Italian superstar Zucchero has announced an Olympia date on Monday 20th May.
The Grammy award nominee has sold over 40 million records across the world during his 40 year career including a number 1 hit in Ireland with Senza Una Donna.
On Friday, October 19th the first worldwide single "Guantanamera (Guajira)" was simultaneously on radio and available across all digital stores. New album "La Sesión Cubana", recorded in Havana and featuring collaborations from some of Cuba's most important musicians, was released worldwide on November 20th.
"La Sesión Cubana", produced by Zucchero and Don Was, and mixed by Michael Brauer, combines seven brand new songs with six newly arranged Zucchero hits ("Baila", "Un Kilo", "Così Celeste", "Cuba Libre", "Everybody's got to learn sometime" and "L'Urlo"). The new recordings consist of the first single "Guantanamera (Guajira)", adapted by Zucchero into Italian, original compositions "Love is all around" and "Sabor a ti", and covers "Never is a moment", "Nena", "Pana" and "Ave Maria no morro". "Nena" and "Pana" are in Spanish, the second one in duet with the brilliant artist Bebe, and "Ave Maria no morro", sang in Portuguese, is a duet with one of the most prestigious singers of contemporary Brazilian music, Djavan.
Zucchero describes his new album in his own words: My music, as everybody knows, comes from blues, from soul, from gospel. This project is a trip from New Orleans to Cuba via Mexicali. Latin, Cuban, tex-mex sounds and rhythms melt together dancing. "Hasta l'asta siempre".
Tickets for Zucchero live at The Olympia Theatre on sale now from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide and online at www.ticketmaster.ie