Zucchero - Black Cat World Tour


Mar 25, 2017 – 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

12 North Saginaw
Pontiac, MI 48342 Map

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Italian Blues Rock singer-songwriter, Zucchero is set to perform at the Flagstar Strand Theatre for the Performing Arts in Downtown Pontiac on Saturday, March 25 (8 p.m.) as part of his Black Cat World Tour. Tickets for Zucchero – presented by Live Nation and the Flagstar Strand Theatre – are now on sale.
In a career spanning more than three decades, Zucchero has sold over 50 million records around the world. Internationally his most successful singles are "Diamante", "Il Volo/My Love", "Baila (Sexy Thing)/Baila morena", and the duet "Senza una donna (Without a Woman)" with Paul Young. Zucchero’s latest release, “Black Cat,” which was produced by Don Was, T Bone Burnett and Brendan O’Brien – is set to be released in the United States in mid-February. “Black Cat” is the twelfth studio album by the Italian blues rock singer–songwriter. It's his first full-length studio album in six years, since Chocabeck in 2010. Zucchero states the album was "born" during his tour in Southern parts of United States – where he immersed himself in their blues sounds – and will include a new song "Streets of Surrender" (S.O.S). The song’s lyrics are written by Bono and dedicated to the victims of November 2015 Paris attacks. Mark Knopfler from Dire Straits is a special guest and guitarist on the song, as well "Ci Si Arrende." The single "Voci" is sampled by "Ignorant Boy, Beautiful Girl" by Loney, Dear, while "Ten More Days" is a cover by Avicii. The album's English version will include a collaboration with Elvis Costello on "Love Again" (renamed as "Turn the World Down"), while the Spanish version features a collaboration with Alejandro Sanz on "Fatti Di Sogni" (renamed as "Hechos de sueños"), and the Japanese version features guitarist Tomoyasu Hotei played on "Ti Voglio Sposare.” According to Zucchero, the album does not have the meaning of Western prejudice of black cat, yet Afro-American for "figure of speech, a greeting, a symbol of auspice."As well there's a component of anarchism toward the "market rules." It is his "darkest album and rough ever in terms of sonority."

While viewed as his music comeback to his soul & blues roots, throughout his career, Zucchero has earned numerous awards, including four Festivalbar, six Wind Music Awards, two World Music Awards (1993, 1996), six IFPI Europe Platinum Awards, and a Grammy Award nomination. He has collaborated and performed with many famous artists, including Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Brian May, Miles Davis, Ray Charles, B. B. King, Sting, Bono, Paul Young, Peter Gabriel, Luciano Pavarotti, Andrea Bocelli among others.
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