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10 Oct

Multi-platinum selling and award-winning recording artist THREE DAYS GRACE’s fourth album TRANSIT OF VENUS (RCA Records) debuts today on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart at #5, their third consecutive Top 5 album chart debut. TRANSIT OF VENUS also debuts at #1 on the Billboard Hard Music Chart and #4 on the Billboard Top Digital Albums Chart. Their lead single “Chalk Outline” also tops the Mainstream Rock Radio chart with the #1 spot for their 5th consecutive week and Active Rock Radio chart for their 4th consecutive week. “Chalk Outline is the band’s 9th #1 single at Active Rock radio.

THREE DAYS GRACE premiered their video for “Chalk Outline on VEVO release week, directed by acclaimed lensman Shane Drake and filmed in Brooklyn, NY. Watch it below.

The Canadian rock band embarks on new creative ground with TRANSIT OF VENUS, recording for the first time with acclaimed producer Don Gilmore (Linkin Park, Hollywood Undead, Bullet for My Valentine), at Revolution Studios in Toronto.

THREE DAYS GRACE has just kicked off a special and intimate 12-city tour in support of their new album TRANSIT OF VENUS, making stops in multiple cities across the country including New York, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, and Washington, D.C. , and more. Visit for a full list of tour dates.


Adam Gontier – Lead Vocals, Guitar; Brad Walst – Bass, Vocals;Neil Sanderson – Drums, Vocals, Keyboards, Programming; Barry Stock – Guitar

16 Feb

Grammy-nominated The Fray continues to receive praise for their third full-length album Scars & Stories, out now on Epic Records. Scars & Stories has garnered attention from USA Today who calls the album “more muscular and more buoyant,” while still maintaining a “searching earnestness that will delight the faithful.” People Magazine continues that the new album is a “solid effort that is easy on the ears.” To celebrate the release, which debuted #4 on Billboard Top 200, the band performed on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” Today Show,” “Rachael Ray Show, “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and the PBS Premiere “Live from the Artists Den.” Additionally, the band helped kick off Super Bowl XLVI as part of the pregame festivities at Lucas Oil Stadium. The Fray will support the album with a North American tour (full dates below).

Scars & Stories is available in two versions on iTunes, regular and deluxe. The deluxe cotains 5 bonus tracks—covers recorded by The Fray—including Bruce Springsteen’s “Streets of Philadelphia,” Emmylou Harris’ “Boulder to Birmingham,” Annie Lennox’s “Why,” The Fugees “Ready or Not,” and The Yeah Yeah Yeah’s “Maps.” Target stores are also carrying an exclusive deluxe CD with 4 extra tracks.

The new music video for the first single “Heartbeat” is available on iTunes now and already has over 3 million views on Vevo. The band filmed the music video with acclaimed director Justin Francis (Weezer, Eminem, The Cure, Modest Mouse) on the California coast, north of Malibu. “On the surface it’s a beach party performance video, but it’s really about people coming together and sharing a common experience, and enjoying a once-in-a-lifetime evening together,” explains Francis. The video is shot as a series of moments and experiences instead of one linear storyline.

“Heartbeat,” which is currently #10 at Hot AC, is the lead track on Scars & Stories. Of the single, lead-singer Isaac Slade notes, “That song came out of a period of my life when I was trying hard to be open to whatever came my way. I traveled through South Africa and Rwanda with a buddy, and at first it was really hard to stay open in the face of so much pain and heartache. But then I ended up meeting so many cool and inspiring people, and all these ideas for lyrics and melodies just started rushing in.” The inspiration specifically came from a chance meeting with an expatriate woman. Speaking of the miracle of the capital city overcoming such remarkable odds, the two held hands and Slade reveals “I felt so connected to her. I couldn’t tell if it was her pulse or mine.”

