In fews words: 5 dates, 5 artists and Tuscany as a unique location!
1 – September 1st 2010 – Leonard Cohen’s concert in Piazza Santa Croce -Florence (Sole Italian date)
Ain’t no much more to say, this is a “not to miss” concert in a “not not miss” location.
For four decades, Leonard Cohen has been one of the most important and influential songwriters, singer, musician, poet and novelistof our time, a figure whose body of work achieves greater depths of mystery and meaning as time goes on. He is now back in Tuscany for a sole italian date in the special location of Piazza Santa Croce in Florence. There will be about 5000 seats available and tickets will start from 35 up to 90 euros.
2 – June 29th 2010 – Caetano Veloso’s concert in Villa Solaria – Sesto Fiorentino – Florence (for Sesto d’estate)
Another legend of worldwide music will play in Tuscany this Summer: Caetano Veloso composer, singer, guitarist, writer, and political activist. He has been called ‘one of the greatest songwriters of the century‘ and is sometimes considered to be the Bob Dylan of Brazil. Veloso is most known for his participation in the Brazilian musical movement Tropicalismo which encompassed theatre, poetry and music in the 1960s, at the beginning of the Brazilian military dictatorship. Caetano will play in the park of the Villa Solaria in Sesto Fiorentino, a small village just north of Florence. Tickets are available on line here. Prices goes from 27 up to 38 euros.
3 – July 23rd 2010 – Deep Purple‘s concert at Parco della Fortezza Medicea in Arezzo (for the Play – Arezzo Art Festival)
Deep Purple are an English hard rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. Along with Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, they are considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although some band members have avoided categorising themselves as any one genre. The band also incorporated classical music, blues-rock, pop and progressive rock elements. Deep Purple’s tickets can be found here the price is 35 euros.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1kZ9zYr7kk[/youtube]
4- July 24th 2010 – Belle and Sebastian’s concert at Parco della Fortezza Medicea in Arezzo (for the Play – Arezzo Art Festival) (Sole Italian date)
Belle and Sebastian the english indie pop band will play at the for a sole italian date, another must to “do” this summer. Belle & Sebastian are often compared to influential indie bands such as The Smiths, as well as classic acts such as Love, Bob Dylan and Nick Drake. The name of the band is inspired by Belle et Sébastien, a children’s book (and cartoon) by French writer Cécile Aubry. Tickets cost 23 euros and you can buy them here.
5- July 26th 2010 – Mike Patton’s Mondo Cane concert at Fortezza da Basso – Florence
Mondo Cane is Mike Patton’s new project released on May 4, 2010 through Ipecac Records. It features cover versions of 1950s and 1960s Italian pop music, performed by Mike Patton ( ex Faith No More Mr. Bungle, Tomahawk, Lovage, Fantômas, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Zu and Peeping Tom) with an orchestra of about 65 people. Tickets are available here, prices goes from 36 up to 54 euros.
For a little taste of this crazy project sounds like check out this video: