MIAMI, FL (October 1, 2014) – Luciano Ligabue, one of Italy’s most popular contemporary musicians, known in Italy simply as “Ligabue,” (pronounced lee-ga-boo-ay), is touring the US venues for the first time this fall to mark the release of his 10th studio album, Mondovisione, which was among Italy’s top-selling CDs last year. Since 2005, Ligabue has held the yet-unbroken European record for the most tickets sold for a single concert – a staggering 165,264 fans in attendance at his concert in Italy that year.
The U.S. part of Ligabue’s global tour, “Mondovisione Tour – Mondo 2014” is presented by Riservarossa and F&P Group and launches on October 19 at New York’s Manhattan’s Terminal 5. From there the tour makes West Coast stops on October 22 at the Whiskey a Go Go in L.A. and on October 24 at San Francisco’s DNA Lounge. “Mondovisione” culminates at Miami’s Grand Central on October 26th.
Luciano Ligabue is a true Italian Renaissance man, achieving accolades and acclaim not only as a singer and songwriter, but also as screenwriter, filmmaker, author and poet. He was born on March 13, 1960 in Correggio, in the province of Reggio Emilia in the Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy. As a young adult he worked agricultural jobs, moonlighting as a radio DJ and rock band leader. Drawing on life experience, Ligabue connects emotionally with his audiences as a true narrative storyteller. When he recorded his first album in 1987, at the age of 30, he was considered “old” by industry standards, yet that album, “Ligabue,” quickly went platinum and his became the most successful debut in Italian music industry history.
Since that debut, Ligabue has released ten studio albums, four live albums, two greatest hits albums and one soundtrack album, all certified multi-platinum in Italy. U2 invited Ligabue to open for their “Zoo TV” tour appearances at mega stadiums in Naples and Turin in 1993. Not long afterwards, however, Ligabue had established himself as a stadium headliner in his own right.
In 1998 Ligabue wrote, directed and produced the film, “Radiofreccia,” a semi-autobiographical story about a local radio station that premiered at the Venice Film Festival and won Italy’s Golden Globe- and Academy Awards-equivalent, Nastri d’Argento and Davide di Donatello awards for Ligabue’s screenplay and direction. The film was added to the permanent film archive of New York City’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in 2006. Also a published author, his 1997 literary debut “Fuori e Dentro il Borgo” (“In and Out of the Village”), a collection of short stories about the hometown he’s never left, earned him the prestigious Elsa Morante prize, one of Italy’s most sought-after literary recognitions.
The Miami concert is produced by The Rhythm Foundation, a nonprofit organization that presents world-music.
WHAT: Ligabue’s Mondovisione Tour – Mondo 2014
WHEN: October 26, 2014 | Doors open at 7:30pm
WHERE: Grand Central
697 N Miami Ave.
Miami, FL 33136
TICKETS: $55/$50 General Admission
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