Tag: Lucca Summer Festival in Lucca

  • Favorite

    Paul McCartney – Freshen Up Tour 2020

    Date: 13 June 2020

    Time: 9:00 pm to 12:00 am

    The English singer Paul McCartney will perform on Saturday, June 13, 2020, in the former Campo Balilla, alongside the City Walls of Lucca. The concert is part of the Lucca Summer Festival 2020.   THE ARTIST Paul McCartney gained worldwide fame as the vocalist and bassist for the Beatles. After the group disbanded in 1970, he pursued a successful solo career and formed the band Wings with his first wife, Linda, and Denny Laine. In 1970, McCartney debuted as a solo artist with the album McCartney. Throughout the 1970s, he led Wings, one of the most successful bands of the decade, with more than a dozen international top 10 singles and albums. Since 1989, he toured as a solo artist, and in 1993, he formed the music duo the Fireman with Martin Glover from the Killing Joke. Paul McCartney is one of the most successful composers and performers of all time. He has written or co-written 32 songs that have reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. He was included twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as a member of the Beatles, in 1988, and as a solo artist, in 1999. He received 18 Grammy Awards. Read more [...]

  •   Favorite

    Liam Gallagher – Why Me? Why Not. Tour 2020

    Date: 28 June 2020

    Time: 9:00 pm to 12:00 am

    The English singer Liam Gallagher will perform on Sunday, June 28, 2020, in Piazza Napoleone, in Lucca, as part of the Lucca Summer Festival 2020.   THE ARTIST Liam Gallagher rose to fame as the lead singer of the rock band Oasis and, later, as the singer of Beady Eye, before performing as a solo artist. His debut album, As You Were, 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 FESTIVAL The first edition of the Lucca Summer Festival took place in 1998, when Bob Dylan, George Benson and Joe Cocker performed on stage. Over time, important names attended the festival, among which we can mention David Bowie, James Brown, Mark Knopfler, Jamiroquai, Seal, Zucchero, Ray Charles, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Paul Simon, Rod Stewart, Oasis, Anastacia, Giorgia, Green Day, Ennio Morricone and The Rolling Stones.   THE VENUE Piazza Napoleone is the main square of Lucca, and one of the venues in which, every summer, is held one of the most important music festivals in Italy, the Lucca Summer Festival. Piazza Napoleone is located Read more [...]

  •   Favorite

    Lucca Summer Festival 2020

    Date: 1 July 2020 - 31 July 2020

    Time: 12:00 am to 12:00 am

    Lucca Summer Festival 2020, the 23rd edition of one of the most important music festivals in Italy, will take place during the month of July, in Lucca.   THE FESTIVAL The first edition of the Lucca Summer Festival took place in 1998, when Bob Dylan, George Benson and Joe Cocker performed on stage. Over time, important names attended the festival, among which we can mention David Bowie, James Brown, Mark Knopfler, Jamiroquai, Seal, Zucchero, Ray Charles, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Paul Simon, Rod Stewart, Oasis, Anastacia, Giorgia, Green Day, Ennio Morricone and The Rolling Stones. On 5 July 2009, the Dave Matthews Band held a concert of over three and a half hours, the longest performance of their career. On 23 September 2017, it was held the historic Rolling Stones concert, the only Italian date of the No Filter European tour, which established the attendance record for this event, of about 55,000 people. On this occasion, the stage was built alongside the City Walls, precisely in the former Balilla field.   THE LINEUP So far, the artists announced for the 2020 edition of the Lucca Summer Festival are: June 13: Paul McCartney, in the former Ballila Field; June 28: Liam Read more [...]

