On September 27, Il Volo arrived in New York, in the prestigious Radio City Music Hall theater. It is a very important and coveted stage for our young men.
Our Susan, who was present at RCMH, did a great review, and therefore, I’ll just publish only these two photos!
September 29, BETHLEHEM
Il Volo continues to reap successes. The concerts, even if not always sold out, always have a notable presence of people and they are all happy with the concerts they attend.
Bethlehem is not far behind too !! ☺
We know the songs well, but we like to see them again every time, and in particular, to hear their beautiful voices !! 😁
O SOLE MIO
IF I CAN DREAM
ALL BY MYSELF
LA DONNA È MOBILE
And here is one of the nice comments posted on Ticketmaster:
The Wind Creek Event Center – Bethlehem
The best show ever, a great musical repertoire, they even came out in the crowd. I took my mom for her birthday and she was beside herself! He had the opportunity to touch and speak with Piero and Gianluca. More than 60 years of concerts and it had never happened to her before. Thanks, Il Volo!
What can I say, the concerts continue very well, but Il Volo is taking the road to Florida. Unfortunately, the news about the hurricane is terrible.
The next concert is in ATLANTA, Georgia and the situation is calm there, so the concert will be there!
Many of you have asked for news of the guys who were on their way to Atlanta, they are all fine, as you can see from the photo posted by Gianluca’s father, Ercole, just arrived in Atlanta.
Look how sweet Gianluca is with the two beautiful little girls.
But what you don’t see, at the end of the video, is this fact and our friend Judy Thurman, who was present that evening, tells us about it, thanks Judy!
“I forgot to mention that one of the guys last night was having a special evening as his frequent glances were centered on one side of the auditorium! As time went by Gianluca walked to his right on the edge of the stage while he sang ‘Here’s to you’. A sweet little girl and a lovely slightly older girl came immediately to him and he welcomed them as he always does! As the song ended Gianluca walked over to a beautiful young dark haired woman, hugged her and kissed her hair or cheek. It was his girlfriend, Eleonora Venturini Storaro, who had just arrived from Italy earlier in the day. The smile on his face while returning to the stage was very sweet. It was a lovely moment! 💗💗”
Unfortunately there are no videos or photos to testify, but Judy said that before the concert, the audience was asked not to photograph or film, too bad !!
And then, this beautiful thing also happened, the guys, since there are many Latin-speaking people in the audience, dedicated the beautiful song EL TRISTE performed only with piano accompaniment.
I really like this song and I think the guys really had a nice thought and I think the audience was happy.
A nice comment from Ticketmaster also from Atlanta!
Atlanta Symphony Hall – Atlanta
This is the real song. Exceptional voices and great repertoire to complement. Highly recommended. No modern computer or any other trick can simulate these great rumors! An evening of absolute pleasure!
Unfortunately these days, we have all seen the disasters that Hurricane Ian caused in Fort Myers, where the Il Volo concert was to take place on October 4th.
A real disaster for so many people who have lost their homes and even their lives! For this reason, the concert was canceled.
But our guys with a heart of gold, and all their staff, are not insensitive to what happened and therefore this wonderful initiative was born, that you are surely all familiar with:
In partnership with VNUE, Inc. we have decided to live stream our next concert at FLA Live Arena (Sunrise, FL) on October 9th, 2022, at 8:15 EST, via VNUE’s StageIt platform.
As a tribute to those who lost their lives in Ft. Myers and in the surrounding areas, and for all the families whose lives are destroyed and need help desperately, we decided to partner with the Red Cross, and with VNUE, to livestream the concert and donate the proceeds in support of the victims of Hurricane Ian.
“Our first show ever in the United States was in Florida at the beginning of our career and we have the most wonderful memories performing for our Florida audience. Seeing the videos and pictures of the devastation hurricane Ian left behind we felt strongly compelled to give back to the people of Florida and their communities. We are excited to team up with VNUE, FLA Live Arena and the Red Cross to bring our live performance, produced by Live Nation, to the world for the benefit of the victims of hurricane Ian.”
The concert will be available for streaming exclusively on StageIt.com. You may register on StageIt in advance, and purchase “Notes” which you may use to virtually attend the show. The minimum ticket price is $30 (300 Notes), but we encourage to donate above and beyond the base price of the ticket. The five highest donations will receive special prizes from us, such as signed set lists or other special memorabilia items. To register and purchase to view the livestream, you should visit this link >> https://bit.ly/IlVololivestream
During the livestream, you may interact with one another, and with us using the chat feature on StageIt.
Ok guys, we’re glad you’re all fine, a big sigh of relief.
Our love and our prayers go up for all the people who have suffered from the hurricane.
We are all so proud of you, your gesture does you a lot of honor and confirms the great heart of Ignazio, Gianluca and Piero. Thank you guys!! ❤❤❤
Before saying goodbye, I want to show you this nice video review of the Atlantic City concert. A beautiful review by Elena Worton, a really nice job that I’m sure you will like.
Thanks Pat for finding it for me and highlighting this beautiful video !!
The fifth stage of the Il Volo World Tour was certainly the most coveted stage for Ignazio, GianlucaandPiero.
How much emotion in remembering the first time these guys had hoped one day to be able to perform in THIS theater, and now it is their third time, and it is sold out!
Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca, very excited and beautiful and elegant in their velvet jackets.
