Franco-Spanish Star Manu Chao Launches Long-Awaited United States Tour

Manu Chao
Global star Manu Chao’s highly-anticipated return to the United State is set to kick off later this month in Boston and ends with a major co-headline set at the Austin City Limits Festival. Manu Chao’s 2011 “La Ventura” tour will also include his debut performances in Miami (Florida), Charlotte (North Carolina) and Atlanta (Georgia).

Manu Chao’s most recent release is the double live CD/DVD set, titled ‘ Baionarena.’ The DVD includes 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, near the Spanish border. Among the concert’s 33 tracks are classics such as “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’.

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.

Tour dates:

August 31 – House of Blues – Boston, MA
September 2 – Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing – Philadelphia, PA
September 4 – Terminal 5 – New York, NY
September 5 – Terminal 5 – New York, NY
September 7 – The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
September 9 – Bayfront Park – Miami, FL
September 11 – Masquerade Music Park – Atlanta, GA
September 13 – Congress Theater – Chicago, IL
September 16 – Stubbs BBQ – Austin, TX
September 18 – Austin City Limits Festival – Austin, TX

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Author: World Music Central News Department

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