Don't Miss Your Opportunity to See Zucchero Fornaciari in Concert in Portland, OR!

Sep 17, 2022 667

The Zucchero show, originally scheduled for October 13th, 2021 at Revolution Hall (1300 SE Stark St #203, Portland, OR), has been rescheduled to September 27th, 2022. All original tickets will be honored on the new date. Zucchero, Adelmo Fornaciari was born in Roncocesi (Reggio Emilia - ITALY) on September 25th 1955.

His family then moved to Forte dei Marmi in Tuscany where, between 1970 and 1978, he formed his first R&B bands: Le Nuove Luci, Sugar & Danieland Sugar & Candies. By this time, he was already known as "Zucchero", a nickname given to him by one of his school teachers.

In 1983 he recorded his first studio album entitled ‘Un po' di Zucchero’. In 1984 he went to San Francisco to meet producer and guitarist Corrado Rustici, who introduced him to Randy Jackson. In 1985 he returned to Italy with a new band comprising Randy Jackson on bass, Corrado Rustici on guitar, Walter Afanasieff on keyboards and Giorgio Francis Perry on percussion. He took part in the Sanremo Festival with the song "Donne" (Polygram) and later released Zucchero & The Randy Jackson Band. The following year Zucchero released the album Respect, which was a huge chart success, and again took part in the Sanremo Festival with "Canzone Triste".

In 1987 Zucchero recorded Blue's with Corrado Rustici and David Sancious, to be joined by Clarence Clemons and Memphis Horns for the album recordings. The album sold over 1.3 million copies making it the biggest commercial success ever achieved by a rock music record in Italy.

In March 2020, Zucchero took part in “Music For The Marsden”, a charity concert organized by the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, where he performed on stage at the “02 Arena” in London.

In April, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Zucchero was forced to postpone his worldwide presentation tour of the album “D.O.C.” and during that year, along with other big international stars, he took part in the worldwide live streaming of “One world: together at home” (in support of the World Health Organization’s fight against Covid-19), he delivered a universal message on the 50th anniversary of World Earth Day to an empty Colosseum performing “Canta la vita”, Bono’s “Let Your Love Be Known”, with Italian lyrics by Zucchero, performed featuring Bono on vocals. Furthermore, he sent a message of hope around the world, from the magic of Venice’s deserted Piazza San Marco, performing “Amore adesso!”, an adaptation of the Michael Stipe and Aaron Dessner song “No Time For Love Like Now”, with Italian lyrics by Zucchero.

In December 2021 “SING 2 – Sempre più forte” was released in cinemas. It is the sequel to the successful film SING directed by Garth Jennings, where for the first time Zucchero tried his hand at dubbing, lending his voice to the character of Clay Calloway, voiced by BONO in the original version of the film.

SOURCE: Italian Portland

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