The album was recorded at the legendary Blackbird Studios in Nashville. The Fray was able to hone their sound with the help of producer Brendan O’Brien (Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, Neil Young). The making of Scars and Stories fostered the most evolution the band has ever experienced, both lyrically and musically. “On our first record, we didn’t quite trust ourselves yet,” says Slade. “We loosened up on the second album, but there was still some element of restraint. But on this one, we just stepped up to plate and swung as hard as we could.”

The Fray is Isaac Slade (pianist/vocalist), Joe King (guitarist/vocalist), Dave Welsh (guitarist), and Ben Wysocki (drummer). The Denver-based foursome formed in 2002 after high school friends Slade and King bumped into each other at a local guitar shop. The band achieved national success with their first single, “Over My Head (Cable Car),” which became a top ten hit in the U.S., and the release of their second single, “How to Save a Life,” brought them worldwide fame.

The Fray Tour Dates

February 16 San Diego, CA House of Blues

February 18 Reno, NV Silvery Legacy Resort Casino

February 20 Oakland, CA Fox Theater

February 21 Redding, CA The Cascade Theatre

February 22 Portland, CA Crystal Ballroom

February 24 Boise, ID Knitting Factory Concert House

February 25 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory Concert House

February 26 Vancouver, BC Orpheum

February 28 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre

April 11 Providence, RI Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel

April 12 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall

April 14 Mashantucket, CT MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods

April 17 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre

April 22 Asheville, NC Thomas Wolfe Auditorium

April 24 Louisville, KY Palace Theatre

April 25 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle

April 27 Monroe, LA Monroe Civic Center – Univ. of LA

April 28 Dallas, TX Palidium Ballroom

April 29 Austin, TX Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheatre

April 30 Houston, TX House of Blues

May 1 New Orleans, LA Tippitinas Uptown

May 3 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live

May 4 St. Augustine, FL St. Augustine Amphitheater

May 8 St. Louis, MO The Pageant

May 11 Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre

22 Nov

Thirty Seconds To Mars acclaimed album ‘This Is War’ has been certified Gold by the RIAA, giving the band even more reason to celebrate during their Mars 300 shows next month in NYC which will commemorate their Guinness Book Of World Record breaking 300th show played during a single album cycle. ‘This Is War’ which was proclaimed “an artistic triumph” by Alternative Press Magazine and “epic rock at is most affecting” by Billboard was released on December 9th, 2009 and has since sold over 1.5 million albums and 1 million singles around the world. It is certified Platinum in three countries including the UK, Germany and Poland and has achieved Gold status in seven countries including Ireland, Austria, Belgium, Portugal, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa and now in the U.S.

As previously announced, the band will celebrate their 300th show at Hammerstein Ballroom on Dec. 7th. They added an additional show on Dec. 6th after tickets sold-out in minutes. Fans now have another opportunity to celebrate Mars 300 as Thirty Seconds To Mars will play a very special acoustic Church of Mars show at Saint Peter’s Church on Dec. 8th with guests Vitamin String Quartet. Tickets for the Dec. 8th show are on sale now. Details on the week’s activities will be announced through the band’s website and social networks. The week celebration which has been dubbed Mars 300, promises to be a memorable occasion for both Thirty Seconds To Mars and their loyal legion of fans, The Echelon. Since the release of ‘This Is War’ two years ago, Thirty Seconds To Mars have circled the globe multiple times, and will play over 300 shows in almost 60 countries in 6 continents.

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Thirty Seconds To Mars have continued to reach new heights since the release of ‘This Is War.’ The album spawned consecutive #1 singles with “Kings & Queens” and “This Is War” and a top 10 single with “Closer To The Edge.” Earlier this month, they picked up their 5th and 6th EMA awards, winning Best Alternative and Best World Stage at the MTV EMA’s in Belfast, Ireland. In 2010 they won their second MTV VMA when they won Best Rock Video for “Kings & Queens” and won Best International Band at the 2010 and 2011 Kerrang! Awards, giving them a total of 7 career Kerrang! Award wins.

