Il Volo Kicks Off North American Tour 8/12
Following the stunning success of their PBS Special 'Live From the Detroit Opera House' and their debut CD which sold 350,000 CDs in the US and over a million copies globally, Italian superstars Il Volo will be returning to the US for a series of 28 concerts and 4 Canadian shows that begin August 12th in Minneapolis with stops in major markets Including NY's Beacon Theatre on September 4th. The announcement was confirmed by their label Geffen Records and their national tour promoter Live Nation. Tickets for all shows are available now at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com. A complete itinerary of tour dates follows this release.
Affectionately referred to by their fans as The Italian Jonas Brothers, The Italian Heart Throbs, The Baby Teenage Tenors, The New Bocellis and Jackie Evancho's Older Brothers, IL Volo's Piero Barone 19, Ignazio Borschetto 18, and Gianluca Ginoble 17 exploded onto the US music scene and in to the hearts of their devoted fans following a show stopping appearance on American Idol. Their self-titled debut album arrived at No. 6 on the Billboard Top 200 Charts and has remained a Top Ten CD on Billboard's Classical Crossover Chart since March 2012. The overwhelming response to the airings of their PBS Special as well as the pledge drive resulted In a staggering 1,493 broadcasts in 161 markets and 45 states reaching 91% of the US market. Their astonishing vocals are reflected in their album and DVD IL Volo Takes Flight – Live From the Detroit Opera House which include a mix of reimagined classics and original material. Certified platinum in their homeland, the boys have appeared on major US tv shows including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Talk, Ellen,Rachel Ray and made a surprise appearance on the final episode of the HBO Series 'Entourage.'
"If you ever heard them sing 'O Solo Mio' or other classics in their rep then be prepared to be blown away," raved NY's Daily News. "Il Volo wring every ounce of emotion from the classical-crossover material on their self-titled debut, then find just a bit more to extract," commented The Village Voice.
"We've traveled all over the world these last two years but love our American audiences," commented the group about their upcoming US tour. "We can't wait to come back and perform for our fans," they concluded.
For additional tour and ticket information, visit: Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com.
For further information on Il Volo please visit, http://www.ilvolomusic.com/