The long instore tour is over. It was really long and crossed all of Italy from north to south.
The official Facebook page has published this beautiful picture of the guys with this beautiful dedication.
“Hi guys! The InstoreTour ended, and it was really CRAZY! Thank you very much for your affection, you have seen many and it is always exciting to chat with you live. Now is the time to think about the tour, we are expecting more loads than ever.”
I think it was a very tiring period for Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca, all people want to hug you, kiss you, take pictures of you, everyone wants to exchange a few words, everyone wants your attention …….. but you guys, you have been unsurpassable, you have had a smile for everyone, a sweet words for the weakest, hugs for everyone, because you are like that, without filters, just as you appear, humble and generous guys.
I propose a nice rundown of some of the most beautiful shots of the instore tour:
Beautiful photos, but surely the video that follows, is my favorite, it was done without our guys knowing about this. This video shows exactly the great hearts of Ignazio, Piero and Gianluca towards this disabled child.
And who wouldn’t want special hugs like that?
OK, guys, the tour instore is over, you have dispensed so many smiles, so much joy, so much affection towards your fans, that, if possible, they love you even more.
Thank you guys.
Credit to owners of all photos and video.
The chaos caused by the videos of the press room journalists in Sanremo has not yet subsided.
Today all the radio and TV programs have spoken about IL VOLO and the injustice suffered.
Many famous people in Italy have taken a position defending the boys.
The boys did not intervene in any transmission, and their attitude aroused great admiration from many people. There are comments that come also from many who were not their fans, but now take their defense.
Among the many, what has made me a lot of effect is this of Michele Monina.
He is a critic who has always written bad things, even very bad and offensive on our boys. He had never met Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca and in the early days of Sanremo, he had had a long interview with them. He liked them a lot and he understood what kind of people they are. At the end of the interview he said that he liked them a lot, even if they sing a kind of music that he does not like.
Today Monina, after reading what happened in the press room has published this nice video of the boys and has commented:
“The moment when it comes out that a part of the Press Room has insulted the boys of Il Volo, here is the moment we met. The criticisms can be made, but we do not hide ourselves … Ah, best wishes Gianluca Ginoble!”
And this is what Alessandro Quarta said, the violinist with whom they made the duet.
“Being on the stage of Sanremo with Il Volo was a blow of crazy and wonderful emotion, we found ourselves right away, the charge was wonderful.
I really like the guys from Il Volo, they are the only international Italian artists. They are loved all over the world. As an Italian and a musician it is important. We invented everything, we Italians, from notes to instruments. We do not forget it.
We are sons of Bel Canto.
We are not ashamed of being Italian.”
But as I said, things have not yet settled, there is still a lot of rage for the unfair treatment suffered by IL VOLO and today in an interview with a radio, Michele Torpedine, has confirmed the desire of the three singers to pass to legal proceedings against journalists who have insulted them in the press room, while reading the Festival ranking.
Yesterday evening, while I was writing the post, I randomly listened to the TV and I came across a program, usually of politics, where instead they talked about Sanremo, and then I immediately listened well.
The topic was, of course, the video of the press room.
The conductor of the evening Nicola Porro, has made specific questions to the journalist in the studio, Paolo Giordano, who was present in the press room of Sanremo.
Paolo Giordano, four years ago, gave very low votes to IL VOLO, but then a couple of years later, knowing them, he had changed his mind about them and then, afterward he always spoke well.
After listening to the questions asked by Porro to Paolo Giordano, I asked my friend, Daniela Ci, to extract from the whole video of the evening, only the piece concerning the questions on IL VOLO, and here’s what was said:
NP = Reply to me please Paul, is it true that there was an insult against IL VOLO? What have they told the guys from IL VOLO that they were shit?
That’s true, you were there, you’re an eyewitness, was there this thing?
PG = Yes, I heard it, it was there, and I disagree because I’m not like that.
man in the studio = Only the person who pronounced it will answer for this.
woman in the studio = Even others, they imitated and ridiculed them.