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24 Oct

The AWOLNATION single “Sail” from their debut album Megalithic Symphony (Red Bull Records) has been certified Gold, officially selling over 500,000 digital downloads of the smash hit song. The band will be the musical guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno this Friday, October 28, to perform the soaring track. Recently, AWOLNATION taped a live set for Fuel TV’s “The Daily Habit” performing “Sail” (airing Thursday, October 27) and “Not Your Fault” (airing Friday, October 28). Immediately following those televised appearances, the band will kick off the “AWOLNATION Fall Harvest Tour” on November 2, a 15-date outing with Middle Class Rut and Twin Atlantic supporting. Heading coast-to-coast with shows in Los Angeles at the Music Box on November 3 and New York’s Webster Hall on November 21, the band will be working with local community food banks to establish a food drive at each show, benefiting area families in need.

Returning to the States after a sold-out Canadian headline run, a crowd rousing set at DeLuna Fest and supporting Incubus on several dates, the band’s debut album Megalithic Symphony continues its 31-week run on the Billboard charts, topping both the Heatseekers Album and Alternative New Artists charts, as well as taking over the IHeartRadio alternative chart holding the #1 (“Not Your Fault”), #3 (“Sail”), #6 (“Burn It Down”), and #8 (“People”) positions.

The band’s runaway radio juggernaut “Sail” has been dominating the Alternative Songs charts for 37 weeks straight, peaking at #5, and is currently climbing the Active Rock chart. “Sail” hit #1 in Canada and was recently certified platinum. The track was recently featured in promos for the current season of the FOX television drama House. The band’s debut album Megalithic Symphony, featured on iTunes as one of the “Great Albums of 2011,” is currently available at retailers everywhere and online.

Led by musical architect and vocalist Aaron Bruno, AWOLNATION features David Amezcua on bass, keyboardist/guitarist Kenny Carkeet, drummer Hayden Scott and Christopher Thorn on guitar.

AWOLNATION Fall Harvest Tour – with Middle Class Rut and Twin Atlantic

November 2 B Ryders Bakersfield, CA
November 3 The Music Box Los Angeles, CA
November 4 The Marquee Tempe, AZ
November 5 Rock The Block Festival Las Vegas, NV *w/Twin Atlantic
November 7 The Black Sheep Colorado Springs, CO
November 8 Aggie Theater Fort Collins, CO
November 10 Varsity Theater Minneapolis, MN
November 12 Rave II Milwaukee, WI
November 13 The Loft (at Harem Lounge) Lansing, MI
November 14 The Southgate House Newport, KY
November 16 Stage AE Pittsburgh, PA
November 17 Water Street Music Hall Rochester, NY
November 19 Wild Bill’s Saloon Banff, AB *w/Bigger Fish Than Guns
November 21 Webster Hall New York, NY
November 22 Higher Ground Burlington, VT
November 23 Union Transfer Philadelphia, PA

AWOLNATION confirmed winter tour dates:

November 29 House of Blues New Orleans, LA

December 2 Verizon Theatre Grand Prairie, TX
*102.1 The Edge Presents: How the Edge Stole Christmas w/Rise Against, A Day to Remember, Taking Back Sunday, The Naked and Famous, The Joy Formidable

December 3 1-800-ASK-GARY Tampa, FL
*97X Next Big Thing w/Sublime with Rome, Bush, A Day to Remember, Cage the Elephant, Taking Back Sunday, Foster the People, The Joy Formidable

December 4 Brady Theater Tulsa, OK
*Z-104.5 The Edge “The Ugly Christmas Sweater” Concert w/Rise Against, Cage the Elephant

December 7 Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR *94/7fm “A December to Remember”

December 10 Selland Arena Fresno, CA
*The 104.1 Nightmare Before Xmas w/Rise Against, A Day to Remember

December 15 Sound Academy Toronto, ON *w/USS, Pac A.D., Dinosaur Bones

December 17 The Fillmore Detroit, MI
*”The Night 89X Stole Christmas” w/Rise Against, Taking Back Sunday

January 5, 2012 Bear Tooth Theatre Anchorage, AK

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10 Oct

THE HUNTER, MASTODON’S 6th full-length studio album made it’s earthly impact on Sep 27th, crash-landing directly into the Top 10 of the Billboard Top 200 Album chart. This marks the band’s highest chart debut ever. First week debut is quite impressive: #10 Billboard Top 20, #2 Hard Music Album, #5 Current Rock Album, #9 Current Digital Album, #9 Top Internet Album.

