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Aterciopelados Announce First Australian Tour

Written by Daniel Clarke on September 10, 2009

For the first time ever, Colombian music icons Aterciopelados bring their Grammy Award winning Latin indie-rock to Australia. Led by songwriters Andrea Echeverri (vocals) and Hector Buitrago (bass), Atercios’ annex and combine styles with a healthy disregard for musical boundaries: new wave, lounge, reggae, bossa nova, electro, hard rock, bolero, Mexican banda, house, rumba-rock and straightforward pop anthems, not to mention surf-rock guitar lines. Accompanied by some of the best musicians in Colombia, the pair is renowned for creating magic onstage.

Lead singer Andrea Echeverri is a high profile Amnesty International ambassador, outspoken on human rights issues in Colombia and across the globe. Her passionate songs and actions have branded her a “Latin Janis Joplin” in the tradition of socially conscious singer-songwriters. The band donated their single “Cancion Protesta” to Amnesty USA which commissioned it’s transformation into a new bi-lingual hit “The Price of Silence”, featuring a host of international world music stars. Please see below for a link to this music video.

Amnesty International Australia are showing their support by sponsoring The Metro concert on October 1st. In response, the band is donating some of the profits to Amnesty.

Full tour dates:
Thursday October 1st – The Metro (Sydney, NSW)
Friday October 2 – Fiesta Festival (Sydney, NSW)
Saturday October 3 – QPAC Concert Hall (Brisbane, QLD)
Sunday October 4 – Hamer Hall (Melbourne, Vic)
Monday October 5 – Stage 88 (Canberra, ACT)

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