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    Festa di Santa Rosalia 2022

    Date: 10 July 2022 - 15 July 2022

    Festa di Santa Rosalia 2022 (Feast of Saint Rosalia 2022) will take place between 10 and 15 July, 2022, in Palermo. Every year, the festival lasts six days, with the first three days being reserved for the preparation of the great procession held on the evening of July 14th. The 2022 edition will be the 398 edition of the festival. The feast is dedicated to Saint Rosalia, also called La Santuzza (Little Saint) or Rusulia (in Sicilian dialect), the patron saint of Palermo, and it commemorates the miraculous appearances of the Saint from 1624, when the city was hit by plague.   SHORT HISTORY Born of a Norman noble family that claimed descent from Charlemagne, Santa Rosalia lived in the last years of her life as a hermit in a cave on Mount Pellegrino, where she died alone in 1166. In 1624, Emanuel Filibert of Savoy, the Viceroy of Sicily, who resided in the city, brought to the port of Palermo a ship from Tunis, containing many gifts. Muhammad Calavà, the captain of the ship, and some of the crew, were suspected of being sick. Shortly after, the disease, carried by rats, spread rapidly all over the city. A 47-year-old Read more [...]

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    Simple Minds – 40 Years of Hits Tour 2022

    Date: 12 July 2022

    Time: 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm

    The Scottish rock band Simple Minds will perform on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, starting with 9.00 pm, on the magical Sicilian stage of Teatro Antico, in Taormina. The concert, initially planned for July 18, 2020, was postponed first to July 17, 2021, and then to July 12, 2022. > Buy Your Ticket Now Besides the concert in Taormina, Simple Minds will also appear on stage in Pescara, on July 14, 2022, in Pistoia, on July 15, 2022, in Rome, on July 17, at the Roma Summer Fest 2022, and in Verona, on July 18, 2022.   THE BAND Simple Minds was born in 1977, in Glasgow. The current lineup of the band consists of the two remaining original members – Jim Kerr (vocals) and Charlie Burchill (electric & acoustic guitars, saxophone and violin), and the more recent members – Ged Grimes (bass guitar), Cherisse Osei (drums), Sarah Brown (backing vocals) and Gordy Goudie (additional guitar & keyboards). Simple Minds became known internationally for their hit Don’t You (Forget About Me), released in 1985. Their other prominent hit singles include Alive and Kicking and Belfast Child. The discography of the band consists of 18 studio albums, eight live albums, 12 compilation Read more [...]

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    Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals – Summer Tour 2022

    Date: 6 August 2022

    Time: 9:45 pm to 12:00 am

    The American singer Ben Harper will perform on Saturday, August 6, 2022, starting with 9:45 pm, on the magical Sicilian stage of Teatro Antico, in Taormina. He will be accompanied by The Innocent Criminals. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the concert, initially planned for August 8, 2020, was postponed first to August 7, 2021, and then to August 6, 2022. Tickets already purchased remain valid for the new date. > Buy Your Ticket Now During 2022, in Italy, besides the concert in Taormina, Ben Harper will also appear on stage in Marostica, on July 13, in Lucca, on July 17, at the Lucca Summer Festival 2022, in Nichelino, on July 19, in Palmanova, on August 2, in Rome, on August 4, and in Brescia, on August 11.   THE ARTIST Benjamin Chase Harper is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, who plays an eclectic mix of blues, folk, soul, reggae and rock. Between 1994 and 2018, he released fourteen studio albums, five live albums, two digital albums, three concert films and three miscellaneous albums. His last album, Winter Is for Lovers, was released in 2020. Ben Harper is a three-time Grammy Award winner and seven-time nominee. He has four albums and one Read more [...]

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    Anastacia – I’m Outta Lockdown Tour 2022

    Date: 24 September 2022

    Time: 9:00 pm to 12:00 am

    The American singer Anastacia will perform on Saturday, September 24, 2022, starting with 9.00 pm, at Teatro Metropolitan, in Catania. The concert is part of her I’m Outta Lockdown Tour 2022. > Buy Your Ticket Now Beside the concert in Catania, Anastacia will also appear on stage in Milan, on September 21, in Rome, on September 22, in Florence, on September 26, and in Bassano del Grappa, on September 27.   THE ARTIST Anastacia Lyn Newkirk was born on September 17, 1968, in Chicago, Illinois. She started her career in 1983 as a dancer for hire, and her musical career as a backing vocalist in 1990. Anastacia released her debut album, Not That Kind, on June 16, 2000. Her debut single, I’m Outta Love, was a global smash hit in 1999 topping the charts around the world. Her second album, Freak of Nature, was released in 2001, achieved successful sales in the UK, and became a hit throughout Europe. Anastacia was released in 2004 and became her most successful album to date, with singles such as Left Outside Alone and Sick and Tired. Her fourth studio album, Heavy Rotation, was released in October 2008, Resurrection in May 2014, and Evolution, Read more [...]