I have to get out more.
How come I hadn’t heard of an international superstar who has released 11 studio albums, one EP, three compilation albums, three live albums and 37 singles, selling more than 55 million records in a 29 year career?
Probably because I don’t speak Italian or Spanish. Eros Luciano Walter Ramazzotti is one of the world most popular entertainers – born in Italy and fluent in Spanish as well as Italian (he records in both languages) – and he has also recorded duets with the likes of Ricky Martin, Joe Cocker, Cher, Tina Turner, Andrea Bocelli, Anastacia and Luciano Pavarotti.
Naturally, he would have a huge following in multi-cultural countries like Australia, which would explain how he is playing the large arenas. You can catch Eros at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena on Friday, November 15.
For anyone else unfamiliar (or indeed fans) below is a link to one of his hits, Parla Con Me (Talk With Me)
Photos Nicolas Guerin