June 17, 2010
07:00 pm

CARMEN CONSOLI in Concert at Le Poisson Rouge

Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker St
10012 New York, NY
United States

Italian “Global Diva”

Announces North American Tour (CHI, NYC, BOS, MTL, TOR)
Concert dates in support of June 15 US album release of  “Elettra” (Electra) on Wrasse Records


Carmen Consoli will be in New York City on Thursday June 17, 2010 at Le Poisson Rouge

$25 adv. / $30 day of
Opening act: Jose Conde


The Sicilian-born Carmen Consoli is the most successful female singer-songwriter Italy has ever produced. The 35 year-old musician is known for her unflinching emotional live performances of songs that examine broad themes of love, illness, solitude and friendship from a feminine -- and feminist -- perspective. Her innovative mixture of Italian song with indie-rock influences, bossa nova rhythms and jazz and blues-inspired riffs have engendered a sound unique on the Italian music scene. Consoli has seven studio albums and two live albums to her credit, all platinum albums in Italy that have sold cumulatively over 1 million copies.

“Elettra,” the Sicilian singer-songwriter’s seventh studio set, debuted at number two on Italy’s national charts in November, 2009 (right behind Michael Jackson's posthumous album release).  Written and recorded in Sicily during the summer of 2009 following the tragic death of her father,  “Elettra” is the most personal collection of songs in Carmen’s career employing Italian, Sicilian, Arabic and French languages and including a special guest appearance by friend and mentor Franco Battiato.  Consoli’s song “Mio Zio” (My Uncle) was awarded the 2010 Amnesty International Italy prize for its anti-abuse lyrics.  The “Elettra” album is being released in the US on the leading world music label Wrasse Records on June 15, 2010.  It has already been released in Canada by Universal Music.