Julieta Venegas to Take Part in Soda Stereo’s Gracias Totales Tour

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. 

Julieta Venegas

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 ColemanAterciopeladosAndrea EcheverriDraco 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 BenitoBabasonicos’ Adrián DárgelosLos Tresand Pettinellis’ Álvaro HenríquezJuanesMon LaferteLeón LarreguiFernando 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

Soda Stereo Bringing Gracias Totales Tour to the U.S.

Soda Stereois bringing special thanks to the U.S.

The Argentine rock band officially announced that is Gracias Totales tour is hitting the United States in 2020, as revealed by bassist Zeta Bosio and drummer Charly Alberti.

Soda Stereo

The tour, presented by Loud and Live, and Move Concerts, will honor the band’s late Argentine frontman and guitarist Gustavo Cerati, who passed away on September 4, 2014, after suffering a stroke. 

More than 10 years after Cerati last stepped foot on a stage at Miami’s AmericanAirlines Arena in 2007, Soda Stereo’s members, joined by a roster of special guests via in-person or audiovisual format, will perform some of their timeless hits such as “De Musica Ligera,” “Persiana Americana,” “Tratame Suavemente” and more. 

“In life, there are moments to laugh, to cry, to get excited,” Bosio and Alberti expressed in a press statement. “To show gratitude with love and respect. We want to celebrate these songs. Share in their good vibes together. Friends from everywhere will accompany us.” 

The Gracias Totalestour marks Soda Stereo’s farewell tour and will visit fans in New York, Miami, Houston, and Los Angeles throughout the month of April next year. 

Tickets are available via Ticketmaster.

Alberti’s R21 Foundation Educating Young Latinos About Environmental Issues

Charly Alberti is rockin’ his way through Latin America and the U.S. with a purpose…

The 51-year-old Argentine musician and former Soda Stereo drummer’s R21 Foundation is cashing in on his rock star appeal educate young people in Latin America about environmental issues.

Charly Alberti

Since 2009, Alberti has toured the region, giving presentations on global warming enhanced with music and videos to school kids, leading them in a pledge to protect the planet.

Alberti has now joined with the Natural Resources Defense Council, whose board members include Leonardo De Caprio and Robert Redford, to spread the message to Spanish-speakers in the U.S. as well.

“Alberti’s dedication in creating consciousness and action about these important issues and his capacity to communicate to the public are a very important addition for the NRDC and for the world,” NRDC’s Latino Outreach director Adrianna Quintero said in a statement. “In the United States and Latin America we have an opportunity to adopt changes that will help us to combat the climatic crisis and develop clean and renewable energies and thus prevent worst damage in the future, but we need the support of the public.”

Alberti was the youngest and publically quietest of the three members of pioneering Argentine rock band Soda Stereo, which he formed with frontman Gustavo Cerati, whose tragic passing this year shook the Latin music world, and bassist-turned-DJ Zeta Bosio.

The drummer first found his voice as an Apple spokesman in the 1990s, and later became a face of Al Gore’s green movement in Latin America.

R21 and NRDC will be present at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru, which takes place December 1-12.

Both Alberti and Di Caprio are scheduled to attend.

“The focus of R21 is creating massive awareness among the general public,” Alberti said. “The NRDC… is a prestigious organization that focuses its efforts principally on the analysis and development of public and governmental policy. Our organizations complement each other since we both recognize that the care of the environment can go hand in hand with social and economic development.”