The American band Dream Theater will perform on Tuesday, February 11, 2020, at the PalaLottomatica, in Rome, as part of their Distance Over Time tour. THE BAND The band was formed in 1985 by John Petrucci, John Myung and Mike Portnoy, under the name Majesty. The three original members remained together until September 8, 2010, when Mike Portnoy left the band. In 2011, Mike Mangini was introduced as the new drummer. To date, Dream Theater released fourteen studio albums, with the band’s best-selling album being Images and Words, appeared in 1992. Throughout their career, the band sold over 12 million records worldwide and received two Grammy Award nominations. THE VENUE PalaLottomatica, known also as Palazzo dello Sport, is a multi-purpose sports and entertainment arena in Rome, located in the heart of the modern EUR complex. Designed by Pierluigi Nervi and Marcello Piacentini for the Olympic Games held in Rome in 1960, the arena was reopened in 2003 as a multi-purpose space. The PalaLottomatica is located in Piazzale dello Sport, 1. The closest Metro station is EUR Fermi, on the Metro Line B, about 1.1 kilometers away. The closest bus station is Palazzo Sport, on the bus Lines 070, Read more [...]
The English singer Liam Gallagher will perform on Saturday, February 15, 2020, at the PalaLottomatica, in Rome. THE ARTIST Liam Gallagher rose to fame as the lead singer of the rock band Oasis. Later, he was the singer of Beady Eye, before performing as a solo artist starting with 2017. As You Were, his debut album, was released in October 2017, and proved to be a critical and commercial success, being certified Platinum. His second solo album, Why Me? Why Not., was released on September 20, 2019. THE VENUE PalaLottomatica, known also as Palazzo dello Sport, is a multi-purpose arena in Rome, located in the heart of the modern EUR complex. Designed by Pierluigi Nervi and Marcello Piacentini for the Olympic Games held in Rome in 1960, the arena was reopened in 2003 as a multi-purpose space. The PalaLottomatica is located in Piazzale dello Sport, 1. The closest Metro station is EUR Fermi, on the Metro Line B, about 1.1 kilometers away. The closest bus station is Palazzo Sport, on the bus Lines 070, 071, 705 and 709, located right in front of the arena.
The English singer James Blunt will perform on Saturday, March 28, 2020, at the PalaLottomatica, in Rome, as part of his Once Upon a Mind tour. THE ARTIST James Blunt rose to fame with the release of his debut album Back to Bedlam, in 2004. The album sold over 11 million copies worldwide, was the best-selling album of the 2000s in the UK and is one of the best-selling albums in UK chart history. The most important singles from his debut album were You’re Beautiful and Goodbye My Lover. His second album, All the Lost Souls, was released in 2007, his third album, Some Kind of Trouble, in 2010, and his fourth album, Moon Landing, in 2013. Then, followed The Afterlove in 2017, and Once Upon a Mind in 2019. To date, James Blunt sold over 20 million records worldwide. He received several awards, including two Brit Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards and two Ivor Novello Awards, as well as receiving five Grammy Award nominations. THE VENUE PalaLottomatica, formerly known as Palazzo dello Sport, is a sports and entertainment arena in Rome, located in the heart of the well known modern EUR complex. Designed by Pierluigi Nervi Read more [...]
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds will perform on Thursday, June 11, 2020, at the Auditorium Parco della Musica, in the Cavea amphitheater, in Rome. THE BAND The band was formed in Melbourne in 1983 by vocalist Nick Cave, multi-instrumentalist Mick Harvey and guitarist Blixa Bargeld. At present, the band consists of Cave, violinist and multi-instrumentalist Warren Ellis, bassist Martyn P. Casey, guitarist George Vjestica, keyboardist & percussionist Toby Dammit and drummers Thomas Wydler and Jim Sclavunos. To date, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds released seventeen studio albums and completed numerous tours. Their debut album, From Her to Eternity, was released in 1984. In 1985, The Firstborn Is Dead appeared, and then Kicking Against the Pricks in 1986, Your Funeral… My Trial in 1986, Tender Prey in 1988, The Good Son in 1990, Henry’s Dream in 1992, Let Love In in 1994, Murder Ballads in 1996, The Boatman’s Call in 1997, No More Shall We Part in 2001, Nocturama in 2003, Abattoir Blues / The Lyre of Orpheus in 2004, Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! in 2008, Push the Sky Away in 2013 and Skeleton Tree in 2016. The band’s seventeenth studio album, Ghosteen, was released on October 4, 2019, Read more [...]
The British singer Yusuf Cat Stevens will perform on Monday, July 20, 2020, at the Baths of Caracalla, in Rome. THE ARTIST 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 VENUE 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 Read more [...]