We’re all familiar with the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. But, odds are, nothing is as easy as connecting your favorite musician to Italian rocker Zucchero. From Ray Charles, to Eric Clapton, to Queen, to B.B. King, Zucchero is anything but short of talented, world-famous singing partners. This globe-trotting, Grammy-nominated musician is stopping at Austin’s very own Long Center on April 9 for one spectacular night of gospel, soul, and rock.
Selling over 50 million records over the span of his career, Zucchero first appeared on the music scene back in 1970. With nearly 40 years of music under his belt, his trophy case is impressive. He’s garnered two World Music Awards and six IFPI Europe Platinum Awards. His 1998 album Blues later became the highest selling album in Italian history, making him a household name and an international star.
Paul Jackson, Ray Charles, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Eric Clapton, Joe Crocker, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Miles Davis, Elvis Costello, Andrea Bocelli, Queen, Bono, and Elton John aren’t just musicians you hear on your radio; they’re also just some of the music superstars who have performed and collaborated with Zucchero.
Described by Ray Charles as “so talented…[with] a great voice…[and] probably one of the best blues musicians I’ve ever worked with…” it’s no surprise Zucchero is considered a living legend. His eclectic repertoire, international success and recognition, and multiple collaborations make this diverse and rocking artist a perfect fit for the Live Music Capital of the World.
For one night, Zucchero takes a break from the Grammy winners, the celebrities, and the world famous music makers to jam in the Long Center’s very own Rollins Theatre.
Next up on his tour: Madison Square Garden with Sting, Nile Rodgers, Chris Botti, Dolores O’Riordan (of the Cranberries), Sam Moore (of Sam and Dave), Fher (of Maná), Gloria Trevi, Elisa, Jovanotti, Fiorella Mannoia, Andrea Griminelli, Irene Fornaciari and more! Madison Square Garden with
So, should we start playing six degrees of Zucchero instead?