ELIO E LE STORIE TESE - Yes we can't - Tour
The most disrespectful, funny and talented Italian band is about to take part to their first European tour. Rock, pop, salsa, jazz, metal….not a genre can label this unique band with a unique sound where every possible music genre is performed at very high levels!
Elio e le Storie Tese has been a cult band in the Italian underground music scene for a very long time. Their bootlegs were spreading quickly, and the concerts (always in the area of Milan, their hometown) were attended by a wide audience of affectionate fans. When their first album “Elio Samaga Hukapan Kariyana Turu” came out in 1989, the concept of being an underground band was invalidated by the 150,000 copies that were sold in the first ten months. This result was even more significant since they were not supported by any official media. Slowly the media’s ostracism would be transformed into a clear admiration for a project that did not undergo traditional market rules, but had instead created a new market. Today Elio e le Storie Tese is one of the bands that are most appreciated by the press and one of the most requested for television appearances.
In 2004 Elio e Le Storie Tese were the first artists in Italy (and among the very few in the world) to record every live performance and sell the mastered copy right after the show; in addition to that, a new kind of a website was activated with a new form of fans membership (annual or quarterly and the brand new two day subscription), allowing members to download a wide range of audio and video recordings for free.
In the following years they released “Studentessi” (2008) and “Gattini” (2009), 5 books, hosted the tv show “Dopofestival” on Rai 1, the main national tv channel, and took part, as resident band, to the national tv show “Parla con me” (just to mention a few). Elio, being one of the mentors of the Italian edition of X-Factor, won the 2010 edition with one of his artists.
In 2013 the band took part to the 63rd edition of the “Festival di Sanremo”, where they gained the second position while their song “La canzone mononota” immediately became a success, after a few months they released a new studio album named “L’album Biango”.In 2014 EelST ran their first TV show on the national tv channel Rai 2, “Il Musichione”, a funny music/quizbased show.
In 2015 Elio went back to the italian X Factor as one of the mentors and won the edition with one of his artists.
At the beginning of 2016 the band took part for the third time in the 66th edition of the “Festival di Sanremo” with the song “Vincere l’odio” and released their new album “Figgatta de blanc”, they are currently touring arenas in Italy performing new and old songs.
Elio: voice, flute
Faso: bass guitar
Rocco Tanica: keyboards
Christian Meyer: drums
Jantoman: additional keyboards
Mangoni: artist and architect