Adelmo Fornaciari was born in Roncocesi on 25th September 1955. He later moved to Forte dei Marmi in Tuscany where, between 1970 & 1978 he formed his first bands: ‘Le Nuove Luci’, ‘Sugar & Daniel’ and ‘Sugar & Candies’. By that time, he was already known as Zucchero, a nickname given to him by one of his school teachers.
Zucchero’s almost 50 year career has been spent playing with incredible artists: Randy Jackson, Joe Cocker, Miles Davis, Eric Clapton, Paul Young, Luciano Pavarotti, Andrea Bocelli, Bono & U2, The Rolling Stones, Tom Jones, Sting, and many more. He has appeared at festivals, galas, and concerts worldwide – with the accolades, awards, and record sales to match.
In April 2016 Zucchero released Black Cat (Universal Music), his newest album, which will be performed live on this special tour.
Mike Zito opens the evening.
Released in 2016 on Ruf Records, Make Blues Not War is Mike’s second release since leaving the mighty Royal Southern Brotherhood, his 13th overall – and perhaps his most energetic to date. “Make Blues Not War is a really fun album,” he says, “chock-full of blues with lots of guitar playing. It’s a very upbeat record with intense energy. Blues should make you feel good, and I think this record serves the purpose well.”
That atmosphere of positivity began at the album sessions, as Mike tracked alongside Grammy Award-winning producer (and co-writer) Tom Hambridge at the Sound Stage Studios in Nashville, Tennessee.