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NEW YORK, WE ARE HERE! by Daniela

The promotional tour in Mexico has been very successful.
Many fans presented autographs from Mixup for the moment.

 

Surely Ignazio, Piero and Gianluca, will have been very happy with this beautiful participation of their fans. But unfortunately there was also an inconvenience for Ignazio, he was not well, he had a fever, he presented himself at the event, but at a certain point he had to leave, much to the disappointment of the fans, but then they understood that it was a health factor. Poor Ignazio …… this is the moment in which it is announced that Ignazio has left.

And here, at the end of the event, the moment when Piero and Gianluca have to leave the store, the fans didn’t go away, they waited for them.

In addition, the guys participated in various interviews and a press conference.

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But also the promotion in Mexico is over and, fortunately, Ignazio is better, but the boys did not return to Italy, as it was already leaked, they arrived in the US.

Here they are….

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Ignazio is amused, because he says that, unbeknownst to him, they have opened his own pizzeria! 😁😁😁

In this video, in front of RCMH, Ignazio says: “See you in a few months”, and Piero replies: “Look at the pictures I took!”

 

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The delicious and irreplaceable Barbara, always with them.

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In short, IL VOLO is right there, in the US, how wonderful!

Of the reason for their coming to the US, very little is known, they seem to have come to promote the new CD and the special that will be broadcast in a few days.

I really hope they do some nice TV shows.

………. and maybe be careful, you could meet them on the street … wouldn’t it be great !! ❤❤❤

Daniela 

 

Credit to owners of all photos and videos.

MATERA CONCERT by Daniela

Yes, we finally saw it, the Matera concert was broadcast by the Italian channel 5 television network.

The entire concert is sold on DVD, along with the CD. I have not deliberately watched the DVD these days, so as not to ruin the surprise and see it directly on TV.

The announcement of the program was given with several advertising passages like this:

The wait was sky high and the IL Volo, did not betray the expectations.
Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca, were splendid, elegant, the incredible voices and the perfect video shootings.

The images of the beautiful Matera, are wonderful!

Too bad the audience was not included in the video, because between one song and another, the boys intervene with stories and videos of memories, of their beginnings and their events. All this adds value to the concert and does not exist on the DVD.

I will translate for you the words made by the boys, between one song and another of the Matera concert, words that will certainly fill your heart with admiration.

Daniela 

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IL VOLO IN MATERA 2019 – Click Here

PIERO: Everything started as a game, three strangers put together, now after 10 years we are really like three brothers, we weren’t really aware of what we were experiencing, but the game, now it’s over, and it’s become our job, our daily life, our future. We hope to celebrate another 10, 20, 30 years of career together.

GIANLUCA: We met when we were children, and we grew up together, we created, really a unique alchemy, because we share the stage, we travel constantly together.

IGNAZIO: We will never have full awareness of what we are facing, because we always see beauty, we also see things with naivety.

IL MONDO

UN AMORE COSÌ GRANDE

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IGNAZIO: Our goal is to bring the Italian tradition, through music, to different stages and different cultures.

“Arriving in America” is always a bit of everyone’s dream, and getting to that audience was very exciting, because you realize how much you can be attached to a culture, a tradition, a flag. It is very varied, as an audience, of all ages, from the two-year-old girl to her mother.

PIERO: There is that Christmas song that says “From 9 to 92”.

GIANLUCA: And also the prestige that gives you this kind of music, because we do nothing but follow the steps of our greatest idols, like Luciano Pavarotti, Andrea Bocelli, the bel canto that is truly appreciated all over the world.

IGNAZIO: Surely we must say thanks to the American public that is the first who discovered us. Because after Italy, after that famous show, we immediately went to America, and with “O SOLE MIO” , they immediately sent us great affection and it was certainly nice to be able to share the emotions with all the American audience.

