First came the announcement that James Taylor is kicking off his world tour in July at the United Center.
Now comes word that Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli is bringing his 2021 arena trek to the Allstate Arena in Rosemont for an Oct. 14 concert.
The 21-date “Believe” tour, in support of Bocelli’s new album of the same name, kicks off Oct. 13 in Milwaukee. Tickets for the U.S. dates go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. May 3 at gelbproductions.com.
The two arena tours are the among the first to include 2021 Chicago dates, though pandemic restrictions still in effect do not allow for the reopening of major concert venues and theaters in Illinois.
“It will be like going home, in each of the 21 cities,” said Bocelli, via statement. “It will be exciting to meet again with the public of my beloved and great homeland who adopted me over 20 years ago. I await that moment with the joy and trepidation I felt at the beginning of my career. Because those arenas we meet in have a glimpse of the sun after such a storm. Because I will sing for the life that wins, and thanks to music, we will celebrate beauty and faith in the future together.”
In addition, the Andrea Bocelli Foundation announced that $1 from every ticket sale throughout the tour “will go towards empowering people and communities in situations of poverty, illiteracy and distress due to illness and social exclusion,” Thursday’s announcement said.
NOTE: Kane Brown brings his Blessed & Free tour to the United Center on Jan. 22, 2022. Tickets will go on sale to the general public at noon April 16 at kanebrownlive.com.