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The roar of the ‘lion of Belfast” you will hear this week at the Festival of Peralada, but it was just announced that Van Morrison will also act at Madrid the next fall. Will be the 22nd of October in the WiZink Center , and the tickets will go on sale tomorrow, Tuesday, July 21, at 10am (starting at 52 € + expenses of management, in Network, Ticketmaster and wizinkcenter.is).
The artist irish continues unchanged his prolific career both in the studio and live, where it combines new tracks recorded recently with her legendary catalog of major successes: “Gloria”, “Moondance”, “Brown Eyed Girl” and many others, each night covered a different way, always looking for something new, always behind the excellence.
Born in 1945, Van Morrison heard from very early in the record collection of his father plagued by labour songs inspired by the blues, country and gospel. Nourished by the music of great artists like Hank Williams, Jimmy Rodgers, Muddy Waters, Mahalia Jackson and Leadbelly, giving its first steps at the age of 13 singing, playing guitar and saxophone in several bands , before being Them in 1964.
Van Morrison became one of the key parts of the scene, british R&B; Her unique vocal talent and his exceptional compositions resulted in classics such as “Glory” (which gave rise to many versions) and “Here Comes The Night”. After working with the producer of Them in New York, Bert Berns, in the wonderful “Brown Eyed Girl” (1967), Morrison changed his registration. Recorded in three days with legendary jazz musicians, he edited the legendary “Astral Weeks” (1968), a masterpiece unique, combining street poetry, improvisation of jazz and Afro Celtic Blues. In their albums, successors, Morrison would knit these, and countless other influences. He reflected on his new life in America, and the joyful spirit of Sinatra in “Moondance” (1970), highlighted the country’s “Tupelo Honey” (1971), and referred to the old spiritual life and ancestral in the epic of “St Dominic”s Preview” (1972). The double live album “Too Late To Stop Now” (1973) showed the skills superlative of Morrison and his skill as a leader of the band. Plotting a musical trajectory that is rich in records throughout the 70s, he shone among a cast of stars, including Bob Dylan and Muddy Waters in “The Last Waltz” of The Band. After his return to the United Kingdom, in 1980, launched the “Common One”, an album with songs like “Summertime In England”, an invocation of the extraordinary pleasure of the literary, sensual and spiritual. The song would often become a thrilling centerpiece improvised their live shows. In the 80’s would albums like “No Guru, No Method, No Teacher” and the claim of their celtic roots recorded by The Chieftains on the album “Irish Heartbeat”. is His partnership with Georgie Fame brought new impetus to his live shows while, in the late 80’s, “Avalon Sunset” has risen again in the top of the sales charts.
His roster of awards and accolades is extensive: a title of knight, a Brit, an OBE, an Ivor Novello, 6 Grammys, honorary doctorates from Queen’s University of Belfast and University of Ulster, entry into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame and the French Ordres Des Artes Et Des Lettres, which attest to the international scope of the art music of Van Morrison.
From 2016 Van has released six new studio albums, the most recent, “Three Chords and the Truth” , was released in October of 2019.
With one of the catalogs most revered in the history of music and a talent without equal as a composer, singer and performer, Morrison accumulates great achievements in your musical past. And, best of all, is that we can continue with it, with all their future achievements and all of those great moments of enthusiasm that promises to deliver to your audience. A luxury.