Over three hours of music to tell 30 years of a career crowned by many successesie from the affection of the public. All this will be ‘One like you, thirty years together’ the double concert-event with which Gigi D’Alessio will celebrate the important milestone. A party that the artist wanted to have in her Naples, where it all began singing at weddings and baptisms. The appointment is in Piazza Plebiscito on Friday 17 June (sold out), with live broadcast in prime time on Rai 1 and Radio 2, and on Saturday 18, an evening that will be resumed to make a docufilm. The television direction is entrusted to Duccio Forzano.
“I wanted to make an important show in the city that gave me my birth – said D’Alessio at a press conference – and where there are people who first believed in me and who have always defended me. Celebrating 30 years means that we have existed and resisted for 30 years “. A concert that starts from an idea developed last September and that was realized not without complications “because – underlined the artist – here there are always too many problems and I hope I was the guinea pig for the future, because who will come after me can find a smarter organization “.
But once the organizational issues have been resolved, the double concert promises to be a great event in which D’Alessio will retrace his career even with the presence of many artist friends. On stage with him, in addition to an exceptional orchestra directed by maestro Adriano Pennino, there will be Amadeus, Alessandra Amoroso, Fiorello with whom D’Alessio will make a tribute to Carosone, Vanessa Incontrada, Achille Lauro, LDA (son of D ‘ Alessio) who will sing his song accompanied by his father on the piano, Fiorella Mannoia for a duet on the notes of ‘What women don’t say’, Vincenzo Salemme, Eros Ramazzotti, Alessandro Siani, Mara Venier, Andrea Delogu and Stefano De Martino, Maurizio Casagrande, Clementino, Luchè, Massimo Alberti, Francesco Merola, Rosario Miraggio, Geolier, Lele Blande, MV Killa, Samurai Jay, Enzo Dong, Vale Lembo, Franco Ricciardi and Ivan Granatino. And it is not excluded that other names may be added. Artists who D’Alessio asked to sing their best known songs.
Many tributes in the lineup: in addition to Carosone, there will be moments dedicated to Maradona, Totò, Lucio Dalla, “a Neapolitan not born in Naples”, Mario Merola “with whom – highlighted D’Alessio – my artistic path began” and to Pino Daniele, “the greatest”.
During the evening D’Alessio will leave the stage of the Plebiscito to enter the San Carlo Theater where he will perform, accompanied by an orchestra of 32 women, the song ‘Don’t tell him never’ which the artist has identified as “the song that excites me. more, because it opened the doors of the world to me “. The concert is also solidarity: with the support of Rai for Social, the number 45592 will be active to raise funds to be allocated to the Santobono pediatric hospital in Naples to welcome and treat Ukrainian children suffering from serious diseases. “Maybe I am doing something too big – concluded D’Alessio – after I don’t know if I will be able to improve myself. It has been a splendid 30 years of career, I have had more than what I have given and I will never stop thanking the people who have I believed in me, but I worked and studied and I have to thank my parents for giving me the opportunity to study at the Conservatory, the teachers who believed in me and the luck that we must also go and look for each other. ”