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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 there is the Lucca Summer Festival, an event that sees great artists perform in the beautiful city. It is only 20 minutes away by car or train from us and we can book a taxi for the return journey.
Stay at our hotel in Montecatini, it is the perfect starting point to visit Tuscany.

04/18 NIC CESTER & THE MILANO ELETTRICA
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
18/07 GIORGIA + JANELLE MONAE
19/07 PSALM - MANESKIN
20/07 THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE QUEEN
26/07 GEMITAIZ
27/07 SCORPIONS
29/09 STING

Thursday 18 April - Teatro del Giglio
NIC CESTER & THE MILANO ELETTRICA
The Australian singer, frontman of the Jet, returns to Lucca accompanied by Milano Elettrica, a band with many famous faces from the Italian indie.
Nic Cester returns to Lucca two years after his performance at the Summer Festival, which previewed the album "Sugar Rush" which was to be released a few months later on the Piazza Napoleone stage.
On April 18th Nic Cester & The Milano Elettrica returned to Lucca to compete with a stage rich in history like that of the Teatro del Giglio on which they will propose a show different from that seen on the Italian stages last summer during which they will be reached also by some surprise guests.

Friday 28 June
TAKE THAT
GREATEST HITS LIVE 2019
2019 marks the 30th anniversary of Take That career. To celebrate their achievement the band announced a great tour that will lead 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's release, fans will get a taste of what's coming with the release of the single "Pray (Odissey Version)" which will be available today. The album "Odyssey", produced by Stuart Price, will be released on November 23rd 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 the present.

Saturday 29 June
ENNIO MORRICONE
Maestro Morricone includes 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 his greatest hits for the first time in a symphonic context.
The orchestra composed of forty elements, will have as its central core the quartet of the Gnu Quartet (formed by Raffaele Rebaudengo in the viola, Francesca Rapetti in the flute, Roberto Izzo in the violin and Stefano Cabrera in the cello) besides the band that accompanies De Gregori for a long time now time.

Friday 05 July
TOTO
40 TRIPS AROUND THE SUN TOUR 2019
Few groups in the history of music have individually or collectively left a larger footprint in the popular culture of TOTO members. Individually, the band members can be heard on 5000 albums that globally represent a total sale of half a billion albums. Of all these records, NARAS (National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences) awarded performances with over 200 Grammy Award nominations.
 
Saturday 6 July
CALCUTTA
His album "Mainstream" released in 2015 has unleashed genres, affiliations and definitions. A success also demonstrated by the gold record achieved by "Oroscopo", one of the most popular songs of summer 2016, and songs like "What I miss you to do ”,“ Frosinone ”,“ Gaetano ”which now record millions of views on Youtube and on streaming portals. At the end of 2017 Calcutta reappeared on the scenes with "Orgasm" a new song that immediately hit the mark.

Sunday 07 July
ELTON JOHN
FAREWELL YELLOW BRICK ROAD TOUR
Elton John announced that he will perform at the Lucca Summer Festival, in the main square of the city, Piazza Napoleone, on 7 July 2019 within his "Farewell Yellow Brick Road" tour. That of 2019 will be the 22nd edition of the Lucca Summer Festival and it will be the sixth time that Elton will perform in the famous city walls. Tickets will go on general sale on Saturday 21st July at 10 am. American Express holders will have access to the presale reserved for them from 10 am on 18 July 2018.

Tuesday 09 July
MACKLEMORE + ANASTASIO
The rapper from Seattle returns to Italy in July and has captivated audiences around the world with the sensitivity of his lyrics and the overflowing energy of his music.
Last year, with the Gemini album, he began his new solo path and next summer Macklemore will return to Italy to present it live in front of the Lucca Summer Festival audience.
ANASTASIO
The winner of the last edition of X-Factor on the Piazza Napoleone stage
for a long evening 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 one of the most unmissable of the next Lucca Summer Festival.

Wednesday 10 July
TEARS FOR FEARS
RULE THE WORLD TOUR 2019
In Milan they sold out a year in advance for the show 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 British contemporary music groups led by the voice of their frontman Guy Garvey.
New Order - A rare case where the same group of people managed to make a mark on contemporary music twice. On the one hand, the heavy legacy of the legendary Joy Division, a band with a short life but which is still the object of veneration by countless fans all over the world of the post-punk scene (and not only) and which has had an influence on thousands of other bands over the years: on the other hand, the transformation into the New Order, the turning 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 addressed the course of the world music scene as it has succeeded to few others.
Elbow - Over more than twenty years and with seven studio albums, Elbow has won many of those 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), both debuted at number one in the UK album charts. The singer and leader Guy Garvey, who also has his own radio show on BBC 6 Music, was honored with two awards in 2018 for his contribution to English music.

