Saturday 13 APRIL
5 pm – TEATRO DEL FUOCO, vico Cutino 6, Foggia
MEET THE AUTHOR
Three years to define intense is an euphemism. Ermal Meta arrives in Mescal at the end of 2015 and the adventure officially starts from Sanremo 2016. The most admired author of the moment (in the previous 5 years, 13 platinum discs and 10 gold) decides to present himself solo after the adventure with La Fame di Camilla (2007/2013) and presents at Sanremo Giovani Odio Le Favole. The following single – A Parte Te – is already an evergreen; both pieces are extracted from the debut album Umano. As a culmination of a 2016 full and rich of commitment, satisfaction and approval, he gets an invitation from Carlo Conti to participate with the Sanremo Big 2017 that has concluded for Ermal with the Podium, the Mia Martini Critics Award and the Best Cover Award (Amara Terra Mia). On Friday 10th of February 2017 Vietato Morire was released, a double CD containing the 9 tracks included in Umano and 9 new songs for Vietato Morire, the album will name the Vietato Morire Tour sprinkled by sold-outs that has seen the artist busy in about 80 performances on stage (between concerts and participations), winning the Best 2017 Tour Award of Rai Radio Live. In between dates, Ermal, with the major Italian Institutional Posts representatives, has been present in Palermo by the Falcone Tree on the 23rd may per la memorial of the 25th anniversary of the Capaci and Via d’Amelio massacres e 4 days later the adventure in Amici has finished, seeing him as a judge in the first of 2 seasons of Maria De Filippi’s talent show; in the same day, he won the Best New Artist Music Awards of MTV with the video Vietato Morire – about 54,000,000 visualizations – and thanks to this excellent result he won the Video Indie Music Like of MEI. From the 1st to the 19th November, with well 12 stops in Europe, USA and Canada, Ermal Meta has been the headliner of HitWeek, the most important Italian music in the world festival. At exactly 9 months of distance from Vietato Morire publishing the project’s ending has materialised with the Deluxe Edition of Vietato Morire and the 12th of November arrives the cherry on this cake stuffed with prices and awards: Best Italian Act at the MTV EMA of London. – 2017 has closed with the attestation of Platinum for the album Vietato Morire and the double date of New Years Day at the Unipol Arena of Bologna (Canale 5) and Piazzale Michelangelo in Firenze! – 2018 has started with the victory at the 68th Festival of Sanremo with the song NON MI AVETE FATTO NIENTE, presented by Ermal Meta together with Fabrizio Moro. The track, written with six hands with Andrea Febo has won by popular demand has been flanked by a video with a huge emotional impact, realized by a giant of the Italian cinema: Michele Placido and has been presented at the Eurovision Song Contest of Lisbon. The 31st of March, coinciding with the ending of the tour in the stores, the keys of the city of Bari have been handed over to Ermal Meta. A similar ceremony has repeated in Tirana on occasion of the concert in Scanderbeg Square (1st of June/70,000 people). The single Dall’Alba al Tramonto (gold disc), has been distributed to the radios, celebrated in a Forum of Assago totally sold-out (for months) with a series of friends/guests that filled the stage and heart of Ermal, like Antonello Venditti, Jarabe De Palo, Elisa, Fabrizio Moro, and Giuseppe the “prodigy boy” that emotionally touched to tears the ex front man of La Fame di Camilla, a band that with a central curtain, has reunited for an evening. The 8th of September, with Fabrizio Moro, Fiorella Mannoia and Nek, Ermal has been protagonist of “Musica per Emergency”: during the concert in Trento, it has been officialised that all the revenue of Non Mi Avete Fatto Niente will be devolved entirely to the Associazione Umanitaria of Gino Strada. The unforgettable 2018 summer (1st of May Concert, Wind Music Awards, Wind Summer Festival, Battiti Live) with a long series of sold-out that have taken place through breathtaking locations and crowds running in under all the stages of Italy (over 100,000 payers), has decreed the unstoppable growth of this artist that ended the Non Abbiamo Armi Tour on the 4th of October in Lugano. After having handed to posterity other 2 singles – Io Mi Innamoro Ancora and 9 Primavere – and closed the third album, the 4th of January 2019 Un’altra volta da rischiare, a track written and sung with J-Ax and included with the other inedited Ercole, in a slipcase – NON ABBIAMO ARMI – IL CONCERTO – with 2 CDs and, in the Deluxe version, 3 CDs + the double DVD of the sold out concert at the Assago Forum last 28th of April plus a rich photographic booklet, published the 25th of January (distributed by Sony like the previous one). – From now on we talk again of live; first in tour with GnuQuartet: the songs, with new and exclusive dress suits, custom stitched by new arrangements for viola, cello and flute, have entered by “tip of foil” in many of the most beautiful Italian Theatres, with an impressive sequence of sold-out. Finally, on the 2oth of April Ermal Meta – with his usual band – returns to the Assago Forum where, in a great music party, the artist’s birthday is celebrated that will say goodbye to the Italian stages, before taking a long and well-deserved break; in support of all this, the single and video of Ercole will be distributed to radio, Tv and web.