Global Star Manu Chao is set to launch his highly-anticipated return to the United States, with shows from Seattle down to Los Angeles next week. Manu Chao’s most recent release is the double live CD/DVD set, ‘Baionarena.’
The DVD features the concert in its entirety as well as bonus material, including the ‘La Radiolina’ music videos, exclusive photos and a 30-minute behind-the-scenes video tour diary entitled “Carnet de Voyage.” The diary follows Manu Chao and Radio Bemba along their adventures across the globe, from Austin City Limits to Glastonbury and Mexico to Russia.
The live album was recorded in Bayonne, France; among the concert’s 33 tracks include classics like “Clandestino,” “La Vida Tombola,” “Mala Vida,” “La Primavera” and “Welcome to Tijuana.” The live album is the follow-up to the Latin Grammy-winning studio album, ‘La Radiolina,’ which has been certified Gold and hit number one on the Billboard World and Latin album chart.
‘Baionarena’ takes the spirit and success of ‘La Radiolina’ to an entirely new dimension as explosive energy is shared between the band and thousands of fans. ‘La Radiolina’ has now sold over a million copies worldwide, taking Manu Chao on a two-year world tour. In that time, Manu has performed in front of several million people, including an extensive sold-out U.S. tour and more than 100 festival headline dates from Russia to Coachella and Bonnaroo.
Manu Chao has been on tour for over 20 years, from one country to the other, from town to town, stage to stage. The memories are endless – from The Pigalle Tour, with shows that often ended on the Boulevard de Clichy in Paris to the Cargo’92 Tour, in which the band climbed aboard a ship with street theatre coup Royal Deluxe to tour Latin American port cities. There was Venezuela during a military coup, Cuba and their political police, Rio de Janiero with Jello Biafra.
“La Ventura” Tour – Fall 2010
10/12 – Paramount Theatre – Seattle, WA
10/13 – Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR
10/15 – The Warfield Theatre – San Francisco, CA
10/16 – Smokeout Fest – San Bernadino, CA
Buy Manu Chao’s recordings:
- In North America: Baionarena, Clandestino, La Radiolina, Radio Bemba Sound System, Politik Kills Remix EP, Proxima Estacion: Esperanza, Radio Bemba Sound System Live, Baionarena (Limited Edition DVD-style packaging with photobook, import)
- In Europe: Baionarena Digipack, La Radiolina, Proxima Estacion: Esperanza,
Author: World Music Central News Department
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