Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Artist of the Day/Artista del Dia: Soda Stereo

With their long awaited reunion tour drawing to a close, Soda Stereo deserves to be artist of the day.

The Argentinean trio made up of Gustavo Cerati (guitar/vocals), Charly Alberti (bass), and Zeta Bosio (drums), formed in 1982. After having their demo picked up by a CBS producer, the boys released their first album, Soda Stereo, in 1984 which brought them national success. From there, they released six more albums making them not only one of the most important pop/rock bands in Argentina, but one of the most important pop/rock bands in Latin America.

During the early 90's, members of the band experimented with solo projects which included Gustavo Cerati's first solo album, Amor Amarillo. The band released their last studio album, Sueño Stereo, in 1995 two years before the band officially separated in 1997. The cause: personal issues between members and different artistic priorities.

Before saying goodbye, the band played a series of concerts in Mexico, Venezuela, Chile, and their native Argentina as part of a farewell tour. They played thier last concert on September 20th 1997 in Buenos Aires (the band's hometown) in front of 65,000 fans.

10 years later, the Soda Stereo announced a renunion tour that began on October 19th at River Plate and will end December 15th in Córdoba. Soda Stereo will be playing in L.A. tomorrow and in Miami December 4th and 5th. After the tour, the band plans to return to their solo projects, so enjoy them while they last!

To read a full biography of Soda Stereo go to VH1.com.

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