with important voices and hearts of gold.

The tour is starting, and after the summer they will arrive again there, where Ignazio, Piero and Gianluca have always left a piece of their heart grateful for everything you all have always given them.
Here, one of their first guest appearances on “The Early Show on Saturday’s”.

I know, we have seen and reviewed these old videos several times, but it is always exciting to see their beginnings and understand how far they have come !!
So I propose again these two Concert Lobby videos, recorded on the radio in Toronto on June 6, 2011, maybe some of you have not seen them!

Some of their successes will also be part of this year’s concert, they are milestones of their journey, but then there will be the music of Morricone, to whom the concert is dedicated, it will be a beautiful show.

Believe me, I was in the Arena in June 2021 and it was all a unique emotion. I will be in the Arena again this year in June and the enchantment will repeat itself. I can’t wait for the time to come.

So, are you ready?
Do you already have your tickets?

Let me know what concert you are going to, so we will make an update list, it will be fun.

A hug to everyone: Daniela

On April 25, 2009, Ignazio, Gianluca and Piero sang together for the first time, today they celebrate 13 years of career and success together.

Great result, full speed ahead!!

 

Credit to owners of all photos and videos.

NA TOUR UPDATE!!

Hello Ilvololovers!

‘Tis a sad day for North America!  If you haven’t already heard, the NA Tour has been postponed til September, and unfortunately, not all venues were able to be rescheduled.  The underlying reason is due to Covid.  The 5-letter word that has been ruling our world for the past 2 years now.  🙁

Other suspicions are low ticket sales, but that as well, is likely due to Covid fears.  Below is what has, I’m sure by now, been circulating over all of Ilvoloworld!  I looked on Ticketmaster and most have been rescheduled already for the September dates.  As in previous cancellations, your current seat tickets will be honored.  There are still a few venues that have a FEW front row seats left – sorry, Detroit is all taken!  lol!  But still many good seats left!  Radio City has 4 front row left – if you have $1374 + fees, you don’t know what to do with and that doesn’t include a meet/greet!  

A note on the concerts in Italy for June – Verona and Taormina….

At the present time, as far as Daniela knows, they will still happen.  My personal thoughts are, because they are both open air arenas, they will still happen, while the ones that were rescheduled, I believe were indoor concerts.

***Also just announced, they will be in Brazil in November!!  I didn’t notice any dates or venues yet though…. 🙂  A real Buon Natale for you!  Or should I say, Feliz Natal!  🙂

In this sadness, there are some positives!

  1. the weather will be a whole lot warmer, for most venues!  🙂

  2. will give us more time to save up, if needed 🙂

  3. will give us more time to lose weight!  lol  🙂

  4. will give us more time to heal, if we’ve had surgery!  🙂

  5.  more time to plan what we will wear! 🙂

  6. more time to practice what to say to our guys, if lucky enough to have a meet/greet ticket!  🙂

  7. more time to join the fan club, in hopes they have a sound check audience!  🙂

  8. more time to promote their concert in your area!  🙂

  9. more time to clean and organize your place, for out of town guests!  🙂  (ok, that’s me…lol)

  10. more time for some personal projects!  (ok, that’s me, too lol)  🙂

  11. we can watch the new Elvis movie coming out and pretend we are hearing Gianluca!  🙂

We all know what the negatives can be, but I don’t want to go into that here!  🙂

Right now, a good portion of the venues are still requiring Covid safety protocols – masks, proof of vaccines, or negative PCR tests (Detroit Fox is one of them!)  No harping here, but please do what it takes to keep yourself, your fellow fans, and most importantly, our guys, safe!  🙂

That being said, I found this really cool site called Red Bubble that has USA artists that make masks and SEVERAL Il Volo ones!  I ordered 4 myself.  Buy some and wear them proudly as an easy way to promote our guys!  I ordered and got them in about a week.  They give you a discount if you order 4 or more :).  They are very nice quality and are like a polyester blend, with a tiny bit of stretch to them.  I think they are very well done!  Here is their website:  Il Volo Gifts & Merchandise | Redbubble  

They actually have quite a few things that look really nice, take a scroll through and/or do a search on masks.  🙂

Ok, with all this bad news, I thought we needed some cuteness (my kitty, my post lol)  Here is my new little kitten, Topaz!  She is about 9 months old! (be sure to click on the picture to see it larger!)