NP = Paolo Giordano, you have to explain something, you are the critic of IL GIORNALE …… but there was a particular climate against IL VOLO, because they were too perfect, or against this ULTIMO, in the press room? Was there the feeling you saw, that it was independent of the music? It’s a question I ask you and I trust what you tell me.
PG = Against IL VOLO there is a fairly widespread prejudice, for years, practically since they were born. Against ULTIMO, no.
All this makes me angry even more, because it was a situation that we fans knew very well, while not explaining why there is this attitude.
But seeing this confirmed by a journalist is really terrible.
This confirms that ULTIMO was not penalized by the jury of the press room, but only by the jury of honor who gave only a sixth place to ULTIMO in the evening of the duets. Instead IL VOLO was penalized by both juries, the duet took the lowest place, so I say that if the juries had not penalized IL VOLO so, it would probably still be in first place.
ANGER, ANGER AND STILL ANGER
All this history, will still have a train, but in the meantime let’s enjoy the moment of the proclamation of the three winners.
And we do a little gossip ….. our boys were wearing ARMANI.
Moreover, Radio Airplay tells us that the song of IL VOLO is broadcast in 8 countries of the world: Bulgaria-Croatia-France-Greece-Italy-Malta-Switzerland-Hungary.
Ok, guys, an old proverb says:
“Not all evil comes to harm”
and perhaps all this malice has brought out your splendid personalities.
Keep up your head, we will always be with you!
Credit to owners of all photos and videos.
The last concerts in Slovenia and Croatia are finished too.
IL VOLO has been very applauded.
Everywhere they have been admired for bravura, modesty and kindness.
But let’s go in order:
And this is the tweet of the U.S. Ambassador in Zagreb.
But now, let’s move on to the last great news:
IL VOLO will be back in the race at SANREMO !!!!!
Here is the moment of public news on television.
And this is the moment when the boys, at the end of the concert in Croatia, have become aware of their presence in Sanremo.
P = Hello everyone, we just finished a concert and we wanted to give you great news.
I = We have just learned that we too will be in Sanremo this year.
G = It will be the best way to celebrate our 10 years of career, returning to sing just in Sanremo, in the stage that saw us born.
P = Hello Claudio, see you in Sanremo.
You got it, right??
Il Volo will be back in Sanremo, but not as guests, as COMPETITORS, they will do the whole race, will suffer criticism, the votes from home and jurors, in short, a real race like almost 4 years ago.
My God, what have these 3 guys thought about doing?
If the result is not positive, they will be very criticized …. but they are already very used to this thing.
We have to say that they deserve all our esteem, just because they will redo the whole race. They could avoid, because they are already famous, and certainly it is much more comfortable being in cotton ……. but NO, they love the risk and we, volovers of the whole world, we must give them all our support.
They will be hard days, exciting, tense, but if they succeed in repeating the success, they would open the streets again for Eurovision.
If you are worried, because participating in Sanremo would mean that they will not make the US tour, my opinion is that you can rest assured, Sanremo will be from 5 to 9 February and Torpedine said the tour will start at Radio City Music Hall in March. I do not think the program will change.
Their song will surely be a pop-opera song, the title MUSICA CHE RESTA means “A music that remains” that you will not forget!
And we hope it’s really like that, I wish them with all my heart.
Good luck, guys, you deserve all the possible success!
Credit to owners of all photos and videos.
The couple Piero-Valentina, it seems that it is proceeding very well, or at least this is the impression that we have seen the various videos posted by Valentina. Yes, because Valentina does not hide the relationship with Piero at all, indeed does not miss an opportunity to publish moments even a little “personal” for the joy of the fans, but will be equally happy for Piero? For now it seems so, and to see him happy, it is very good for our hearts.
Here they are together in Siena.
V = Try to take pictures of me.
P = Hello Love
Together they went to see the concert of ULTIMO, which won the last Sanremo festival in the YOUTH section.
Together they go to the stadium to watch football matches.
