The talented musician released his new album D.O.C. worldwide on November 8 and will present it in concerts in Sydney and Melbourne, and at the 2020 Byron Bay Bluesfest.

The new album features authentic and genuine compositions of 11 songs and three bonus tracks.

I’m very protective of this album, I almost wanted to keep it all for myself, because, once it has been released, everyone gets to own it, for better or for worse,” Zucchero said. 

“I’m protective of it, because it’s very much my album, in the intimate sense, meaning that the 11 tracks on D.O.C. reflect my current state of mind, what I think, what I feel, more freely and directly than in the past, in a no-frills, much simpler yet more complex manner.”

The making of the album included recording sessions in Iceland, Los Angeles and San Francisco and collaborations with numerous international artists.

Zucchero’s first stop on the Australian leg of his tour will be at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney, on April 4.

He’ll then head to Melbourne to perform at the Palais Theatre on April 7.

His last Australian stop will be at the Byron Bay Bluesfest, running from April 9 to 14, where he’ll share a stage with artists such as John Butler, Xavier Rudd, Crowded House, Lenny Kravitz and The Cat Empire.

Zucchero has sold more than 60 million records throughout his career and has collaborated with the likes of Bryan Adams, The Blues Brothers, Bono, Jeff Beck, Ray Charles, Eric Clapton, Joe Cocker, Elvis Costello, Miles Davis, Peter Gabriel, John Lee Hooker, BB King, Mark Knopfler, Brian May, Luciano Pavarotti, Iggy Pop, Queen, Alejandro Sanz and Sting.