Italian Teen Sensations IL VOLO To Release Debut Album In The United States On Geffen Records April 12th

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Il Volo  0 Italian Teen Sensations IL VOLO To Release Debut Album In The United States On Geffen Records April 12th

Santa Monica, California, March 15, 2011 – IL VOLO, three teenage tenors from Italy, are about to take the U.S. by storm with the release of their self-titled debut on Geffen Records April 12th (available digitally April 11th). Already platinum in their native Italy, IL VOLO showcases the astonishing vocal talent of Piero Barone (17 years old), Ignazio Boschetto (16 years old), and Gianluca Ginoble (16 years old) as they perform both new and traditional classically influenced pop songs. Prepare to be blown away by the undeniable vocal talent from these Italian teen idols! You have to see to believe. Click HERE for IL VOLO’s “O Sole Mio” video.

Produced by the legendary Humberto Gatica (Celine Dion, Andrea Bocelli) and the world renowned Italian singer/producer Tony Renis, IL VOLO was recorded in Los Angeles and Rome, as well as at London’s famous Abbey Road Studios. Geffen Records Chairman Ron Fair executive produced the album.

IL VOLO’s 12 tracks include both classic and new compositions: their version of “O Sole Mio,” “Il Mondo,” “E Più Ti Penso” (a medley of Ennio Morricone songs from the soundtracks to Once Upon a Time in America and Malena), “El Reloj” (a brand-new song sung in Spanish), “Smile” (written by Charlie Chaplin for his film Modern Times and later popularized by Nat King Cole), “Notte Stellata/The Swan” (from the well-known musical theme composed by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns), “La Luna Hizo Esto” and “Painfully Beautiful” (both written specially for IL VOLO by multi-platinum songwriter Diane Warren), “Per Te” (written by multiple Grammy Award-winning songwriter/producer Walter Afanasieff), “This Time” (a new song written by Michelle Lewis) and “Un Amore Così Grande” (a classic from the late ’70s Italian music tradition).
IL VOLO first came to America this past February during awards season where they performed at many exclusive events including a showcase at Geffen Chairman Ron Fair’s home, a private pre-grammy dinner at the home of Chairman/CEO of Interscope Geffen A&M Jimmy Iovine and at Miramax Films head Harvey Weinstein’s pre-Oscar party. They capped off their U.S. promo run with a performance on CBS’ The Talk, making their national television debut.

In May 2009, Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca appeared on the popular Italian talent show “Ti Lascio Una Canzone” and dazzled television viewers with their flawless rendition of the Neapolitan standard “O Sole Mio.” The boys decided their group needed a name. “Il Volo,” meaning “flight,” was chosen to signify the feeling that these three young tenors were about to spread their wings and fly. It wasn’t long before IL VOLO’s managers — Michele Torpedine (who has looked after the careers of Andrea Bocelli and Italian rock star Zucchero) landed a worldwide recording contract for the trio with Universal Music Group which released IL VOLO’s self-titled debut album in Italy November 2010, where in less than three months, with no radio or video airplay, no single sales and only a few television performances, it was certified platinum. IL VOLO became the first Italian artists to sign with Geffen Records in the United States.

  • Askhkology

    What Do you think of Il Volo?

  • Sandra Schmidt

    Il Volo is fantastic !! These boys are going to be stars for many years.

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  • Sjenkins

    I had the great pleasure of seeing and hearing the young men on American Idol.They are awsome!
    I would also like to know where i can buy and the name of the CD.


    ola son los mejore cantantes del mundo entero los kiero muchoooooooooooo. soy su mas grande fans….


    los kiero la verdad me encanto su cancion de o sole mio es lo mejor q e scuchado saludos y quisiera saber como se llama el chico del medio ni elde los lentes ni el gordito es el otro.

  • Cjlombardi

    Just bought this Cd of Il Volo we love it. They sing with such heart. Can’t wait for them to tour in the USA especially California.  We are waiting for you!

  • Cjlombardi

    Just bought this CD for Christmas. My husband and I love their signing.  Such heart and emotion.  Can’t wait for the USA Tour.  California is waiting for Il Volo!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Iona-owen

    When are you coming to holland??????we love you.

  • sammmmmy

    omg, i saw you guys on pbs. lol, and i just can get rid of you guys ! (:

  • frances davies

    what can i say just absolutely fabulous .will certainly buy their album .Just love it?

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  • Inga Bosch

    denise,the boys are great. im in love a im a grandma. i heard gianluca on a single singing : UNCHAINED MELODIES. . can they put this on one of there disk. tell gian please i be his new grandma. i just love those guys. i have watched them,since the beginning.. thank you, inga bosch. love a success to them. xoxo