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Enrique Bunbury, the overseas And but, a prophet in his personal land, he scored his final purpose on the Romareda on Saturday, with a live performance that attracted almost 30,000 individuals. A ultimate level for his tour and likewise for the Zaragoza stadium, which, beginning this Monday, will start to be demolished to construct a brand new soccer discipline.

“Where better to close these 11 shows “What are the only ones in the immortal city?”, asked Bunbury about Saturday night's concert in Zaragoza, visibly happy to be at home and with the stage almost full. “What an immense pleasure to be here, knowing that this place will not be the same from Monday onwards,” he said after singing his Action Man (Possible2020) and wake up, almost from the first title, Our worlds do not obey maps (Greta Garbo, 2023), the fury and fervor of her parish.

Singer Enrique Bunbury during his concert at the Romareda stadium, on July 6, 2024, in Zaragoza, Aragon.
Singer Enrique Bunbury during his concert at the Romareda stadium, on July 6, 2024, in Zaragoza, Aragon. Ramon Comet (Europa Press)

“Bunbury is the best, his voice breaks barriers, and the lyrics of his songs transport me to another place,” confessed Meritxell, who got here from Cornellá, Barcelona, ​​to see the live performance. Or Raquel, from Córdoba, and César, from Logroño, who’ve adopted the artist for the reason that early nineties and sing, with out complexes, one of many songs. From additional away, followers from Colombia and Mexico, who repeat the live performance after seeing him on the Wizink in Madrid, however with the added bonus that Zaragoza is the birthplace of the artist. “For us it is a dream to see him in his homeland,” they defined, “and on a tour as special for him as this one, it is a luxury to see a dedicated and happy Enrique.”

Bunbury arrived in Zaragoza with the wind in his favour. Or to be exact, with the cierzo, which blew chillingly on an evening that, regardless of the drop in temperature after the storms within the early afternoon, didn’t cool the spirits and pleasure of the general public. The singer carried out the highlights of the repertoire, with songs corresponding to Bet on Rock and Rollthe Bunburian model of the defunct Zaragozans Más Birras, now within the information due to an award-winning movie Blue Star by Javier Macipe, which unleashed the complicity of Zaragoza, or as when the primary chords of Abroadchanted by everybody. The virtually relic music was additionally performed Between two lands from his time in Héroes del Silencio, an surprising present that doesn’t often seem in his repertoire since he has been crusing solo. And the remainder, not as a result of it has been repeated, nor already sung (the artist adopted precisely the identical script as within the reveals (earlier) the repertoire stopped thrilling. La Romareda lived its nice and final evening, as if Real Zaragoza had been promoted to First Division.

Dressed in a black swimsuit and a purple scarf, with sun shades first, and a hat cowboy Afterwards, Bunbury not solely didn’t disappoint, however he dazzled even probably the most skilled. Almost all of the viewers wore T-shirts with the artist's title, from his first band Héroes del Silencio, or in strict black like him, apart from the touches of silver and purple and the flashes of rings and guitar. The viewers's voices merged with the singer each time he inspired them to sing alongside to his lyrics. And as impeccable assist, Los Santos inocentes, a band that has accompanied him on this tour with the addition of Erin Memento, an artist of current and promising future, on the refrain, and classics just like the drummer Ramón Gacías, already probably the most veteran of this lengthy historical past as a result of he has been accompanying Bunbury on the turntables all his life. The Reverend Jorge Rebenaque on keyboards, Quino Bejar on percussion, Robert Castellano on bass and Alvaro Suite and Jordi Mena on guitar, enriched Bunbury's voice with their notes, which was in prime kind regardless of every little thing. “Two years ago I thought this would never happen again,” the artist confessed, recalling his well being issues. “You can never swear that it will be your last concert, but we live each one as if it were.”

Singer Enrique Bunbury during the concert he gave this Saturday at the La Romareda stadium in Zaragoza.
Singer Enrique Bunbury throughout the live performance he gave this Saturday on the La Romareda stadium in Zaragoza. Javier Belver (EFE)

A magical goodbye

And in a method, it’s. At least for the outdated Romareda, which after 67 years of being the sector of victories, defeats and nice occasions within the fourth largest metropolis in Spain, is saying goodbye. That is why Bunbury's live performance ended this magical evening with fireworks. On Monday, as a substitute of dancing and singing, it is going to be taken to the pickaxe. The demolition of the stadium will start within the space of ​​the south purpose, simply in entrance of the place Bunbury's stage was arrange this Saturday. That is why, for the artist, who had already spent the earlier week in Zaragoza with household and mates, this was not solely his final live performance earlier than locking himself away to document his new album this summer time.

“Bunbury had not set foot in the Romareda for seven years,” recollects one other of the town’s veterans, the Radio Zaragoza-SER announcer and music skilled Miguel Mena, who met the very younger Enrique when he went to the radio station to provide him his demos. The first live performance, with Héroes, within the stadium was in 1986 to assist Franco Batiatto and Último de la fila, he factors out. Years later, in 1991, they had been already headlining a live performance by legendary Aragonese teams corresponding to Las Novias or Niños del Brasil and in 2007, additionally within the Romareda, the long-awaited reunion of Héroes del Silencio occurred, who by then had already disbanded.

“La Romareda,” emphasizes the Zaragoza supporter and mental Pepe Melero, “is the place of our dreams.” And on Saturday it was. The wandering Aragonese, who “left his home behind” as he says in Cradle of Cainsure, he wished to return, and he did so by the principle door, the identical one that’s now closing on the stadium ceaselessly.

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