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No site oficial do Il Divo, Urs Bühler deixou uma mensagem narrando alguns detalhes da promoção do álbum Wicked Game nos Estados Unidos.
Claro que, quanto se trata de Il Divo, as atividades são em ritmo alucinante!
Urs disse que Il Divo tinha um dia de folga, então, ele e Seb pensaram em alugar uma Harley e um antigo Mustang e ir para Las Vegas. Uma equipe de filmagem ia registrar as cenas do passeio. Mas houve uma mudança na agenda e os planos foram por água abaixo. O divo suíço, porém, não desistiu de fazer a viagem. Da próxima vez que retornarem a Los Angeles, ele espera ter um par de dias de descanso para realizar este sonho.
Rapazes, torço para que, da próxima vez, vocês realizem a aventura, mas não abusem como os personagens do filme ‘Se beber não case’!!!
Good heavens, what a whirlwind few weeks it’s been! In the last three weeks we spent one day in Hong Kong, one day in Shanghai, back to London for two days, out to Australia (got grounded in Hong Kong with the Qantas industrial actions), three days in Melbourne, two in Sydney, via Melbourne – L.A. to New York for two days and now back to L.A…. don’t ask my body what time zone it is on…but we’re having SO much fun!
We managed to be in Oz for the release of our new album “Wicked Game” and then in the US a week later for the release here. These are the most exciting days of a whole 18 months cycle for us; the moment when everything we put into recording, arranging and producing the album finally finds its way to you, our audience. In these days we finally get an answer to this one question we’ve been asking ourselves constantly over the last 18 months: Will you still like us? Will you still enjoy our music? And we all keep our fingers crossed the response will be a positive one!
It does almost feel a bit strange to launch an album in the States and not doing the Oprah Show. She’s always been so supportive in bringing us to the American people. We do miss her. But we still do see a lot of familiar faces again in all the TV studios around the world, like Mel and Kochie from Sunrise, Sharon Osbourne who’s known us when Il Divo wasn’t even born yet, Piers Morgan (my old gym buddy), Jay Leno and all the others. It is one of the greatest things about what we do, that you make friends all around the world, and even if you just see each other briefly once every other year or so, there is still a bond there which makes you feel a little bit at home, no matter where you are.
The same counts for our fans when we go on tour, or even during promotion. Seeing familiar faces wherever we go always makes me feel happy and warm even when we’re on the other side of the globe.
When you go out and promote a new album around the world your schedule changes every day and it is almost impossible to plan anything. Originally when our L.A. trip was announced we were supposed to have a day off after all the TV shows, and Seb and me had the idea of driving up to Vegas for a night. He was going to hire an old mustang, me a Harley and we’d make it a bit of an adventure. The record company even wanted to send a TV crew on the road with us and document the whole thing. But then the diary changed and our little dream evaporated – gone but not forgotten! If we have a couple of free days next time around in L.A. we’ll definitely make it happen.
Meanwhile the weather is beautiful in California and there are plenty of other things to do after a long day at the studio. Great restaurants up at Sunset, shopping along Melrose, or just going to the gym and chilling out at the hotel, or having a drink in the bar with the guys.
We spend a lot of time in airports and on planes, work hard and are constantly expected to sound, look good, be friendly and entertaining – and it’s not always easy, but we all love it! In fact we love nothing more, and this promo time is in a way the most important and also the most exciting for us and we enjoy every minute of it. We do all hope that you will like all the new songs on “Wicked Game” and that you’ll enjoy listening to them just as much as we love singing them. And if you do, then we hope to see you all next year on our world wide tour again – the next big thing to look forward to.
We love you all and we can’t wait to see you and romance you with our music. With much love.