The Gipsy Kings, with original members Nicolas Reyes and Tonino Baliardo, will perform Bluesfest sideshows across Australia in April.
The French band based around Spanish musical influences features vocals by founding member Nicolas Reyes, who is the son of flamenco star Jose Reyes. Tonino, Nicolas’ cousin, is the son of French guitarist Manitas de Plata. The lineage of Gipsy Kings go back to when the fathers performed as a duo and generated the genre Rumba Flamenca (Gypsy Rumba).
The Gipsy Kings had their first hit in Australia in 1989 with ‘Bamboleo’.
The Gipsy Kings were nominated for their first Grammy for ‘Best World Music Album’ for ‘Este Mundo’ in 1991 and won a Latin Grammy in 1993 for ‘Love and Liberte’. In 2013 they won another Grammy for Best World Music Album for ‘Savor Flamenco’.
Pre-sale: Thurs 12 Dec 10 am AEDT / 12pm NZDT / 7am AWST
On-sale: Mon 16 Dec 10 am local time (to venue)
Thursday 9th April 2020
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Sunday 12th April 2020
State Theatre, Sydney
Wednesday 15th April 2020
Canberra Theatre Centre
Thursday 16th April 2020
Palais Theatre, Melbourne
Saturday 19th April 2020
Riverside Theatre PCEC, Perth
Also performing at Byron Bay Bluesfest 2020.