V = This is our tree and our crib, finished.
Is it beautiful, honey?
P = Yes. There is also what flies
V = And all the boxes, to bring down now?
P = Do you bring it?
V = Nooo!
These videos seem to fix, “evidence of life together”.
Are really sweet videos.
This is a newspaper article that has appeared these days.
From the photos we can see, Valentina and Piero with Valentina’s father and brother.
On the photo where the couple is embracing, there is a sentence printed, “Valentina with Piero, has taken flight.”
Even the relationship with Francesco Barone and his girlfriend seems to work well, in fact here they are in a Sunday lunch together with Piero and Valentina.
This is a video, where the couple answers directly to questions that are written on the video.
QUESTION = What do you do if a pelican enters you at home?
V = There was a bug out of the car window and I did not want to open the window to get the ticket.
P = Who must drive to remove this bug?
V = Now? ….
QUESTION = Favorite song of IL VOLO?
V = I do not even know one! No, only GRANDE AMORE I know, that I know …… you too, you do not understand anything about football, so what do you want from me? We are even, Love.
QUESTION = (small incomprehensible word, perhaps Arabic)
V = Fully agree with him!
P = But I do not understand the last word.
V = You are not acculturated.
P = No, unfortunately.
V = We have to study a year in Dubai.
QUESTION = (to Valentina) Are you engaged?
V = (stroking Piero’s head) in reality he is my best friend, he just makes me, so much company (she laughs and kisses Piero on the hair)
P = There is nothing to do …
QUESTION = Was not Piero CR7 better? (CR7 is Cristiano Ronaldo IUVE football champion)
P = What would you say about my turtle? (abdominal muscles)
V = But in fact, since he came to the stadium, he goes to the gym every day to do his abs.
P = I have to become like CR7.
V = Then you have to work a lot !!!
P = The important thing is to start.
QUESTION = I’m a big fan of Piero, do you let me know?
P = But still … (laughs) I can not take it anymore, enough!
V = Enough (laughs)
P = See you tomorrow, what do you want?
V = Ginoble, take it back a little, bring it with you …
(It is clear that this question was made by Gianluca, who teases the couple … ha ha ha)
QUESTION = Do you know that Vale is an excellent singer?
V = The truth, Love, confess, who sings all day?
P = You. But me, what did I do wrong?
Beautiful girl Valentina …..
But how beautiful is our Piero here ???
But how cute these two are!
Really entertaining these two, Piero is looking for toy stores to buy board games.
They play “Guess who?” and “Tombola” and who always wins? PIERO!
Valentina says, “Dragged me to the gym, wants to be cool.”
Piero answers, “As Cristiano Ronaldo I become.” (ironically, he intends he will have abdominals like Cristiano Ronaldo, the Portuguese soccer player.)
This photo was posted by Valetina with this message:
Emozioni forti come il primo giorno
Che fanno sparire le cose che ho intorno.
Non c’è niente al mondo che mi deconcentri
Non c’è cosa bella dove tu non c’entri.
Guardami negli occhi come fossimo
Complici di un piano rivoluzionario
Un amore straordinario. 🎼🖤
Strong emotions like the first day
That make the things I have around disappear.
There is nothing in the world to deconcentrate me
There is no beautiful thing where you do not have to.
Look me in the eye like we were
Accomplices of a revolutionary plan
An extraordinary love. 🎼🖤
V= And then they have the courage to say that we are women, slow.
Love, do you try to make yourself beautiful?
In these days Piero brought Valentina to Naro, to his house.
They have made the Christmas tree.
They went around Sicily.
V = There are 18, even 20 degrees Celsius, it’s hot, there’s a sun that breaks stones (very strong), the sea, and he sings Christmas
They went to see Ignazio.
Ignazio continues to wonder in amazement “Piero plays with the dog !!!”, because Piero has always refused the proximity of the dogs, also because of his allergy …….. but since he attends Valentina (which seems to have a little dog), things have changed !!