Saturday 13 July
MARK KNOPFLER
An evening With Mark Knopfler and Band
Mark Knopfler returns for the fourth time on the stage of the Lucca Summer Festival with a show in which he will present his new album "Down The Road Wherever" and will repropose the great songs 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 tours as an integral part of the path of an album that goes from composing songs to recording to live performances 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 like New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, Toronto, Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Rio De Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Santiago de Chile and many others, plus 14 new events in Europe for 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 on the continent at the beginning of 2019 and after the parenthesis 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 to the most prestigious stages, in addition to the great successes that have made him famous and with which he has conquered millions of spectators in over 30 years of career, the songs of the new album VITA CE NÈÈ. Released for Polydor on November 23rd in 100 countries in Italian and Spanish, the album debuted directly at the top of the FIMI / Gfk ranking of the best-selling albums of the week, it also entered the number one sales rankings of Austria and Switzerland and it ranked 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 Ramazzotti hits that will be accompanied, as always, by exceptional musicians: the Musical Director Luca Scarpa on the piano, Giovanni Boscariol on keyboards, Paolo Costa on bass, Giorgio Secco on guitar and the three international newcomers Corey Sanchez (guitars), Eric Moore (drums) phenomenon of r'n'b and gospel music and Scott Paddock (sax), American famous for his jazz influences he collaborated , among others, also with the likes of Natalie Cole, Jackson Browne, Ray Charles.

Thursday 18 July
GIORGIA + JANELLE MONAE
Janelle Monáe will be the first to take the stage, fresh from the great success of her third album Dirty Computer which earned her a Grammy nomination as "Album of the Year" thanks to the clamor caused by two extraordinary video clips like those of "PYNK "And" Make me Feel ".
In recent years, Janelle Monàe has also added cinematographic successes with her performances in two highly successful films such as Moonlight (Oscar for Best Film) and Il Diritto di Contare which will be followed by the one in Robert Zemeckis' next film.
In the second part of the evening it will be Giorgia's turn to meet again on that stage on which she has been the protagonist on many occasions but from which she had been missing for 7 years. That of Lucca will be the first date of "POP HEART SUMMER NIGHTS", his unmissable summer tour. In addition to the songs that have made her career great, Giorgia will add to the lineup those of her latest album "Pop Heart" already certified platinum. An exciting collection of great national and international successes, selected and reinterpreted by Giorgia and rearranged by Michele Canova. The album contains featuring with Tiziano Ferro on the song "Il conforto" and with Ainé on the notes of "Stay", in addition to the cameos of Eros Ramazzotti ("Una storia links") and Elisa ("The obstacles of the heart").
A long evening of female music, therefore, in which you can attend 2 concerts where you can listen to 2 of the best voices that the international scene can offer

Friday 19 July
PSALM - MANESKIN
The powerful rap of Salmo and the rock of Måneskin on the same stage in an evening that promises sparks.
SALMO is a pioneer of music who, entering the rap scene, was able to change the genre's features, introducing elements of electronics and rap like had never been seen before in Italy.
Måneskin. The group, beloved by the public, continues to collect successes and awards, starting from the 57 sold out dates with over 100,000 tickets sold between 2018 and 2019, up to the certifications: double platinum for their unpublished "Chosen", a platinum for the eponymous debut EP, gold disc for the cover of the song "Vengo dalla luna", double platinum for the new album "Il ballo della vita", anticipated by the singles in Italian "Morirò da re" ( double platinum disc) and "Torna a casa" (triple platinum). Noteworthy are also the digital numbers: over 139.9 million views on YouTube, more than 157.9 million streaming on Spotify.

Saturday 20 July
THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE QUEEN
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 afrobeat) and SIMON TONG (guitarist of Verve) chose Luccca for their single concert in our country.
The Good, the Bad & the Queen is a supergroup formed by Damon Albarn, frontman of Gorillaz and Blur, former Verve guitarist Simon Tong, bassist Paul Simonon of legendary Clash and Nigerian drummer Tony Allen who played for years with Fela Kuti, an afrobeat icon. On November 16, 2018, the group released their second album, Merrie Land, produced by Tony Visconti, the man behind David Bowie's latest masterpiece, Blackstar. The album traced a path from the tradition of the English music hall to West Africa and Afrobeat, zigzagging between the West Indies with their reggae and dub, to return to England and to the London punk scene, at the same time taking elements from British beat music of the 50s to Britpop

Friday 26 July
GEMITAIZ
The musical journey of one of the most followed and appreciated rappers in Italy will arrive at the Lucca Summer Festival on 26 July in Piazza Napoleone.
The success of Gemitaiz that, after winning the platinum record with "davide", continues to record record numbers does not stop. This summer it will ignite 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 on the web.

Saturday 27 July
SCORPIONS
The Scorpions are unquestionably one of the most influential groups in the history of rock, the numbers and the fans certify it: over 50 years of career, over 25 albums released, over 100 million albums sold and millions of followers all over the world. During what will be one of the most awaited evenings of this edition of the festival, the Scorpions will interpret their most emblematic songs, those with which they have conquered the charts of the whole world.
The Scorpions were formed in Hanover in 1965 and 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 tracks that went down in history, such as "Still Loving You", "Rock You Like a Hurricane", "No One Like You" and "Wind of Change"

Monday 29 July
STING
The European tour of Sting, My Songs, which will start next summer with shows and concerts in prestigious festivals, will make a stop in Italy on July 29th at the Lucca Summer Festival.
Sting: My Songs will be a dynamic and fun tour that will focus on the most popular songs written by the artist during his prolific career as a soloist and frontman of the Police, full of successes and prizes including 16 Grammy Awards. Fans will be able to hear hits such as "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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