Here’s what you’ve all been waiting for! The Spanish/French world musician Manu Chao announces the highly anticipated 2011 La Ventura USA tour!
Globally revered for his multicultural performances from punk rock to Latin-folklore, and his über-spectacular multilingual pop tracks, this singer/songwriter is notorious for playing for revolutionaries, strumming that guitar in protests, packing millions in arenas, and uniting all classes for the one commonality we all share: the love of Manu Chao music!
He began his career as part of the band Mano Negra, which enjoyed much international success. The band later became Radio Bemba Sound System and evolved to have a more organic “street” sound. Though still backed by a wide range of talents, Manu Chao’s work with Radio Bemba catapulted him to solo stardom. Despite international acclaim, Manu Chao has yet to really get a hold on English-speaking audiences and rarely performs in countries like the U.S.
As of latest, the bohemian superstar released Baionarena in 2009 — the live recorded CD/DVD packed with video tour diaries and photo exclusives.
After ending his Balkan tour, Chao sets to embark on another aventura: La Ventura. Starting in Boston, late August, he’ll then pave way to Philadelphia, and two nights in New York City. Following, Chao will make a premier in cities such as Charlotte, Miami, and Atlanta. Then from Chicago, Manu Chao will co-headline to end the La Ventura tour with legendary acts like Steve Wonder as well as Arcade Fire and Coldplay at the Austin City Limits Festival, mid September, 2011.
As hardcore Chao devotees, we eagerly wait for his return. For all you who share similar sentiments, below are the La Ventura tour dates, so book your tickets and see you all soon!
Manu Chao’s Tour Dates:
08/31 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
09/02 – Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier @ Penn’s Landing
09/04 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
09/05 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
09/07 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
09/09 – Miami, FL – Bayfront Park
09/11 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade Music Park
09/13 – Chicago, IL – Congress Theater
09/18 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival