Allow me to engage in hyperbole for a second:
In the history of Rock en Español, Rock en Tu Idioma, Latin Rock, or whatever it was called where you lived – no other band had the pioneering influence over a generation of music lovers quite like Soda Stereo.
From 1982 – 1997, Gustavo Cerati, Zeta Bosio, and Charly Alberti were behemoths amongst a burgeoning ‘Rock nacional’ scene (Argentine rock) that also spawned such icons as Los Abuelos de La Nada, Enanitos Verdes, and Los Fabulosos Cadillacs.
And, if your first question is, “But did they have any monster jams?” I would say, they had the monster of all jams in a track called, “De Musica Ligera.”
Their reunion tour in 2007 was tremendously successful and predated some of the “Reunion Tour Fervor,” (save for the Pixies in ’04) that has become common place at music festivals.
So it’s no wonder why Cirque du Soleil would embark on a creative collaboration with Soda Stereo’s music (much like their The Beatles LOVE and Michael Jackson ONE shows) and create SEP7IMO DIA – No Descansaré.
The company’s 40th show pays tribute to the catalogue of Soda Stereo and creates a world out of the symbolism utilizing their lyrics on a unique and interactive stage. And, best of all, this May 3rd thru May 6th, the show arrives in Los Angeles, premiering at The Forum!
Needless to say, we at Pan Caliente are beyond excited…. but better still…. we have 5 pairs of tickets to give away to our loyal readers!
Send an e-mail HERE … and if you get a reply back. Sas, you are in. Good luck!
(Cirque du Soleil photo c/o of promoter, Soda Stereo photo c/o Tomás Jorquera)