Roma, Piazza San Giovanni: 01-05-2009





Concert note

Vasco participated for the 2nd time (1st time 1999) at the traditional free mega-concert on May 1 at at Piazza San Giovanni in Rome: the concert took about 50 minutes. A small set of 10 songs has been played for a crowd of 800.000 people and the show was broadcasted live on the italian tv-station Rai 3 for another estimated 4 million people.

Rehearsels for this concert were started in Pievo di Cento, after Vasco did return from LA where he did stay from january to april. Bass guitar Tony "the Fretless Monster" Franklin from California USA temporarily replaced bassist Claudio "Il Gallo" Golinelli, who was recovering from some health issues.
Franklin played bass on several songs on the last two Vasco Rossi studio albums, 2005's "Buoni o Cattivi" and 2008's "Il Mondo Che Vorrei".

Rossi's band also features guitarists Stef Burns (Y&T) and Maurizio Solieri, drummer Matt Laug (SLASH'S SNAKEPIT), Alberto "Lupo Maremmano" Rocchetti (keyboards), Andrea "Cucchia" Innesto (trumpet, background vocals), Frank Nemola (programming, trumpet, background vocals) and Clara Moroni (background vocals).



01. Stupendo
02. Non appari mai
03. Vieni qui
04. Un ragazzo di strada (cover)
05. T'immagini
06. Sally
07. C' chi dice no
08. Gli spari sopra
09. Il mondo che vorrei
10. Un senso