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(English) Concert of the year: Rosalía heads to Barcelona!

By | 15 November, 2019 | 0 comments

Over the last few weeks, just about everyone in town has heard about tickets for the upcoming Rosalía concert in Barcelona selling out in just 2 hours! And the same thing happened in Madrid. But it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise… in less than a year, the Spanish pop star has notched up 2 MTV Music Awards, 2 Latin Grammys, one of the most-watched YouTube videos ever, and even a cameo in the hit film ‘Dolor y Gloria’ by Pedro Almodóvar. Rosalía will soon be performing for the second time in Barcelona – her hometown – at two shows that will see up to 17,000 people partying at Palau Sant Jordi on 7 and 8 December at 21.00 sharp.

Rosaía en Barcelona

The Rosalía phenomenon comes to Barcelona

Rosalía Vila Tobella, better known simply as Rosalía, is a singer and songwriter from Barcelona. At just 26 years old, she’s already a worldwide icon, as reported on the Stereogum music website: “she’s becoming the most exciting pop sensation on Earth”.

Her outfits, visuals and dance routines are a big part of her performances, though that’s not to say they eclipse the raw musical talent, of course – a fusion of flamenco, ‘trap’ and electro, which has captivated the world ever since her debut album ‘Los Ángeles’ was first released. Her latest studio album, ‘El Mal Querer’, first arrived on the scene in November 2018, catapulting Rosalía to global stardom. By collaborating with El Guincho, she’s taking Spanish art and flamenco all around the world. And the Rosalía phenomenon looks set to stay, with her Barcelona concerts creating a huge buzz among fans in Barcelona and beyond.

But all this success comes from a lot of hard work, time and dedication – her love of music began aged 7, before she began studying and taking classes around the age of 10. Since childhood, she’s performed on many stages and collaborated with lots of different artists. But in 2017, she found fame on a global scale and hasn’t looked back ever since.

To give you an idea of some of this success, Rosalía has won 6 Latin Grammys, including 2 for best alternative song and best urban act for ‘Malamente’, a single from her first album; her track ‘Con Altura’ became a hit song of the summer and one of the most-watched videos on YouTube with 972 million views; her collaborations with Ozuna, J Balvin and James Blake, among others; she was the first Spaniard to win 2 MTV Music Awards – best Latin singer and best dancer; she’s performed at a number of international music festivals, including Coachella, Primavera Sound and Glastonbury; and she’s even been on the cover of Vogue and appeared in the Pirelli Calendar.

Practical information about the Rosalía concerts in Barcelona

Because of her huge success, Rosalía’s concerts in Barcelona are set to be two of the most anticipated events of the year, selling out in just 2 hours for all shows in Barcelona and Madrid. And her live shows are certainly the best way of seeing all her talent.

If you’re coming to see Rosalía in Barcelona but don’t live here, you’ll need to book your accommodation as early as possible, just like your tickets, as hotel rooms are flying off the shelves at terrific pace because of a public holiday that weekend in December. You’ll also get much better prices than booking last minute.

Palau Sant Jordi, where the Rosalía concerts are set to take place, is in the heart of the Montjuic area, so you won’t find any hotels close by. But don’t despair, the venue is very well connected and can be accessed in lots of different ways, either on foot, by car, by funicular railway, by bus or by subway. The subway is certainly the quickest and most comfortable option, with lines 1 and 3 stopping in the Montjuic area and travelling through Plaza de España. The HCC Lugano Hotel is located just 8 minutes from that famous square, making it the perfect place to stay if you want to be within easy reach of Palau Sant Jordi.

If you’ve never been to a Rosalía concert before, you’re in for a real treat. Hearing and seeing her perform live, some tracks even sung a cappella, is something you won’t forget in a hurry. Sadly, for now, you’ll have to wait for more dates to be added to the tour if you weren’t lucky enough to get tickets. But for all you lucky ones who’ve managed to get your hands on some, we only have one thing to say: tra, Malamente!

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