Il Divo Launch New Album ‘The Promise’ at Event in Barcelona


Il Divo’s past sold out world tours have seen them performing to over 1.5 million people in thirty countries. They appeared at the opening and closing ceremonies of the FIFA 2006 World Cup singing the official theme song with Toni Braxton and they were special guests of Barbra Streisand on her 2006 tour of North America. Live Nation, the world’s largest live music company, announced last month that it had signed a global touring agreement with Il Divo.

The 2009 World Tour will see Il Divo perform across six continents, taking in many new cities and featuring a new large scale production. The tour will kick off February 21st in Manchester, followed by UK dates in London, Birmingham, Cardiff, Nottingham, Belfast, Newcastle and Glasgow. Performances will continue throughout Europe in March and early April and will visit arenas in Dublin, Belfast, Rotterdam, Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm, Helsinki, Cologne, Stuttgart, Milan, Vienna, Ljubljana, Belgrade, Munich, Berlin, Antwerp, Barcelona, Madrid, Lisbon, Zurich and Paris. Il Divo will then embark on their North American tour where they will perform in 13 Canadian cities interspersed and followed by dates in America including concerts in Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington, Uniondale and E. Rutherford. Additional U.S. performances will include concert dates in Atlantic City, Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Everett, Ft. Lauderdale, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Omaha, Orlando, Phoenix, Portland, Reno, St. Louis, San Antonio, San Diego, San Jose, & Tampa. Rounding out the year, Il Divo will also visit Australia and Japan and perform dates in SE Asia.

Local concert information for “An Evening with Il Divo” including venue, on-sale dates and ticket details will be announced shortly. Il Divo fans may check local listings for upcoming ticket information or visit and for complete concert information updates.

The Il Divo world tour is produced by Live Nation Global Touring and by arrangement with Octagon Music and Syco Music.

New Album: The Promise

On October 30th, Simon Cowell and Syco hosted a major fete in Barcelona to celebrate the release of Il Divo’s anticipated new album The Promise that will be released on November 18th in the U.S. and Canada and November 10th around the world (Syco/Columbia).

Last Friday on October 24th, Il Divo was invited by Oprah Winfrey to open her show with their new version of “Amazing Grace.” Introducing them as one of the “biggest musical acts on the planet,” Il Divo fans immediately reacted. Within hours, pre-orders of Il Divo’s new album The Promise soared to #1 on

For The Promise, Il Divo members David Miller, Sebastien Izambard, Urs Buhler and Carlos Marin reunited with acclaimed producer and long-time collaborator Steve McCutcheon aka Steve Mac (Kelly Clarkson, Leona Lewis, Westlife) who produced Il Divo’s #1 albums Siempre and Ancora plus their self-titled debut. Sung primarily in Spanish, Italian and English, songs on The Promise include:

  1.  The Power Of Love (La Fuerza Mayor) - Spanish
  2.  La Promessa - Italian
  3.  Adagio - Italian
  4.  Hallelujah (Aleluya) - Spanish
  5.  I Knew I Loved You (L'alba Del Mondo) - Italian
  6.  Enamorado - Spanish
  7.  Angelina - Spanish
  8.  The Winner Takes It All (Va Todo Al Ganador) - Spanish
  9.  La Luna - Spanish
  10. She - Italian
  11. Amazing Grace - English

“People might be surprised by this album,” suggests tenor David Miller. “Our goal was to approach it with fresh ears and fresh spirits, and try some different things. We’ve still got all the cannons and fireworks, but there is more range, different dynamics, more light and shade, more color. It’s a more complete album.”

Il Divo, comprised of American tenor David Miller, popular French singer Sebastien Izambard, Swiss tenor Urs Buhler, and Spanish baritone Carlos Marin, were initially brought together by pop impresario Simon Cowell in 2004, following an extensive worldwide audition process. The virtuoso blending of operatic technique with romantic and popular song took the world by storm, with sales of over 22 million. Their first three albums, Il Divo, Ancora and Siempre, scored 39 #1 chart positions across the world. The group also released the platinum album The Christmas Collection in 2005. Sales of their debut self-titled album smashed Led Zeppelin’s 25 year-old record of being the only band to achieve a number 1 album without a single release.

  Il Divo's 2009 tour plans include the following cities:

  21-February    Manchester, UK
  24-February    Birmingham, UK
  27-February    London, UK
  01-March       Cardiff, UK
  04-March       Nottingham, UK
  05-March       Sheffield, UK
  07-March       Dublin, IE
  09-March       Belfast, UK
  11-March       Rotterdam, NL
  14-March       Copenhagen, DK
  16-March       Oslo, NO
  17-March       Stockholm, SE
  20-March       Koln, DE
  21-March       Stuttgart, DE
  23-March       Milan, IT
  24-March       Vienna, AT
  25-March       Ljubljana, SI
  27-March       Belgrade, RS
  30-March       Munich. DE
  31-March       Berlin, DE
  01-April       Antwerp, BE
  03-April       Barcelona, ES
  04-April       Madrid, ES
  06-April       Lisbon, PT
  08-April       Zurich, CH
  09-April       Paris, FR
  12-April       Newcastle, UK
  13-April       Glasgow, UK

  28-April       Halifax, NS
  30-April       Montreal, QC
  02-May         Ottawa, ON
  03-May         Kingston, ON
  05-May         Toronto, ON
  06-May         London, ON
  08-May         Uniondale, NY
  09-May         E. Rutherford, NJ
  11-May         Washington, DC
  14-May         Boston, MA
  15-May         Philadelphia, PA
  19-May         Chicago, IL
  22-May         Winnipeg, MB
  23-May         Regina, SK
  25-May         Edmonton, AB
  26-May         Calgary, AB
  28-May         Kelowna, BC
  30-May         Vancouver, BC
  31-May         Victoria, BC

  Itinerary subject to change.  Additional dates and cities to be announced.

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