Watch these beautiful videos taken by Nanktat whom we thank very much.
‘O SURDATO ‘NNAMORATO
SHE’S ALWAYS A WOMAN
LIBIAM NE LIETI CALICI
O SOLE MIO
Nice photos, thanks to Deborah Georgini Beaupre. 😘
(Please click on each photo below to view at a larger size.)
In the audience present, in addition to our many friends, there was also Placido Domingo with the family, Gianluca himself announced his presence. 😊
Master Grani with Placido Domingo. 😊
At the concert there were also three friends: Deborah Georgini Beaupre, Jeannette Giglio and RoseMarie Paliobeis, beautiful in this photo together.😘
And here are some photos of our friends at the Meet & Greet:
Jeannette and Deborah
RoseMarie Paliobeis holding in his hands a sheet that says “HI , PIERO, IGNAZIO AND GIANLUCA, I AM ROSE MARIE FROM CLEVELAND OHIO MEMBER OF IL VOLO FLIGHT CREW”, how sweet you are RoseMarie! ❤️
And here is the RoseMarie review:
We went to the sound check. We were only 30. The boys came down from the stage to greet, shake hands and Gianluca hugged. We stayed and waited for the show. It lasted two hours and they sang all the old songs. None new. But nice!
And here the beautiful review of Elisa Marie, grazie mille!!
I just attended the February 6th Il Volo sold-out Show at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. I love you Gianluca, Ignazio and Piero–you put on an awesome. wonderful, magnificent concert, with great songs, tremendous strong voices, humorous moments that I found myself jumping up and down from my seat to applaud you after every single song. The ending — Grande Amore was so thrilling. You related to us so well –when you said “We love you New York” I hope you heard us scream out that we love you back –a million times over, Please come back to New York as soon as you can.
All my love and appreciation–IL VOLO FOREVER!!
Elisa Marie from Warwick, NY
Even RCMH has passed.
After a long wait, everything ends in a few hours.
After the photo shoot in New York, they flew to Miami.
Here is Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca at the South Florida PBS for the special recorded in Matera.
Let’s enjoy these short videos.
Then they were guests at the Despierta America television program . . .
. . . where they received a beautiful cake for their 10 years.
But how beautiful they are! ❤️ ❤️ ❤️
They also sang “GRANDE AMORE”.
And yesterday they were at the PBS in Chicago.
(Click on each photo to enlarge it.)
(Thanks Judy Paullin Thurman, for publishing these beautiful photos of Diane Laske Varsek and Christine Nelson)
And now, they’re already in Atlanta!!😁
And what about this beautiful rediscovered friendship?
Thanks Richard Jay-Alexander for your post with these beautiful words. 😘
(He was the producer of the first special PBS We Are Love and also of other events.)
About Last Night …. THE BOYS of IL VOLO are in town and we got to have a lovely dinner and catch up at Morton’s in North Miami. Gianluca, Piero and Ignazio are looking great and singing better than ever (LIVE) as they are now in their early to mid 20’s. I first learned of them and worked with them when they were teenagers. Also, their longtime road manager & friend, Barbara Vitali was with them and it was nice to catch up, reminisce and look to the future. They have now been together as a group for TEN YEARS and have a new PBS special that you should look for … IL VOLO: Ten Years. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LISTINGS. I LOVE THESE GUYS and the foundation of our work and our friendship was rock solid, which is why we still stay in touch and see each other. Hey … BTW …. New York!!!! They’re playing RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL in February and are almost SOLD OUT … so get your TIX! They are the REAL DEAL!
(Image made by Xinjie Wang)
Ok, will there be a next stop over Atlanta? We’ll see.
Moreover, many of you, will be seeing the Matera concert on television, write me your comments, for better or for worse.
Can’t Go To New York Without Going to Central Park
Gianluca = This morning we make a walk in Central Park, it’s a wonderful day today, no longer as cold as the past few days.
Ignazio = The long road 9.7 kilometers surrounding the park
Gianluca = And after the sushi, the ciurrascheria, meat, fish, now finally a nice plate of pasta as it should be, guys, it’s important.
Have you wondered about the lapel pins that they guys are wearing? Daniela say: “Is the stylized image of a flower and is the symbol of Lardini,” WHY THE FLAGSHIP IS ALWAYS SIGN LARDINI BADGE “(Lardini quote)”
Traveling with Sleepy Bus
From today we are traveling with the Sleepy Bus with a new traveling companion our Conductor Joseph Modica
Get Some Rest
Gian’s Instagram Notte Magica tour stop for coffee 3/17
piero-barone family fun with sorella Mariagrazia 2/17
Ignazio wrote: And when that last reddish light beam will leave the horizon comes the night to keep us company waiting for the same beam of light there is to do new company ..
It’s Hard Work Being Healthy on the Road
Piero=What have you done Ignazio = 1 time Piero = How Many Calories Ignazio = 612 Piero = Are you still alive Ignazio= Uh, more dead than alive
Bonus Footage~~Grande Amore
The song is covered during a wedding in Germany, again making someones special day perfect
It’s been a busy couple of days for Il Volo. A concert in Albany, appearing remotely from Barclays Center on Porta a Porta to celebrate the show’s 20th year, and then performing for the audience last night. Enjoy! There is more video content at my Facbook Page here.