GRANADA

SURRENDER

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PIERO: Italy, in our career, has always given us great emotions, perhaps the greatest emotions, because from 2010 to 2015, we sang only abroad, we did many concerts in America, South Ameica, Japan, but in Italy , we didn’t sing.

IGNAZIO: We must tell the truth, we suffered a little from this, we pretended nothing, but we suffered.

PIERO: Very.

IGNAZIO: Arriving in Italy and being practically unknown.

GIANLUCA: But you know, perhaps the “Made in Italy” musical genre has been increasingly revered abroad, especially in the US, a musical genre appreciated perhaps even more abroad.

PIERO: But in 2015 we had …..

IGNAZIO: The revenge …..

PIERO: The courage to participate in the Sanremo festival

GIANLUCA: … and to bring back the “bel canto”, also in Italy, after 20 years.

PIERO: With our song “GRANDE AMORE”, when Carlo Conti said Il Volo, the winners of Sanremo, it seemed like dreaming. But then, the Italian audience has always remained faithful, from the beginning.

E PENSO A TE

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IGNAZIO: I’m sure that if we commit ourselves for a moment let’s remember the emotion of the first time we sang at the Verona Arena. And knowing, being aware of being in that scene with your concert, is something that makes you think a little, and be excited, because a few years before it was unthinkable.

PIERO: In our career we have had the opportunity to do many concerts in the Arena, we hope to make thousands of them, yet. But I can say that I struggled to fall asleep immediately after the Verona concert.

GIANLUCA: It is precisely this, the point, also a piece of advice that we want to give to all the guys who dream of living for music, and they want to do what we are doing, that there will be many people who will probably not believe in you, but you must persevere, because you can truly reach the farthest dream. We believed in it and we still believe in it and we are studying, really hoping to continue to stay together for many years to come.

SHE’S ALWAYS A WOMAN

NO PUEDE SER

VOLARE – NEL BLU DIPINTO DI BLU

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IGNAZIO: In USA for Haiti, we had the opportunity to have an experience, which we will never forget, we were three strangers, small, just arrived in America, and we found ourselves singing in the choir of WE ARE THE WORLD.

PIERO: We were among hundreds of artists, without knowing how to speak half a word of English.

GIANLUCA: Celine Dion, Justin Bieber, Maroon Five ……

IGNAZIO: There was also Barbra Streisand, who knows, maybe it was the bell, which then gave her the idea to call us to do the tour with her!

GIANLUCA: Two years later, because in 2012 we went on tour with her, in America and Canada, and this too was an experience that made us grow, professionally but also personally.

IGNAZIO: I remember that the first time we met her was for my birthday, my 18 years (for us Italians is the age of maturity)

PIERO: Your 18 years.

GIANLUCA: You celebrated 18 years, on stage with Barbra Streisand, not bad!

PIERO: She perfectly studied our names and pronounced them perfectly, without the American accent, Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca, because the Americans, to speak our names …. what an effort!

PEOPLE

MY WAY

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GIANLUCA: One of the greatest emotions we experienced in our career was being able to share the stage with a great artist, Maestro Placido Domingo, in a concert tribute to the three tenors.

PIERO: The relationship with the master Domingo, was born thanks to his two grandchildren. He tells in an interview, that he returned to his son’s home in New York, and saw the grandchildren who were watching and listening on television on YouTube, our version of “O SOLE MIO”, and everything was born that way.

IGNAZIO: Surely we must also say thanks to our manager, Michele Torpedine, who then, in the end, was his idea. He wanted to do it for years, and surely we used a little the wake of the Sanremo festival and the success we had in Italy.

GIANLUCA: What then is a repertoire, almost untouchable, we didn’t even want to commit the sin of presumption, also because we are young, there is still so much to study, this is important to say it, also because we didn’t want to imitate or emulate the three tenors, but only to remember this great project, which really brought the “bel canto” the opera, out of the theaters, around the world, and it was an incredible success, which excited millions of people all over the world.

