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Chatting with Zucchero: Italian singer-songwriter

Italian singer-songwriter Zucchero chatted about his upcoming show at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Italian singer-songwriter Zucchero
Italian singer-songwriter Zucchero. Photo Credit: Luca Rossetti.
Italian singer-songwriter Zucchero. Photo Credit: Luca Rossetti.

Italian singer-songwriter Zucchero chatted about his upcoming show at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York.

‘Overdose D’Amore’ World Tour

Zucchero will bring his “Overdose D’Amore” World Tour to The Theater at MSG on May 9.

“It will be a great show,” he exclaimed about his forthcoming show in the Big Apple. “I’ll be performing some of my hit songs and favorite songs of mine. I love New York and every time I play in the city, the audience is amazing.

Zucchero has been dubbed as the “Father of Italian blues.” His career has spanned over four decades, and he recently toured alongside international tenor and recording artist Andrea Bocelli.

Music and songwriting inspirations

On his music and songwriting inspirations, Zucchero said, “Life…life all around me, and thoughts that come to my mind about certain situations past or present.”

The digital age

On being an artist in the digital age, now with streaming, technology, and social media being so prevalent, he said “It has its good and not so good aspects.”

“I think people used to listen to an album as a whole body of work by the artist but now we are much more on individual songs with streaming. I embrace new technology as it brings new aspects to working practices,” he said.

“Social media has been a good way of connecting to my fans and letting them know news, I’m happy with the way things have developed,” he added.

Advice for young and aspiring musicians

For young and aspiring singers-songwriters, he said, “Be yourselves, write about things that interest and inspire you. Knock on doors, use every opportunity to get yourself heard.”

Dream duet choice in music: Bruce Springsteen

Zucchero listed “The Boss” Bruce Springsteen as his dream collaboration choice in music. “I have collaborated with some of the world’s greats but I think Bruce Springsteen would be a good collaboration for me,” he acknowledged.


On his definition of the word success, Zucchero said, “It comes in many forms but happiness in your life, work & a feeling of contentment would sum up success for me.”

Closing thoughts about his Theater at MSG show

For his fans, he remarked about the upcoming show at The Theater at MSG, “I love performing live and that will come across in the show. I hope the fans enjoy themselves and have a great evening.”

To learn more about Italian singer-songwriter Zuccero, visit his website and follow him on Instagram.

Markos Papadatos
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Markos Papadatos is Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for Music News. Papadatos is a Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 21,000 original articles over the past 18 years. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in music, entertainment, lifestyle, magic, and sports. He is a 16-time "Best of Long Island" winner, where for three consecutive years (2020, 2021, and 2022), he was honored as the "Best Long Island Personality" in Arts & Entertainment, an honor that has gone to Billy Joel six times.

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