It will be Ignazio’s horse.
Very sweet, Piero.
In short, I would say a nice couple, maybe a little too “public”, but if they like it, everything is ok.
Here we say “let’s hope it’s not just a straw fire” that burns fast and goes out.
Expectations seem good, so we wish them all the best in the world!
Credit to owners of all photos and videos.
Pat and I had already prepared a post on the latest news concerning the recording of the new record, but today was published an interview made to Michele Torpedine, it is really interesting and at the end it communicates some really good news about our guys.
The interview is long and at the beginning they are questions about Torpedine’s book, of which he seems to want to do a second part.
Later on, he talks about the non-recognition of certain artists and at this point Torpedine starts talking about IL VOLO and from there I will translate word by word.
QUESTION = Not everyone is like that.
Torpedine = There are exceptions, and I was lucky enough to meet one …. or rather three: the boys of IL VOLO, as we understand from the title of the book, dedicated to them.
When I met them and put them together as a trio, they were so young ……. think that 10 years have already passed!
With Gianluca, Piero and Ignazio and their families, good people, a relationship was born that goes well beyond the professional one.
Together we joke, we laugh, then we are serious, collecting world successes: but the human side, their being true and clean, for me is an added value that, in this environment, is a rare commodity.
QUESTION = What is there in the near future of the boys?
TORPEDINE = They are leaving for Lebanon, they will perform for a Christmas concert in an area of peace and, at the end of February, will release a new record with the most beautiful songs in the world.
QUESTION = The Grande Amore?
TORPEDINE = Arrived for Piero, who is living a beautiful story with Valentina (daughter of Massimiliano Allegri), a true relationship, capable of transforming him for the better.
I hope it’s a contagious thing (he laughs) I’m single, looking for my soul mate.
I’m really curious about to know your opinions on what Torpedine said !!
Here is the original post:
We are all awaiting the release of the new CD of the guys, and from the last messages they have posted, it seems that the CD has been completed and soon, we can hear it, but let’s go with order …..
This article just came out, written by the good Antonella Esposito, I will translate it for you.
IL VOLO from “Noche Sin Dia”, “Duets” and the tour. All the news.
Il Volo is about to return. Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca have posted some shots that portray them in the recording room with the producer Michela Canova. Meanwhile, “Duets Forever” came out for which they collaborated with the unleashed Cristina D’Avena.
Il Volo is preparing a return in style. After the breath of news with the song “Noche sin dia” which in the summer had shown the Latin American spirit of the three artists, was released yesterday “Duets Forever” last album by Cristina D’Avena that collects her greatest hits and for which the boys of Il Volo have lent their voices.
The “Noche sin dia” by Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca
We had left them about to take off the elegant Armani black tuxedos to wear leather with nails, stylish sunglasses and alluring Hawaiian shirts. This is the unusual atmosphere of “Noche sin dia”, the summer teaser launched exclusively for the Latin market that saw Il Volo dueting with Gente de Zona, a well-known reggae group.
The announcement of the single CD had a little ‘destabilized the minds of lovers of pop-lyric, iconically attributed to the three and who had watched them as children all the way to the conquest of a worldwide reputation. Subsequently, some clues had suggested that the page of lyric music would not be completely abandoned and so it was.
THE 2018 TOUR
In fact, the second round of the Tour 2018 will start in December and, after the Italian dates of July, will see them engaged in another five stages in Eastern Europe. Again with the repertoire dedicated to “Notte Magica” and again with the unmissable voices of the guys from Il Volo.
