Festivals, massive concerts and international tours for 2022

Although the farewell to 2021 and the start of the brand new 2022 have occurred between restrictive measures for the music sector, fans and promoters see this new year as that of musical compensation, with the recovery of the great festivals (with a prolonged Primavera Sound as most spectacular example), massive concerts and international tours.

This is also visible in the recovery of recording normality, with numerous album releases, while in the field of classical music, opera and dance everything points to a generous exercise of a very high qualitative standard.


Motomami (Rosalía)

The global star will light up the continuation of the album in 2022 Evil wanting, whose first sample is Fame, a bachata sung with The Weeknd. One more proof that Rosalía only makes music that she believes in.

Antonia Font

After a decade of separation, the Mallorcan band surprised their fans a few months ago by announcing their comeback at Primavera Sound. Later dates specified some more performance and, above all, a new album with original material.

Multitude (Stromae)

After almost a decade of recording silence, the Belgian star will return with a brand new album, full of addictive rhythms and conscientious and conscientious lyrics.

Toy (David Bowie)

Bowie’s triple album that includes above all an unreleased from 2001, recorded after performing at Glastonbury, with new songs and where he expresses euphoria and energy. Also re-recordings of lesser known songs.

The Dawn (The Weeknd)

Pop and r’n’b superstar to post The Dawn, with the difficult mission of penetrating after the success of his shocking After hours.

Happiness not included (Soft Cell)

It had been twenty years since the Soft Cells, that is, the referential synth-pop duo made up of Marc Almond and David Ball, had not released a new album. Advances invite optimism

Capri sun (FKA Twigs)

The British singer and producer has ready for now the Capri sun mixtape, of which she has already advanced a cut with The Weeknd and where Koreless, El Guincho and Arca will also be

The boy named if (Elvis Costello & The Imposters)

The iconic and eternally young Costello does not stop and delves into his most personal self, focused on the loss of innocence

It was (León Benavente)

Fourth installment of a combo that bets on lyrical and nuanced sound change -less guitars-, but always captivating


Second album, still without a specific date or title, by the Navarrese singer and musician, with the absolute guarantee of Alizzz in the production, and which has already been tasted I invite.


Primavera Sound

If the pandemic evolution allows it, the controversial new format of Primavera Sound (June 2-12) will take over Barcelona two consecutive weekends and some 500 performances: Massive Attack, Dua Lipa, Nick Cave, Gorillaz, Antònia Font, Tyler, the Creator , Jorja Smith, Maria del Mar Bonet …

Joan Manuel Serrat

El Noi del Poble Sec will say goodbye to the stage with the tour The Vice of Singing 1965-2022, which will start in April in New York and will close at the Palau Sant Jordi on December 22 and 23.

C. Tangana

The musician and singer will present his album The Madrilenian at the Palau Sant Jordi (February 19), inside the Without singing or tuning tour.

The Cure

It seems that at last Robert Smith’s band will have released their long-awaited new album with unreleased material (from the 4:13 Dream 2008) and that will be tasted at the Palau Sant Jordi (10 November).


Finally, the long-awaited and postponed premiere of the Muñoz brothers at the Parc del Fòrum, presenting their album Fire (14 mayo)

Maria Creuza

More than half a century ago the singer Maria Creuza sang with Vinicius de Moraes at the Buenos Aires café La Fusa, with the guitar as well as Toquinho. From there came a mythical album, which she will recreate at the Teatre Apolo (April 12)

A current image of the legendary British band Yes

Web Yes


Finally, the historic Yes land in the city (Estadi Olímpic, May 14), who in addition to fully interpreting their Relay they will review unavoidable classics.

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Synonyms of rock guarantee, the presence of the Californian band (Estadi Olímpic, June 7) has the addition of the return of its fireproof guitarist John Frusciante.

Rock fest

At its headquarters in Can Zam, the festival (June 30-July 2) will host illustrious guests such as Alice Cooper, Kiss, Megadeath or Judas Priest.

Bon Iver

The versatile Justin Vernon returns on this occasion as Bon Iver (Palau Sant Jordi, November 7) and consecrated as a reference in contemporary indie folk.


Romeo Castellucci and Teodor Currentzis to breathe new life into ‘Bluebeard’ in Salzburg

Salzburg Festival


Pair of aces in Salzburg

The Salzburg Easter Festival presents a production of Barbazul, by Béla Bartók, with stage montage by Romeo Castellucci and musical direction by Teodor Currentzis. In summer, visual artist Shirin Neshat will take care of Aida in the festival.

Historic premiere at the Real

The opera The angel of fire that Prokofiev could not see released in life due to the rise of Nazism and the harshness of the USSR will see the light in March, with a production by Calixto Bieito that transfers the plot of witchcraft, sex and religion to the pop society of the 50s.

Two montages by Álex Ollé

The Liceu shows two more productions of La Fura dels Baus, Pelléas and Mélisande Y Rule. Without forgetting the presence of Gustavo Dudamel directing The magic Flute and the marathon Mozart-Da Ponte trilogy with Minkowski at the helm.

Riccardo Chailly, at the Scala in Milan

Riccardo Chailly, at the Scala in Milan


Hot January at the Palau

As soon as the year begins, the modernist hall welcomes the La Scala Philharmonic with Riccardo Chailly, and two days later it holds a Mass in B minor with the great Bachiano master Thomas Hengelbrock and his Balthasar Neumann Chor & Ensemble

Auditorium Challenges

March will be the hot month for the OBC, with the Rachmaninoff festival that he will perform with Denis Kozhuskhin on piano, and Gerhard’s fish, with Pere Arquillué as narrator. And watch out for Handel’s opera Amidigi di Gaula by Vespres d’Arnadí, the countertenor Xavier Sabata and the soprano Núria Rial.

Barenboim and New Years

The maestro will give a concert of waltzes and polkas from the Vienna Musikverein. Martin Schäpfer, the new director of the Vienna State Ballet, choreographs the waltz of Arabian Nights from the Schönbrunn Palace.


The Bolshoi Ballet, performing ‘La Bayadère’


The Bolshoi at the Royal

A visit to the Bolshoi in May at the Royal Theater is essential, with The Bayadere original by Marius Petipa that in 1991 Yuri Gregorovich rescued and expanded.


The Agrupación Señor Serrano proposes in the Abadía theater with a co-production of the Teatro Real the staging of two masses by Cererols with its powerful real-time film device, from Felipe IV to Instagram.

Israeli dance in Madrid

The Canal Theaters will host the Asylum by Rami Be’er and Conde Duque the Love Chapter 2 by Sharon Eyal.

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Festivals, massive concerts and international tours for 2022