The Gipsy Kings
Dates & TimeFri, Sep 8 | 8pm
LocationGrande Exposition Hall
It has been 25 years since the Gipsy Kings captured the world’s imagination with their self-titled debut album, a record that became a genuine phenomenon, certified gold and platinum around the globe, introducing millions of listeners to a unique, irresistible blend of traditional flamenco styles with Western pop and Latin rhythms. Since then, the band has toured virtually non-stop, to the farthest-flung corners of the planet, and now to Reno on Friday, Sept. 8 at the Silver Legacy Resort Casino.
Now the Gipsy Kings return with “Savor Flamenco,” their ninth studio album and first new release in six years. The project marks the first time in their storied career that the Kings have produced themselves and written all of the material. It also starts a relationship between France’s most successful musical group of all time and a new label, Knitting Factory Records.
Twenty-five years is an eternity in pop music, but the story of the Gipsy Kings reaches back much further. Theirs is a music that extends through generations, to the sounds of their ancestors, and reflects the eclectic and peripatetic history of the gitanos, Spanish Romani people who fled the Catalonia region during the Civil War.
The Gipsy Kings have spent a remarkable two-and-a-half decades at the top, in a category that’s all their own. Tickets will go on sale Saturday, Feb. 11 for $62.50 and $82.50 and can be purchased at online or by calling 775-325-7401.