Italy: When Il Volo met Lady Gaga

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Last night at a special Columbus Day event in New York, Italy’s 2015 Eurovision representatives Il Volo met with world-renowned singer-songwriter Lady Gaga where Italian-American heritage was celebrated.

During yesterday’s Columbus Citizens Foundation gala at the Waldorf Astoria in New York, the Italian trio, who recently celebrated their album L’amore si muove reaching number one in the US Classical Albums Billboard, met with Lady Gaga at the event with the aim of celebrating ties between both Italy and the United States. Lady Gaga, who recently made her debut in the fifth season of American Horror Story, appeared at the event alongside the legendary singer Tony Bennett, both of whom are of Italian descent.

Cheek to cheek … with the fabulous #ladygaga and the legendary crooner Mr. #tonybennett #nyc #ilvolo

Posted by Il Volo on Monday, 12 October 2015

Carrying on the Columbus Day celebrations, Il Volo have today been a part of the annual Columbus Day Parade in New York City where they will be lead performers of the day. A number of additional acts and performers will be appearing at the New York-based parade today, some of which include Brian Newman, La Sara and The Harlem Globetrotters.

With NYPD Highway District at the #columbusdayparade #ColumbusDay #nypd #nyc #ilvolo

Posted by Il Volo on Monday, 12 October 2015

More recently, Il Volo announced the dates of their 2016 European tour which is set to kick off next May with their first concert taking place in Spain. A full list of dates including ticket prices and locations can be found at

Stay tuned to for the latest news on Il Volo, Italy and the Eurovision Song Contest