Acclaimed singer-songwriter Matteo Bocelli will start in September on his first-ever headline tour and is coming to the Queen Elisabeth Hall in Antwerp on Saturday October 7th , 2023!
Much of the world first heard singer-songwriter Matteo’s mellifluous vocals and textured piano playing on 2018’s “Fall on Me,” the English/Italian duet he co-wrote for Andrea Bocelli’s chart-topping Sì album. The song, which went on to soundtrack Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, has attained over 300 million combined global streams. The pair performed “Fall on Me” at Madison Square Garden and the Hollywood Bowl as well as on numerous television programs, including “Dancing with the Stars,” Colbert, “Good Morning America,” “The Royal Variety Performance” and “Strictly Come Dancing.”
It was a powerful introduction, but Matteo’s musical journey began way earlier when he was a child. By age six, he was learning piano, and as a teenager his passion for music rivalled his love of sport. At 18 he made his stage debut, singing Verdi at the Colosseum in Rome. He’s worked his whole life to master his craft. But the melodies that emerge whenever the young man opens his mouth feel real in a way that can’t be explained by a classical education. He sings with a purity of expression that seems innate, with charisma and clarity of purpose.
Since signing to Capitol Records, Matteo has a series of emotionally resonant singles that include “Tempo,” which was tapped for the European/UK advertising campaign for the Fiat New 500 La Prima By Bocelli and which is the follow-up to “Until She’s Gone” , his duet with Latin superstar Sebastián Yatra. Matteo, who is fluent in Spanish released the track in various languages – Tu Luz Quedó (Spanish) and Un Attimo Di Te (Italian). Other songs include “Close,” “Dime/Dimmi” and his fittingly titled debut single “Solo,” which has amassed over seven million combined global streams to date. “You need this artist on your radar,” said Euphoria Magazine after Matteo releasing this single.
On top of this, he also collaborated with GRAMMY®-nominated, multi-Platinum composer/producer/musician Tom Holkenborg on “Cautionary Tale” for Three Thousand Years of Longing. Matteo made his motion picture debut in the 2022 film. He recently recorded the main theme – “Anime Imperfette” – for the No. 1 Netflix series “Scratch.”
Five years after his first single release – “Fall on Me”– and two years after he stepped into the spotlight with his “Solo” single, Matteo Bocelli will release his debut album Matteo. Set for September 22 release by Capitol Records, the 12-track album showcases a mix of songs in English and Italian, with writing and production contributions from Ed & Matthew Sheeran, PARISI (Ed Sheeran, Fred Again), Jesse Shatkin (Miley Cyrus, Sia, Kelly Clarkson) and Stuart Crichton (Kesha, Backstreet Boys, Louis Tomlinson), among others. The acclaimed young artist also just unveiled “For You,” the album’s moving first single, in which he affirms his lifelong devotion to a childhood friend. Bocelli wrote the song with George Tizzard, Rick Parkhouse, Ryan Johnston and Wayne Hector. PARISI and Red Triangle (Tizzard and Parkhouse) co-produced. Listen to “For You”.
“I’m super excited to be finally releasing my first album, and to know that soon I’ll be playing these songs in person for fans around the world.” - Matteo Bocelli
Considered to be one of the most promising emerging vocalists on the international pop scene, Matteo has just announced his first-ever headline tour. Over the course of 30 days, the run will take him to 12 countries, including Belgium: on Saturday, October 7th 2023 he will come to the Queen Elisabeth Hall in Antwerp for a unique concert!