Your health and safety is our top priority. As a precaution due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns, Zucchero's performance is postponed until September 26, 2021.
Tickets purchased for the 2020 show will be honored on the new date. If you cannot make the new performance date and want a refund, please email us your confirmation number to FWTicket@foxwoods.com. You will have until August 30 to request a refund and refunds will be processed within 8 business days.
Adelmo Fornaciari was born in Roncocesi on 25th September 1955. He later moved to Forte dei Marmi in Tuscany where, between 1970 & 1978 he formed his first R&B bands: ‘Le Nuove Luci’, ‘Sugar & Daniel’ and ‘Sugar & Candies’. By that time he was already known as Zucchero, a nickname given to him by one of his school teachers. In 1981 he won the Castrocaro Festival with ‘Canto Te’. Then in 1983 he recorded his first studio album entitled ‘Un Po di Zucchero’. He travelled to San Francisco to visit Corrado Rustici who introduced him to Randy Jackson. When he returned to Italy in 1985 it was with a new band featuring Randy Jackson on bass, Corrado Rustici on guitar, Walter Afanatieff on keyboards and Giorjo Francis Perry on drums. He competed at the San Remo Festival with the song ‘Donne’ and then released ‘Zucchero & The Randy Jackson Band’. The follow up album, ‘Rispetto’, topped the charts upon release. Zucchero triumphantly competed at the San Remo Festival once again the following year with ‘Canzone Triste’. In 1987 Zucchero recorded ‘Blue’s’ with Corrado Rustici and David Sancious who teamed up for the sessions with Clarence Clemmons and the Memphis Horns. The result was over 1.3 million copies sold in Italy, the biggest commercial breakthrough ever to be reached by a rock music album in Italy. Zucchero followed the release by touring with Joe Cocker & Miles Davis. In 1988 he wrote a musical score for the movie ‘Snack Bar Budapest’, directed by Tinto Brass. During the same year Zucchero recorded a new version of ‘Dune Mosse’ with Miles Davis. In 1989 Zucchero released his fifth studio album, ‘Oro Incenso e Birra’, featuring Eric Clapton as well as the musicians who had collaborated on ‘Blue’s’. It is Clapton’s guitar solo on ‘Wonderful World’’ that makes this song so unique. This album sold over 1.7 million copies in Italy alone breaking the record set by ‘Blue’s’.