There is practically no day of the week that there is not a concert in Mexico. Sometimes there are even more than two in the same city. In TimeX we select the most outstanding to be held in Mexico in the week of October 15 to 22. The return of the British Roger Waters to the national stages stands out. There is music from Nigeria in the framework of the Cervantino Festival, rock opera and endless proposals of all kinds. Remember that both Ringo Starr concerts were cancelled.
This is Not a Drill is the name of the tour presented by the British musician, famous since he was part of Pink Floyd. The stage this time will be 360 degrees, which implies a new challenge for Waters. “It will be a new show. No restrictions. My job is to think, ‘Well, how can I make rock & roll more interesting or theatrical or exciting or visual or musical or whatever?’ That is what I have spent the last 50 years doing, expressing myself, ”he said in a quote collected by Ocesa. His show is simply memorable, as could be seen on the first date. Palacio de los Deportes, CDMX, October 15, 9:00 p.m.
He is one of the great stars of the urban genre with hits like “Me rehúso” and “Fuera del mercado”. Currently, the Venezuelan has more than 17 million listeners on Spotify, and Mexico is precisely the country where they listen to their music the most. National Auditorium, CDMX, October 15, 8:00 p.m.
Raphael celebrates a 60-year career that has taken him around the world and performing on the biggest stages in front of millions of fans. The Spaniard has almost 80 discs behind him, 335 Gold Discs, 50 Platinum and is one of the five holders in the world of the Uranium Disc. Of course, it is the only Spanish-speaking one. Awarded for sales of over 50 million copies. Telmex Auditorium, Guadalajara, October 15, 8:00 p.m.
Metheny is a multi-instrumentalist who has worked with Steve Reich, Ornette Coleman, Herbie Hancock, Jim Hall, Milton Nascimento and David Bowie. He has composed for solo guitar, small ensembles, for electric and acoustic instruments, large orchestras, and ballet pieces, with genres ranging from modern jazz to rock and chamber music. Metropolitan Theater, CDMX, October 15, 8:30 p.m.
With almost four million monthly listeners on streaming platforms, the French band Phoenix returns to Mexico from its presentations in 2017 and 2019. At this event, it will surely play its greatest hits, including “1901”, “Lisztomania”, If I Ever Feel Better”, “Too Young”, “Lasso”, among many others. Pepsi Center, CDMX, October 18, 8:30 p.m.
Cirque Música Querida, The Official Celebration of Juan Gabriel is the title of this project in which the music of Mexico’s greatest superstar will be performed in conjunction with an extraordinary circus show, which will include aerial and acrobatic performances, which will result in an unforgettable artistic experience in homage to the remembered Mexican icon. Teatro San Rafael, CDMX, October 20 and 21, 8:00 p.m.
David Garret is considered a pioneer in the modern crossover trend, an international star between Mozart and Metallica. Since the beginning of his career in 2006 with the release of “Free”, he has achieved unparalleled success over more than 10 years, selling millions of tickets and receiving more than 25 gold and 17 platinum awards in countries such as Hong Kong, Germany, Mexico, Taiwan and Brazil. Arena Monterrey, Monterrey, October 20, 9 p.m.; Mexico City Arena, CDMX, October 21, 9:00 p.m.
Blood heir to Afrobeat created by Fela Kuti at the end of the sixties, Seun Kuti’s third album, “A Long Way to the Beginning”, is a return to the origins: protest music against the injustices of his country, Nigeria, and the entire African continent. A sophisticated and powerful work that stands out for the collaboration of Robert Glasper in the production, who made possible the participation of artists from the world hip hop scene. Seun Kuti is accompanied by Egypt 80, the fourteen-piece big band led by him since the death of his father in 1997. Esplanade of the Alhóndiga de Granaditas, Guanajuato, October 21, 8:00 p.m.
- GepeBB Auditorium, CDMX, October 15
- Burial, Flying Circus, CDMX, October 15
- Vanessa Martín, Citibanamex Auditorium, Monterrey, October 16; Diana Theater, Guadalajara, October 18; Metropolitan Theater, CDMX, October 19
- Jungle, Palace of Sports, CDMX, October 17
- Love of Lesbian, Metropolitan Theater, CDMX, October 18
- Stick Men, BB Auditorium, CDMX, October 18
- Sarah Brightman, Telmex Auditorium, Guadalajara, October 18; Arena Monterrey, Monterrey, October 19
- The Mission, BB Auditorium, CDMX, October 19
- Jessie Ware, BB Auditorium, CDMX, October 20
- Los Dorados + Troker, Lunario of the National Auditorium, CDMX, October 20
- Esteman, Diana Theater, Guadalajara, October 20
- Ricardo Arjona, GNP Auditorium, Puebla, October 20
- Maria (Carminho), City Theater, CDMX, October 20
- Ha-Ash, National Auditorium, CDMX, October 21
- Moenia, Citibanamex Auditorium, Monterrey, October 21
- Jose Madero, Monterrey Arena, Monterrey, October 21
- Marissa Mur, Diana Studio, Guadalajara, October 21
- Moderatto, GNP Forum, Mérida, October 21
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Roger Waters, the protester Seun Kuti and Danny Ocean: concerts in Mexico from October 15 to 21
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