KUALA LUMPUR: The long, rough ride here definitely did not cause a crack in the voices of pop opera quartet Il Divo.
The four tall and charming men promise Malaysian fans a breathtaking concert on Tuesday, despite having to overcome acute jetlag after a 30-hour journey here.
Il Divo is here on its Asian World Tour 2007 and Kuala Lumpur is the first city to kick off this exciting tour.
David Miller, Sebastian Izambard, Carlos Marin and Urs Buhler travelled separately, departing from different countries and meeting up here two days ago.
Miller, who is from the United States, said in an interview: “It was a long and tiring journey but it's all worth it. Upon arrival, Malaysians gave us a warm and friendly welcome and made us feel at home.”
“We are all very happy to be here. It is a chance for us to see and learn new cultures,'' said Buhler, who is Italian.
Asked why the group arrived here a week earlier, Miller replied:
“We have to get things in place as we have a lot of rehearsals to do. We also wanted to re-do the stage and concept. Basically it is going to be a brand new look and tour, and Malaysia is the first to witness it!”
Spanish hunk Marin said the audience could expect songs from Il Divo's first (Il Divo) and second (Ancora) albums at the concert.
The men sing in French, Italian, Spanish, English, Latin and Portuguese.
CIMB Bank is the title sponsor for “Il Divo Live in Kuala Lumpur” concert, The Star the official newspaper, and Shangri-La Hotel the official hotel.