“For 25 years The New York Pops has showcased young artists before they’ve become stars, and now I want you to meet a singer who’s about to set the world on fire, who begins a North Americans tour this summer, and you’re going to be able to tell your friends you saw him, heard him in his Carnegie Hall debut. Ladies and gentlemen, Nicola Congiu. ”
Liz Smith, New York Pops April 28, 2008
Every so often an artist is discovered with a voice so rare and a gift so pure. Most of today’s music is overproduced and prepackaged; marketed with glitz and glamour that more often than not, doesn’t live up to the hype it claims to be. From a town in Italy, we are reminded of what real talent sounds like – his name is Nicola “Niko” Congiu.
In one year, Niko has made impressive strides and has been recognized by many of the industries finest musicians and promoters. He opened for Jewel with the Chicago Pops, opened for Celine Dion at the start of her world tour and sang at Carnegie Hall with Tony Bennett at the 25th Anniversary of the New York Pops.
Soon Niko will begin his first national tour with Chicago and the Doobie Brothers, produced by Live Nation, starting on June 3rd in Phoenix, Arizona. With a three octave vocal range rivaling the sounds of Josh Groban and Andrea Bocelli, this gifted baritone will be opening each show and reemerging with Chicago to sing in their set as well.
Don’t miss this opportunity to catch Niko at the beginning of what will inevitably be a long and successful career as a true musician. Niko is one of those artists who come along once every decade....
NIKO ON TOUR WITH CHICAGO & THE DOOBIE BROTHERS
6.3.08 Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theatre
6.5.08 Gibson Amphitheatre Universal City, CA
6.6.08 Gibson Amphitheatre Universal City, CA
6.7.08 Sleep Train Pavilion Concord, CA
6.11.08 Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre Englewood, CO
6.12.08 Starlight Theatre Kansas City, MO
6.14.08 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Woodlands, TX
6.15.08 Superpages.com Centre Dallas, TX
6.17.08 Riverbend Music Center Cincinnati, OH
6.18.08 Hersheypark Stadium Hershey, PA
6.20.08 Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island Chicago, IL
6.21.08 DTE Energy Music Theatre Clarkston, MI
6.22.08 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre St. Louis Maryland Heights, MO
6.24.08 Chastain Park Amphitheatre Atlanta, GA
6.26.08 Susquehanna Bank Center Camden, NJ
6.27.08 Nikon at Jones Beach Theater Wantagh, NY
6.29.08 Bethel Woods Center For The Arts Bethel, NY
7.1.08 Bank Of America Pavilion Boston, MA
7.2.08 PNC Bank Arts Center Holmdel, NJ
7.3.08 Saratoga Performing Arts Center Saratoga Springs, NY