Ti Amo. If that title sounds more Italian than French, that’s because on Ti Amo, the foursome tap into an Italian strain in their DNA with continental, summery flair. Not that this means Phoenix have run their French side to the ground. If anything, that country’s positioning in the refugee crisis and the horrific attack on Paris’ Bataclan have brought a political awareness — though not a dismal note — to Ti Amo. It’s the songs from 2009’s Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, the album that made the group a household name, that will undeniably get the most enthusiastic response at the Bowl, a formidable jumping-off point for Phoenix before they blaze their way through three months of European music festivals.
Phoenix return to the Hollywood Bowl for a second go-around, one week after the release of the French group’s sixth album,