NEW DOUBLE DISC ALBUM EN VIVO: CONCIERTOS DE ESPAÑA 2010
AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE APRIL 3RD ON EMARCY
Inarguably the most iconic artist of Spanish musical culture and heritage, Paco de Lucía finally breaks his 5 year absence, returning to the USA for the first time since 2007 with a 17 city tour kicking off April 1st at the Heineken Jazz Festival in Puerto Rico. This tour coincides with the release his new double disc album En Vivo: Conciertos De España 2010 available everywhere April 3rd on Emarcy.
The album was recorded during his live concert tour in Spain 2010 and celebrates the heritage of the Spanish guitar and beyond. Known for his dazzling speed and technical dexterity, De Lucía was one of the first artists to explore innovative musical collaborations outside the realm of Spanish classical guitar and flamenco in the late 60’s. His prolific repertoire spans from the traditional classics, to the avant-garde flamenco-jazz fusion which became his trademark sound with the Paco de Lucía sextet in the 1980’s, the first flamenco concept band of its time.His groundbreaking collaborations and participation in notable soundtracks including Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008) have established de Lucía as the most innovative and influential flamenco artist of the past three decades.
En Vivo captures an anthology of his most iconic compositions, masterfully reinterpreted by de Lucía and his new lineup of young musicians, including his nephew Antonio Sanchez on second guitar, the virtuoso harmonica player Antonio Serrano and Cuban Latin/jazz electric bass player Alain Pére, all bringing contemporary elements to the traditional flamenco ensemble. The tour also showcases two renowned vocalists, Duquende and David de Jacoba, acclaimed percussionist Israel Suarez “Piraña”, and the rising young dancer "Farruco."
Of his live performances The New York Post commented “de Lucía displayed a virtuosic technique… with breath-taking speed and accuracy” and the Chicago Tribune concurred noting it was an “explosive, percussive and perpetual-motion concert”.
Sunday, April 1st San Juan, PR - Heineken Jazz Fest
Thursday, April 5th Miami, FL - The Fillmore at Jackie Gleason
Saturday, April 7th Savannah, GA - Savannah Music Festival
Tuesday, April 10th Philadelphia, PA - Verizon Hall at Kimmel Center
Wednesday, April 11th Boston, MA - Opera House
Thursday, April 12th Bethlehem, PA - Lehigh University- Zoellner Center
Friday, April 13th Newark, NJ - NJ Performing Arts Center
Sunday, April 15th St. Paul, MN - O’Shaughnessy Auditorium
Wednesday, April 18th Washington, DC - Strathmore Theatre
Friday, April 20th Chicago, IL - Symphony Center
Sunday, April 22nd Albuquerque, NM - Popejoy Hall
Tuesday, April 24th Mesa, AZ Mesa - Arts Center
Wednesday, April 25th Las Vegas, NV - Smith Center
Friday, April 27th Los Angeles, CA - Walt Disney Concert Hall
Monday, April 30th Ft. Worth, TX - Bass Performance Hall
Wednesday, May 2nd Austin, TX - Riverbend Center