Well, another 7 months to wait…. we’re strong, we’re Ilvololovers!

We can do this!  🙂 

 

Jana

 

2022 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR/FAN CLUB

 

THE SINGS MORRICONE AND MORE FLIGHT – 2022 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

IL VOLO OFFICIAL FAN CLUB PRESALE will run from 11/9 at 10AM local – 11/11 at 10PM local
the members of the Fan Club will be able to buy tickets before all the others!
the presale code MAESTRO22 to unlock the presale links you find next each
date. Discover all the dates

 

PRESALE IS TUESDAY NOVEMBER 9 (Starting 10a EST) – PER THE BELOW, LIMIT OF 4 TICKETS PER ACCOUNT ON TICKETMASTER (IF MORE THAN 4 IN YOUR GROUP, WILL NEED TO COORDINATE!)  🙂

Alas, no Vegas 🙁

Ok, I’m sure most of you have seen the new dates and have already decided which concert/s you will be attending.  I waited a bit to post this as I had a few questions myself and I wanted to figure some things out before I posted it.  I should have looked at my regular email first!  lol!  Oh well, but here you go!

FOR THE FAN CLUB – Everyone is asking!  Yes, it’s simple and yet it’s complicated!  I easily “renewed” yesterday from my phone and almost instantly received the receipt for the payment, etc.  However, likely due to my phone email controls, I never saw the email with the code come through, so I was waiting.  (I looked today and it was in my regular gmail account – very clear)

HERE IS LINK TO SIGN UP: Il Volo Official Fanclub › Sign Up (ilvolomusic.com)

(when you get to the site, when I signed up, the English link was not working, it may be fixed by now, so I clicked on the Spanish link and it worked!)

Oddly, the activation code email comes from WordPress.  Technically, you will get 3 emails.  One confirming your purchase with the invoice, one from PayPal, if you do it that way, and the third is the one that has the activation code in it, from WordPress.  When I actually followed the instructions in the letter that comes with the activation code – it’s in all 3 languages (and finally got into the site) the code was already in there and I just had to click on it to activate it.  Just FYI, you will actually be accessing the Fan Club Site, not just the Il Volo Music.com site.  I would suggest signing up on the site first – that is the trickiest part…  However, once you get through all of that, it’s very quick and easy!

I did find some useful info on there, which I will print below.  Stefania is one of the ladies that runs the Fan Club site and is answering some very important questions a few folks had…. they are posted below:

Stefania Castriota

You will receive your code on November 9th usually an hour to half an hour before on the main page of this site. There is a limit of four tickets per account on ticketmaster.

(just to clarify here – you will NOT get an email with the concert activation code – it will be ON THE FAN CLUB SITE!)

M

Stefania, this is very helpful. Thanks so much. I do have one more question. When I joined the fan club originally, I signed up as M. However, I have seen comments that if you are lucky enough to be able to attend a sound check before the concert, you must show identification that matches your Il Volo profile exactly. Unfortunately, all of my identification is with my first name as M. Do I need to change/edit my profile to my more formal name, even though my billing info is M? Sorry if this is confusing!! I appreciate all of your help with everyone!

x

Stefania Castriota

Hi, which pre-order page are you referring too? You won’t be able to purchase tickets until November 9th which is when the pre-sale begins.

x

Stefania Castriota

Hi no problem. As per your question, if I remember correctly, you’ll just have to edit your name on your profile at the time you sign up so it will match up to your Il volo profile as well as your ID if they ask for it.

 

Ok, I’m sure you will still have questions, etc.  We’ll do our best to answer.  I did ask on the Fan Site an idea of how much tickets will cost for VIP packages, etc.  I’m anticipating $$$…

So, ladies, and gents, get your credit cards handy and ready for 10a EST and your fingers oiled!  🙂

If you don’t already have a TicketMaster account, they suggest getting one first, and being signed in ahead of time…. 🙂

 

Buona fortuna a tutti!!  🙂

 

Jana

p.s.  talked to Pat last night and she’s getting better, but it’s going to be a slow process – you may need to put up with me a while longer lol!  😉

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT!! IL VOLO ON SHOP TALK LIVE!

