Enrique Bunbury He had already announced earlier this year that he would start his farewell tour and then end his career on stage. But the health problems that the singer and composer from Zaragoza suffers do not let him continue and he had to advance that goodbye with the cancellation of several concerts of what was to be his last tour.
The reason why he has had to cancel his tour of the United States and the planned concerts in Spain in advance are his throat and breathing problems, those that force him to get off the stage. The singer had planned to retire from September, after meeting these dates.
The decision was made after a Mexican tour in which he had verified that what “normally was pleasure and delight has become a source of immense pain and suffering“.
“I am old enough to make this important change in my life and the support of my family and ‘management,'” the artist remarked then. The new announcement has been made from Chicago (United States), one day before the celebration of the concert that he had planned in Rosemont.
Review of his career
He was born on August 11, 1967 in Zaragoza and at the age of thirteen he was already playing electric guitar and drums at school. During his childhood and adolescence, the musician was a singer, guitarist, drummer and occasional bassist in “amateur” groups such as Apocalypse, Rebel Waltz, Entropic Process, Three Years of Pena or Glass Juice.
His life changed when, together with drummer Juan Valdivia, he formed ‘Heroes of Silence’ in 1985 and, two years later, they released the mini-album “Héroe de leyenda”, which was followed by “El mar no cesa” (1989), which went platinum.
Other important successes with Héroes del Silencio were “Trails of treason” (1990), “The spirit of wine” (1993), “Flor de loto” (1994), “Avalanche” (1995), “Parasiempre” (1996) and “Rarezas” (1998), the last album by this band also made up of Pedro Andreu and Joaquín Cardiel.
Bunbury was the one who decided the end of Heroes of Silence. In 1994 he created the independent label A la Inversa Records, with the group from Zaragoza, Las Novias. And in 1997 came his first solo studio work, “Radical Sonora”, which was followed by “Pequeño” (1999), “Flamingos” (2002), and “El Viaje a Nowhere” in 2004, which won the Record of Gold in Mexico and MTV award for the best Spanish musician.
In 2005 he announced the dissolution of the band that had accompanied him since he left Héroes due to “exhaustion of ideas”. His next work, “El tiempo de las cherries” (2006), was made in collaboration with the Asturian Nacho Vegas, a benchmark in independent music and successfully presented by both at the Liceo de Barcelona.
Although the Heroes reunited in 2007 and toured briefly, Bunbury always denied a hypothetical return of the quartet Aragonese that gave him fame.
That year he received the Special Ondas Award from the Jury and a tribute from the EMI label for surpassing sales of more than six million records in almost 40 countries. In 2008 he released “Hellville de luxe” (his fifth solo studio album) and presented the short film “The Thin Man Who Will Never Fail” on the internet, starring him and directed by the Frenchman Edouard Salier.
His sixth studio album, “Las Consecuencias” (2010), and his seventh, “Licenciado Cantinas” (2011), were followed by a tour that started in Valencia and reached the US and Latin America. He continued with “Palosanto” (2013), the most conceptual album of his career, recorded in Los Angeles, the city where he had gone to live, and with the collaboration of the band Los Santos Inocentes.
In 2014, the tour of the album began in Mexico and he recorded the feature film “The Longest Way”, a documentary about his tour of America, directed by Alexis Morante, the director of his music videos. At the end of the year, “Madrid, Area 51” was released, a double CD and double DVD recorded live on June 29, 2014 at the Palacio de los Deportes in Madrid.
His next works were “Hijos del pueblo” (2015), recorded live, and “Expectativas” (2017), his ninth studio album, which is a mixture of sounds. In 2016 was named Best Spanish Artist again in the MTV Europe Music Awardyes