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Lucca Summer Festival

Outdoor concerts by great artists like Take That, Elton John, Macklemore in June and July 2019

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Every summer in Lucca takes place the Lucca Summer Festival, an event that sees great artists performing in the beautiful city. It is just 20 minutes away by car or train and we can book a taxi for the return.
Stay at our hotel in Montecatini, it is the perfect starting point for visiting Tuscany.

28/06 TAKE THAT
29/06 ENNIO MORRICONE
30/06 DE GREGORI & ORCHESTRA
05/07 TOTO
06/07 CALCUTTA
07/07 ELTON JOHN
09/07 MACKLEMORE + ANASTASIO
10/07 TEARS FOR FEARS
12/07 NEW ORDER + ELBOW
13/07 MARK KNOPFLER
16/07 EROS RAMAZZOTTI
20/07 THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE QUEEN
26/07 GEMITAIZ
27/07 SCORPIONS
29/09 STING


Friday, June 28th
TAKE THAT
GREATEST HITS LIVE 2019

2019 marks the 30th anniversary of Take That career. To celebrate their goal, the band has announced a great tour that will take them to perform their beloved hits live.
Take That also confirmed the release of Odissey, a greatest hits album that takes the listener on a journey through the incredible story of one of the most successful British bands of all time. Before the album is released, fans will get a taste of what is coming with the release of the single "Pray (Odissey Version)" that will be available from today. The album "Odissey", produced by Stuart Price, will be released November 23 and will contain 27 tracks that span 3 decades of the band's history, from their debut with "Take That and Party" from 1992 to today.


Saturday 29 June
ENNIO MORRICONE

Maestro Morricone inserts Lucca among the 3 cities that will host his farewell concerts.
All the immortal melodies of the legendary composer in the breathtaking scenery of the Walls of Lucca

Sunday 30 June
DE GREGORI & ORCHESTRA
GREATEST HITS LIVE

Francesco de Gregori returns to the Lucca Summer Festival accompanied by a large orchestra to present for the first time in a symphonic context, his greatest hits.
The orchestra composed of forty elements, will have as central core the quartet of the Gnu Quartet (formed by Raffaele Rebaudengo to viola, Francesca Rapetti on flute, Roberto Izzo on violin and Stefano Cabrera on cello) as well as the band that accompanies De Gregori for a long time time.


Friday 05 July
TOTO
40 TRIPS AROUND THE SUN TOUR 2019

Few groups, in the history of music, have left individually or collectively a broader imprint in the popular culture of TOTO members. Individually, the band members can be heard in 5000 albums that globally represent a total sale of half a billion albums. Among all these records, NARAS (National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences) has rewarded performances with over 200 Grammy Awards nominations.
 

Saturday 6 July
CALCUTTA

His album "Mainstream" released in 2015 has scattered genres, memberships and definitions. A success also witnessed by the gold record reached by "Horoscope", one of the most transmitted tracks of the summer 2016, and songs like "What I miss you to do "," Frosinone "," Gaetano "that now record millions of views on Youtube and on the streaming portals. At the end of 2017, Calcutta re-appeared on the scenes with "Orgasmo", a new song that immediately hit the mark.


Sunday 07 July
ELTON JOHN
FAREWELL YELLOW BRICK ROAD TOUR

Elton John has announced that he will perform at the Lucca Summer Festival, in the main square of the city, Piazza Napoleone, on July 7, 2019 within his "Farewell Yellow Brick Road" tour. That of 2019 will be the 22nd edition of the Lucca Summer Festival and will be the sixth time that Elton will perform inside the famous City Walls. Tickets will go on sale on Saturday, July 21st at 10am. American Express holders will be able to access the reserved for them from 10am on July 18th 2018.


Tuesday, July 9th
Macklemore + Anastasio

Back in Italy in July, the Seattle rapper has conquered audiences around the world with the sensitivity of his lyrics and the overwhelming energy of his music.
Last year, with the album Gemini, he began his new solo career and next summer Macklemore will return to Italy to present him live in front of the Lucca Summer Festival audience.

ANASTASIO
The winner of the latest edition of X-Factor on the stage of Piazza Napoleone for a long night of rap.
The rising star of Italian rap and one of the major international exponents of the genre. An explosive combination that makes the evening of July 9th as one of the most unmissable of the upcoming Lucca Summer Festival.


Wednesday 10 July
TEARS FOR FEARS
RULE THE WORLD TOUR 2019

In Milan they sold out a year early for the show that they will hold in February at the Mediolanum Forum.
Now the Tears For Fears reciprocate the affection of the Italian public with the new summer dates: their first show in Rome after more than 20 years, and their debut at the Lucca Summer Festival.
A show not to be missed where we will listen to all the successes of a band that is already in the history of pop music.


Friday 12 July
NEW ORDER + ELBOW

A double-bill with one of the most influential and acclaimed bands of the '80s along with one of the most fascinating groups of contemporary British music guided by the voice of their frontman Guy Garvey.
New Order - A rare case in which the same group of people managed to leave a mark in contemporary music twice. On the one hand, the heavy legacy of the legendary Joy Division, a short-lived band that is still the object of veneration by countless fans around the world of the post-punk scene (and beyond) and who has had influence over thousands of other bands over the years: on the other hand, the transformation in the New Order, the turn towards an electronic sound and their impact on the next generation of musicians and listeners have made the Manchester band one of the names that have directed the course of the world music scene as he managed to few others.
Elbow - Over twenty years and with seven studio albums, Elbow have won many of the awards that distinguish a successful band. Their bulletin board contains three Ivor Novellos awards, a Mercury Music Prize and a BRIT award for Best British Band. Their most recent albums, 'The Take Off and Landing of Everything' (2014) and 'Little Fictions' (2017), have both debuted at number one in the UK album charts. The singer and leader Guy Garvey who also has his own radio program on BBC 6 Music, was awarded two prizes in 2018 for his contribution to English music.


