They are the most important breakthrough act in Italian music over the past few years. A phenomenon that has launched a new kind of Italian pop, conquering the charts and radio play. Two years after Completamente sold out, their breakthrough album, Thegiornalisti are back with Love.
The album was preceded by several lead singles, the hits Questa nostra stupida canzone d’amore, Felicità puttana and New York. From 19 October to 21 November the group is on tour in the main indoor arenas in Italy, for live sessions which are completely sold out: “It will be a real show, with an orchestra; there will be emotion and pathos. We are looking for collective energy,” confirms Tommaso Paradiso, the band's frontman.
A song that stands out on the album is Milano-Roma, which is dedicated to trains and a route which for Tommaso “has now become a second home. I spend a lot of time on trains. Rome and Milan are two cities that I love equally, but for different reasons. They are metropoles in which I live and do things that are both different and necessary.”
The pieces in the line-up in the concerts include the big summer hit Felicità puttana which, the Roman artist says, “has managed something that is even more difficult than Riccione: it has made a place for itself between reggaeton and Spanish dances. That is quite an achievement for a song that is very much Italian, and cantautore – singer-songwriter – in style.” Just as having a nearly sell-out tour is not exactly an everyday occurrence either.
“It will be a real show, with an orchestra; there will be emotion and pathos. We are looking for collective energy”
The dates of the Love Tour:
19 October 2018 – Vigevano (Pavia)
21 October 2018 – Turin
23 October 2018 – Casalecchio di Reno (Bologna)
24 October 2018 – Florence
27 and 28 October 2018 – Rome
31 October and 2 November – Bari
3 November 2018 – Naples
8 November 2018 – Genoa
10 November 2018 – Padua
11 November 2018 – Montichiari (Brescia)
18 and 19 November 2018 – Milan
21 November 2018 – Rome
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