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Måneskin, stone flames for 13,000 in Turin. Damiano: «Don’t make fun of me if I speak Italian»

A large red curtain completely hides the stage, and while the music rises with a beating rhythm, the four figures can be seen transparently, filmed by thousands of cellphones that seem to glow like flames. Then the cloth falls and here are the Måneskin, greeted by the roar of the almost 13,000 people (12,700, according to the organizers) who flocked to the Pala Alpitour in Turin, obviously sold out, with many fans stationed outside since the morning and also from Equipped with tents the day before.

The official inauguration (after the Zero date in Pesaro) of the “Loud Kids on Tour” in Europe, postponed due to the restrictions imposed by the pandemic and now becoming “Loud Kids Get Louder”, opens with the sounds of “Don’ t wanna sleep», taken from the new album «Rush!». Black overalls with glitter profiles, Damiano with two big jet black muffs which he sheds after a few songs, the four record-breaking twenty-somethings leave Italy after a dizzying world tour, so much so that now it’s almost hard for them to go back to their mother tongue: ” Hello Turin, service communication – greets the frontman -. You’re going to hear me speak a little tonight because I’m a little embarrassed by the Italian saying “hands up, scream”. I ask for your help to make it on your own or if you have the f…»

Then let the music do the talking: two hours of loud and raw rock, no frills, fast-flowing. There is no scenography on the stage between the two giant side screens: the special effects are left to the lights, with a technologically advanced system that creates three-dimensional effects through 300 illuminated bodies, changing color and moving like a spaceship above them. On the other hand, their presence was always enough to attract attention, and Damiano David, Victoria De Angelis, Ethan Torchio and Thomas Raggi also confirmed last night that they like the live dimension, little talk and lots of music, more.

In the lineup there is plenty of room for new songs among the more than 20 songs: After the first rock frenzy, between “Gossip”, “Own my mind” and “Supermodel”, the atmosphere on “Coraline” becomes more intimate. ». With “Bla bla bla” Damiano throws himself into the mad audience, with “Beggin'”, the cover that brought them luck in the States, there is a bit of sarcasm: “Now a song that has break the ca… both us and you, but it is so beautiful and we like it so much». On “For Your Love” the stage goes dark and Damiano casts a big spotlight on the crowd: it’s time for Thomas, the guitarist, with a long solo that carries him into the audience. Flames erupt during “Gasoline,” the song they wrote in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and Damiano appears to catch fire as well, while his mic stand burns.

The time to recover from the fire and the show shifts to a smaller stage, at the end of the parterre, for the acoustic interlude: voice and guitar are enough for “Torna a casa”, “Twenty years” and “Amandoti”, Cover from the time of «X Factor». Damiano seems annoyed by cell phones: “If you want to use them, use them for a just cause. Light up this damn building, there are thousands of videos, well, a bit of atmosphere». At the end, after “Mammamia”, comes the post-punk of “Kool Kids”, sung with a super British accent, and the audience takes the stage in the traditional way: the “loud kids”, noisy boys, become dozens. During the encore with “I wanna be you slave” the mood heats up even more: “We’ll fuck the Pala Alpi”, Damiano calls before he says goodbye.

Behind the scenes, the group toasts contentedly after the concert: “We hadn’t played in Italy for a long time, we felt completely free mentally, without comparison,” Damiano tells the journalists. We are happy, we expected even less commitment because the tickets have been sold for so long…»

Now Europe awaits them until the end of May: 32 almost always sold-out dates in the arenas, which bring them back to Italy in mid-March and then for an isolated bracket on May 5th. Finally, in July, the Måneskin will face stadiums for the first time: Trieste (July 16), Rome twice (20th and 21st) and Milan twice (24th and 25th). Waiting for new masses to ignite.