Manu Chao returns to Barcelona with concerts and new album

Manu Chao returns to Barcelona with concerts and new album

Manu Chao, one of the most influential figures in alternative music and known for his eclectic and vibrant style, returns to the Barcelona music scene after 17 years.

The former leader of Mano Negra has announced the release of a new single, “Viva tú”, and two concerts at Sala Salamandra, scheduled for June 30 and July 3, 2024. This long-awaited comeback marks a significant milestone for his fans, who have followed his career since his beginnings in the 1980s.

Manu Chao’s return comes with a new single titled “Viva tú”, which has already been shared on his social networks, especially on his Instagram account, where he has more than 820,000 followers.

This song is a declaration of love to his neighbors in Barcelona and to all the communities he has known throughout his life. With its characteristic rumba style, “Viva tú” reflects the essence of everyday life and celebrates the acceptance of oneself and others.

Manu Chao and his message of community and love

In “Viva tú”, Manu Chao expresses his affection for the neighborhoods and the people who inhabit them, describing himself as a “collector of little pieces” of experiences and moments.

The song is an energetic rumba that captures the joy of community life and the importance of human connection. “It’s love for my neighbors,” Chao explains, highlighting personal acceptance and authenticity as central themes of his new work.

Concerts at Sala Salamandra

The concerts at Sala Salamandra will be a unique opportunity to see Manu Chao live. Scheduled for June 30 and July 3, these events promise to be memorable, not only because they mark his return to the Barcelona stages, but also because they will allow fans to enjoy his new music live.

Tickets for these concerts have sold out quickly, with only a few available for the second date, demonstrating the great enthusiasm and loyalty of their fans.

An independent artist

Manu Chao has maintained an independent career, moving away from major record labels and opting for a more personal distribution of his music. This independence has allowed him to maintain close contact with his audience, performing in small bars and concert halls instead of large stadiums.

The choice of the Sala Salamandra for their upcoming concerts is a reflection of this philosophy, providing an intimate and cozy atmosphere for their performances.

Born in France and living in Barcelona, Manu Chao began his musical career as a member of the band Hot Pants before rising to fame as the vocal leader of Mano Negra.