Forceful like an inspired boxer and in great shape, Andres Calamaro He won by knock-out in his Movistar Arena recital and left behind – even if it was for two hours – the intense controversies on social networks about his political opinions.
The key was not only her great night as a singer and frontmanbut also the perfect sound of your band and a logical change of some songs in the set list with respect to the dates a year ago.
Everything looked fresh and emotional, despite the long grind of recitals throughout the American continent and Spain since the month of May. Compared to other times, Calamaro spoke quite littlean attitude that he had already shown in 2022 and the result is a more direct, incessant concert without pauses in his string of hits.
He did speak to introduce his band and the special guest Pablo Lescanoin addition to dedicating a heartfelt version of a song by the recently deceased Ricardo Ioriowhose face also appeared on the screens in its classic parade of photos and names of dead idols during The boysyes, in the encore.
The problem that some privileged singer-songwriters like Andrés Calamaro face is that It’s difficult to condense so many hit songs into a single recital.. One way to get around the dilemma of what to leave out is to include one or several “potpourris” with verses and choruses of hits, but without doing them in full form.
On this tour, Andrés is appealing to that resource and it is a complete success. Thus, to their usual union of Loco con Hurricane outage (a gem from the underrated album The flower palace) preceded him The front part.
In the same way, at the end of the show he brought together My sickness con Tstill a love song, I love you the same y Sweet sentence, a sort of magamix of hits live and with the public on fire.
The start had been minutes after 8:30 p.m. with Output-input, When you are not there y To the eyes, a trifecta of winners that drove a stadium full of fans crazy, ready to chant each verse, jump and even pogo on the field.
Only after several more songs, including the always effective nod to Dead flowers after it burns methe greeting came to everyone (a simple “Good evening, thank you very much”!) and he spoke a little before doing My mafia.
“I’m going to dedicate the next song to my best friends from the Villa Soldati neighborhood, also from the Montevideo neighborhood, where I learned a lot of things in my adult life, in quotes, that is, after my mid-thirties.”
More key moments
Throughout the night, Calamaro alternated moments where he played the guitar, the keyboards or was left alone as a singer. The band excelled with permanent support, good choirs (for example in Hostages) and great keyboard solos (The airplanes) and guitar.(Without documents).
The memory of Miguel Abuelo and The grandparents of nothing I arrive with Monday morning. Then the figure of Maradona He covered the giant screens with goals during the song dedicated to Diego Armando.
That gave rise to presenting “a Maradona of popular music who transformed music,” when Pablo Lescano joined in. Always yourswith dueling machine gun-patterned portable keyboards, and a final nod to Thousand hours.
The farewell it was with the anthem Palomawith the coda of Layla by Darek & The Dominos, and as encores came perfect crimesa theme by Iorio (You’re just leaving) y Boys. Of course, before saying goodbye he took a bullfighter’s cape and did some movements with a pasodoble in the background and shouts of “Ole!” from the people.
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