Hubba hubba! Il Divo announce UK arena tour

November 19, 2013

Struggling to think of a Christmas present for your mum/sister/other female relative/friend? Why not get them tickets to see Il Divo on their 2014 arena tour? And why not go with them? It’s the gift that keeps on giving.

Following a successful week of concerts at New York’s Marquis Theater on Broadway, Il Divo – the record-breaking classical crossover group who has sold more than 26 million albums worldwide – will bring “IL DIVO – A MUSICAL AFFAIR: THE GREATEST SONGS OF BROADWAY LIVE” to arenas across the UK. The world tour, which begins in February 2014 in Japan and travels across the globe including North America and Europe till it reaches the UK leg from October 18th, supports the group’s sixth studio album “A Musical Affair”. It’s their first compilation of songs inspired by Broadway shows such as Phantom of the Opera, Carousel and West Side Story and features stellar duet partners Barbra Streisand, Kristin Chenoweth, Nicole Scherzinger, Heather Headley and Michael Ball. Ticket sales begin Friday November 22nd at 9.30am; see IlDivo.com for more details, including VIP Meet & Greet packages for these shows.

The limited engagement of live concerts in NYC marked the first time the four members sang together on the Broadway stage. The show intertwines the most famous songs from Broadway musicals with the individual theatrical experiences of Carlos, David, Urs and Sébastien. Tony and Grammy Award Winner Heather Headley was a featured guest for the entire run.

The quartet members are no strangers to musical theatre; Carlos was cast as Marius in Les Misérables when the show first premiered in Spain in 1993, while David played Rodolfo in Broadway’s La Bohème in 2003, which subsequently garnered seven Tony nominations. The new show was developed by long-term IL DIVO collaborator and artistic director Brian Burke (La Reve and Celine Dion’s residency shows in Las Vegas, Elton John, Rod Stewart and The Killers).

The album “A Musical Affair” (out 2nd December) showcases Il Divo’s signature romantic and emotional interpretation of heartfelt classics like “Some Enchanted Evening” (South Pacific), “Bring Him Home,” (Les Miserables), “Tonight,” (West Side Story), and more. Il Divo has also provided new arrangements for these much-loved songs, as well as invited familiar Broadway and pop artists to appear on certain tracks as their duet partners. These top musicians lend their talent in songs like “Music of the Night” (Phantom of the Opera) – LIVE duet with Barbra Streisand; “All I Ask Of You” (Phantom Of The Opera) – duet with Kristin Chenoweth; “Memory” (Cats) – duet with Nicole Scherzinger; and “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” (The Lion King) – duet with Heather Headley.

Urs Buhler of IL DIVO said “It has been so inspiring to work with such legendary songs from the world of Broadway musicals for our new album and we can’t wait to now perform them in our own style to our fans around the world”.

Tour dates are as follows:

IL DIVO: A MUSICAL AFFAIR
THE GREATEST SONGS OF BROADWAY LIVE

OCTOBER 2014
Sat 18th BIRMINGHAM, LG Arena
Sun 19th CARDIFF, Motorpoint Arena
Tues 21st NEWCASTLE, Metro Radio Arena
Wed 22nd GLASGOW, The SSE Hydro
Fri 24th NOTTINGHAM, Capital FM Arena
Sat 25th MANCHESTER, phones 4u Arena
Tues 28th BRIGHTON, Centre
Wed 29th BOURNEMOUTH, International Centre
Fri 31st LEEDS, First Direct Arena

NOVEMBER
Sat 1st LONDON, The O2

About Frankie Genchi

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