Last year, Il Divo performed more than 130 concerts and was one of the best-selling tours in the world.
It was a busy but profitable schedule for the operatic pop quartet, but this year the group has slowed down.
Well, only slightly.
Il Divo — which sings in Spanish, French, Italian, English and Latin — will tour the United States this spring, take a break to finish recording its next album and then hit the road again.
“It’s really hard,” said French singer Sťbastien Izambard, who is also a husband and father to three children. “Having children is a commitment. It’s about finding the right balance to be able to juggle both.”
He was, understandably, a little hush-hush on details of the new album but said the group was halfway to the finish line.
“It’s gonna be very exciting,” he said. “This is a great opportunity for growth and making a turn.”
The album will no doubt only continue to fuel Il Divo’s success, which includes No. 1 albums, multiple gold and platinum certifications and more than 25 million albums sold since the quartet’s 2004 debut.
For now, Il Divo is performing at U.S. theaters including Sunday’s concert at the Orpheum Theater. Theaters are a step down from the arenas that they’re used to, but, Izambard said, there are advantages to performing in a more intimate environment.
For one, interacting with the crowd is a much simpler prospect.
“You can at least see where the crowd (ends),” Izambard said as he laughed. “It’s a very different show and dynamic. It makes it a lot more personal for the audience.”
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