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Zucchero to light up Chicago


Italian bluesman and maverick pop star Zucchero knows how to put together an album: Work with a legendary producer, write and perform with top rock and blues players, crank out 40 vibrant songs, and then whittle it down to the strongest 15.

Built on a lifetime of writing, playing and troublemaking, “Black Cat” features the artist’s trademark wit, flair and grit. It also upholds a three-decade tradition of collaborating with such luminaries as Eric Clapton, Miles Davis, Ray Charles, B.B. King, Sting, Jeff Beck, Luciano Pavarotti and Andrea Bocelli.

Zucchero also knows how to put on a show, according to Onesti Entertainment founder Ron Onesti.

“I’ve brought some of the biggest names in the entertainment world to the stage and nobody gets an audience more excited, more alive, more electric than Zucchero,” Onesti says. “He serves up a unique blend of flavors — Latin, blues, rock, with a lot of Italian herbs and spices — that really gets the audience’s blood pumping. We’re talking about a guy who discovered Bocelli and was Pavarotti’s best friend and Eric Clapton’s favorite singer guitarist. How can you go wrong?”

Tickets can be purchased by visiting oshows.com, clicking on Shows at the top of the home page, dropping down to Full Lineup and then scrolling down to March 24.

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