NEW YORK, Sept. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Zucchero, the
international rock star whose platinum albums have set sales records in
Italy and throughout Europe and who has collaborated with artists Andrea
Boccelli, Eric Clapton, the late Miles Davis and Sting, will perform on the
Red Carpet during the 2007 Columbus Day Parade in New York City. The
largest celebration of Italian and Italian-American heritage and culture in
the world, the parade will take place on October 8 beginning at 11:45 AM.
The parade and Red Carpet performances will be broadcast on WNBC
affiliates and RAI International, the Italian television network.
Zucchero was born Adelmo Fornaciari in Roncocesi, Italy, in the
Province of Emilia-Romagna. His songs combine the lyrical poetry of Italy
with the soul and drive of American rock.
Zucchero launched his music career in 1970 at the age of 15 and
achieved international success with the release of the 1985 album "Zucchero
& The Randy Jackson Band." His 1987 album "Blue's" sold 1.3 million copies,
becoming the highest-selling rock album ever in Italy and included the
world-wide hit "Senza una Donna" which got to number 4 in the USA Billboard
Throughout the 1990s, Zucchero recorded a series of albums on his own
and in collaboration with other artists. In 1992, he released "Miserere,"
which included a title track duet with the late Luciano Pavarotti. The
record went platinum and earned Zucchero the Year's Most Successful Italian
Singer at the World Music Awards.
Zucchero's successes became an international cause celebre in 2004,
when he released "ZU & Co.," which featured duets with a number of
recording stars, including B.B. King, Sheryl Crowe , Eric Clapton, Sting
and Macy Gray (the American release, Zucchero & Co,) was featured on
Starbucks Hear Music Label.
In late 2006, Zucchero released "Fly," which led to a world tour that
will culminate on September 28, 2007 at Carnegie Hall. Zucchero's
performance on the Columbus Day Parade Red Carpet follows and is free of
New York City's Columbus Day Parade is organized by the Columbus
Citizens Foundation, a non-profit organization in New York City committed
to fostering an appreciation of Italian-American heritage and achievement.
The Foundation, through a broad range of philanthropic and cultural
activities, provides opportunities for advancement to deserving students
through various scholarship and grant programs. During the 2007-2008
academic year, the Foundation is supporting the education of 849 students.
The Foundation has organized New York City's annual Columbus Day Parade
since its inception in 1929. For more information, visit
Event: 63rd Annual Columbus Day Parade
Date: Monday, October 8, 2007
Hours: 11:45 AM to approximately 3:00 PM
Start: Fifth Avenue and 44th Street
End: Fifth Avenue and 79th Street
For additional information about the Columbus Day Parade:
Andrew Decker: T. 212.222.4688 | F. 212.222.3188 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Giuliana Ridolfi Cardillo, Italian Cultural Institute:
T. 212.879.4242 x 324, email@example.com
For additional information about Zucchero:
Stewart Young and Merrie Hart, Hard to Handle Management, Inc:
T. 818 884-0333
SOURCE Columbus Citizens Foundation