At the same time, “Curl Of The Burl” continues it’s ascent at radio as one of the greatest gainers of the week. Last night, Mastodon shook the stage of the Ed Sullivan Theater in NYC performing the song live on The Late Show with David Letterman. Click here now to view.

Have a look at the official video for “Curl Of The Burl” here.

“The Hunter” has already made its presence well known:

“‘The Hunter’ demonstrates how contemporary radio rock can still be made with imagination, precision and a majestic sense of force.” – Rolling Stone “Editor Picks – Our favorite Songs and Albums Right Now” (4 out of 5 Stars)

“Seemingly dozens of subtly different metal subgenres into a singular pursuit…One burly, beastly adrenaline spike.” — Entertainment Weekly (A-)

“With each successive outing the Georgia quartet stomps farther away from that specific label…Big ideas and shape-shifting epics result in the band’s most efficient and instantly appealing album.” – The Washington Post

Mastodon will take to the road in support of “The Hunter,” in approx 420 hours from now. Tickets are on sale!

Tue 10/25 Austin, TX La Zona Rosa
Wed 10/26 Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theatre (supporting Soundgarden)
Thur 10/27 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s
Sat 10/29 New Orleans, LA VooDooFest
Tue 11/01 Los Angeles, CA Wiltern Theatre
Wed 11/02 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
Thur 11/03 San Francisco, CA The Warfield
Sat 11/05 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre
Sun 11/06 Seattle, WA Showbox SODO
Mon 11/07 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
Tue 11/08 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot
Wed 11/09 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
Fri 11/11 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre
Sat 11/12 Milwaukee, WI Rave Ballroom
Sun 11/13 Sauget, IL Pop’s
Mon 11/14 Kansas City, MO The Beaumont
Wed 11/16 Detroit, MI The Fillmore Detroit
Thur 11/17 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room
Sat 11/19 New York, NY Terminal 5
Sun 11/20 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero
Mon 11/21 Boston, MA H.O.B.
Wed 11/23 Montreal QC Metropolis
Fri 11/25 Toronto, ON Kool Haus
Sat 11/26 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom
Sun 11/27 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
Mon 11/28 Norfolk, VA The NorVa
Tue 11/29 Asheville, NC Orange Peel
Thur 12/01 Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues
Fri 12/02 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle

03 Oct

Glassnote Records is proud to announce that Grammy nominated Mumford & Sons have become the third Artist of all time to sell over 1 million albums digitally in the United States, following only Adele at #1 and Eminem in the #2 spot. This extraordinary news is amplified by the fact that this marks the first time that an independent Artist has sold over 1 million albums digitally. This week also marks the band’s 3rd Top Ten Alternative Rock hit as “Roll Away Your Stone” moves up the charts. The song follows the #1 “Little Lion Man” and #3 “The Cave.”

This incredible achievement comes more than a year and a half after Sigh No More was released, adding another milestone to Mumford & Sons remarkable career. Their debut album, Sigh No More, was released in February 2010 in the United States on Glassnote Records to critical acclaim from publications such as The New York Times, Rolling Stone, SPIN Magazine, The LA Times and countless more. Sigh No More entered the Billboard Heatseekers Album chart at an impressive #2 in its first week and continued to climb the Billboard Top 200 where it peaked at #2 after a breathtaking performance at the 2011 GRAMMY Awards with Bob Dylan. The band was nominated for two GRAMMY Awards for Best Rock Song with “Little Lion Man” and Best New Artist. Shortly after release, Mumford & Sons were handpicked by VH1 for their powerful “You Oughta Know” campaign and Sigh No More has since become a mainstay on the Billboard and iTunes Charts, spawning multi-platinum hits “Little Lion Man”, “The Cave,” and “Roll Away Your Stone”. Mumford & Sons also won the ARIA Music Award for Most Popular International Artist in 2010, and the Brit Award in 2011 for Best British Album.

