Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble made their debut in 2009 as individual participants on the talent show “Ti lascio una canzone”, on the Italian TV channel RAI 1, where they were spotted by Michele Torpedine, the manager that launched the careers of Andrea Bocelli, Zucchero, Giorgia and Biagio Antonacci, who decided to work for them and with them on their international artistic journey, counting on their extraordinary vocal talents both individually and as a trio.
Their self-titled debut album, “Il Volo” (2010), went platinum and entered the US Billboard Top Ten. They appeared on major European and American television shows. In 2013, advance tickets went on sale for their first concert at the Radio City Music Hall in New York, and they sold 1600 tickets in just 8 hours (the concert sold out within a few days). This event kicked off their tour of the US, Canada, Central and South America, with 50 sold-out concerts, confirming Il Volo as the rising stars of operatic pop. “Buon Natale – The Christmas Album” was their third studio album to be released worldwide and contains some of the best-known Christmas classics.
In 2014, they received the Latin Pop Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group award at the Latin Billboard Awards in Miami. On 21 December, the three young artists had the privilege of performing in a charity concert in the Chamber of the Senate of the Republic in Palazzo Madama, broadcast live on RAI 1, after the Angelus of Pope Francis from St. Peter’s Square. 2015 saw them dominate the music scene.
Il Volo won the 2015 Sanremo Festival with the song “Grande Amore” and SONY published their EP “Sanremo Grande Amore” which brought together famous songs from the history of the Festival reinterpreted with a contemporary, international twist. Il Volo represented Italy at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest and the European television audience rewarded the group, giving it the top spot in the public phone vote, also continuing to support it in the sales charts: the single “Grande Amore” and the album “Sanremo Grande Amore” actually went straight to number one on the iTunes charts of the Eurovision countries. 2016 and 2017 were years dedicated to the “Notte magica” project, a tribute to the 1990 THREE TENORS event starring José Carreras, Placido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti.
In 2018, the group embarked on an international tour in Japan and Eastern Europe (Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia and Croatia). They met with peacekeeping forces in Lebanon at UNIFIL bases and dedicated their Christmas concert to them at the SHAMA base and at the Tyre Theatre, broadcast by RAI 1 on 25 December with very high audience figures. Their end-of-year tribute in the programme “L’anno che verrà”, broadcast by RAI 1 on 31 December, met with similar public appreciation.
2019 marked ten years in the business for Il Volo. The celebrations began at the 69th Sanremo Festival, where the trio reached the podium with the song “Musica che resta”.
October 2021 saw the release of their new single “Ecstasy of Gold”. This anticipated the new album “IL VOLO SINGS MORRICONE”. a whirlwind journey through the art of one of the greatest composers of the twentieth century.
After the postponements due to the pandemic, from Spring their world tour has started and IL VOLO performed in 4 continents: in the most prestigious Italian venues (Arena of Verona and Ancient Theatre of Taormina), most important European cities, Japan, Australia, Canada and USA (among the others Radio City Music Hall)
In November IL VOLO releases a new Christmas single, cover of the famous song HAPPY XMAS (WAR IS OVER) by John Lennon and Yoko Ono.
They will be at Rockhal for a magical show on October 6