IL DIVO, the world's foremost classical crossover quartet, today announce bringing their new Greatest Hits tour to The O2, Dublin in 2013.
The one and only Il Divo celebrate eight years of unprecedented global success with the release of their definitive Greatest Hits collection this November. This new show in April, 2013 will see Il Divo perform with a full orchestra, their signature classical interpretations of popular songs across their whole career catalogue.
The world’s first and still the best classical crossover group – Urs Buhler, Carlos Marin, David Miller and Sebastien Izambard – have sold over 26 million albums, enjoyed over 50 number ones, chalked up 160 gold and platinum sales in over 33 countries. Proving the lack of geographical boundaries to their romantic and timeless repertoire, Il Divo have become a global touring phenomenon. Currently mid the final South American leg, their current fourth world tour sees them perform an incredible 134 shows across 46 countries on 6 continents this year.
Their amazing career knows no bounds. Highlights include appearing at the opening and closing ceremony of the 2006 Fifa World Cup, touring as special guests to Barbra Streisand, a 2009 performance at President Obama’s Purple Inauguration Ball and earlier this year at a special concert for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee at Windsor Castle.
‘Il Divo Greatest Hits’ will be released as a standard 18 track CD and a 2 Disc Gift Edition. Many of the tracks have been chosen by their fans all over the world and include favourites ‘Somewhere’, ‘Unbreak My Heart’, ‘Unchained Melody’ and ‘Adagio’. They’ve also recorded four songs especially for this release: ‘My Heart Will Go On’ (in Italian), ‘I Will Always Love You’ (in Spanish), ‘I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You’ (English) and ‘Alone’ (Spanish).
Urs Buhler says “As a singer you can never take for granted what you do, every note is a balancing act. But every night I step on stage so proud of what we do. I have learned so much these past 8 years, had so many wonderful experiences and cherished every moment. This Greatest Hits release & tour for us and hopefully our fans, marks what has been an incredible journey so far.”
Tickets are on sale at 9:30am on Friday 16th November from Ticketmaster outlets nationmide and online at www.ticketmaster.ie Exclusive VIP Meet & Greet Ticket packages will also be available to purchase.