  •   Favorite

    Lynyrd Skynyrd – Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour 2020

    Date: 4 July 2020

    Time: 8:30 pm to 12:00 am

    The American rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd will perform on Saturday, July 4, 2020, in Piazza Napoleone, in Lucca, as part of the Lucca Summer Festival 2020.   THE BAND Lynyrd Skynyrd was formed in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1964. The group was originally named My Backyard and was composed of Ronnie Van Zant (lead vocalist), Gary Rossington (guitar), Allen Collins (guitar), Larry Junstrom (bass guitar) and Bob Burns (drums). The band changed its name to Lynyrd Skynyrd in 1969 and released their first album in 1973. Their second album, Second Helping, was released in 1974, and the band’s third album, Nuthin’ Fancy, in 1975. Their fourth studio album, Gimme Back My Bullets, was released in 1976, and their fifth, Street Survivors, in 1977. On October 20, 1977, Ronnie Van Zant, Steve Gaines and singer Cassie Gaines were killed in an airplane crash, and the band abruptly ceased. The group reformed in 1987 for a reunion tour with Ronnie’s brother, Johnny Van Zant, as its lead vocalist. Lynyrd Skynyrd was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006. To date, the band sold 28 million records in the United States.   THE FESTIVAL The first edition of the Lucca Read more [...]

  •   Favorite

    Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals – Tour 2020

    Date: 17 July 2020

    Time: 9:00 pm to 12:00 am

    The American singer Ben Harper will perform on Friday, July 17, 2020, in Piazza Napoleone, in Lucca, as part of the Lucca Summer Festival 2020. He will be accompanied by The Innocent Criminals.   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. Ben Harper is a three-time Grammy Award winner and seven-time nominee. He has four albums and one single that have been certified Gold by the RIAA.   THE FESTIVAL The first edition of the Lucca Summer Festival was held in 1998, when Bob Dylan, George Benson and Joe Cocker performed on stage. Over time, important names attended the festival, among which we can mention David Bowie, James Brown, Mark Knopfler, Jamiroquai, Seal, Zucchero, Ray Charles, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Paul Simon, Rod Stewart, Oasis, Anastacia, Giorgia, Green Day, Ennio Morricone and The Rolling Stones.   THE VENUE Piazza Napoleone is the main square of Lucca, and one of the places where, every year in the summer, is held one of the most Read more [...]

  • Favorite

    Yusuf Cat Stevens – Tea for the Tillerman: 50 Year Anniversary Tour 2020

    Date: 18 July 2020

    Time: 9:00 pm to 12:00 am

    The British singer Yusuf Cat Stevens will perform on Saturday, July 18, 2020, in Piazza Napoleone, in Lucca, as part of the Lucca Summer Festival 2020.   THE ARTIST Steven Demetre Georgiou, known by his stage name Cat Stevens, and later Yusuf, debuted in 1967 with the album Matthew and Son. With his fourth and fifth albums, Tea for the Tillerman, released in 1970, and Teaser and the Firecat, appeared one year later, he became a superstar. 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. In 2009, he released the album Roadsinger, and in 2014, he released the album Tell ‘Em I’m Gone, and began his first US tour since 1978. In 2017, he released the album The Laughing Apple. 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 Read more [...]

  • Favorite

    Celine Dion – Courage Tour 2020

    Date: 25 July 2020

    Time: 9:00 pm to 12:00 am

    The Canadian singer Celine Dion will perform on Saturday, July 25, 2020, in the former Campo Balilla, alongside the City Walls of Lucca. The concert is part of the Lucca Summer Festival 2020.   THE ARTIST Born in Charlemagne, Quebec, Celine Dion emerged as a teen star with a series of French-language albums during the 1980s. In 1988, she gained international recognition by winning the Eurovision Song Contest, where she represented Switzerland. In 1990, Celine Dion released her debut English-language album, Unison. During the 1990s, she achieved worldwide fame with albums like Falling into You, released in 1996, and Let’s Talk About Love, released in 1997. She also had a series of number-one hits, such as The Power of Love, Think Twice, Because You Loved Me, It’s All Coming Back to Me Now and My Heart Will Go On. Over time, Celine Dion won five Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year and Record of the Year, and she remains the best-selling Canadian artist, with record sales of 200 million copies worldwide.   THE VENUE The former Balilla Filed is located near the historical center of Lucca, between the Viale Giosuè Carducci and the sixteenth-century walls of the city. Starting Read more [...]