16/9/2010: GRAND FINALE IN SICILY FOR J-AX. SURPRISE 3 CONCERTS AT THE END OF OCTOBER, THEN LONG BREAK

After 20 months and 60 concerts, J-Ax's tour finally ends on 30 October 2010 in Acireale
3 surprise concerts added (28 October in Latina, 29 in Puglia, 30 in Acireale) for the grand finale by fan demand

 

A grand finale at the request of Sicilian fans who, since the start of J-Ax's tour on 13 March 2009, have been clamouring for a concert of his in their region. So, somewhat surprisingly, J-Ax wanted to please them and has added three concerts to a tour that in 20 months has been growing steadily and a harbinger of enormous satisfaction with its 60 concerts, repeated sell-outs and more than 100 thousand spectators in total. The dates are 28 October in Latina, 29 in Modugno, in the province of Bari, and 30 in Acireale. After these, J-Ax will take a well-deserved break from the stage to devote himself to a new album and to any of the projects that over the years have made him one of the most creative, original and ingenious Italian artists of recent decades.


The upcoming tour began on 13 March 2009, when J-Ax returned to the scene with a complex and far-reaching project: first the album 'Rap'n Roll' which, released in early 2009, definitively brought into focus the dual musical soul of J-Ax, now free of the somewhat restrictive and simplistic label of 'the voice of Milanese hip hop'. This was followed by a club tour of 7 concerts, immediately sold outand then, just six months later, the release of the new album 'Deca Dance', further confirmation that the rapper with the ingenious slogan had artistically combined his passion with that for rock. A few days later, the summer tour: 20 'open air' concerts featuring J-Ax and his band, composed of Space One, Fabio-B, Guido Style, Dj Zak e Steve Luchi, protagonists of the live summer from Piedmont to Sardinia, from Emilia to Calabria, with peaks of 4,000 paying spectators at 'Rock In Roma' or 10,000 in Cagliari.

At the end of 2009 "My Christmas Balls, a unique special edition combining the two previous months' albums and a live DVD, giving the flavour of what you can expect live from J-Ax, infectious energy and edgy rhymes to definitively win the hearts of ever-growing fans. The winter tour, which starts in February in a size of small palasport or clubs with a capacity of more than 2,000 people, promises to be a triumph from the very first moment, with concerts selling out in a few weeks and the need to double or triple, or even quadruple the dates. In the end they will be 12 sold-out concerts, including four in Milan and three in Rome. While Barley Artsalongside J-Ax and Best Sound (his historical label) since the beginning of this adventure, he plans the last phase of the'Illegal Tour' summer version, J-Ax does not sit on his laurels and devotes himself to the project 'Two of Spades', designed with Neffa initially as a kind of divertissement, a song or so written in four hands with the supposed 'rival' of yesteryear. Instead, the understanding and the ideas between the two captains with their astute and pungent metaphor do not lack, and on 1 June 2010, the following was released 'We Were So Hated', an album containing 9 pieces, including  'Face Like Heart', which, in making fun of the classic 'tormentones', became the ironic catchphrase of summer 2010. It is now just a few months ago: on 23 June, with a still modified and enriched production and a constantly moving show, J-Ax is again on the road with the band. Also in summer version the 'Illegal Tour 2010″. confirms itself as the musical event not to be missed. J-Ax, by now the undisputed voice of rap'n'roll, is travelling all over Italy from June to September, with 16 concerts attracting an audience of loyalists but also a considerable number of new followers, fascinated by the outspokenness and energy of their idol-brother, not surprisingly acclaimed at the start of each show with the chorus 'J-Ax is one of us'.


And it is always with a view to looking after one's fans closely and treating them honestly, that Ax, after the last date of the tour, 11 September in Chioggia, decided to answer the call of Sicilian fans, who have not yet been able to see him perform in their region. Therefore, by way of exception, here are three more concerts, the very last of the 'Illegale Tour': in Latina (28 October), Modugno (BA) on the 29th and finally in Acireale (CT) on the 30th. And then to see J-Ax live again, we will have to be patient.

 

THURSDAY        28 OCTOBER       LATINA       ROCK TENT       Admission 20 euro + prev
FRIDAY       29 OCTOBER       MODUGNO (BA)       NEW DEMODE       Admission 20 euro + prev

SATURDAY        30 OCTOBER       ACIREALE (CT)       PALASPORT       Admission 22 euro + prev (incl. aftershow)

Milan, 16 September 2010  Info 02 76113055                        www.barleyarts.com                                    www.j-ax.it 

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ALL TOUR DATES 2009-2010

CLUB TOUR 2009

FRIDAY            13 MARCH            RONCADE (TV)           NEW AGE

SATURDAY            14 MARCH           NONANTOLA (MO)            VOX CLUB

THURSDAY           26 MARCH           FLORENCE           FLOG AUDITORIUM          

FRIDAY           27 MARCH           NAPLES           HOUSE OF MUSIC

SATURDAY            28 MARCH           CESENA           VIDIA CLUB

THURSDAY           2 APRIL           TREZZO D'ADDA (MI)           LIVE CLUB

SATURDAY           4 APRIL           TURIN           HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR          


SUNDAY            12 APRIL           RICCIONE (RN)           PIAZZA ROMA - RADIOO DEEJAY

SATURDAY           2 MAY           TAVAGNASCO (TO)           TENT THEATRE - TAVAROCK

 