Being able to be joined by the great master Placido Domingo, after 30 years of that great concert, was a great honor.

IGNAZIO: And then we realized that 70-80% of the repertoire, was what we were already singing.

PIERO: It wasn’t so difficult to choose the songs.

MUSICA CHE RESTA

SMILE

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IGNAZIO: This year, to start the 10-year celebration, we started with a very special, very exciting event, we found ourselves on a gigantic altar, which was then a stage, turned into an altar, in Panama, for World Youth Day. We had the honor of singing for Pope Francis, being able to share the stage, with our music, with faith, above all, to see 700 to 800 thousand people praying in silence, to have Pope Francis in front of you, to pray together with all those young people.

PIEROWe are believers, and find ourselves, the only ones, there, in front of Pope Francis, who while he prays, listens to your voice, I believe it is an emotion that we will tell, to our children, grandchildren, we will tell it for life.

GIANLUCA: Being able to start the celebrations, of these 10 years, with a selfie with Pope Francis, it is not every day, and above all, to sing the “Ave Maria”, for him and for more than half a million young people, who found themselves there for WYD, and representing all the young people in this important event, was unique. We couldn’t have started the year in a better way.

ALMENO TU NELL’UNIVERSO

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PIERO: In life it also takes a little luck. On our last trip to Japan, something unexpected happened to us, in Japan the discipline of ice skating is very followed, and in the last Olympics, the Japanese skater, won the gold medal, skating on one of our tracks, doing the choreography on “Notte Stellata”.

CARUSO

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GIANLUCA: There are so many Japanese people who come to study in Italy, especially opera. It is incredible, as some people have told us that they have learned to speak Italian, even listening to our songs. And it’s also nice to see so many young people who are approaching, all over the world, even this musical genre, which is our goal, we are young and we want to bring it to the new generations.

MI MANCHERAI

ARRIVEDERCI ROMA

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IGNAZIO: Often an artist does not have many opportunities to talk about himself, he is always engaged in interviews to say “we sang, we did …..”

PIERO: And it’s inconvenient.

IGNAZIO: It is uncomfortable. I think that an artist, to have a space, to talk about himself, to make people understand what he feels inside, and who he really is, is a rare and unique occasion.

WERE DO I BEGIN

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IGNAZIO: We are three guys who weigh a lot the words, and in these years, we have always given a particular weight to the word THANK YOU, because being grateful to someone, to something, is always beautiful, it makes you feel better, and we would certainly like to say thank you to several people in this interview. But the biggest THANK YOU, and I think I speak on behalf of all three, goes to our families but above all to our manager Michele Torpedine, who, despite the many difficulties we have encountered in these 10 years, has always been there to give strength to us, and constant determination …

PIERO: His constant presence…….

IGNAZIO: …… that he sent us in these 10 years.

A CHI MI DICE

O SOLE MIO

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PIERO: The best thing about these 10 years is to see our fans, grow with us. We met 15-year-olds, who now have 25 like us, and our biggest THANKS goes to you fans, who supported us and endured us for 10 years. We hope to live this long adventure and we love you so much.

LIBIAMO NEI LIETI CALICI

NESSUN DORMA

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GIANLUCA: We have had a 10 wonderful years. Unthinkable things have happened to us. We were 14/15 years old and always sharing the same passion that unites us, which is music and love for singing.

IGNAZIO: This is what we want to do in life, and it will be our goal for the next 10, 20, 30, 40 years, until I have to accompany Piero by the arm.

GIANLUCA: 10 years of friendship, of music and above all of fidelity and respect.

PIERO: There will be lots of surprises, we promise you we won’t let you down and we’d like to tell you THANK YOU, THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING.

GRANDE AMORE

 

❤️ PIERO ❤️

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❤️ IGNAZIO ❤️

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❤️ GIANLUCA ❤️

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WISHING EVERYONE IN THE FLIGHT CREW A HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!

Credit to owners of all photos and videos.

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.

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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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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