Reggio Emilia Fans excited about the imminent landing of the spaceship Ligabue in Piazzale della Pace. There on December 31, the legendary Luciano will accompany the transition from 2023 to 2024 with his songs. Waiting for the concert organized for the Cap D’Any Of Alghero The fans are already organizing to preside over the immense audience and thus be within reach of their favorite from the first note of the expected live performance under the stage, which is not an easy task given that admission is free. Furthermore, the bet will be to discover the rocker’s movements in the Catalan city to be able to “snatch” a selfie from him or give him a “high five” of understanding and complicity.
The League will bring to the Alghero stage its historical hits that have made entire generations dream and move, from “Certe notti” to “Una vita da medio”, from “Le donne lo sapo” to “Niente fear”, to give an example of the songs that the public, who are expected to come from all over the island and beyond, will sing at the top of their lungs. But above all he will present his latest album “Dedicato a noi” at the center of a tour that began with two exciting concerts at the Verona Arena (October 9 and 10) and continued with 27 dates in the main Italian sports halls. On the 28th, the Correggio singer-songwriter will take the stage in Zurich and then arrive in Sardinia, for the first time in Alghero: this is also why the expectation is great and the organizational effort unprecedented.
«The beginning of this decade is the worst that someone my age can remember – he says Luciano Ligabue about the content of his new album –. Coupled with the pandemic, the war in Ukraine and the increasingly disastrous effects of climate change, it was a summer of terrible crime news. There would be more to add to this dramatic list but I will stop to try to highlight one of its consequences: we experience greater social fragility. So how to behave when fears, selfishness and mutual tensions increase? When are landmarks lost? I imagine the answers may be different for everyone, but in “Dedicated to Us” I tried to say where I look for mine.”
A commitment, that of Luciano Ligabue, that has always been confirmed in his texts, with a passionate and never banal look at social issues. But we must ask ourselves what is Liga’s response in music to the general malaise. «I react by clinging more and more to the people close to me, relying on memory (but trying not to fall too far into easy nostalgia), reigniting (and in any case, let’s be honest, stubbornly) a feeling of hope and belonging . . The need to be part of something, maybe even that “we.” That “we” that I want to think of has in common the same set of values, hopes, doubts and beliefs. That “we” that despite the blows suffered continues to roll up its sleeves. That “we” that does not worry, nor has it ever done so, to feel: “Out of fashion, out of place, in short, always out, come on.” This album is “dedicated” to that “we”.
A declaration of commitment and affection that the Emilian musician will capture in his captivating notes on New Year’s Eve. Accompanying Luciano Ligabue on stage Fede Poggipollini (guitar), Niccolò Bossini (guitar), Max Cottafavi (guitar), Luciano Luisi (keyboards), Ivano Zanotti (battery) my Davide Pezzin (Low).