Raphael starts his tour “Loco por cantar” in the Mexican city of Mérida

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Spanish singer Raphael opened his tour of America on Friday in the Mexican city of Mérida, entitled “Crazy to sing”, which began with enthusiastically singing one of the themes: “This time, yes, there will be a party in the palace, of long faces that do not believe in anything. “

The recital began at 21.05 local time (03.05 GMT on Saturday) at the Convention Center Yucatan Siglo XXI, where they sang the chords of “Infinite dances”, whose lyrics received the applause of approval of some 2,000 people, as well as two others new songs of the “Divo de Linares”, which took the stage dressed as always: in black and elegant.

“These first songs are from my new album ‘Infinitos bailes’, but tonight I know why you have come,” he said, and the venue was filled with shouts and applause when the Spaniard played “Mi gran noche”.

Raphael revealed his fondness for Merida, capital of the southeast state of Yucatan, since after the tour will continue through Villahermosa, Tijuana, Mexicali, Chihuahua, Ciudad Juarez, Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey, and from April will travel to the United States .

After America, the artist will return to his native Spain to finish the second phase of the tour, which will take place in Malaga (July 28), Granada (October 9), Madrid (November 22) and Barcelona (November 28).

Although Raphael has taken his music to the most important stages in the world, such as the Carnegie Hall in New York, the Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico, the Opera House in Sydney and the Oktabraskaya in St. Petersburg, the interpreter of “Being in love”, “As I love you” and “How are you doing without me” decided to start the 2018 tour in Merida.

“It is a privilege to have Raphael here in Mérida, he is a great singer, his career is impressive,” said an admirer of the artist, who has spent 56 years in the race.

The “Divo de Linares”, which has 326 Gold records and 49 Platinum records and is the only Spanish-speaking singer who has one of Uranium that won over sales of more than 50 million copies, was full of life on the stage and shared with the audience their wishes and desire to continue “Crazy to sing”.

The concert was a mix of “Infinitos bailes” and the successes of always, from those who sang for the first time in 1962 when he began his career at the Benidorm Festival.

From that date until today, Raphael is still the “Divo de Linares” for his prodigious voice and his particular way of interpreting. efe

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