Il Divo is playing a 2014 setlist like none they have ever performed before. The group has several alluring things going for them. Their career is scattered with a handful of originals amid entire albums of cover material. The group’s 2011 album, Wicked Game, consisted of one half original material written for the group mixed with covers of classic Italian pop songs from the 80’s and 90’s.
Unsurprisingly, the group’s setlist is brimming with some high profile covers. Some are covers of rarely heard Italian pop songs, changed for audiences in the United States. With this, they are hardly covers at all after reworking to where they hardly represent the stripped down original. But some covers pop up, such as Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You,” which is positioned towards the middle of the set or towards the last five songs preceding the encore.
The group provides a beautiful homage to Frank Sinatra by playing his classic tuneful ballad, “My Way,” to open the encore. Il Divo has also traded that out for “The Prayer,” an Italian love ballad.
The group’s latest album, 2013’s A Musical Affair, is widely represented with about ten songs in total. This comes to about half the setlist and over an hour of material. One of the biggest crowd pleasers from this album is Elton John’s “Can You Feel the Love Tonight?” which is clearly considered a Broadway Live! classic. Other tunes from the album include “I Dreamed a Dream” and “Bring Him Home” – both appearing on the majority of setlists.
The group has no problem switching up the setlist, with “My Heart Will Go On,” by Celine Dion or opening with a prolonged version of “Tonight.”
2013’s setlist was different from the 2014 setlist, and that has a lot to do with fitting material into their overall Broadway theme and the album they released compiled of Broadway covers.
My Heart Will Go On
Some Enchanted Evening
If Ever I Would Leave You
Regresa A Mi
La Vida Sin Amor
The Winner Takes It All
Back to Before
I Could Have Danced All Night
The Music Of The Night
Bring Me To Life
Tell Me I’m Not Dreaming
All By Myself
I Will Always Love You
Pour Que Tu M’Aimes
Can’t Help Falling in Love
Time to Say Goodbye
What should I expect at the show?
Il Divo is merging traditional pop performances with a Brodway-esque theatrical sound. It is being dubbed ‘A Musical Affair’ tour, and will feature an expansive and theatrical approach to the typical Il Divo concert. A medium size orchestra backs the band, and the group will have a dominant stage theme defining the show. A large majority of the songs will be Broadway Live! staples, and represented in that manner.
How do I get access to presale tickets for Il Divo’s tour?
The most prominent option for presale tickets is through the group’s official website. You do not need access to a fan club to make a purchase. Both VIP packages and general admission tickets are available through the website. You can join the mailing list to stay tuned into presale availability as they go live.
Eager fans can jump right into the American Express presale option list. This requires an American Express card for purchase as well as an account with TicketMaster to acquire the tickets.
Who is Il Divo’s publicist and press contact?
The group was handpicked over the course of two years by American Idol-alum and British mastermind music manager, Simon Cowell. He and his team found the men and signed them into a partnership with Simon Cowell’s publicity firm, Syco Entertainment. Syco also collaborates with smaller marketing agencies and record labels in Britain and the United States.
“The grandiloquent, soupy musical world of the multinational quartetIl Divo conjures a chaste romance-novel fantasy of dashing suitors tearing their hearts off their sleeves to make the ladies at court faint with ecstasy. Pass the smelling salts, please.” – Stephen Holden of the New York Times
“The power of the encore was no surprise. Back-to-back powerhouse treatments of Amazing Grace — for the spiritual lift — and The Impossible Dream — for the Broadway roots — sealed Il Divo’s pact with 7,200 fans. In those two numbers, American David Miller, Switzerland’s Urs Buhler, Frenchman Sebastien Izambard and Spaniard Carlos Marin were out on the circular ramp, signing and shaking hands and singing beautifully.” – James Reaney of the London Free Press
“Pop-opera group Il Divo certainly knows how to push the right buttons in concert, and for two hours Wednesday evening at Rogers Arena, they did exactly that for their mostly middle-aged and largely female fans. The group is a cross between boy band appeal and the classical operatic gusto of The Three Tenors.” – Francois Marchand of the Vancouver Sun
Il Divo Live in Concert: 2013
Started June 13, 2013 in Kiev, Ukraine | Ended October 18, 2013 in Leipzig, Germany
Il Divo & Orchestra 2012
Tour Opening Acts: Katherine Jenkins
Started May 18, 2012 in Windsor, Canada | Ended August 10, 2012 in Atlantic City, New Jersey
An Evening with Il Divo 2009
Started February 21, 2009 Manchester, England | Ended November 10, 2009 in San Juan, Puerto Rico
2006 Il Divo World Tour
Tour Opening Acts: NA
Started January 31, 2006 in Wallingford, Connecticut | Ended July 23, 2006 in Derbyshire, England