The world’s most beloved tenor, Andrea Bocelli, returns to the UK and Ireland next year, with two special shows at The O2 on Friday 2 and Saturday 3 November 2018.
Reportedly the biggest selling solo classical artist of all time with over 80 million worldwide album sales, Bocelli has performed for four US Presidents, two Popes and many Royal families across the world, as well as at high-profile ceremonies for the Olympic Games and the World Cup. The Maestro has countless music awards to his name over past 25 years in music and even boasts a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which he received in 2010 for his contribution to live theatre.
Andrea Bocelli last toured in the UK in 2016 in support of his album release ‘Cinema’, which featured songs from movies – the record included stunning duets with Ariana Grande and Nicole Scherzinger, and reached number three in the UK charts.
These exclusive show dates are set to be some of the most hotly anticipated live performances of 2018 and are sure to amaze once again the audience at both arenas. Fans of the Italian tenor can expect the show to feature the popular repertoire from across his 15 studio albums.
Commenting on the tour, Andrea said: “These are two new concert dates which are particularly dear to me; they are two further transoceanic appointments in two islands that I love and frequent for years. I will celebrate these two occasions amongst many friends, to give thanks to the many people who are steadfast and kind to appreciate the fruits of my profession.
“To begin with, leafy Dublin, welcoming and generous like its audience, who I remember with particular affection. Finally, the stage of the O2 Arena in the pulsating heart of England as Samuel Johnson wrote “…When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford”. As I am a passionate enthusiast of life and vitality (as well as of love, the engine of life), going back to London shall be pure bliss.”