SUMMER TOUR 2009

FRIDAY         5 JUNE         MORBEGNO (SO)         POLO FIERISTICO date zero

SATURDAY          6 JUNE         DARFO BOARIO TERME         TOBO SOUND FEST

FRIDAY         19 JUNE         CUNEO         NUVOLARI FESTIVAL

THURSDAY         25 JUNE         SORDEVOLO (BI)         LIBRA FEST

SUNDAY         28 JUNE         TRAVO (PC)         TRAVOBACCANO

WEDNESDAY         1 JULY         DARFO BOARIO TERME (BS)         TOBO SOUND FEST

THURSDAY         2 JULY         COLLEGNO (TO)          ROYAL CHARTERHOUSE PARK - SOUND COLONY

FRIDAY         3 JULY         JESOLO (VE)         MTV MOBILE

SATURDAY         4 JULY         CAGLIARI         MOLO ICHNUSA

THURSDAY          9 JULY         ROME         CAPANNELLE PARK - ROCK IN ROME

FRIDAY               17 JULY         LANGHIRANO (PR)         LANGHIRANO SUMMER FEST

SATURDAY         18 JULY         SIMAXIS (OR)         LARGO CARLO FELICE        

MONDAY         27 JULY         PUSIAN (CO)         CESANA QUARRY

MONDAY         10 AUGUST         TORTORA (CS)         WATERFRONT

TUESDAY         11 AUGUST         GASPERINA (CZ)         PIAZZA

THURSDAY         13 AUGUST         CATTOLICA (RN)         QUEEN'S ARENA

FRIDAY         14 AUGUST         BATTAGLIA TERME (PD)         NOT ONLY ROCK        

MONDAY         24 AUGUST         TRESCORE BALNEARIO (BG)         BEER FESTIVAL

SUNDAY         30 AUGUST         CARBONIA (CA)         SERVARIU MINE

SATURDAY          5 SEPTEMBER         VERBANIA         URBAN ARENA PARK

TUESDAY         8 SEPTEMBER         MODENA         UNITY PARTY


ILLEGAL TOUR 2010

WEDNESDAY            24 FEBRUARY           LEVICO TERME (TN)           PALASPORT           date zero

THURSDAY           25 FEBRUARY           TURIN           CONCORD THEATRE          

SATURDAY           27 FEBRUARY           ROME           ATLANTIC PALA                     

SUNDAY           28 FEBRUARY            ROME           ATLANTIC PALA                      

TUESDAY           2 MARCH           FLORENCE           SASCHALL                                 

FRIDAY           5 MARCH           PADUA           GRAND THEATRE

SATURDAY           6 MARCH           BOLOGNA           ESTRAGON                                

TUESDAY           9 MARCH           MILAN            ALCATRAZ                                 

WEDNESDAY           10 MARCH           MILAN           ALCATRAZ                                 

FRIDAY           12 MARCH           PESCARA           JOHN PAUL II BUILDING

SATURDAY            13 MARCH           ROME           ATLANTIC PALA                                 

MONDAY            15 MARCH           MILAN           ALCATRAZ                                 

TUESDAY           16 MARCH           MILAN           ALCATRAZ                                 

 

ILLEGAL TOUR 2010: SUMMER

THURSDAY           18 JUNE           MORBEGNO (SO)           EXHIBITION CENTRE  date zero

WEDNESDAY           23 JUNE           GENOA, Villa Serra           BREAKOUT

THURSDAY           24 JUNE           MANTOVA           CHIRINGUITO

FRIDAY           25 JUNE           SESTO FIORENTINO (FI)           VILLA SOLARIA           

SATURDAY           10 JULY           PORDENONE           SUMMER GARDEN FAIR entrance SINGLE PLACE 15 € +prev

FRIDAY           16 JULY           TOSCOLANO MADERNO (BS)           STADIUM

MONDAY           19 JULY           VIGEVANO (PV)           SFORZESCO CASTLE - "10 DAYS PLAYED

THURSDAY           22 JULY           ALBERGATI WOODS (MO)           UNITY PARTY

SATURDAY           24 JULY           CAGLIARI           FAIR

SUNDAY           25 JULY           ALGHERO (SS)           ARENA MARIA PIA

TUESDAY           27 JULY           BERGAMO           FAIR

MONDAY           9 AUGUST           NETTUNO (LT)           BASEBALL STADIUM

WEDNESDAY           11 AUGUST           BRIATICO (VV)           SEAFRONT PROMENADE LOC. TORRETTA

WEDNESDAY           18 AUGUST           GALLIPOLI           GONDAR PARK

SATURDAY           4 SEPTEMBER           FALCONARA MARITTIMA (AN)           PALASPORT

FRIDAY           10 SEPTEMBER           RAVENNA           UNITY PARTY

SATURDAY            11 SEPTEMBER           CHIOGGIA (VE)           SOTTOMARINA

THURSDAY            28 OCTOBER           LATINA           ROCK TENT           Admission 20 euro + prev

FRIDAY           29 OCTOBER           MODUGNO (BA)           NEW DEMODE           Admission 20 euro + prev

SATURDAY            30 OCTOBER           ACIREALE (CT)           PALASPORT           Admission 22 euro + prev (incl. aftershow)