Il Volo will not attend the World Youth Day / Il Volo non parteciperà alla Giornata Mondiale della Gioventù

Il Volo Krakow cancellationToday Il Volo announced on his social networks – Facebook and Instagram – that the guys will not take part in the World Youth Day in Krakow as previously announce. We translate here the press communicate published by Agensir. – Read in English

Oggi Il Volo ha annunciato sui suoi social network – Facebook e Instagram – che i ragazzi non parteciperanno alla Giornata Mondiale della Gioventù a Cracovia, come annunciato in precedenza. Copiamo qui il comunicato stampa pubblicato da Agensir. – Qui in Italiano

English

Gmg 2016: “Il Volo” cancella la partecipazione per problemi organizzativi on Agensir (July 28th, 2016 in Italian).

The management of “Il Volo” announces with “deep sorrow” that “due to hardly solvable organizational issues, regrettably, they must cancel the participation of the three young artists at the World Youth Day, where some of their performances were expected”. We have been informed about this by a note from the staff: “Piero, Gianluca and Ignazio’s sorrow is huge. This participation has always been their great desire but, despite everything, the three young guys have responsibly acknowledged and shared with their team that in reality there weren’t the technical and artistic conditions to express themselves at their best – as usual – with the commitment and the emotion that this great event would have demanded”. The three artists, their management and their team “are sorry with the young guys of WYD and with all the people that have worked to have them in this event and they wish to everyone a happy and serene participation”. [translation by Francy.b]

Note: There is no reliable information about Il Volo not going to Krakow due to security reasons.
AAIV wishes to respect their decision and stands at official information only, without feeding the guessing that has blown out.
We translated the press communicate only to allow non-Italian readers to understand it.

 

Italiano

Gmg 2016: “Il Volo” cancella la partecipazione per problemi organizzativi su Agensir (28 luglio 2016 in italiano).

Il management de “Il Volo” con “profondo rammarico” comunica che “per problemi organizzativi di difficile risoluzione, si è visto costretto a cancellare la partecipazione dei tre giovani artisti alla Giornata mondiale della gioventù dove erano previste alcune loro esibizioni”. Lo si apprende da una nota dello staff: “Il rammarico di Piero, Gianluca e Ignazio è grandissimo. Questa partecipazione è stata da sempre un loro profondo desiderio ma, loro malgrado, i tre giovani hanno responsabilmente preso atto e condiviso con il loro team la realtà nel constatare che non esistevano le condizioni tecniche e artistiche per potersi esprimere al meglio, come loro consuetudine, con l’impegno l’emozionalità che questo grande evento avrebbe preteso”. I tre artisti, il loro management e il loro team “si scusano con i giovani della Gmg e con tutte le persone che si sono prestate per averli con loro in questo evento e augurano a tutti una felice e serena partecipazione”.

N.B.: Non c’è alcuna informazione attendibile circa la rinuncia de Il Volo ad andare a Cracovia per motivi di sicurezza. 
AAIV vuole rispettare la loro decisione ed attenersi soltanto alle informazioni ufficiali, senza alimentare la gara ad indovinare che è esplosa.
Abbiamo tradotto il comunicato stampa solo per permettere ai lettori di lingua non italiana di comprenderlo.

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19 thoughts on “Il Volo will not attend the World Youth Day / Il Volo non parteciperà alla Giornata Mondiale della Gioventù

  1. Is the sound system inadequate? It is not powerful enough to amplify their voices so everyone can hear them? That’s regrettable. However, from my perspective it seems that optimal performance conditions at Mass are more important to Il Volo than expressing their faith. I hope there are other mitigating circumstances because, in my opinion, the press release does not cast a favorable light on their reasons for canceling their WYD participation.

  2. Je trouve l’excuse plus que légère et ne renvoit pas une bonne image pour le groupe. Soit l’annonce de leur participation était un gros coup de pub mais le fait de finalement ne pas participer au JMJ va se retourner contre eux. J’espère que leur staff en est conscient. A mon avis, il y a un autre gros problème dont ils ne veulent pas parler…

  3. With the horrors that are being done in Europe and the USA, I for one am VERY HAPPY THE GUYS WILL NOT BEGOING TO YOUTH DAY! Their lives and safety come first and I am sure they are sad not going! We love those guys so NO HARSH TALK ANOUT THEIR NOTGOING!

    Thanks for letting us know! Hugs, Marirussu and staff!

    • That was my first thought when I read earlier that they would participate in WYD, I cried immediately, fearing for their safety. Above all their safety matters most. The world needs their wonderful voices and personalities, may God take care of them always, first and foremost.

  4. I agree that the wording of the announcement and the last minute cancellation don’t cast the guys in a good light, but I strongly suspect there is an unstated security concern behind this decision. A World Youth Day is an enormous event, taking place over a large area, and difficult to secure at the best of times. These are not the best of times, and I suspect concern over their safety may underly their withdrawal. Keep in mind, too, that we don’t know what kind of threats and so on they receive on a regular basis. Not from us, obviously, we love and admire them, but they are public figures all over the world, and every public figure receives hate as well as love. We don’t know all the reasons for this decision, and we aren’t entitled to, but I have to assume that something more serious than a bad sound system is going on. Their management surely would not risk the potential backlash over something trivial. Me? I just want them to be safe.