Mumford & Sons, currently in the studio working on their highly anticipated sophomore album, was seen this Saturday, October 1st, 2011 performing on the season premiere of the award-winning PBS series Austin City Limits, playing songs from Sigh No More and debuting new songs from their upcoming album. Mumford & Sons will return to North America this Fall for a select run of dates in Canada and for Neil Young’s Bridge School Benefit in Mountain View, CA on October 22-23rd, 2011.

Glassnote is distributed through RED Music in the US and Universal Music Group in Canada.

For more information on Mumford & Sons and Glassnote Records, please visit: and

03 Oct

Tori Amos has made music history with her new Deutsche Grammophon album Night of Hunters, becoming the first woman ever to simultaneously land on Billboard’s Classical, Alternative and Rock Charts all in the Top 10. Her critically acclaimed new disc debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Classical Crossover and Classical Overall Charts, while also nabbing the #5 position on the Alternative Chart and #7 on the Rock Chart.

Night of Huntersis receiving critical raves from both classical and pop critics. NPR’s Ann Powers recently commented, “This is the album she was destined, by early apprenticeship and spiritual affinity, to record….. And the music deeply satisfies,” while Spin Magazine raved, “a wildly imaginative ride full of orchestral fireworks and fairy-tale melodrama…”

To see Tori’s recent appearance on PBS’ Tavis Smiley click here:

To see her recent interview with Rolling click here:

With more than 12 million albums sold and multiple Grammy nominations, Tori Amos is one of the most successful and influential artists of her generation. A pioneer across multiple platforms, she was the first major label artist to offer a single for download, has had her songs turned into graphic novels, and has produced pioneering videos throughout her career. She is renowned for her passionate and broad fan-base, her critically and commercially successful tours, and her ever evolving live show. Ms. Amos is also a noted humanitarian and co-founder of RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network), which is the United States’ largest anti-sexual assault organization.

Night of Hunters Tour North American Dates

11/29: Atlanta, GA @ Cobb Energy Performance Arts Center
12/1: Philadelphia, PA @ Academy of Music
12/2: New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
12/3: New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
12/5: Washington DC @ Constitution Hall
12/6: Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theater
12/8: Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
12/10: Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
12/13: Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum Theater
12/14: Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
12/16: Oakland, CA @ Paramount Theatre
12/17: Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theatre
12/18: Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theatre
12/21: Austin, TX @ Bass Concert Hall
12/22: Dallas, TX @ Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

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15 Aug

Roadrunner Records/Loud & Proud is excited to announce that Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s new album How I Go debuted at #1 on the Blues chart. Kenny, who appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live on August 4th, takes the #52 position on the top 200, the #11 Rock album, as well as the #39 spot on the digital albums chart.

Released on August 2, How I Go not only serves as a strong reminder of the chops that caused Guitar World magazine to place him right behind B.B. King and Eric Clapton on their list of best blues guitarists, but it’s the strongest indication yet of his gifted songwriting talent. The hard-rocking, blues-based, guitar-driven album sounds young and fresh, yet it has that distinctive energy and vibe drawn from the deep heritage of the genre.

USA Today praised the How I Go, awarding the record 3.5 stars and noting “Shepherd explores several shadings, from countrified (Show Me the Way Back Home) to electro-charged (most notably a Hendrix-ian cover of Albert King’s Oh, Pretty Woman), slow-burning (Heat of the Sun) and Allman-esque (Backwater Blues).” The Boston Globe proclaimed “Called a blues prodigy for years, Kenny Wayne Shepherd has now vaulted to master.”

