The Gipsy Kings, featuring Nicolas Reyes and Tonino Baliardo, bring their new tour to the historic War Memorial Auditorium on May 10, taking audiences back to the south of France with flamenco guitars, booming Spanish vocals, longtime favorite songs and new songs from their upcoming project “Evidence.”
Tickets for The Gipsy Kings are on sale now at WMArocks.com, by phone at 615-782-4030, and in person at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick St., in downtown Nashville.
“Music has always been a passion,” says lead guitarist Baliardo. “Even after all this time, after all these years of touring and working. It has given us so much. We have matured, we have developed in music, and it has been so good for us.”
Melding deep-heated flamenco, rumba, salsa and pop to the tune of 20 million albums sold, the Grammy Award-winning hit-makers behind “Bamboléo” continue to celebrate in their own, blistering tradition.
Uniting the family Reyes and the family Baliardo, the band continues a tradition that has drawn famous fans such as Picasso, Cocteau, Dali and Chaplin. From playing on the streets of Cannes and the hedonistic heights of St. Tropez, breaking world music barriers as one of the rare groups to climb the US and World music charts.
Featured in films like animated hit “Sing,” “The Big Lebowski,” “Toy Story 3” and the television show “Glee,” the band has embraced western classics by Bob Marley, the Doobie Brothers and The Eagles with globe-hopping grace, while incorporating dramatic cues from Brazilian and Caribbean culture.
Now bringing the party back to the United States in a new tour, The Gipsy Kings raise the roof with dance-ready furor, returning to their groundbreaking eponymous album and the nomadic spirit that has led them to their latest Grammy Award-winning project, “Savor Flamenco” – giving audiences the “deep shout at the heart of our community.” Look for the band’s new release “Evidence,” coming soon.
Joining The Gipsy Kings is Sonia Kreitzer, commonly known by her stage name of Doe Paoro. Paoro describes her aesthetic as an ethereal blend of pop, soul and R&B. Signed to ANTI Records, her new single, “Guilty,” is produced by Jimmy Hogarth (Amy Winehouse, Sia, Duffy) and was released earlier this year.
If You Go:
With special guest Doe Paoro
May 10, 2018
War Memorial Auditorium
301 6th Ave. North
Performance schedule, prices, and cast are subject to change without notice. The historic War Memorial Auditorium is managed by Tennessee Performing Arts Center and supported by institutional sponsors, including Nissan North America and Coca-Cola. TPAC is funded in part by support from the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission.
The only official place to buy tickets for events at War Memorial Auditorium online is WMArocks.com.