Category Archives: Concerts

Favourite Gig: :Arcade Fire

Canadian superstars Arcade Fire, who’ve crushed all their live shows in our fair city, from their memorable concert in 2016 at Razzmatazz to a massive set at the 2017 Primavera Sound Festival, are back in town to wow fans once again, this time tonight at Palau Sant Jordi. Their infallible power pop led by Win Butler and Régine Chassagne is sure to bring about yet another collective catharsis on this tour where they present their fifth album, ‘Everything Now’ (2017).

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Divus Julius presents…Sleaford Mods

The duo from Nottingham of singer and founder Jason Williamson and musician Andrew Fearn (who joined in 2012) excel at expressing the raw emotions of the most jaded working class, thanks to their nihilistic and raging catharsis that comes out of the UK and under the post-punk banner. Their lyrics speak of masculinity and weakness, of professional liars and the great rock and roll swindle. They present their latest album, ‘English Tapas’ (2017) tonight at Razzmatazz.

The muses of La Musa: ‘Lana del Rey’

American pop diva Lana Del Rey, who’s created an aura of a cult star around herself, especially since the release of her 2011 release ‘Video Games’ and her languid retro look, comes to Barcelona during her ‘La to the Moon’ tour as she presents her fifth album, ‘Lust for Life’ (2017). No doubt her most ardent fans will be queuing up at Palau Sant Jordi for days, come rain or come shine, to get as close as they can to one of the biggest fan phenomena in recent times, and on top of that she’s touring what could be her best album to date. Before we will enjoy Cat Power.

Favourite Gig: Roger Waters

Roger Waters, founding member and writer of so many Pink Floyd tunes, is back in Barcelona after a stop during the 30th anniversary tour of ‘The Wall’ (1979) in 2011. He’s here with acclaimed tour ‘Us + Them’, which shows off the Waters’ innovative work and presents songs from the best Pink Floyd album, including ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’, ‘The Wall’, ‘Animals’, and ‘Wish You Were Here’. You can also expect to hear live versions of songs off Waters’ fifth studio solo album, ‘Is This the Life We Really Want?’ (2017). Today and tomorrow at Palau Sant Jordi.

The muses of La Musa: Eleanor Friedberger

American singer-songwriter Eleanor Friedberger, who spent 11 years as half of the unpredictable Fiery Furnaces along with her brother Matthew, presents her fourth solo album, ‘Rebound’ (2018), which is set to be released in May and, according to Friedberger herself, is inspired by the shaky political atmosphere in Grece, where she lived in 2016. Tonight at Fabra i Coats.

Favourite Gig: Imagine Dragons

From Las Vegas to Barcelona, Imagine Dragons, led by frontman Dan Reynolds, shake up Palau de Sant Jordi with their epic stadium rock. The band, which have become one of the most successful on the international rock scene thanks to, among others, their superhit ‘Radioactive’ and their two first albums, ‘Night Visions’ (2012) and ‘Smoke + Mirrors’ (2015), are back with their third efford, ‘Evolve’ (2017), one of the biggest sellers of 2017.

Favourite Gigs: Bob Dylan

Musician and Nobel Prize winner Bob Dylan is back in Barcelona to make his debut tonight and tomorrow at the Gran Teatre del Liceu as part of the Guitar BCN concert series. It’s another chance to see one of the living legends of music live, as he’s on tour around Europe to present his latest studio album, ‘Triplicate’ (2017). You can be sure to hear tracks from this LP as well as his big classics that have marked generations.