Manolo García Concert
The singer-songwriter Manolo García closes out 2019 with a series of seven concerts given across the city that saw him launch his successful music career.
A successful career spanning nearly 40 years has seen this artist through many different albums, concerts, and tours… but none of them was acoustic; at least, not until now. The Spanish singer-songwriter Manolo García plays the Barcelona circuit as part of his latest tour, Acústico, Acústico, Acústico, in which he takes a momentary step back from the electric equipment he’s typically relied on, both in his solo career and in his days playing with the groups Los Rápidos, Los Burros and El Último de la Fila. This kind of live performance calls for special – shall we say acoustics – that few venues can accommodate. That’s why, instead of holding the shows in large-scale pavilions or open-air venues, the artist has opted to perform in theaters and concert halls which are specially equipped to distill the pure essence of his voice, bringing out the best of his rock ‘n’ roll sound with an extra melodic flair.
Recognizing that a theater of modest proportions is not quite the same as a football stadium, Manolo García has opted to triple-down on his performances in Barcelona in order to be able to host the innumerable fans he has in the city, over the course of seven concerts given throughout the month of December. The first four will be held on the 3rd, 4th, 10th, and 11th at the Tivoli Theater, playing unplugged with a large on-stage ensemble, and sounding out hits from his latest album, Geometría del rayo, along with favorites from his long and varied musical career. A true surprise is in store for fans, who will get to revisit these classics in a more harmonious format, but without losing their purely rock essence.
Following this marathon at Tivoli, Manolo García offers yet another recital, this time in one of the world’s greatest temples to music, the Liceu Theater. Scheduled for Saturday, December 14th, this one-time-only show promises to be historic, both for its musical format and for the venue in which it will take place. The last two concerts will be held after the Christmas holiday in yet another landmark music venue: the Catalan Music Palace. Upon that great stage, Manolo García will close out this climactic 2019 with two final concerts on the 27th and 28th of December, during the 21st Annual Mil·leni Festival. All in all, that’s seven days, seven concerts, and three amazing venues in which to experience an unprecedented musical event: Manolo García, unplugged.