  5. I agree there is something more behind their bowing out of performing. Although if it were terrorist type threats would not the Pope be a better target?

    Their faith is so much a part of their life the reason for not being there has to be pretty much life threating for them not to appear.

  6. I absolutely agree that it was not a good place for them to be going. There is no way that their safety could be assured. ISIS or ISL or DAESH, whatever you want to call the radical Islamic terrorists, are everywhere in Europe. And killing anyone, or a large number of people, at an outdoor event such as this is very easy to do. We have seen over and over again how they target other religions: In Paris it was the Jews at their kosher supermarket. Just a few days ago – a Catholic Priest near Rouen, saying Mass for a few of the faithful, was beheaded. The radicals practice death by a thousand cuts, going after a few people, or a few hundred people at a time. I, for one, am relieved that they are not going. I pray that nothing happens at this event, however, it is a very large target, which may already be in the crosshairs of those radical Islamists who are on the march across Europe.

  7. Note: There is no reliable information about Il Volo not going to Krakow due to security reasons.
    AAIV wishes to respect their decision and stands at official information only, without feeding the guessing that has blown out.
    We translated the press communicate only to allow non-Italian readers to understand it.

    • Without doubt your translation into English was faithful to the original Italian text. However, the imprecise language of the press release opened the door to speculation. What were the “technical and artistic conditions” that could not be resolved? It’s likely the fans will never know. I believe the press release was hastily put together due to the need to announce the cancellation of Il Volo’s performance quickly. Their participation in WYD was highly publicized and their performance at the final Mass was greatly anticipated. Even the hymns they were going to sing were announced. Il Volo’s team has had a flawless record managing their publicity; however, this time they faltered. Transparency and clarity would have served them better as they released this surprising and last minute cancellation. To Pope Francis and all the courageous young people who will be present in Crakow to bear witness to their faith, I wish you safety and an abiding Peace in God’s love. I wish the same to Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca wherever you spend these next few days.

      • Perfettamente d’accordo con tutto quello che hai detto. Le motivazioni addotte x la mancata presenza del Volo sono a dir poco ridicole e per niente credibili. Innanzitutto I ragazzi si sono iscritti alla GMG perche’ ,a loro dire, volevano vivere questa esperienza di fede con tanti altri loro coetanei e non per esibirsi. Solo in seguito si e’ detto che avrebbero cantato alla veglia e durante la messa. I motivi tecinici e artistici di cui si parla, non capisco quali potrebbero essere, visto che c’era un’orchestra che mai si potra’ vedere nei concerti di un singolo gruppo o artista. Infine se parliamo di sicurezza, non dovrebbero piu’ spostarsi, visto che gli attentati ormai li fanno ovunque…concerti, aeroporti, ecc. Secondo me, l’errore piu’ grande e’ stato pubblicizzare troppo la loro partecipazione alla GMG con comunicati e interviste. La fede, se autentica, non la si vive sotto I riflettori.

  8. N.B.: Non c’è alcuna informazione attendibile circa la rinuncia de Il Volo ad andare a Cracovia per motivi di sicurezza.
    AAIV vuole rispettare la loro decisione ed attenersi soltanto alle informazioni ufficiali, senza alimentare la gara ad indovinare che è esplosa.
    Abbiamo tradotto il comunicato stampa solo per permettere ai lettori di lingua non italiana di comprenderlo.

  9. We are glad the boys are not going at this moment in time- things are much too dangerous for everyone now- I pray everyone at World Youth Day will be safe and I pray the boys are safe always – we cannot do without their beautiful singing in this world – there is not enough beauty anymore as things stand !

  10. How sad for the guys. Their hearts must be so very heavy. I don’t think this is their decision. And sound systems? Surely this is taken care of. After all the Pope will be there. Take a look at how he walks among the crowds knowing that God is with him. Gianluca and Piero and Ignazio also know that God is with them. Every day no matter where they are. They know the special joy their voices give to others and they are now silenced for WYD which carries so much meaning for them. Young people are brave and strong and fearless and go out into the world to stand up for the good that must and will prevail. The guys have been put in a position of missing one of the greatest moments of their life. These times come once. I feel sorry that they will look back with inevitable sadness. I feel sorry that they listened to others’ fear. Guys: if you read this- you are loved precisely because you are fearless – in all you do, in all your unguarded ways, in your sweetness, and in your challenging music, you go for it with your hearts, with great trust in each other, and with no fear – and we watch and listen and are transformed by the beauty. Yes life is beautiful. Because we grab everything with both hands and walk toward it knowing that God walks with us. I cry as I write this as I do not mean to make you feel the sadness of regret. Rather let it go and take each day from here on knowing that there is one person on this earth who says your names every day in prayer and believes that God has chosen you to spread love all over the world. Fear no evil for He is with you. Always.

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