Saturday, July 13th
MARK KNOPFLER
An evening with Mark Knopfler and Band

He returns for the fourth time on the stage of the Lucca Summer Festival Mark Knopfler with a show in which he will present his new album "Down The Road Wherever" and re-propose the great tracks of his career accompanied by a band of ten elements.
Mark Knopfler, who will release his ninth solo album "Down The Road Wherever" on November 16th, has always seen the tour as an integral part of the path of an album that makes up the songs to the recording to the live performance of those songs together to old successes.


Tuesday, July 16th
EROS RAMAZZOTTI

After the announcement of 60 shows and dates in North and South America with which Eros Ramazzotti will touch cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, Toronto, Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Rio De Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Santiago de Chile and many others, are added 14 new events in Europe for the VITA CE N'È WORLD TOUR which has already registered sales for over 200 thousand tickets on the first European concerts. Following a first taste in the continent at the beginning of 2019 and after the interlude of concerts in the Americas, the world tour of the most famous Italian artist in the world will return to Europe in July and August with other dates in France, Italy, Spain, Austria and Croatia. Eros Ramazzotti will bring on the most prestigious stages, in addition to the great successes that have made him famous and with whom he has conquered millions of viewers in over 30 years of career, the songs of the new album VITA CE N'È. Released for Polydor on November 23 in 100 countries in Italian and Spanish, the album debuted directly to the top spot on the FIMI / Gfk charts of the week's best-selling albums, and also entered number 1 on the Austrian and Swiss sales charts and it is positioned at no. 5 in Belgium, no. 6 in Spain and no. 7 in Germany.
VITA CE N'È WORLD TOUR is the new opportunity to listen to the unforgettable hits of Ramazzotti that will be accompanied, as always, by exceptional musicians: the Music Director Luca Scarpa on the piano, Giovanni Boscariol on keyboards, Paolo Costa on bass, Giorgio Secco on guitar and the three international new entries Corey Sanchez (guitars), Eric Moore (drums) phenomenon of the r'n'b and gospel music and Scott Paddock (sax), an American famous for his jazz influences who collaborated , among others, also with the likes of Natalie Cole, Jackson Browne, Ray Charles.


Saturday 20th July
THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE QUEEN

The alternative rock will be the protagonist of this special evening. The super group formed by DAMON ALBARN (voice and mind of Blur and Gorillaz), PAUL SIMONON (legendary bassist of TheClash), TONY ALLEN (drummer and icon of the afrobeat) and SIMON TONG (guitarist of Verve) chose Luccca for their unique concert in our country.
The Good, the Bad & the Queen is a supergroup formed by Damon Albarn, frontman of the Gorillaz and Blur, former Verve guitarist Simon Tong, bassist Paul Simonon of the legendary Clash and Nigerian drummer Tony Allen who played for years with Fela Kuti, an Afrobeat icon. On November 16, 2018 the group released its second album, Merrie Land, produced by Tony Visconti, the man behind David Bowie's latest masterpiece, Blackstar. The album has traced a path from the tradition of English music hall to West Africa and Afrobeat, zigzagging between the West Indies with their reggae and dub, to return to England and the London punk scene, while taking elements from the British beat music of the 50s to the Britpop


Friday 26th July
GEMITAIZ

The musical journey of one of the most followed and appreciated rappers in all Italy will arrive at the Lucca Summer Festival on July 26th in Piazza Napoleone.
The success of Gemitaiz that, after having won the platinum record with "David", continues to record record numbers does not stop. This summer will inflame the festival with a live full of songs contained both in his latest album and in the new mixtape "qvc8", eighth chapter of the cult cult now on the web.

Saturday 27th July
SCORPIONS

The Scorpions are indisputably one of the most influential groups in the history of rock, numbers and fans certify it: over 50 years of career, over 25 albums published, over 100 million albums sold and millions of followers around the world. During what will be one of the most anticipated evenings of this edition of the festival, the Scorpions will play their most emblematic songs, those with which they have conquered the charts all over the world.
The Scorpions were formed in Hannover in 1965 and have sold more than 100 million records worldwide. Even today, they are considered among the greatest exponents of the hard & heavy genre. The greatest success was achieved in the eighties, with songs that have gone down in history, such as "Still Loving You", "Rock You Like a Hurricane", "No One Like You" and "Wind of Change"


Monday, July 29th
STING

The European tour of Sting, My Songs, which will start next summer with shows and concerts in prestigious festivals, will stop in Italy on July 29th at the Lucca Summer Festival.
Sting: My Songs will be a dynamic and entertaining tour that will focus on the most beloved songs written by the artist during his prolific career as a soloist and frontman of the Police, studded with successes and awards including 16 Grammy Awards. Fans will be able to hear hits like "Englishman in New York", "Fields of Gold", "Shape of My Heart", "Every Breath You Take", "Roxanne", "Message in a bottle" and many more ... Sting will play as always accompanied by his band.

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