Leiva and Rubén revive Pereza in an attractive tune to friendship earlier than 15,000 individuals | Culture | EUROtoday

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Let me begin for as soon as with the opening act, as a result of the event deserves it. It was transferring to attend the live performance by Rubén Pozo, formerPereza and in control of opening the day for his former bandmate, Leiva, the star of the evening. It was all adversity for Rubén: a chilly venue with solely a 3rd of the capability, absence of video screens, sound failures and a repertoire that was too delicate for pavilion euphoria. He did not care: he proudly carried out his very peculiar songs, generally unruly, different occasions painful. What braveness from this musician, what wooden, what a lesson for the career and what humility in a musical world that’s too usually conceited. Pozo had crammed the WiZink with Pereza, however now he performed at snack time and for just a few. “Many thanks to Leiva. And to you: I thank those of you who came at 7:30 p.m. They were his first words. He thanked his band, the monitors, the sound, the promotion team, and he could have continued naming all the waiters and waitresses at the venue if he had known their names. He played 45 minutes, songs from the less festive side of Pereza, her compositions, such as Kill the postman o Pirate, and pieces from his interesting solo career, such as The day has comeRucu Rucu o Spanish guitar. And he left as grateful as he entered.

Then, in the final stretch of Leiva’s concert, with the venue already packed (15,000 spectators, everything sold out), he returned to the stage. And it was nice to see the two of them hug each other on a big stage after 11 years. Rubén and Leiva, those kids from the Madrid neighborhood of Alameda de Osuna electrocuted by rock and roll, those who filled Las Ventas con Pereza and who knew how to leave it just one minute before ending up smacked. “We share pensions with cockroaches and taste the honeys of success. And we left just at the moment of greatest popularity by putting our friendship above profits,” stated Leiva moments earlier than calling his former accomplice to interpret first. Madrid, sung by Rubén, after which I take into consideration that afternoon, how you’ve it y Polar Star.

Rubén Pozo and Leiva at another moment of the concert.
Rubén Pozo and Leiva at one other second of the live performance. Oscar Lafox

Because of that smart resolution to separate simply when the storm was approaching, they had been collectively yesterday on the WiZink Center. Smiling, having fun with, liking one another and intertwining their guitars as they did for a very long time. The story of Rubén Pozo (48 years previous) and Leiva (43) is that of many neighborhood children within the nineties: a friendship cast on some deserted prepare tracks, with a liter of beer on one facet, a smoking cigarette between the fingers and a dilapidated guitar with which they performed the notes of songs by The Black Crowes, Tequila, the Rolling Stones or Extremoduro. But they (and their expertise) managed to succeed and turn out to be youth idols. In 2012 they provided their final live performance as Pereza. Since then, Leiva’s profession has continued to skyrocket. In return, Pozo publishes nice albums (particularly the final one, Vampire, 2022), that are carried out in small capability rooms. A couple of months in the past, Leiva known as Rubén to suggest opening at WiZink’s three December concert events (along with final evening’s, the twenty fifth and the twenty sixth) for the top of his two-year tour. When you chunk your lip, similar identify as his final work. She did it with respect and affection, the way in which actual mates discuss to one another. “Think about it.” Rubén thought of it and accepted. And there they had been final evening.

Leiva during his two-hour performance.
Leiva throughout his two-hour efficiency yesterday.Europa Press News (Europa Press through Getty Images)

Before the passion of the general public (most of them thirty or older) to see the 2 taking part in, Leiva proposed a serene live performance, with out pointless fuss. She was accompanied by her specific E Street, eight musicians along with the chief: guitar, bass, drums, percussion, two winds, a backup singer and a keyboard participant. There was no extra paraphernalia on stage. A big band with out a rocking singer, as a result of the boss by no means took down his guitar. She prioritized music, these songs composed by an artist with a particular inspiration to generate high quality songs with an irresistible business hook. She helped improve the sound of a improbable, well-oiled band. Sincericidio o Terribly merciless They developed with the pavilion stuffed with “oes”. It sounded improbable Arrow, a disco tune most likely influenced by Miss You, of his beloved Rolling Stones. Esmeralda Escalante, a showgirl who sooner or later grew to become a full-fledged singer, participated lots and nicely. Escalante improved many songs and made significant duets with Leiva.

There was a magical second throughout the two-hour live performance, when Leiva requested individuals to place their cell telephones of their pockets and stay silent. She then confronted a chilling model of Vis a Vis with some glorious guitar drawings. Only just a few cussed cellular phone addicts disobeyed. They missed it.

For the ultimate tune, Leiva once more requested Rubén to hitch, so in the long run the duo of mates accomplished as much as 5 songs. The final one, the one which closed the live performance was Lady Madrid, the one which talks about Lou Reed, Los Ronaldos and Burning, the bands they listened to of their neighborhood, when a friendship started that yesterday had an attractive episode.

The duo, yesterday, who performed: 'Madrid', 'I think of that afternoon', 'How do you have it', 'Estrella Polar' and 'Lady Madrid'.
The duo, yesterday, who carried out: ‘Madrid’, ‘I consider that afternoon’, ‘How do you’ve it’, ‘Estrella Polar’ and ‘Lady Madrid’.Oscar Lafox

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