Vinicio Capossela, "Italy’s Greatest Rock Star" (Sunday Times), Releases New Album, Tours North America

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Vinicio Capossela, one of Italy’s most celebrated and best-selling artists, releases his latest album, The Story-Faced Man, now available digitally from the Nonesuch Store. This compendium offers American audiences an introduction to the music of the man described by the Sunday Times as "Italy’s greatest rock star" and by Mojo as "Italy’s most intriguing musical traveler." Renowned for concerts that fuse rock, theatre, and performance art, Capossela brings the show to North America for one week in March.

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Vinicio Capossela, one of Italy’s most celebrated and best-selling artists, has released his latest album, The Story-Faced Man, now available digitally in North America through the Nonesuch Store. In the UK, where the album was released late last month, The Independent recognizes the similarities to American icon Tom Waits (whose frequent collaborator Marc Ribot performs on the album), yet insists that both Capossela's "unhinged Dadaist rockers and his delicate piano ballads show him to be an exceptional songwriter in his own right."

For the first time, this 17-track compendium offers audiences in North America an introduction to the music of the man described by the Sunday Times as "Italy’s greatest rock star" and by Mojo as "Italy’s most intriguing musical traveler." Capossela has navigated a inimitable musical path to consistent acclaim during his 20-year career, drawing on a diverse range of influences, from Italian folk to Americana and burlesque. The album is available as audiophile-quality (320 kbps) MP3s, featuring the bonus track "All'una e trentacinque circa," exclusively in the Nonesuch Store.

Renowned for his enchanting concerts that fuse rock, theatre, and performance art, Capossela recently performed two sets at London's Union Chapel and is now bringing the show to North America. He begins a week-long tour through the US and Canada with two nights at New York's (Le) Poisson Rouge (for which guitarist Ribot and multi-instrumentalist Frank London join him), followed by shows in Montreal, Toronto, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Below are the scheduled dates, with more information available at nonesuch.com/on-tour:

Mar 5 (Le) Poisson Rouge New York, NY
Mar 6 (Le) Poisson Rouge New York, NY
Mar 8 L'Astral Montreal, QC, CANADA
Mar 9 The Mod Club Toronto, ON, CANADA
Mar 10 Lakeshore Theater Chicago, IL
Mar 12 Bimbo's 365 Club San Francisco, CA
Mar 13 El Rey Theatre Los Angeles, CA

Born in 1965, Capossela released his debut album, All’una e trentacinque circa, in 1990, which earned him Italy’s prestigious Tenco award. To date he has released 11 albums, including Il ballo di San Vito (1996), which began his continuing collaboration with guitarist Marc Ribot, the Tenco award-winning Canzoni a manovella (2000), Ovunque Proteggi (2006), which debuted at No. 1 on the Italian charts and won him another Tenco, and the platinum-certified Da Solo (2008). Caposella’s last three releases have all been included in Mojo’s albums of the year round-ups. In 2004, he published his first novel, the best-seller Non si muore tutte le mattine, and in 2009 he scripted the film La faccia della terra, which was directed by Gianfranco Firriolo and premiered at the Milan Film Festival.

To order the digital release of The Story-Faced Man with the exclusive bonus track "All'una e trentacinque circa," visit the Nonesuch Store.

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Vinicio Capossela: "The Story Faced Man" [cover]
  • Thursday, February 18, 2010
    Vinicio Capossela, "Italy’s Greatest Rock Star" (Sunday Times), Releases New Album, Tours North America

    Vinicio Capossela, one of Italy’s most celebrated and best-selling artists, has released his latest album, The Story-Faced Man, now available digitally in North America through the Nonesuch Store. In the UK, where the album was released late last month, The Independent recognizes the similarities to American icon Tom Waits (whose frequent collaborator Marc Ribot performs on the album), yet insists that both Capossela's "unhinged Dadaist rockers and his delicate piano ballads show him to be an exceptional songwriter in his own right."

    For the first time, this 17-track compendium offers audiences in North America an introduction to the music of the man described by the Sunday Times as "Italy’s greatest rock star" and by Mojo as "Italy’s most intriguing musical traveler." Capossela has navigated a inimitable musical path to consistent acclaim during his 20-year career, drawing on a diverse range of influences, from Italian folk to Americana and burlesque. The album is available as audiophile-quality (320 kbps) MP3s, featuring the bonus track "All'una e trentacinque circa," exclusively in the Nonesuch Store.

    Renowned for his enchanting concerts that fuse rock, theatre, and performance art, Capossela recently performed two sets at London's Union Chapel and is now bringing the show to North America. He begins a week-long tour through the US and Canada with two nights at New York's (Le) Poisson Rouge (for which guitarist Ribot and multi-instrumentalist Frank London join him), followed by shows in Montreal, Toronto, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Below are the scheduled dates, with more information available at nonesuch.com/on-tour:

    Mar 5 (Le) Poisson Rouge New York, NY
    Mar 6 (Le) Poisson Rouge New York, NY
    Mar 8 L'Astral Montreal, QC, CANADA
    Mar 9 The Mod Club Toronto, ON, CANADA
    Mar 10 Lakeshore Theater Chicago, IL
    Mar 12 Bimbo's 365 Club San Francisco, CA
    Mar 13 El Rey Theatre Los Angeles, CA

    Born in 1965, Capossela released his debut album, All’una e trentacinque circa, in 1990, which earned him Italy’s prestigious Tenco award. To date he has released 11 albums, including Il ballo di San Vito (1996), which began his continuing collaboration with guitarist Marc Ribot, the Tenco award-winning Canzoni a manovella (2000), Ovunque Proteggi (2006), which debuted at No. 1 on the Italian charts and won him another Tenco, and the platinum-certified Da Solo (2008). Caposella’s last three releases have all been included in Mojo’s albums of the year round-ups. In 2004, he published his first novel, the best-seller Non si muore tutte le mattine, and in 2009 he scripted the film La faccia della terra, which was directed by Gianfranco Firriolo and premiered at the Milan Film Festival.

    To order the digital release of The Story-Faced Man with the exclusive bonus track "All'una e trentacinque circa," visit the Nonesuch Store.

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