Classical crossover singing quartet Il Divo will make a stop in Bangor on its 2013 world tour, when it performs on Friday, Nov. 15, at the Cross Insurance Center, in a concert announced by Waterfront Concerts. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Cross Center box office, at Mark’s Music in Brewer and online at ticketmaster.com.
Il Divo has been performing to sold-out crowds for the past nine years, and bring with them on tour a full orchestra. Urs Buhler, Carlos Marin, David Miller and Sebastien Izambard have collectively sold more than 26 million albums worldwide, had more than 50 No. 1 singles, and on their last tour played 134 shows across 46 countries on six continents.
Though their name is Italian, the group is based in England, and is made up of French, Spanish, Swiss and American singers. They were put together by legendary pop producer and promoter Simon Cowell in 2004, combining operatic singing and classical arrangements with pop songs made famous by the likes of Frank Sinatra, Celine Dion, Simon & Garfunkel and Elvis Presley, as well as recording a number of show tunes and jazz standards.
Other highlights include appearing at the opening and closing ceremony of the 2006 FIFA World Cup, touring as special guests to Barbra Streisand, a 2009 performance at President Barack Obama’s Purple Inauguration Ball and earlier this year at a special concert for Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee at Windsor Castle. 2013 also sees the group launch their first ever shows on Broadway, as a special run to mark the release of their new album “A Musical Affair,” out on Columbia/Sony Music on Nov. 5.
Tickets are $43.75, $63.75, $73.75 and $93.75. Il Divo joins one other Waterfront Concerts show already announced at the Cross Center — Hank Williams Jr. will perform Friday, Oct. 12.