Saturday, August 3rd | 9:30 PM
Lecce | Rudiae Archaeological Park
Ticket38 euros
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Dardust, is Dario Faini, one of the world’s most listened Italian pianists of the new generation. An exceptional songwriter and producer, he has signed numerous big Italian hits boasting a palmarés of more than 90 platinum records. The artist has released a trilogy of records: 7 released in 2015, Birth in 2016, and S.A.D Storm and Drugsin anuary 2020. In 2020 Sturm I – Fear, from the album S.A.D Storm and Drugs was chosen by computer giant Apple Inc. as part of its annual keynote for the launch of new product introductions. In 2021, he collaborated with international artists such as Benny Benassi and Sophie and The Giants who accompanied him on stage at the Pala Olimpico in Turin during his performance at the 66th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. In early 2022, he signed the soundtrack to the “flag handover“, thepassing of the Olympic flag between Beijing 2022 and the upcoming Winter Olympics in Italy Milan-Cortina 2026 with the two songsForget To BeandInno (Prologue). In the summer of the same year, Dardust was Maestro Concertatore of the special 25th edition Notte della Taranta in Melpignano in Apulia. He was also one of the artists called to perform to represent Rome in its bid for Expo 2030 with “Humanlands – Eternal Evolution”. At the end of 2022 he released Duality, his latest recording work on the international market for Sony Masterworks and Artist First, a double album in which he separates his two souls or cerebral hemispheres, piano solo and electronics, which was followed in spring 2023 by the Duality Tour in Italian theaters and European clubs: a two-act show in which he showcased the intimate, minimalist soul of the piano solo alternating with the rave-like atmospheres of the electronic set brought in over twenty dates for the summer leg. In September 2023, the release of the new single Outside was the occation to announce the return to theaters with Duality + Guests that began in late November: an improved version of the last tour that featured him in five concert-events together with artists and special guests including Saturnino, Elodie, Franco126, Elisa and Samuele Bersani. After the success of the An Intimate Night Tour, with Elisa, Dardust joined her again during the 2023 event concerts at the Arena di Verona in the summer and the Forum di Assago in the winter (An Intimate Christmas), from which the project Intimate – Recordings at Abbey Road was born by the Friulian singer-songwriter entirely recorded live from Abbey Studios in London, preceded by the single Quando Nevica with Dardust’s music also present in the evocative video clip shot in black and white. He also composed the soundtrack for Cover Story, the event film made for the 20th anniversary of Vanity Fair presented at the Giorgio Gaber Lyric Theater in Milan on the occasion of the Vanity Fair Stories 2023 kermesse and released in theaters in early 2024. He is currently producing the soundtrack for Mauro Mancini’s feature film Mani Nude.. In 2024 in Bologna, he was also awarded best producer/talent scout in the CIAO – Lucio Dalla Review event for innovative forms of music and creativity.