Ligabue is an Italian legend


Thursday 4 April – Friday 5 April 2013 / After the phenomenal success of last year’s concert, Ligabue is back at the Royal Albert Hall where he will perform his greatest rock concerts for two nights with his band.

Ligabue is an Italian legend, always in the forefront of the music scene and beyond with over 16 albums (consistently at the top of the charts), 2 successful movies as a director and screenwriter and 4 best selling books.

For over 20 years his performances have captivated and electrified audiences – don’t miss the opportunity to see Liga live!


commonly known as Ligabue, is an Italian rock singer-songwriter, film director and writer. Before becoming a successful singer, he held various jobs, working in agriculture and in factories. He entered the music world in 1987, when he founded the amateur band Orazero. For this band he wrote several original songs, with which they participated in several local and national contests.

The following year his fellow Emilian singer-songwriter Pierangelo Bertoli was the first to discover Ligabue’s writing talents, and included one of Ligabue’s songs, “Sogni di Rock’n’Roll” (“Rock n roll dreams”), in his new LP. His most famous hits include Balliamo sul mondo (Let’s Dance On The World), Ho perso le parole (I’ve lost words) and the most successful of all, Certe Notti (Certain Nights), which was voted as “Italian song of the 1990s” in a poll held by a popular music magazine.

He also collaborated with another famous singer-songwriter, Francesco Guccini, who also had a part in Ligabue’s first movie (see below).On September 10, 2005, Ligabue held a concert in Reggio Emilia to celebrate his first 15 years of activity.

The audience of around 180,000 set a European audience record for the one, non-free event for a single artist. However, due to problems with the audio system, several thousand people were unable to listen to the music and left the concert early. Ligabue later apologised for the problems.