Here are all the stops of the European Tour 2018:
12/08/2018 Lodz, Poland Atlas Arena
10/12/2018 Budapest, Hungary Papp Laszlo Sportarena
11/12/2018 Bratislava, Slovak NTC
12/20/2018 Ljubljana, Slovenia Dvorana Stožice
12/21/2018 Zagreb, Croatia Arena Zagreb
THE NEW ALBUM
The last post published by Il Volo on social media dates back to yesterday. From the group’s Instagram page you can see the three smiling guys, in the recording room, in the company of the record producer and arranger Michele Canova. The caption reads:
“WE’RE COMING BACK! MANY SURPRISES ON ARRIVAL”
“DUETS” and the meeting with Cristina D’Avena
Waiting to know what these irrepressible talents have in store, the trio has enjoyed singing the well known “D’Artagnan and the King’s Musketeers” alongside of the Queen of TV, theme songs for kids. Performing a piece with Cristina D’Avena represented a true return to childhood and at the same time the demonstration that it is really true that everyone sings Cristina. You can listen to this singular version on Spotify.
So many novelties are boiling in the pot. It is unclear whether in the input Il Volo is spreading alludes to the release of the new album, in which – we remember – should be important names among the collaborations, including Ermal Meta and Tiziano Ferro. What shines through is a restless and irrepressible enthusiasm.
Whatever the nature of the surprise, it is to be expected so much by these artists that even in different shapes and facets they continue to capture the admiration of endless crowds of fans, coming from every part of the globe and belonging to different generations. Il Volo above all continues to generate sincere affection in those who believe in them and a strong sense of sharing. Good guys.
….. but to whom will have referred in the article, when they spoke of “fans coming from every part of the globe and belonging to different generations” …….
Here they are in the recording studio with MICHELE CANOVA.
P = So guys, we are in the studio with our producer.
G = The great Michele Canova
P = Actually he is a personal trainer.
G = Exact (laugh)
CANOVA = Mom, what a face!
But who is Michele Canova?
He is a record producer, arranger, composer and Italian sound engineer.
Lately, the most successful Italian singers have been produced by him.
Moments of relaxation in the recording studio, together with Francesco Renga, hint at one of his songs.
I would say that there is so much news they are adding and the works in the recording room are not finished yet but will have to be temporarily abandoned due to the tour.
What do you think of the Christmas concert in Lebanon?
I think that to be finished by February, the guys will have to work a lot, also considering the commitments made.
Come on guys!!
Credit to owners of all photos and videos.
Everyone surely knows that in boys last week they were in Zagreb (Croatia), and in Slovenia to promote their next concerts.
They did a lot of interviews and lots of beautiful photos that you have seen published on the countless Facebook pages.
I also propose some good photos and a couple of interviews and some details that maybe ….. I hope you have missed!
Stupendous photos in a park in Zagreb, but how beautiful are our guys?
…. and tell me about these wonderful photos where the boys have conversed with a couple who walked in the park? Simply delicious, it could not be that way, we know their kindness!
Interviews for Croatia TV ….
And then they flew to Budapest (Hungary).
During their visit to Hungary, they were also in a car dealership, PAPPAS AUTO, where they were involved in a test drive on a new Mercedes car, so they got in the car launched at high speed.
G = We are here in a circuit near Budapest, I show you, there is Ignazio, and Piero on the other side. We will have to drive but it is not a race, so I promise you that I will go slowly.
P = Guys, today is a special day, because we will do this interview by car but in a rather strange circuit.
(In this video we see the guys who are signing a letter …… and on the video there is the inscription “we sign the will before the race” … ha ha ha)
P = Guys, we are ready for the driving test, you know that I love you so much, I love you so much, (he sends a kiss), goodbye!
… but what do you answer Ignazio, are you crazy?
They have fulfilled the dream of a Hungarian fan, to meet her idols.
What a magnificent picture!
And they made this interview for Slovenian television….
These were really intense days, full of appointments.
As usual, our boys did not escape these dutiful appointments, but they faced them, always with sympathy and good humor.
But fatigue definitely made itself felt and we understand this message posted by Gianluca.
“After 2 intense days, passing through Zagreb, Frankfurt, Budapest, I am finally at home, even if for a short time.
And there’s nothing more beautiful.
Again, you did a great job guys.
Rest well deserved, but for a while, soon the concerts begin.
Always stay that way!
Credit to owners of all photos and videos.