The Gipsy Kings ft Nicolas Reyes & Tonino Baliardo
|The Gipsy Kings 2015
Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington
|Wed 01 Apr 2015 - 07:00pm to 11:30pm
|The Gipsy Kings 2015
ASB Theatre, Auckland
|Thu 02 Apr 2015 - 07:00pm to 11:00pm
BLUESFEST TOURING PRESENTS
THE GIPSY KINGS featuring NICOLAS REYES & TONINO BALIARDO
The Gipsy Kings are returning to Australia after five long years - on their 25th anniversary tour - an incredible band and still at the top of their game. They have bought us hits such as ‘Djobi Djoba’, ‘Baila Me’, ‘Bamboléo’, ‘Bem Bem Maria’, ‘Volare’, ‘Tu Quieres Volver’,‘A Mi Manera (Comme D’Habitude)’,‘Vamos A Bailar’ and many more.
Melding deep-heated flamenco, rumba, salsa and pop to the tune of 25 million albums sold, the Grammy Award-winning hit-makers behind 'Bamboléo' celebrate their 25th anniversary in their very own, blistering tradition – taking audiences back to the south of France on a ride through party-start guitars and booming Spanish vocals on their third tour of Australia in almost three decades of performing.
Uniting the family Reyes, sons of the legendary Flamenco singer Jose Reyes and the family Baliardo, sons of the legendary million record selling Flamenco guitar player Manitas de Plata, the band continues a tradition that has drawn famous fans such as Pablo Picasso, Jean Cocteau, Salvador Dali and Charlie Chaplin who championed their parents, through to the millions of fans who follow the sons. Lead vocalist Nicolas Reyes and lead guitarist Tonino Baliardo continue to lead The Gipsy Kings as they have from the beginning - with their exciting music which fans have described on their recent US tour as their best ever. The creators of Rumba Flamenca are coming to Australia on only their third tour in almost three decades of performing.
From playing on the streets of Cannes and the hedonistic heights of St. Tropez, breaking world music barriers as one of the rare groups to top the US mainstream and world music charts – as well as the Australian and New Zealand charts. Their music has featured on soundtracks of the movies The Big Lebowski, Toy Story 3 and Glee. The band has embraced western classics by Bob Marley, the Doobie Brothers and The Eagles with globe-hopping grace, whilst also embracing dramatic cues from Brazilian and Caribbean culture.
Now bringing the party back to their homeland coliseums and amphitheatres, The Gipsy Kings will raise the roof numerous venues with dance-ready furore, returning to their groundbreaking eponymous album and the nomadic spirit that has led them to their latest Savor Flamenco – giving audiences the 'deep shout at the heart of our community'.