World music legends The Gipsy Kings are ready to embark on their summer tour, which sees them return to Vancouver on Thursday, August 27. The group were in town last summer to perform as part of the PNE Summer Night Concert series.
Featuring Nicolas Reyes and Tonino Baliardo, the group have spent over 25 years combining deep-heated flamenco, rumba, salsa and pop, and have sold more than 20 million albums worldwide. From playing on the streets of Cannes to the hedonistic heights of St. Tropez, their music has been described as a place where “Spanish flamenco and Romani rhapsody meet salsa funk.”
Since the 1987 release of the international hit single, “Bamboléo” from their platinum-selling debut album, they’ve dominated the World Music charts. Their most recent album, “Savor Flamenco,” released in 2013, earned them a Grammy Award for Best World Music Album.
Their 1989 hit “Volare” even topped the U.S. Hot Latin Songs charts.
When: Thursday, August 27
Where: River Rock Casino – 8811 River Road, Richmond
Tickets: On sale Friday, April 10 at 10 a.m. – $89.50 and $99.50 – via riverrock.com