Date and Time for this Past Event
Tuesday, Dec 12, 2023 6pm
The Fox Theatre
660 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
Renowned crossover group, Il Divo, will embark on their U.S. “A New Day Holiday Tour,” which includes an Atlanta stop at the iconic Fox Theatre on Dec. 12. In addition to songs from their vast catalog, the group plans to perform holiday classics like “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas,” “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and more. Tickets are on sale Friday, Aug. 25 at 10 a.m. at foxtheatre.org.
With a multilingual prowess encompassing English, Spanish, and Italian, Il Divo, consisting of members Urs Bühler (tenor) from Switzerland, Sébastian Izambard (tenor) from France, and David Miller (tenor), is pleased to introduce a new addition to their ensemble – the Mexican American baritone, Steven LaBrie. After the untimely passing of original member Carlos Marin in 2021 from COVID-19, Labrie had been a featured guest on their “Greatest Hits Tour” from 2022 to present and has now become the group’s fourth member (see People.com story here).
“We are very excited to come back to the U.S. on our upcoming holiday tour and are equally as excited to announce Steven Labrie is joining our group,” said Il Divo. David added, “Il Divo is this beautiful tapestry of different colors, so finding a replacement for Carlos seemed like an impossible task; however, Steven was up to the challenge. He sent us a recording, and we were blown away. It’s a bit serendipitous. He was literally the exact same age we were when we started this 20 years ago.” He continues, “On opening night of any tour, we always had a ritual where we would shake hands and say, ‘Good luck. Here we go.’ During the first night of “Greatest Hits Tour” we started shaking hands out of habit, and Carlos wasn’t there. We finally let ourselves feel the emotion of loss. However, the tour was incredible. We thought about the experience we were having with audiences, this communion of feeling and of being human. We realized it could be a real turning point. It was a shot in the arm, and it felt like there was more to be discovered for Il Divo.”
Il Divo is the most commercially successful classical crossover group in international music history since they first banded together in 2004. Il Divo was the first classical crossover artist to have an album debut at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart. Also included in the millions of fans in packed arenas and stadiums, their audience has consisted of historical figures and thought leaders with their presence that underscored momentous events, including the Summer Olympics, FIFA World Cup, Diamond Jubilee at Windsor and the Commander-in-Chief’s Ball. With songs recorded in Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese, Latin, English and Japanese, their catalog has impressively yielded global sales of 30 million-plus units with 50 number one hits and 160 Gold and Platinum records throughout 35 countries. Il Divo’s collective of distinct voices and dynamic personalities have left an indelible imprint on music and culture.
For more information and to purchase tickets visit: https://ildivo.com/