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Tour Dates:

8/18 – Missouri State Fair Grounds – Sedalia, MO
8/19 – Arnolds Park Amusement Park – Arnolds Park, IA
8/20 – Pabst Theater- Milwaukee, WI
8/21 – Meadowbrook Amphitheater- Rochester Hills, MI
8/23 – Rams Head On Stage- Annapolis, MD
8/25 – Showcase Live – Foxborough, MA
8/26 – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom – Hampton Beach, NH
8/27 – Ridgefield Playhouse – Ridgefield, CT
8/28 – Borgata Spa & Resort – Atlantic City, NJ
8/30 РCrocodile Rock Caf̩ РAllentown, PA
9/1 – L.B. Day Amphitheatre – Salem, OR
9/3 – The Spotlight 29 – Casino – Coachella, CA
9/6 – Rams Head On Stage – Annapolis, MD
9/8 – The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza – New York, NY
9/9 – Mayo Performing Arts Center – Morristown, NJ
9/24 – Osage Million Dollar Elm Casino – Tulsa, OK
9/25 – Stiefel Theatre For the Performing Arts – Salina, KS
9/26 – AR-OK State Fair – Fort Smith, AR
10/14 – Arkansas State Fairgrounds – Little Rock, AR
10/15 – Lafayette Square – New Orleans, LA

23 Jun

Having sold some 10,000 DVDs and downloads since its release, the feature-length documentary Foo Fighters: Back & Forth (Spitfire/Roswell/RCA) has debuted at #1 on the Billboard DVD chart.

Foo Fighters: Back & Forth was released digitally via iTunes June 7, on DVD June 14, and is available on Blu-Ray exclusively at Best Buy through July 12.

From Academy Award winning director James Moll (The Last Days, Running The Sahara) and Spitfire Pictures’ Grammy and Peabody award winning producer Nigel Sinclair (Bob Dylan: No Direction Home, The Last Play at Shea) , Foo Fighters: Back & Forth chronicles every stage of Foo Fighters’ 16-years-and-counting career: From Dave Grohl’s cassette demos through their ascent to their current status as one of the biggest rock bands on the planet. Intimate one on ones with Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear, former members and other associates recall every triumph and tragedy of the band’s existence, culminating in a behind the scenes look at the direct-to-analog tape sessions in Grohl’s garage with producer Butch Vig that produced the seventh FF album Wasting Light–which debuted #1 in a dozen countries (including the band’s first U.S. #1) and is currently perched at #12 on the U.S. album chart.

Foo Fighters are currently in the midst of a worldwide tour that will include a sold out 130,000-capacity July 2-3 headline weekender at Milton Keynes Bowl in the UK, a headline appearance at Lollapalooza 2011, and North American arena dates running through November and beyond. For further information, updates, tickets, etc., go to or

“a classic rockumentary arc… Dave Grohl has lived an extraordinarily cinematic life (FOUR STARS)”–ROLLING STONE

27 May

Newcomers Il VOLO have officially landed in America. Their self-titled album, released May 17th on Geffen Records has debuted at #10 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart. This impressive debut comes after a jam packed week of TV appearances including American Idol, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, CBS Saturday Morning, Ellen (aired today) and tune in tomorrow May 27th to see them perform on Extra TV at 7pm ET/PT on NBC.

Already certified platinum in their native Italy IL VOLO showcases the astonishing vocal talent of Piero Barone (17 years old), Ignazio Boschetto (16 years old), and Gianluca Ginoble (16 years old.) Their debut album Il VOLO is a mix of reimagined classics and original material that includes Italian standards “O Sole Mio” and “Il Mundo,” and two new tracks penned by multi-platinum songwriter Diane Warren.

IL VOLO are the first Italian artists to sign with Geffen Records in the United States

For the latest information on the boys and to check out their video for “O Sole Mio,” visit