After a well-deserved six-month break for singer Li Saumet’s pregnancy, Bomba Estéreo returns to the road
Several weeks ago, the Colombian group Bomba Estereo announced its first tour of 2016, with 12 European dates, including such A-list festivals as Roskilde (Denmark), Wireless (London), Cruïlla (Barcelona) and Melt! (Germany). The roster of these festivals includes such music legends as Radiohead, Neil Young, Calvin Harris, Disclosure and LCD Soundsystem.
As a going-away party, Bomba Estereo decided to put on an intimate concert in its home city of Bogotá for its most loyal fans. This show sold out in under 48 hours. The group took to social media to announce a second date, which also sold out in under 48 hours. A third show was added, with tickets going on sale last Friday. This sold out in 72 hours, confirming that Bomba Estéreo is one of Colombia’s most beloved artists. It is the first Colombian alternative band to sell out a three-night engagement so swiftly.
Bomba Estereo is selling out venues and taking major slots at 2016’s most prestigious summer music festivals
One year ago, Bomba Estereo released its latest studio album Amanecer, whose sales earned it Gold certification in Colombia. The group, led by Li Saumet and Simón Mejía, also received two Latin GRAMMY® nominations last year, as they performed their hit “Fiesta” alongside the hip-hop and cinema icon Will Smith, who was inspired by this very song to return to music after a 10-year absence. Amanecer also received a GRAMMY® nomination in the Best Latin Rock, Urban, or Alternative Album category. It landed in many publications’ retrospectives of 2015’s best music, including Rolling Stone (as the only Latin album in the Top 50), Billboard (25 best albums of 2015), Pitchfork and iTunes.
Bomba Estereo will announce even more shows soon in the United States, Latin America, and Colombia. They will be releasing their next single “Soy Yo”, which has been included in the FIFA 2016 video game soundtrack and various campaigns for Target (USA), Deezer (UK), HBO, and Hulu.
June 30 – Roskilde Festival – Roskilde, Denmark
July 2 – Open Air St. Gallen Festival – St. Gallen, Switzerland
July 3 – Festival Couleur Café – Brussels
July 5 – Cabaret Sauvage – Paris
July 8 – Cruïlla Festival – Barcelona
July 10 – Wireless Festival – London
July 12 – Plaza del Castillo – Pamplona, Spain
July 14 – Festival Super Bock Super Rock – Lisbon
July 15 – Al Rumbo Festival – Cádiz, Spain
July 16 – Festival Charco – Madrid
July 17 – Melt! Festival – Ferropolis, Germany
July 19 – Astra Kulturhaus – Berlin
July 28 – Fiestas del Mar – Santa Marta, Colombia
August 20 – Hellow Festival – Monterrey, Mexico
September 3 – Oktoberfest – Medellín, Colombia
September 24 – Life Is Beautiful Festival – Las Vegas
October 1 and 8 – Austin City Limits – Austin
October 14 – Bue Festival – Buenos Aires
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