Hey folks – I think you had to actually sign up to watch it live.  I did.

In case you missed it though, it’s repeated and in a video –

hope this link works for you!  it’s on now! Link to interview below…

New Album Pre-Order! by Il Volo (talkshop.live)

A few tidbits from the interview…. they will be in Orlando doing promos next week, they did not announce the new tour dates, but alluded they may be announced on Nov 5.  They did mention LA and Nashville!  Lucky Judy!  😉   Sounds like they are still waiting on confirmations on the cities, etc., before they can officially announce anything.  Gianluca said “he’s taken”  Igna says he’s in love, but according to Piero, Igna is always in love lol!, and Piero said he was single!  Enjoy!

A YEAR WITHOUT CONCERTS by Daniela

OK, it was news that I was hoping it would not come, I had to wait a few days to make this post, because the disappointment was really great and the thing had to be metabolized.
Surely you have all already read and are aware of the news, but it seemed right to talk about it together, maybe talking about it seems less bad.

On Monday 3 May, Volomusic (the official website of Il Volo) published the news that all the Italian concerts that were scheduled for 2020 and already moved, due to the pandemic, to 2021, will be further moved to 2022.

TERRIBLE!! 😱😭

Here is the official news:
Accordingly to the current Anti Covid rules, the “10 Years – Live” tour planned for the 2021 is postponed to the next year, 2022.
All tickets already sold will be valid for the new dates.
Please find below the first confirmed dates for 2022, in agreement with the Verona Arena:
-3rd June 2022 at the Verona Arena (recovery of 29th August 2021 at the Verona Arena)
-4th June 2022 at the Verona Arena (recovery 30th August 2021 at the Verona Arena)
By Within the 15th May 2021, the new 2022 dates will be communicated for the following cities:
-Taormina (recovery of 4th and 5th September 2021)
-Turin (recovery of 16th October 16 2021)
-Rome (recovery of 20th October 2021)
-Milan (recovery of 23rd October 2021)
Thanks everyone for your support!
❤️
IL VOLO

Left to right: Gianluca, Piero and Ignazio on stage

Within minutes, the tam tam of the news had already gone around the world and I received messages to confirm the news (unfortunately) from one continent to another.
So the nice concert I had to see on August 30th will be postponed to June 3rd 2022 !! And I know of many American friends who already had tickets for Taormina 2020, moved to 2021 and now to 2022.
After having patiently waited for a whole year, and having passed a terrible winter studded with so much bad and very bad news, we began to see a light at the end of this tunnel, also thanks to the spread of vaccines, and instead our hopes were dashed.

Left to right: Gianluca, Ignazio and Piero walking thru a hallway

Certainly it is not the fault of Il Volo, which is working to surprise us and which has already been denied the concert in the beautiful square in front of the Vatican in Rome, and which still does not know if the public will be present in the Arena in Verona.
It is well known that performing in front of a large festive audience gives you an incredible charge of adrenaline, it is quite another thing to perform “behind closed doors”.
So, the only opportunity here in Italy, this year, to attend a live concert of Il Volo is only that of the tribute concert to Morricone on June 4th.
The mayor of Verona is doing everything in his power to expand the number of people admitted to the concerts, from 1000 to 6000. I read his heartfelt letter that he published, asking for the support of all the government representatives of the Veneto region (where the Arena is).

Left to right: Gianluca, Ignazio and Piero singing on the Sanremo 2015 stage

On May 6, I heard the mayor himself speaking on Radio 102.5. He said that the Arena must restart and that he is responsible, not only as mayor, but also as supervisor for the Arena and therefore he says he has done everything so that there are no contagion problems and therefore he wants people to be admitted, at least 6000, and that their ticket (which will be nominative) is also proof for returning home after the hours set for the curfew (currently 10:00 pm).
Meanwhile, other news has arrived, because it has been published that on 11 May Il Volo will be in the Arena in Verona, and will record a video to announce the concert on 5 June and on that occasion they will also sing “Il canto degli italiani”, that is the Italian national anthem, which will be broadcast by RAI on 2 June, Republic Day here in Italy. Of course, the shooting in the Arena will be done without an audience (too bad).
But why was 11 May chosen to do these shots?

