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Italian tenor who took classical music to the top of the pop charts

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Andrea Angel Bocelli is one of the world’s greatest singing talents. Best known for blending of opera and pop music, his rich and unique voice has been known to bring audiences to tears.

Born in a village in Tuscany, Bocelli started piano lessons when he was six years old and fell in love with music, later learning to play flute and saxophone. Diagnosed with glaucoma from a young age, he was blinded by a football accident when he was 12. Despite the setback, he continued in music and began to sing, winning his first competition at the age of 14 with a rendition of O Sole Mio.

When Bocelli went to the University of Pisa to study law, he sang in piano bars for extra money. After graduating he practiced law for about a year before leaving to study with tenor Franco Corelli.

In 1992, Bocelli was asked by Italian pop star Zucchero Fornaciari to record a demo of the song Miserere and the tape found its way to renowned tenor Luciano Pavarotti, who befriended him and invited him on tour.

Bocelli signed a recording contract in 1993 and released his debut album Il Mare Calmo Della Serra in 1994. That year he also sang for Pope John Paul II and has since performed for every head of the Catholic church on numerous occasions.

In 1995, he released Bocelli, featuring the single Con Te Partirò, which was also recorded as a duet in English (called Time To Say Goodbye) with Sarah Brightman; both versions became massive hits.

Bocelli’s popularity continued to grow with the release of Romanza in 1997, which sold more than 15 million copies worldwide. In 1998, he took to the theatre stage at the Teatro Comunale in Cagliari, playing the role of Rodolfo in Puccini’s La Bohème.

Between 2000 and 2016, Bocelli released nine studio albums, a trio of compilations and 14 complete opera recordings. Along with appearing before three popes, Bocelli has performed for four US presidents and many royal families, as well as at ceremonies for the Olympic Games and the World Cup. Among his countless awards, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2010.

In 2017, Bocelli collaborated with Ed Sheeran on Perfect Symphony, in which the pair sang together in English and Italian. The following year he released the album Sì, which featured duets with Sheeran, Dua Lipa and Josh Groban, as well as the single Fall On Me, a collaboration with his son Matteo that also appeared on the soundtrack for the Disney movie The Nutcracker And The Four Realms.

Bocelli’s Si Forever: The Diamond Edition arrived in 2019 containing two new duets with Ellie Goulding and Hollywood actress Jennifer Garner, and he toured arenas in the UK that autumn to support it.

His inspiring 17th studio album Believe celebrating the power of music along with a new video for Amazing Grace with Alison Kraus came out in November 2020. In addition, Bocelli performed a global livestream concert titled Believe In Christmas from Italy's Teatro Regio di Parma opera house to support it and announced dates at London’s O2 arena for autumn 2021. On 7 June 2021, Bocelli rescheduled those dates to 2022 and added additional shows in the UK and Ireland.

Andrea Bocelli's 2022 UK tour dates

  • 18 September 2022 – M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool (new show)
  • 20 September 2022 – The SSE Hydro, Glasgow (new show)
  • 22 September 2022 – The SSE Arena, Belfast (new show)
  • 24 September 2022 – Utilita Arena, Birmingham (new show)
  • 25 September 2022 – Sheffield Arena (new show)
  • 27 September 2022 – 3 Arena, Dublin
  • 28 September 2022 – 3 Arena, Dublin
  • 30 September 2022 – The O2, London
  • 1 October 2022 – The O2, London

News

Andrea Bocelli adds more 2022 tour dates

Andrea Bocelli adds more 2022 tour dates

The famed Italian tenor is extendeding his autumn UK and Ireland tour with new shows announced for Liverpool, Glasgow, Belfast, Birmingham and Sheffield in September 2022.

Bocelli announces global livestream concert on 12 Dec 2020

Bocelli announces global livestream concert on 12 Dec 2020

Tickets for Believe In Christmas from Italy's Teatro Regio di Parma go on sale at 09:00 Fri 20 Nov.

FAQS

Andrea Bocelli is playing two big arena shows in the UK on 18 September – 1 October 2022.

Andrea Bocelli will play concerts in the following UK and Ireland cities in 2022:

  • Liverpool
  • Glasgow
  • Belfast
  • Birmingham
  • Sheffield
  • Dublin
  • London

Yes, there are Platinum and Gold VIP ticket experiences that include overnight stays.

Bocelli has a new show format for fans in 2022. He’ll showcase his best-loved operas during the first part of the night, while the second part will feature his most popular hits.

Tickets for Andrea Bocelli’s newly added UK tour dates go on sale at 10:00 on Friday 11 June 2021. Tickets for his already announced 2022 UK tour dates are on sale now. Original tickets remain valid for rescheduled dates.