BENISE | "THE PRINCE OF SPANISH GUITAR," TO KICK OFF 60-CITY "BENISE: FUEGO! SPIRIT OF SPAIN" WORLD TOUR SEPTEMBER 21 IN ANAHEIM, CA
LIVE SHOWS TO FEATURE NEW SONGS, COSTUMES, CHOREOGRAPHY, AND THE SET FROM HIS JUNE 2018 PBS SPECIAL
"I wanted to push the boundaries of traditional Nuevo Flamenco/Spanish guitar while combining the elements of dance and theater. This show is a celebration of music, love, and life..."
BENISE, "The Prince of Spanish Guitar," will take his celebration of cultures from around the world on the road this fall and into 2019 with his 60-city "BENISE: FUEGO! SPIRIT OF SPAIN" global tour kicking off September 21 in Anaheim, CA. He'll follow these performances with shows in China in October and November, before a week of European dates in late November.
The Emmy Award-winning composer and virtuoso guitarist and an international cast of musicians and dancers from Brazil, Cuba, France, Italy, Canada, Mexico, China, Venezuela and the U.S. will entertain audiences with a two-hour showthat "is an escape from all their problems," he says. "Much like the recent PBS special, with this show I want to take the audience on an escape to Spain...to a beautiful Spanish courtyard filled with Flamenco dancers, stunning costumes, and fiery Spanish guitars. Our upcoming tour will incorporate all the new songs, costumes, choreography, and set from the new PBS special 'Fuego!'" Beyond the new material, BENISE says the live show will incorporate "some fan favorites from my street performing days and rock classics like Led Zeppelin's 'Kashmir' and some AC/DC."
BENISE adds, "This is a great show for the whole family; I really think we have something for everyone. I hope people will be inspired--by our story, by the music, by the production--and have the passion to follow their own dreams. I have always been a gypsy and love to travel, my heritage is Bohemian (from Prague), so I think it's in my blood. I can't wait to go to new cities, meet new people, and play every night--it's what I live for."
For his recent (June 2018) BENISE: FUEGO! SPIRIT OF SPAIN PBS special--his fourth for the network--BENISE is armed with his Spanish guitar and backed by a stage full of musicians and elaborately choreographed dancers, handpicked by BENISE from an international pool of talent. Flamenco dancers take center stage in a tribute to Old World Spain, while breathtaking couture fashions and innovative staging and choreography give Spanish dance a fresh and luminous makeover. FUEGO! captures world music at its best, with a show that appeals to the hearts and souls of people of all ages, cultures and musical backgrounds. With a beautiful and charming Spanish courtyard as the backdrop, BENISE debuts all new music, dance and costumes, adding his signature twist on such classics as "Granada," "Malaguena," "Moonlight Sonata," "Asturias" and "Adagio."
DATE CITY VENUE
FRI 9/21 Anaheim, CA Grove Of Anaheim
SAT 9/22 San Francisco, CA Palace Of Fine Arts
SUN 9/23 Redding, CA Redding Civic
WED 9/26 Fresno, CA Tower Theatre
THU 9/27 Stockton, CA Bob Hope Theatre
FRI 9/28 Thousand Oaks, CA Civic Arts Plaza
SAT 9/29 Campbell, CA Heritage Theatre
SUN 9/30 Sacramento, CA Crest Theatre
TUE 10/2 Tucson, AZ Fox Theatre
WED 10/3 Alto, NM Spencer Theatre
THU 10/4 Pueblo, CA Pueblo Memorial Hall
FRI 10/5 Cheyenne, WY Cheyenne Civic Center
SAT 10/6 Albuquerque, NM Kiva Auditorium
SUN 10/7 Phoenix, AZ Orpheum Theatre
THU 10/11 Jacksonville, FL Florida Theatre
FRI 10/12 St. Petersburg, FL Mahaffey Theatre
SAT 10/13 Miami, FL Miami Dade County Auditorium
WED 2/28 Ft Myers Barbara Mann Theatre
THU 3/1 Ft Pierce, FL Sunrise Theatre
FRI 3/16 Memphis, TN Halloran Center
SUN 3/18 Columbus, OH Lincoln Theatre
MON 3/19 Warren, OH Packard Music Hall
WED 3/21 Kutztown, PA Schaeffer Auditorium / Kutztown University
THU 3/22 Williamsport, PA Community Arts Center
FRI 3/23 Woonsocket, RI Stadium Theatre
SAT 3/24 Boston, MA Larcom Theatre
TUE 3/27 Englewood, NY Bergen Performing Arts Center
WED 3/28 Long Island, NY Patchogue Performing Arts Center