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OVER 60 MILLION ALBUMS SOLD

 

ZUCCHERO ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM “BLACK CAT” RELEASED JUNE 10TH

 

FIRST SINGLE “TURN THE WORLD DOWN” WRITTEN BY ELVIS COSTELLO

 

• ALBUM CO-PRODUCED BY T-BONE BURNETT, BRENDEN O’BRIEN AND DON MAS

• GUEST FEATURES MARK KNOPFLER ON GUITAR

• BONO PENNED TRACK “STREETS OF SURRENDER” WRITTEN AFTER 2016 BATACLAN PARIS TRAGEDY

• RETURNS TO THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL SHOW ON OCTOBER 20TH

 

 

Italy’s biggest music artist, Zucchero, returns with his new international album, BLACK CAT, on June 10th.  With more than 60 million record sales, BLACK CAT has a rock-blues flavour recalling the atmosphere and the spontaneity of ORO, INCENSO E BIRRA, one of the best-selling Italian records worldwide and among the most significant in the history of Italian music.

 

The album recorded during 2015 in X Y Z, sees Zucchero collaborate with producers. T-Bone Burnett (Elvis Costello, Elton John, Tony Bennett), Brendan O'Brien (Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, Bob Dylan) and Don Was (Rolling Stones, Iggy Pop, Bob Dylan).

 

Amongst the collaborators, BLACK CAT sees Zucchero team up with Bono who wrote the lyrics for "Streets of Surrender (S.O.S.)” after the Bataclan Paris tragedy in November 2015, and Elvis Costello who penned first single “Turn The World Down”.

 

The album also features the extraordinary guitar work of Mark Knopfler, who plays on both "Streets of Surrender (SOS)" and “Ci Si Arrende”. BLACK CAT is his twelfth studio album.

 

Among the greatest interpreters of Italian blues, Zucchero (born Adelmo Fornaciari) is the biggest selling Italian artist of all time. His album ORO, INCENSO E BIRRA sold more than eight million copies and was for a long time the biggest selling album in the history of Italian pop music worldwide.

 

In a career spanning three decades, he has achieved international success, not least through his collaborations with artists including Eric Clapton, Miles Davis, Ray Charles, B.B King, Sting, Bono, Jeff Beck and Andrea Bocelli. He has been nominated for a Grammy and won two World Music Awards, four Festivalbar awards and six Wind Music Awards in his homeland Italy.

 

Zucchero will be returning to the UK for a special concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall on October 20th, his fifth time at the prestigious venue.

 

Track listing

 

1. Partigiano Reggiano

2. 13 Buone Ragioni

3. Ti Voglio Sposare

4. Streets Of Surrender (S.O.S) - feat. Mark Knopfler,

5. Ten More Days

6. L’Anno Dell’Amore

7. Hey Lord

8. Fatti Di Sogni

9. La Tortura Della Luna

10. Turn the world down

11. Terra Incognita

12. Voci (Namanama version)

13. Ci Si Arrende” - feat. Mark Knopfler.

 

Zucchero 2016 European Dates

 

16 September  Verona, Italy   Arena di Verona

17 September  Verona, Italy   Arena di Verona

18 September  Verona, Italy   Arena di Verona

20 September  Verona, Italy   Arena di Verona

21 September  Verona, Italy   Arena di Verona

23 September  Verona, Italy   Arena di Verona

24 September  Verona, Italy   Arena di Verona

25 September  Verona, Italy   Arena di Verona

27 September  Verona, Italy   Arena di Verona

28 September  Verona, Italy   Arena di Verona

01 October  Stuggart, Germany   Scheleyerhalle

02 October  Dornbin, Austria  Haus Der Messe

04 October  Vienna, Austria  Stadthalle

05 October  Innsbruck, Austria  Olympiahalle

07 October  Salzburg, Austria  Arena

08 October  Llubjana, Slovenia  Arena Stozice

09 October  Graz, Austria   Stadthalle

11 October  Warsaw, Poland  Torwar

12 October  Prague, Czech Republic Forum Karlin

14 October  Eshalzette, Luxembourg Rockhal L’Esch Alzette

15 October  Brussels, Belgium  Forest National

17 October  Amsterdam, Holland   Ziggo Dome

20 October  London, England  Royal Albert Hall

24 October  Oberhausen, Germany  KoePi Arena

25 October  Hamburg, Germany  Barclaycard Arena

26 October  Frankfurt, Germ  Festhalle

28 October  Berlin, Germany  Mercedes-Benz Arena

29 October  Munich, Germany  Olympic Hall

31 October  Zurch, Switzerland  Hallenstadion

02 November  Geneva, Switzerland  Arena

06 November  Paris, France   L’Olympia

07 November  Paris, France   L’Olympia

08 November  Paris, France   L’Olympia

10 November  Dresden, Germany  Messe Halle

15 November  Sofia, Bulgaria  NDK Arena

16 November  Russe, Bulgaria Bulstrad Arena

 

 

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