Concert guide for 2010
When it comes to music, everything will be happening. The bands and artists who have already confirmed that they will play in Chile guarantee diversity and talent. There will be a bit of everything and for all tastes.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
First there was Metallica, the great US
metal band that thrilled over 50,000 people in Santiago’s Club Hípico. Then
Beyoncé with her Rhythm and Blues style mixed with hip-hop came, partying
together with the massive crowd at the Movistar Arena on 14
February, Valentine’s Day.
Over first few months of the year the
capital has become the preferred scenario for world-class bands and artists
with consolidated track records and who have played international festivals.
However, and notwithstanding the high standard set so far, the outlook
continues to be promising and offers plenty of chances for those who were
unable to attend the previous concerts to make up for it. Where and when? We
tell you below:
In his brief tour of South America, the
charismatic singer of Mötley Crüe will visit Chile on 24 February, when he will
perform at the Teatro Caupolicán.
The show, which will only include songs by
the Californian band, will also include performances by two local groups that
will open the show: Devil Presley and Garden Bitch. Tickets cost 15,000 Chilean pesos (US$ 28).
One of the most important international
blues figures is scheduled to play on 27 March as part of his “One More Time” tour and it will
probably be the last chance to see this renowned 84-year-old artist in the
The show will be held in the Teatro
Caupolicán and tickets range in price from 30,000
Chilean pesos, equivalent to US$ 61,
to 162,000 Chilean pesos (US$ 310).
This famous progressive metal band from
the United States will arrive in Chile in March to perform at the Movistar
Arena on the 11th.
In its third visit to the country, the
band will be playing a selection from its long and successful musical career,
though with an emphasis on their latest record, “Black Clouds & Silver
If you want to see these giants of heavy
metal, you can buy tickets through the Ticketmaster system for a single price
of 24,000 Chilean pesos (US$ 45).
The trio led by Brian Molko wants to
repeat its excellent and successful show in 2005, when they played in Chile for
the first time.
The concert will be held in the Movistar
Arena on 8 April, a smaller venue than where they held their second show in
2007, the San Carlos de Apoquindo stadium, when they did not attract as many
The show will feature the band’s new
guitarist, Steve Forrest, who
replaced Steve Hewitt. The price of tickets has not yet been revealed, though
the organizers are expected to do so soon so people can go see the British
Guns ’n Roses
After 18 years the followers of the band
led by Axl Rose, described as one of the
100 best vocalists of all time by specialized magazines, can see them in
Chile again with a show that is more loaded than ever.
At first it was thought that the National Stadium would be reopened with the band, but the
remodeling work on the sports facility will not be complete until March, which
is why Club
chosen for the seven-member band to play. The
event is part of their “Chinese Democracy” world tour.
Tickets to the show on 22 March have been
on sale since 3 February and cost 45,000
Chilean pesos for the grandstands and 23,000
Chilean pesos for general admittance (US$ 43).
The renowned Serbian musician and film
director will play with his No Smoking Orchestra on 20 February to give life to
one of the most colorful and attractive events of the year: The Gypsy Celebration.
The event will be held in the Viña del Mar Sporting Club and tickets
will be sold through the Ticketmaster system and at the box office of the
Teatro Oriente in Santiago. Prices range between 22,000 Chilean pesos on the day of the concert (US$ 41), 20,000 Chilean pesos in advance (US$
37), and 18,000 Chilean pesos (US$
33) for the first 2,000 advance tickets sold.
The Scottish band will arrive in Chile on
13 March as part of a tour of South America that also includes visits to
Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay.
The band returns to the country after its successful presentation in 2006,
when they opened for the Irish group U2 and later put on a solid performance at
the Viña del Mar Festival.
This time the concert will be held in the
Movistar Arena, the place the musicians chose to present their loyal fans with
“Tonight: Franz Ferdinand,” their latest record. Tickets range between 16,500 Chilean pesos (US$ 30) to 38,500 Chilean pesos (US$ 72).
musician will play at the Quinta Vergara for his fifth time, precisely on the
fifth night of the Viña del Mar International Music Festival, or 26
February, to play his latest work, which is coincidentally called “Fifth Floor”
performance, Arjona ties Juan Gabriel and Julio Iglesias as the artists to have
performed the most times at the event in the “garden city,” as Viña
del Mar is
known. The show will also feature works from the artist’s long career.
Ticket prices range from 12,500 Chilean pesos (around US$ 23) to
88,000 Chilean pesos (around US$
The Spanish singer will arrive in Chile in
February to hold a series of shows throughout the country, capping them with
the Viña del Mar International Music Festival on 24 February. He will also put
on another two shows at the local casino on 26 and 27 February.
He will then travel to Talca to give a concert at the Teatro Regional del Maule on 1 March. Two days later he will be in Concepción to sing at the Suractivo hall and he will
play in Temuco on the fifth.
The artist’s busy agenda will end on 6
March in Punta
After three years of absence, the Spanish
musician returns to the country to present Paraíso Express, his 11th record.
Tickets to the show, which is expected to
last around two hours and will be held in the Movistar Arena, are already on
sale through the Ticketmaster system, Falabella department stores and at Hoyts
Tickets to see the show on 17 March range
from 120,000 Chilean pesos for the
most expensive ones to 18,000 Chilean
pesos for the cheapest, or between US$ 224 and US$ 33, respectively.
In addition, negotiations are underway
with Rage Against the Machine, the
mythical US funk metal band known for songs like Killing in the Name,
Bombtrack, and Wake Up. The tentative date is April of this year.
Another big name that there have been
rumors about is the Irish band U2.
Though nothing has been confirmed, there is word that they would come in
October this year as part of their “No Line on the Horizon” world tour. The
National Stadium will be completely renovated by that time and outfitted with
modern facilities, which is why 75,000
people are expected to attend the concert.