Julieta Venegasis helping Soda Stereogive Gracias.
The 49-year-old Mexican American singer and Grammy winner will serve as a special guest on Soda Stereo bassist Zeta Bosio and drummer Charly Alberti’s Gracias Totales tour, which will be making stops in New York, Miami, Los Angeles and Houston.
Soda Stereo and their guests will take the stage to sing some of the band’s greatest hits and honor the legacy of late frontman Gustavo Cerati.
In addition to Venegas, other special guests include Soda Stereo’s first vocalist and the Cerati’s great friend Richard Coleman; Aterciopelados’ Andrea Echeverri; Draco Rosa; and Gustavo Santaolalla.
More than 10 years after Cerati last hit the stage at Miami’s AmericanAirlines Arena in 2007, Soda Stereo’s members – joined by their special guests via in-person or audiovisual format – will perform some of their timeless hits, like “De Musica Ligera,” “Persiana Americana,” “Tratame Suavemente” and more.
Coleman, Draco, Santaolalla and Venegas will join Zeta and Charly at their shows in New York and Miami. Echeverri will then take over Venegas’ spot at the Los Angeles and Houston shows.
Joining via video are Rubén Albarránfrom Café Tacvba; Cerati’s son Benito; Babasonicos’ Adrián Dárgelos; Los Tresand Pettinellis’ Álvaro Henríquez; Juanes; Mon Laferte; León Larregui; Fernando Ruiz Díazfrom Catupecu Machu; and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin.
The tour, presented by Loud and Live and Move Concerts, will honor the late Argentine frontman and guitarist Gustavo Cerati, who died on September 4, 2014, after suffering a stroke. According to an official statement, technology will allow Cerati’s voice and image to be part of the show.
The Gracias Totales tour marks Soda Stereo’s farewell trek. Tickets are on sale via Ticketmaster.
Here are the dates:
April 14 — New York @ Barclays Center
April 17 — Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
April 22 — Houston, TX @ Smart Financial
April 25 — Los Angeles, CA @ Forum