21 July. English rockers Kasabian return to Rome three years after the band’s last gig at Rock in Roma. The group has six studio albums under its belt including this year’s For Crying Out Loud.
25 June. English alternative electronic music group Depeche Mode will play in Rome’s Olympic Stadium on 25 June. The band has sold over 100 million albums and singles worldwide, making them the most successful electronic group in music history. Tickets can be bought at Ticket One.
22 June. Veteran English heavy rock band Deep Purple come to Rome as part of its Long Goodbye Tour, almost half a century after forming in Hertford. The original vocalist and songwriter Ian Gillan still fronts the band which is best known for its massive international hit Smoke on the Water in 1971.
9 July. American singer-songwriter and rapper Lauryn Hill returns to Rome to perform at Rock in Roma on 9 July. The former Fugees member is best known for her rendition of the hit Killing Me Softly, Doo-Wap (That Thing), and Everything is Everything.
8 May. Grammy Award-winning American jazz guitarist and composer Pat Metheny returns to Rome with a concert at the Auditorium Parco della Musica on 8 May. Metheny’s musical style incorporates progressive and contemporary jazz, Latin jazz and jazz fusion. For concert information and tickets see Auditorium website.
26 June. 2Cellos return to Rome with a concert at Il Centrale Live – Foro Italico di Roma on 26 June. The classically-trained duo from Croatia is known for playing instrumental arrangements of well-known pop and rock songs as well as classical music and film scores. For tickets see TicketOne website.
10 March. Well known Pink Floyd cover group, Pink Floyd Legend, celebrates the 40th anniversary of the original band’s concept album Animals, whose sleeve features a cult image of a pig floating between two chimneys of the Battersea Power Station in London.
26 March. Loreena McKennitt performs at the Auditorium Parco della Musica, alongside long-term collaborators guitarist Brian Hughes and cellist Caroline Lavelle, on 26 March. McKennitt is best known for her world music with Celtic and Middle Eastern themes, infused with searing soprano vocals. The Canadian musician and composer has sold more than 14 million records worldwide. For concert information and tickets see Auditorium website.
26 June. The Cranberries perform at the Auditorium Parco della Musica, as part of Rome’s annual summer music festival Luglio Suona Bene, on 26 June. Formed in Limerick in 1989, the Irish rock band are known for their hits Linger, Dreams, Zombie and Promises. For concert information and tickets see Auditorium website.
27 June. The Beach Boys, including original members Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, perform at the Auditorium Parco della Musica as part of Rome’s annual summer music festival Luglio Suona Bene. The Beach Boys in the 1960s. The veteran popsters, who formed in 1961 and helped to create the West Coast classic rock sound, are best known for songs such as Good ...