The American guitarist Joe Satriani will perform on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at the Teatro Verdi, in Florence. THE ARTIST Joseph Satriani was born in Long Island in 1956. He began playing the guitar at age 14, influenced by Jimi Hendrix. A few years later, he began taking jazz lessons. Joe Satriani is a 15-time Grammy Award nominee. To date, he sold over 10 million albums worldwide, making him the best-selling instrumental rock guitarist of all time. His Shapeshifting Tour 2020 will start in April, 2020. After the United Kingdom and Northern Europe, the artist will arrive in Italy for six unmissable concerts, in Bologna, Florence, Naples, Lecce, Rome and Milan. THE VENUE Teatro Verdi is a theater in Florence, established in 1854. The venue has 806 seats, including 6 reserved for wheelchairs. The closest bus stop is Verdi, located in Via Giuseppe Verdi, about 65 meters away from the main entrance of the theater. The venue can be reached with the bus Lines 23, C1 and C3.
Firenze Rocks 2020 will take place between 10 and 14 of June, at the Visarno Arena, in Parco delle Cascine, in Florence. THE FESTIVAL The first edition of Firenze Rocks took place in 2017, when Placebo, Aerosmith and System of a Down attended the festival. In 2018, in front of over 210,000 spectators, The Kills, Foo Fighters, Guns N’ Roses, Helloween, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and Ozzy Osbourne appeared on stage. In 2019, the most important artists who performed at the festival were Ed Sheeran, The Cure, The Smashing Pumpkins, Dream Theater and Eddie Vedder. In only 3 years, Firenze Rocks became one of the most important festivals in Tuscany, and its fourth edition will represent, without doubt, one of the most engaging music events in Italy for the summer of 2020. THE LINEUP So far, the artists announced for the 2020 edition of Firenze Rocks are: June 10: Vasco June 11: Green Day, Weezer June 12: Guns N’ Roses June 13: Red Hot Chili Peppers THE VENUE Visarno Arena is an outdoor arena located within the Visarno Hippodrome, in the Cascine Park, in Florence. In the middle of nature, the area is a perfect summer venue Read more [...]
The American rock band Guns N’ Roses will perform on Friday, June 12, 2020, at the Visarno Arena, in the Parco delle Cascine, in Florence, as part of the Firenze Rocks Festival 2020. THE BAND Guns N’ Roses was formed in 1985 in Los Angeles, California, and originally comprised vocalist Axl Rose, lead guitarist Slash, rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin, bassist Duff McKagan and drummer Steven Adler. The current lineup consists of Rose, Slash, McKagan, keyboardist Dizzy Reed, guitarist Richard Fortus, drummer Frank Ferrer and keyboardist Melissa Reese. Their debut album, Appetite for Destruction, was released in 1987, and reached number one on the Billboard 200 during the following year. The album sold 30 million copies worldwide, including 18 million in the United States. Their next studio album, G N’ R Lies, was released in 1988, reaching number two on the Billboard 200, and selling ten million copies worldwide. Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II, recorded simultaneously and released in 1991, sold a combined 35 million copies worldwide. The Spaghetti Incident?, released in 1993, was an album of covers and the band’s last studio album to feature Slash and McKagan before their initial departure. After several lineup Read more [...]
The American band Red Hot Chili Peppers will perform on Saturday, June 13, 2020, at the Visarno Arena, in the Cascine Park, in Florence, as part of the music festival Firenze Rocks 2020. THE BAND Red Hot Chili Peppers was formed in Los Angeles in 1983 by vocalist Anthony Kiedis, bassist Michael Peter Balzary (Flea), guitarist Hillel Slovak and drummer Jack Irons. Currently, the band consists of Kiedis, Flea, drummer Chad Smith and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer. Their fifth album, Blood Sugar Sex Magik, released in 1991, became the band’s first major commercial success. Their seventh album, Californication, released in 1999, was sold in more than 16 million copies worldwide, becoming theirs biggest commercial success to date. Red Hot Chili Peppers are one of the best-selling bands of all time, with over 80 million records sold worldwide, and sixteen Grammy Awards nominations, of which they have won six. In 2012, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. THE FESTIVAL Firenze Rocks is a rock festival which takes place every year in Florence, since 2017. The 2020 edition of the festival will take place between 10 and 14 of June, at the Visarno Arena, in Florence. Read more [...]