The British singer Yusuf Cat Stevens will perform on Monday, July 20, 2020, at the Baths of Caracalla, in Rome.
Steven Demetre Georgiou, also known as Cat Stevens, and later as Yusuf, debuted in 1967 with the album Matthew and Son. He rose to fame with his fourth and fifth albums, Tea for the Tillerman, released in 1970, and Teaser and the Firecat, appeared one year later.
In 1977, Stevens converted to the Muslim faith, taking the name Yusuf Islam. Following his conversion, he abandoned his musical career for nearly three decades. In 2006, he returned to music, releasing his first new studio album in 28 years, titled An Other Cup.
His most popular songs are Father and Son, Wild World, Moonshadow, Peace Train and Morning Has Broken. In 2007, he received the Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Song Collection from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors and, in 2014, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The Baths of Caracalla (Terme di Caracalla) were one of the largest Roman public baths in Rome, likely built between 212 and 217 AD, during the reigns of emperors Septimius Severus and Caracalla.
The central part of the bath complex (the caldarium) was the summer home of the Rome Opera company from 1937, and is also used today as a concert venue.
The closest Metro station is Circo Massimo, located about 700 meters away, on the Metro Lines B and B1. The closest bus stop is Baccelli, located about 250 meters away, on the bus Line 160.