Special Appointment notice from Verona Arena

It is not a date chosen at random, but it is a symbolic date of a great anniversary.
On 11 May 1946, the Scala in Milan reopened to the public after the Liberation and the end of the war. Seventy-five years later, in the difficult period we all live in, the Verona Arena is fighting to reopen.
Here is the heartfelt appeal, published by the Verona Arena.
THE APPEAL – “We make this appeal with an objective, within our reach and that of our Authorities: that the Arena of Verona, in order not to die, can welcome at least 6,000 spectators in its shows until midnight – TO THE ARENA IN 6 THOUSAND UNTIL 24.00 – and that its first international event, Il Volo – Tribute to Ennio Morricone, scheduled for Saturday 5 June and broadcast in Italy and the United States of America, can take place with this public presence, to spread abroad an encouraging image of our country.”
Overhead view of Verona Arena
And then there is more, in the last two days there have been photos taken in Rome by our boys, in particular, pieces of videos that filmed Gianluca, Ignazio and Piero on a beautiful day in Villa Borghese, in the beautiful park , but why? Maybe a relaxating ride ??
But these little messages that our boys send us (thanks again Gianluca!), Are always small traces to make us understand that they are doing something ………….. in fact in fact here is the news that I have translated from ANSA from Brazil.:
Tenor trio Il Volo surprised fans on Wednesday 5 May by appearing in the gardens of Villa Borghese, a park located in Rome, Italy, to record a video dedicated to Brazil. The content of the clip has not been revealed, but the filming took place between the Italians who practiced physical exercises and the workers who rested for lunch. During the recording break, Ignazio Boschetto, Gianluca Ginoble and Piero Barone greeted and wished “good training” to all the citizens who stopped the race to watch them. At least 15 people participated in the making of the video dedicated to Brazil, a country that the tenors, famous for giving a pop touch to classical music, have already declared their love several times.

Villa Borghese Park in Rome

Mamma mia, what a nice surprise for those who had the pleasure of seeing them and maybe making the video with them.
It will be a nice surprise also for the Brazilian fans, who will see Il Volo on video, we hope it can be seen by us too !!
Left to right: Gianluca, Piero and Ignazio at the Rome airport
This photo, taken by Gianluca (thanks Gian), I can’t believe it was posted by Ignazio!
Beautiful and smiling, Piero Ignazio and Gianluca, at the Rome airport, impossible to know the direction, but in the meantime let’s enjoy their smiling faces and we notice with joy that Ignazio’s eyebrow is healed and there are no piercing !!😁😉
That’s all for now, lots of bad and good news, I must say this post started out sad, but then, seeing their smiling faces in Rome cheered us up, a smile was also formed on our faces, that smile that will make us wait patiently for the moment when we will see them again. ❤️
Daniela

🌸 Auguri per la festa della mamma!! 🥰🥰

 

Left to right: Gianluca, Ignazio and Piero collage of all three of them smiling

 

UPDATE May 8

This post was ready to be published, when the organization of the Verona Arena published that they had the green light to admit 6000 people, so good news, now I hope to be admitted to purchase these tickets !!!
The Arena communiqué ends with these words:
“With the Il Volo event, live in Italy and also broadcast in the USA from the Arena on June 5, we want to give an encouraging image of Italy.”

Gianluca, Ignazio and Piero with the president and dignitaries from the Marche region in front the Abbey of San Vittore in Genga

This photo instead was published today by the president of the Marche region. There are with him:  Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca in Genga. Genga is the place where there are the beautiful and famous Frasassi Caves !!!
This photo was taken in front of the Abbey of San Vittore.
Could there be a collaboration with Il Volo?
We’ll see: Daniela 

Credit to owners of all photos and videos.