Next October 24, Franco Battiato will give an unique concert in Paris, more precisely in La Cigale, one of the most famous Parisian halls. Four days after, the 1984 Eurovision Italian entrant will be on stage in London, at the Koko.
«After two decades away from Paris, Battiato is back » an article writes on the Fnac's website, where tickets can be purchased. The show is announced as a selection of the singer's best songs together with some pieces performed with jazz singer Anne Ducros. All in all, there will be 12 musicians behind the artist, including a rock group anda classical quartet.
Now aged 63, Franco Battiato is still very active but far from the usual show business, like he always did. A big number of experiences and works are to be found in his biography (have a look at wikipedia) and something like 10 books have already been published on him in Italy. Back in 1984, Franco Battiato sang for Italy in Luxembourg, together with another talented and uncommon performer, Alice. I treni di Tozeur ended up5th but became one of the most beloved Eurovision non-winning songs. In every poll made here and there the entry always placeshigh. Spanish and English versions of I treni di Tozeur were recorded, and both singers also have their own solo version on different CDs.
Thanks to Patrice.
More information on tickets here.