The English singer James Blunt will perform on Friday, March 27, 2020, starting with 9.30 pm, at the Kioene Arena, in Padua, 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, his forth album, Moon Landing, in 2013, and his fifth album, The Afterlove, in 2017. His sixth album, Once Upon a Mind, was released 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 Kioene Arena is an indoor sports arena located in Via S. Marco, 53, in Padua. The arena has a seating Read more [...]
The German band Kraftwerk will perform on Thursday, May 21, 2020, at the Gran Teatro Geox, in Padua. THE BAND The band was formed in Düsseldorf in 1970 by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider. Considered pioneers of electronic music, Kraftwerk was among the first successful acts to popularize the genre. During the 1970s, the band released some commercially successful albums like Autobahn in 1974, Trans-Europe Express in 1977 and The Man-Machine in 1978. Following the release of Electric Café in 1986, member Wolfgang Flür left the group, and the band’s other longtime percussionist, Karl Bartos, did the same in 1990. Founding member Florian Schneider departed in 2008. In 2014, the band was rewarded with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Their latest album, 3-D The Catalogue, was released in 2017, and won the Grammy Award for the Best Dance/Electronic Album in 2018. THE VENUE Gran Teatro Geox is a covered space in Padua, inaugurated on November 7, 2009, dedicated to live shows, located near the Arena Live Ex Foro Boario. Although there are some bus stops nearby, in Via Montà, on the bus Line U11, the easiest way to reach the venue is by taxi.
The American singer Lana del Rey will perform in Verona, on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, at the Arena di Verona, as part of her Norman Fucking Rockwell! tour. THE ARTIST Elizabeth Woolridge Grant was born in New York City and raised in Upstate New York. In 2005, she returned to New York to embark on her music career. After the release of her debut album entitled Lana del Rey in 2010, she rose to fame in 2011, after the viral success of her debut single Video Games. In the same year, she signed with Interscope and Polydor. Her second album, Born to Die, released one year later, proved an international success. Also in 2012, Del Rey released the Grammy-nominated EP Paradise. The next year, Del Rey ventured into film as she wrote, directed and starred in the short music film Tropico. Del Rey subsequently released her sophomore album, Ultraviolence, in 2014, to critical success, topping the charts. In 2015, she released the critically acclaimed Honeymoon and, in 2017, her fifth album, Lust for Life, which was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album. Del Rey’s sixth studio album, Norman Fucking Rockwell, was released on August 30, Read more [...]
The Australian singer Tones and I will perform on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at the Roman Theater (Teatro Romano), in Verona. THE ARTIST Toni Watson, known under the stage name Tones and I, released her debut single, Johnny Run Away, on March 1, 2019. Her second song, Dance Monkey, released on May 10, 2019, reached number one on the official music charts of 27 countries. Tones and I released her debut EP, The Kids Are Coming, on August 30, 2019. THE VENUE The Roman Theater of Verona, located at the foot of the San Pietro Hill, near the Adige river, is considered the most important Roman theater in the northern Italy. Since 1948, during the summer season, the venue is home to the Verona Summer Theater and the Verona Jazz Festival. The closest bus stop is in Via Santo Stefano 14, about 150 meters away, on the bus Lines 31, 32, 33, 73, 91, 101, 103, 104, 105 and 107.
The American band KISS will perform in Verona on Monday, July 13, 2020, at the Arena di Verona, as part of their End of the Road World Tour 2020. THE BAND The band was formed in 1973 in New York City by Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Peter Criss and Ace Frehley. The band, known for its members’ face paint and stage outfits, rose to prominence in the second half of the 1970s. Over time, the band has gone through several lineup changes, with Stanley and Simmons the only remaining original members. Today, besides them, the band includes Singer and Tommy Thayer. With over 100 million records sold worldwide, KISS is one of the best-selling bands of all time. In 2014, the four original members of KISS were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. THE VENUE Arena di Verona is a Roman amphitheater located in the historical center of Verona, in Piazza Bra. The Arena is one of the best preserved amphitheaters in the world, the eighth Roman amphitheater in the world by size and the fourth among those located in Italy. Arena di Verona is located in Piazza Bra, about 1.5 kilometers from the Verona Read more [...]
The Scottish band Simple Minds will perform in Verona, on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, at the Arena di Verona, as part of their 40 Years of Hits Tour 2020. THE BAND Simple Minds was formed 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 best 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. They were the most commercially successful Scottish band of the 1980s and, over the course of their career, they sold more than 60 million albums. THE VENUE Arena di Verona is a Roman amphitheater located in the historical center of Verona, in Piazza Bra. The Arena is one of the best preserved amphitheaters in the world, the eighth Roman amphitheater in the world by size and the fourth among those located in Italy. Arena di Verona is located in Read more [...]