Soda Stereo’s COVID-19-Postponed “Gracias Totales” Tour Getting an Early 2022 Reboot

Soda Stereo is preparing for a restart…

The Argentine rock band’s long-awaited Gracias Totales tour — which launched on February 29, 2020, in Colombia but was postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak – is set to resume with new U.S. dates.

Soda Stereo

Part tribute to the rock band’s late frontman Gustavo Cerati and part reunion of the band’s surviving members Zeta Bosio and Charly Alberti, the tour will resume on February 27, 2022, at Miami’s FTX Arena (formerly American Airlines Arena) and on March 3 at The Forum in Inglewood, California. The Miami show will be presented by Move Concerts and Loud And Live and Live Nation will present the LA area show.

The Gracias Totales tour will feature special performances and state-of-the-art technology that will make it possible for fans to enjoy the voice and image of Cerati.

“It is exciting to hear the whole process of how the band is doing,” the tour’s production manager and the band’s first manager and sound engineer said in a statement. “I think that people are going to be moved, not only because of the technical aspects but also the spirit and energy are impressive.”

Fourteen invited artists were set to appear during the previous U.S. dates including Gustavo Santaolalla, Draco Rosa, Julieta Venegas, Richard Coleman and AterciopeladosAndrea Echeverri, to name a few. No word yet on the final guest lineup.

The previously announced shows in New York and Houston will not be rescheduled according to a “lack of availability of adequate venues because of the post-COVID concert schedule.” However, promoters will fully refund those who purchased their tickets.

Tickets for the Miami and LA shows are already on sale via

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.

Nat Geo Releasing Docuseries Episode About the Late Gustavo Cerati

Gustavo Cerati is getting an emotional special…

National Geographic Latin America‘s TV network has released a poignant teaser for its upcoming docuseries episode about the Argentine singer-songwriter, composer and producer, considered one of the most important and influential figures of Ibero-American rock.

Gustavo Cerati

In the 30-second clip, the late Soda Stereo frontman sings “Happy Birthday” to his then baby son Benito in an archival home video shot by the Argentine musician himself.

The Cerati episode from Nat Geo’s BIOS series is due out in late fall for viewing in Latin America, according to a press release from the channel.

In the series, which is also set to include an episode about Argentine rock pioneer Charly Garcia, a participatory narrator follows the path of the subject’s life and career.

In this case, Chilean pop artist Javiera Mena will reveal the details about Cerati, through interviews with his children, Benito and Lisa; his former wife, Cecilia Amenábar, and others. The episode will show previously unseen footage.

September 4 will mark four years since Cerati died after having an aneurysm and going into a coma following a concert in 2010. As part of the now legendary Soda Stereo and with his subsequent solo career, he transcended his enormous popularity in Argentina to become one of the most influential artists that the Spanish-speaking world has known.

The two-hour documentary episode was directed by Sebastián Ortega, who is well-known in Argentina for his extensive work in television. “Gustavo Cerati is one of the greatest poets of our contemporary music,” Ortega said in the announcement from Nat Geo. “An artist with great sensitivity and unique inspiration who gave us some of the most original songs of Ibero-America of all time.”

Calamaro & Bunbury Release Cover of Gustavo Cerati’s “Crimen”

Andrés Calamaro and Enrique Bunbury are crimen-als…

The 53-year-old Argentine musician and the 47-year-old Spanish singer-songwriter have released their collaborative live performance of the Gustavo Cerati song “Crimen” as a single.

Andrés Calamaro & Enrique Bunbury

The moving tribute to the late Argentine great by the two classic rock en Español stars is from an upcoming collaborative album that Bunbury and Calamaro recorded while touring through Mexico.

The album Hijos del Pueblo, scheduled for release on April 14, will also include versions of songs by Calamaro’s former group Los Rodríguez and Bunbury’s alma mater Heroes del Silencio, as well as songs from their solo careers, and classics by Mexican legend Jose Alfredo Jiménez and others.

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.”