On Friday night, I was able to check out legendary rock en español icon, Enrique Bunbury’s, concert in Detroit. As the “Las Consecuencias Tour 2010-2011” opened up in April, he will tour the United States from coast to coast to promote his latest album Las Consecuencias. It’s incredible that Detroit has been included on this tour—something that Bunbury had never done before.
Bunbury and his band graced St. Andrews Hall with an intimate performance. Prior to the concert, fans patiently lined up outside and waited for the doors to open. Once inside, they were greeted by exuberantly sparkling skulls that hung from the ceiling to create a disco ball like effect. Similarly, the microphone stand was wrapped in red with small black skulls surrounding it.
As the fans filtered in, they began chanting Bunbury’s name until he and his band took the stage. He opened up the concert with the single “Tiempo de las cerezas.” At this point, the fans truly dedicated themselves to Bunbury’s performance, as they sang along to the entire setlist.
The setlist was full of songs off of Las Consecuencias, included his latest singles “De todo el Mundo,” “El Boxeador,” and also one of my personal favorites “Frente a Frente.” Not to mention, there were plenty of older favorites such as “Senda” from the album Senderos de Traición to which his fans sang along word by word. The setlist very carefully showcased his evolution into a solo artist.
During a very intimate perfomance, Bunbury took his fans through an experience with the organic instruments and sounds of his new album Las Consecuencias. Most importantly, he provided his fans with the unforgettable experience of an excellent yet unexpected performance that hardcore fans, like me, felt worth waiting for.
Texto: Paola Bravo