Laura Pausini 2018 world tour includes concert at Greek Theatre

Tickets to Laura Pausini’s July 28 concert at the Greek Theatre will go on sale Friday at Ticketmaster, the Greek Theatre announced today.

NEW CD

Pausini, 43, who sings ballads and pop love songs in Italian and Spanish and English and is a favorite in the queer Latino community, will be touring to support her 13th studio CD, “Fatti sentire.” In the U.S. and Spanish markets, the CD will be released under “Hazte sentir” (“Make Yourself Feel”).

The lead single, “Nadie ha dicho” (“Nobody Has Said”), was released last week.

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QUEER LATINO COMMUNITY FAVORITE

A three-time Latin Grammy winner who’s sold more than 70 million albums worldwide, Pausini’s mezzo-soprano voice and torch songs also have struck a chord with the queer Latino community. Pausini is aware of the large fan base and dedicated “Limpido,” a track on her 2014 release “20 Grandes Exitos” (“20 Greatest Hits”) to her LGBTQ fans.

TREAT EVERYONE EQUALLY

“When I decided to have a new album, I wanted to dedicate a new song to a 15-year-old gay boy from Rome who killed himself in 2012,” she said. “He was called the ‘the boy with the pink pants’ because he wore pink clothes.

“It’s a sin that gay people are treated so awful. Everybody has the right to be treated equally like everyone else,” Pausini said. “People should be free to be ourselves.”

Laura Pausini will embark on a 2018 world tour this summer, including a stop in Los Feliz at The Greek Theatre. Photo: Facebook.

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Award-winning journalist Phillip Zonkel spent 17 years at Long Beach's Press-Telegram, where he was the first reporter in the paper's history to have a beat covering the city's vibrant LGBTQ. He also created and ran the popular and innovative LGBTQ news blog, Out in the 562.

He won two awards and received a nomination for his reporting on the local LGBTQ community, including a two-part investigation that exposed anti-gay bullying of local high school students and the school districts' failure to implement state mandated protections for LGBTQ students.