By Silvia García Herráez
Madrid (EFE) someone retired: ‘There are still G-men for a while,’ they say.
“We have the illusion intact, every day we are crazier and preparing more projects. The only thing that can stop us is if one of us falls ill and we have to leave him, but for the rest we don’t think about retirement, we still have a lot to give. singer David Summers at EFE.
With him, Rafa Gutiérrez, Dani Mezquita and Javier Molina make up this quartet that has become one of the most important Spanish pop groups of all time since the release of “Hombres G” (1985), with more than 20 million members . copies sold and great tours on this side and on the other side of the Atlantic. In fact, in Mexico and the United States, they continue to perform in front of thousands of people.
“I think we are at our best right now. We realize our true dream, because we play in places where we never thought we could play and, above all, a soul outing in such a short time, as happened to us at the Arena de México, for example , that we had to delete yet another date because the first sold out in less than 24 hours… and there are 30,000 seats! “Says Gutiérrez.
four decades of history
Throughout their career, the Hombres G have sold almost 6 million tickets and performed on more than 4,000 stages, some as emblematic as the Vicente Calderón stadium, the Las Ventas bullring or the Wizink Center, all in Madrid , as well as the Hollywood Bowl. in Los Angeles or at Radio City Music Hall and Madison Square Garden in New York.
“There’s no secret, really. Our songs have stood the test of time very well and that’s because they’re fun, because what we’re working on is conveying good humor and good vibes, and everybody loves that,” Summers points out that they’re so appealing to audiences who listened to them in the ’80s as the most current.
A good reflection of this are the catchy rhythms of the songs “Marta has a pacemaker”, “I’m going to have a good time”, “Let your hair down” or “The attack of the crocodile girls”, although the group admits that, if of all that they composed it was necessary to choose one, it would be “Suffer asshole”.
“It was the first song we wrote, the one that put us in the spotlight and the one that we will always remember. The others are also very good and famous, but for us the most important thing is this one”, confesses Summers.
When does the Hombres G tour start?
On December 30, the Wizink Center in Madrid will be the starting point for this “super tour” that will take them through 40 major places, 18 of which are Spanish, and also parts of Latin America such as Peru, Chile or Mexico, among others. , as well as other countries such as Canada.
“The concert in Madrid is going to be very special. We will do this with the same enthusiasm as when we were young. In general, the visit will be very pleasant. No one who has seen us live will see the same thing”, says Mezquita about some “shows” divided into three acts, like a play, with a different set design, more musicians and “a lot of surprises and videos of their youth”.
They will resume concerts on May 19, 2023 in Valencia (La Marina) and will then pass through Seville (May 27, Live Sur Stadium), Gijón (June 3, Palacio de Deportes de La Guía-President Adolfo Suárez), Badajoz (June 23, Fairground Auditorium), Valladolid (June 24, Valladolid Fair), Granada (July 1, bullring) and Cordoba (July 7, bullring).
The Malaga city of Fuengirola (July 15, Marenostrum) will take over, along with Palma de Mallorca (July 29, Trui Son Fusteret), Santander (August 3, Campa de la Magdalena), Alicante (September 2, Zone 12, Multiespacio Rabasa ), Murcia (September 16, artillery barracks) and Barcelona (September 30, Palau Sant Jordi).
The Spanish tour will end in Pamplona (Saturday October 7, Navarra Arena), Zaragoza (October 13, Príncipe Felipe Pavilion), Bilbao (November 11, Bilbao Arena), La Coruña (November 18, Coliseum) and again Madrid (December 29 , Wizink Center).
Tickets for the tour will go on sale this Friday, November 25 at noon via the Livenation and Ticketmaster pages.