“I do not hide a great emotion. This tour marks the resumption of the lives: it is my first May, a workers’ day, because on stage there will be all the people who work with me. No one is left at home”. After the zero date at the Alpe Adria Arena in Lignano Sabbiadoro, which will be held tonight, Emma, after more than a year of waiting, will finally return live on the prestigious stage of the Verona Arena with two special concerts (Sunday 6 and Monday 7 June ) to celebrate his first 10 years of career together with the public. “What I hope for the next 10 years is to continue to be free from judgments and prejudices, to continue to be courageous, to always be able to seize opportunities, even those that are most frightening. Because in life you never stop learning . And I want to continue doing it, for all those who, on the other hand, can no longer. I want to continue to pursue my dreams. Because I am convinced that with art and beauty we will be able to be better. The thing that makes me proud of these ten years has remained consistent, even in my search for quality “, underlines the artist who in recent years has also inaugurated a new career as an actress, first in Gabriele Muccino’s film ‘The most beautiful years’ and now in the Sky series by the same director ‘A casa tutti bene’ (spin off of the film of the same name). As for the tour, “it was not easy – Emma admits – to convert a show designed for sports halls into a show for smaller outdoor venues. But we wanted all the people who would work in the sports halls to be there, that no one stayed around. home. We debut in Lignano tonight and then move to the Verona Arena where there will be dance performers with me, but also Alessandra Amoroso, Loredana Bertè and Dardust with whom we will do something special “, he says referring to a tribute that the two will dedicate to Franco Battiato. “The morning I received the news of Franco’s death my heart broke. I felt the same feeling when Pino died. I had to work so hard to be respected by the world of music and the greatest attestations of esteem I they came from these great masters “, says Emma moved. The best of the great show on June 6 at the Arena di Verona will then be available exclusively and for free in streaming from June 15 (” in this historical moment – says Emma – it seemed to me important to be able to give some music even to those who cannot come and see me live “) in prime time on the ItsArt platform. But the news does not end there: “This suspended time has forced us to change our habits, to make many sacrifices, but even without being on stage I have always tried to be there and work for you on new projects. I have transformed this moment of rest. in a factory of small things, trying to do everything possible to give even just small emotions “. So from tomorrow it will be in radio rotation and available in digital “What an incredible dream”, the new single by Emma together with Loredana Bertè. “Truly an incredible dream to sing with an icon of Italian rock like Loredana”, underlines Emma. “What an incredible dream” anticipates “Best of Me”, a disc containing 21 songs of the most significant and important in Emma’s repertoire, rearranged and presented in a new format (the songs were produced by Katoo & Deepa with the artistic supervision of Dario Faini). “We have even re-sung some of the songs, because my aspiration is never to repeat myself”, underlines Emma. The album will be released on June 25th. “This album is a point of arrival, but it is also a new starting point. It is the summary of what I have achieved in these 10 years and a reflection on what still needs to be done. It is the best part of me”, adds. The songs of “Best of Me” will be presented live during the “Fortuna Live 2021” which will officially start from the Verona Arena with the concerts on 6 and 7 June. Emma will accompany her audience on a real musical journey (and not only), over 2 hours, in which in chronological order she will present the songs that in these 10 years of career have become the soundtrack of her repertoire: from ballads like “Amami” and “Mi parli piano”, to the more energetic “My city” and “I was looking for Love”, passing through exciting medleys, up to the most recent hits of the latest album of unreleased “Fortuna” including “Io sono bella”, “Latina” and the title track “Fortuna”. Together with Emma on stage there will be Loredana Bertè and Alessandra Amoroso on the dates in Verona while on the other dates the competitors of the latest edition of ‘X Factor’ will take to the stage (“except for the bands due to Covid protocol problems”, explains Emma, as soon as confirmed in the jury of the Sky talent also for the 2021 edition). To make the show even more unique also the dancers Daniele Sibilli, Giuseppe Gioffrè, Gabriele Esposito, Valentina Vernia and Barbara Pedrazzi, who over the years have collaborated with some of the most important stars of international music, and who for this occasion together with Emma will give great emotions to the public, thanks to the choreography of Macia Del Prete. “I danced so much that not even Heather Parisi in the 80s – jokes Emma – and, even though I like to eat and drink well, I also lost some kilos. I think dance will be my next artistic frontier, after cinema”, she smiles. . What she would not have wanted to experience in these 10 years, “are – she says – the free attacks and the lack of support in some moments even from certain press, like when I was made fun of for a pair of golden shorts at Eurovision, where perhaps someone thought that an Italian woman could not bring a rock song “. Emma, who will wear Gucci clothes and accessories throughout the tour, will be accompanied on stage by the musicians Lucio Enrico Fasino (bass), Federica Ferracuti (keyboards and synt guitars), Dj Zak (deejay), Raffaele Rufio Littorio (guitars) and Jacopo Volpe (battery). After Lignano and Verona, the tour will touch Taormina, Rome, Milan, Turin, Bologna. The dates and locations of the concerts in Florence, Bari and Naples have yet to be fixed, but the tour organizer ensures that they will be done. “It is the first important tour that starts again – underlines Ferdinando Salzano, patron of Friends & Partners – the subtitle of this tour should be ‘Emma the brave’. In Verona when we saw the roof of the stage go up we got excited. Every date was a commitment. , each date has a different map, each date has a different protocol. Fans of Florence, Bari and Naples still have to be patient because in some cities we still have to find a solution. In Naples, for example, at the moment there is no place with capacity covid available “.