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Vaya Con Dios – The Farewell Tour

Vaya Con Dios – The Farewell Tour

The most successful Belgian band, Vaya Con Dios is back in Romania in March 2013 for their last reunion with fans! A mix of French lounge, languid melancholy and longing typical Gypsy style that should not be missed.

Vaya Con Dios announces its withdrawal through a big tour, “Farewell Tour”, which brings the Belgians back to Bucharest and Cluj for the last time in the spring of 2013. After the successes in 2009 and 2010 Dani Klein and her band colleagues decided to return to Romania in their last international tour, saying goodbye to their fans.

The band thus ending 27 years of glorious career, Vaya Con Dios is currently the most popular Belgian band. Hits like “What’s a Woman,” “Puerto Rico”, “Don’t cry for Louie” and “Neh Na Na Na” are constantly heard on all radio stations. In total, the band has recorded sales exceeding 7 million albums and 3 million singles.

The band will perform on March 13th in Cluj-Napoca in Sports Hall “Horia Demian” and on March 15th in Bucharest in the Palace Hall. After two decades, it still has the power to jar. Deep, moody and completely confident, Dani Klein’s voice lingers in your head long after the tune is finished. Tickets can be purchased here.

BRIEF HISTORY

The Vaya Con Dios (Go With God) story began more than 20 years ago. In the ‘80s, Dani Klein (the voice of the Indie Arbeid Adelt band), guitarist Willy Lambergt and contrabass player Dirk Schoufs decided to get together in an new band, sharing a love for jazz, opera and gypsy music, all genres which were not hip in Brussels at that time.

The Spanish name was inspired by a TV documentary about the Cuban neighborhood in Miami. They mixed rock with Latin rhythms, blues, flamenco and chansonetes. Their Night Owls record, launched in 1990, sold millions. But under the celebrity pressure the band started to drift apart and broke apart, while Dirk Schoufs, Dani’s band and life partner died a short while after. She decided to carry on with the name as a solo artist, a tribute to the musicians who created the band.

2006 saw the launch of the most important album of the band: The Ultimate Collection. The record put together the band’s entire history.

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