Backlash Keeps Andrea Bocelli From Performing At Inauguration
Andrea Bocelli will not perform at President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration, Page Six has exclusively learned — because of backlash over the gig.
We reported first the famed tenor was being approached to sing for the political event. Some fans then floated a “Boycott Bocelli” movement on social media in reaction.
A source said that, by Monday, “Bocelli said there was no way he'd take the gig . . . he was 'getting too much heat' and he said no.”
But another source told us, “Trump suggested to Bocelli he not participate because of the backlash. It's sad people on the left kept him from performing on a historic day.”
Reps did not comment on his exit.