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“We are focusing on the single, but the whole album is ready. I wrote it my way, in one, conditioning free, go.”
Mika is recording his new album in Paris right now. And he’s about to face “the most difficult part, when I have to share my project with other people, accept or deny advices and compromises, deal with showbusiness.”
He’s going back to Italy in a few days, though, for his sole summer gig, which is going to occur on 18th of May, in Naples.
“I’m coming to Naples, city of art and culture, with respect, emotion and pride; I’m aware of the responsability to perform in the most elegant town’s place, which was in the past permitted to popes, rockstars and politicians and recently denied. But I come to Naples also with the awareness that famous monuments, like Tour Eiffel, change to my childlike eyes when I experience them as a frame for a show I cherish. I don’t want take anything away from Naples’s story and art, but add joy, fun, my voice, my songs”.
In this 75 minutes gig, Mika will be “faithful to myself. The energy, the vibrations from Piazza del Plebiscito will come back to me and will make the difference”.
Mika already got to know the South of Italy. During a summer, he planned to enjoy a holiday by car, leaving from London with 4 other people, and driving around for a few days. He ended up travelling for 4 weeks with 24 relatives and friends, hitting Switzerland, North Italy (Santo Stefano Belbo), Central Italy (Tuscany) and eventually South Italy (Positano). He enjoyed “the sea, the food and the welcome: in Switzerland when they saw our cars parade, they shut the windows, in Italy they didn’t mind. My Lebanese origins made me feel like I was at home. During a party a band played neapolitan songs for us, they were beautiful”.
(source “Il Mattino” newspaper, interview released on May 9th)
We’re so silly! We forgot our own birthday! Happy birthday to Mikafans.net. We’ve turned 7 yesterday. Can you believe how time flies? We started out in 2007 when only 3 professional pictures of Mika were available. How times have changed! Mika is a big star now and MF.net is one of the leading fan sources for everything about our favourite tall popstar.
As Mika said in our birthday message last year (you can watch it in the sidebar) on to the next ten years!
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1) World’s Best Song – “POPULAR SONG” feat Ariana Grande,“UNDERWATER” and “STARDUST” feat Chiara
2) World’s Best Album – “SONGBOOK Vol. 1″ and “THE ORIGIN OF LOVE”
3) World’s Best Video – “Underwater” and “Popular Song”
4) World’s Best Male Artist
5) World’s Best Live Act
6) World’s Best Entertainer
The rumour, which spread three days ago, is now confirmed by Mika’s official facebook page: Mika is going to sing in Naples on the 18th of May:
Mika is very happy to announce his first Italian concert in quite some time, in Napoli! It’s going to be a big FREE party and everyone is welcome! It will be at Piazza del Plebiscito, Napoli on 18th May, more details coming soon!
According to the newspaper Il Mattino, Ferrero is planning to organize a big gig in Naples to celebrate 50th Nutella’s anniversary. A similar project was meant to be arranged in Verona Arena as well, but it eventually failed .
The event would have a national relevance, and there would be both national and international guests who are important to the italian music context.
Mika is the only one who is mentioned there as the most relevant: “if Ferrero will get off in Naples, the event will end with a maxi concert performed by both national and international artists. First of all, Mika”.
The gig may be for free and it would take place on May 18th, if Ferrero manages to get the last authorization they need, which it’s still uncertain.
April 24th: More news by Mika’s official Facebook page:
Tickets for Mika’s performances with the OSM in Montreal in Feb 2015 will go on sale tomorrow at 12.00 Montreal time, that’s just under 24 hours from now! There will be 2 allocations of tickets – 1 for MikaFanClub and 1 for Facebook, so stay tuned at 1200 (GMT-5) sharp tomorrow and good luck!
April 17th: Up-to-date news by Mika’s Facebook:
“As we told you last month, we have managed to secure a special Fanclub allocation of 50 tickets per night in the FRONT ROWS of the audience! The 2 shows are in February 2015, so a little way off yet… Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday 28th April, details to follow. Our FAN PRESALE will go on sale on Friday 25th!
There will be tickets available through Mika Fanclub and more tickets through Facebook… We’ll post up full info next week with times, links etc, so watch this space! More info on the concerts here: http://www.osm.ca/en/concert/mika-and-osm“.
At the beginning of march, Mika already shared with the website La Presse some informations about these two concerts:
“Right now, this is one of the most important things that I’m going to do. I’ve been secretely organizing this stuff since a year. It’s been a while that I wanted to tell everybody that I’m doing this gig and finally I can say it”.
OSM (Montreal Symphonic Orchestra) strikes hard by inviting Mika. Even if he’s been dreaming of it since a lot of time, this is the first time that the singer, who sold more than 10 million albums worlwide, accepts to collaborate with an orchestra. “I always said no because they used to invite me to sing only one or two songs. I wanted to have a coherence in the repertoire. A kind of gig where you can see the evolution, a coherence among the songs”
On 10th and 11th of february 2015, Montreal people will have the pleasure to listen to about ten songs from the 30 years old artist’s repertoire. “Mixing the electronics with the symphonic, the classic. Mixing tribal rhythms with the classical ones. This is a dream!!”
Some small talk with Karl Lagerfeld and a few advices from Stephan Bern for Mika: here’s a little behind the scenes snippet of Bal de la Rose, Monaco, 29/3/2014.
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But the star is singer Mika, here in quite a bit of a conversation with Karl Lagerfeld
Mika: really, it’s super chic.
Karl: me, I do all the scenery for my fashion shows Chanel and all, my gigantic scenery…
Mika: I know, I know it well.
Mika: “When a singer play a role in The Voice, you can immediately tell.“
18.25 INTERVIEW – For the occasion of the first live show of The Voice, Saturday evening on TF1, Mika had a look around the Metronews editorial board. It’s the chance to talk about his talents, about the behind the scenes of the show and about his next album, which he prepared in Los Angeles.
- The live shows of The Voice start this Saturday night on TF1. Do you think that the 2014 edition winner is in your team?
Mika: I hope so, but I realise that there is some competion. In my team, I think that there are two potential winners but I can’t say their names. The show takes place in a really weird way.
Unlike other shows, you can be a part of The Voice even if you’re signed with a record label. When I make my choices, I know that I’m not only fighting against the artist, but often against the team behind him.