Hard rocker Diamante Azzura Bovelli, best known simply by her first name (Diamante), is coming to the Piggy Bank Eatery & Music Hall on Friday, November 12 – the first stop on her Blue Balls Holiday Tour. With iridescent sapphire hair, a show-stopping voice, runway-ready fashion swagger, and an empowering message, the Boston-raised and Los Angeles-based Mexican-Italian-American sonic heroine brings a new (and blue) fire to rock and alternative music. “In Spanish, Diamante means ‘Diamond,’ and my middle name Azzura means ‘Blue’ in Italian,” she explains. “If I was a color, I would be blue. I love it, because it’s bold, ethereal, and everything I am.”
Interchangeably speaking three languages—Italian, Spanish, and English—she found inspiration in words, penning poetry and short stories at a young age inspired by J.K. Rowling and Stephen King. Drawn to musical theater, the budding performer starred in school productions of The Little Mermaid, Grease, and more before relocating to L.A. with her family at 13. Already a fan of Kelly Clarkson and Avril Lavigne, her discovery of rock music via a School of Rock summer program ignited a passion.
“Being on stage and singing rock was the way I broke out of my shell and was able to realize who I am and the full potential I have,” she admits. “From there, I really connected to the women of the eighties like Joan Jett, Pat Benatar, and Debbie Harry. I thought they were so cool, iconic, and badass. That’s how I wanted to be.”
Diamante spent the next few years quietly cutting her teeth at local gigs on the Sunset Strip as a singular musical vision came into focus. A disciple of both P!nk and Guns N’ Roses who doesn’t fall into rockstar excess or even sport tattoos, she devoted every waking minute to honing a signature “classic rock sound with a modern alternative edge.” This unique and undeniable approach caught the attention of Eleven Seven Music Group and Better Noise Records who signed her in 2015. She hit the studio with super producer Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, Chris Cornell, Halestorm, Kelly Clarkson) to record what would become her full-length debut, Coming In Hot. “Diamante is the only true heir to the female rock throne that has been vacant since Joan Jett’s heyday,” says Howard Benson.
Her single “Coming In Hot”—out June 16, 2017—seesaws between an arena-filling chant and a robust and raucous riff. At the center, she confidently serves up the knockout refrain, “Whether you’re ready or not, I’m coming in hot!”
In the end, rock ‘n’ roll has never sounded, looked, or felt like Diamante on Coming In Hot. She leaves off, “When people hear this, I’d like for them to think, ‘Oh my God, rock is not dead. This girl is bringing it back’—whether they’re ready or not…”
Doors open at 6:00 pm and the show starts at 7:00 pm.
Tickets are available HERE.
NOV 12 – Piggy Bank, Minneapolis, MN
NOV 13 – eat Kitchen, Chicago, IL
NOV 15 – The WC Social Club, West Chicago, IL
NOV 17 – Pike Room, Pontiac, MI
NOV 18 – Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
NOV 19 – Rec Room, Buffalo, NY
NOV 22 – The Lost Horizon, Syracuse, NY
NOV 23 – Hard Rock Cafe Boston, Boston, MA
NOV 26 – Wonder Bar, Asbury Park, NJ
NOV 27 – The Lizard Lounge, Lancaster, PA
NOV 29 – DC9 Nightclub, Washington, DC
NOV 30 – Zen West, Baltimore, MD
DEC 2 – Elevation 27, Virginia Beach, VA
DEC 3 – Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, NC
DEC 5 – Amos’ Southend, Charlotte, NC
DEC 6 – The Firmament, Greenville, SC
DEC 7 – The Masquerade, Atlanta, GA
DEC 8 – High Watt, Nashville, TN
DEC 10 – Growlers, Memphis, TN
DEC 12 – Scout Bar, Houston, TX
DEC 13 – Three Links Deep Ellum, Dallas, TX
DEC 14 – The Rock Box, San Antonio, TX
DEC 15 – Stubb’s Indoors, Austin, TX
DEC 17 – Jakes Backroom, Lubbock, TX
DEC 19 – The Rebel Lounge, Phoenix, AZ