CHICO AND THE GYPSIES, legends in their native France and multi-platinum recording artists around the world, have announced they are to tour the UK in October 2015.
Following the success of the band’s sold-out show at London’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane in November 2014
Chico Bouchikhi – co-founder of The Gipsy Kings and co-writer of their biggest hits (Djobi Djoba, Bamboléo and Soy) – and his band will be touring to support the release of their new album; FIESTA has already sold 100,000 copies in France where the
single, a joyful revival of El Porompompero, the
signature song of Spanish singer Manolo Escobar,
topped the airplay charts.
Chico has built up a phenomenal worldwide audience of millions of music fans from his native France to Japan via Dubaï; the band’s infectious brand of rumba, flamenco and Latin pop and rock tunes is joyful, flamboyant and hugely entertaining.
The architect of the Gipsy Kings’ success, Chico saw them become the first French group to be awarded a platinum disc in the US and go on to sell an estimated 20 million albums, making them the biggest world music crossover act.