That's it, the world before returns, and Kendji Girac opens the dance, literally.
This Saturday evening, the artist with more than 4 million albums sold and 400 concert dates, has the privilege of being the first singer to play in front of the largest gauge gathered since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic .
The most famous Gypsy in France is setting up his solar universe at the Palais des sports in Paris for a weekend that promises to be hot.
“I've been waiting for a year and a half to go back on stage, impatient Kendji Girac, who will defend for the first time on stage the new songs from his fourth album,“ Mi vida ”, sold 230,000 copies since last October.
It all came to a sudden stop while I was touring Canada.
Since then, I've only been waiting for one thing, and it's finally happening tomorrow.
Find my audience and party.
It is an urgent and almost vital need.
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In great shape and all smiles, the young man simply arrives in a motorcycle taxi after yet another sports session, this Friday at 2 p.m.
From the top of his 25 years, he may well be one of the most popular personalities in France, the dark guitarist still wears his simplicity as a standard.
Two first sold-out Parisian dates
Obviously in this scorching early afternoon in a bottled Paris, it only takes a second without his full-face helmet to be accosted by a fan who wishes him good luck in front of the hall.
He is already on the block.
Physically, he has been preparing like a sportsman for months, with great boxing sessions, one of his passions since childhood, and cardio, to arrive refined on the marathon of the tour that awaits him.
Before stringing together the summer festivals, including a date in the arenas of Nîmes on July 4, these first two Parisian dates are sold out, or 65% of the normal tonnage, a figure which corresponds to 2,500 places per evening. .
With a sine qua non condition for offering a live performance again: arriving with a health pass.
Physically, Kendji has been preparing like a sportsman for months, with boxing sessions, one of his passions since childhood, and cardio, to arrive refined on the marathon of the tour that awaits him.
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“It's a great relief to be able to resume concerts, rejoices Pierre-Alexandre Vertadier, president of Décibels Productions, who is organizing this“ Mi Vida Tour ”.
This is the first creation of tours since the Covid and the health pass, it's something very simple.
You just need to have had the two doses of vaccine or to go for an antigen test in any pharmacy.
We have already tested it at the Nuits de Fourvière, and only 3% of the public arrived without it.
It is not much compared to the joy of reliving emotions in concert, for the public as for the artists.
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, I have no problem, by dint of searching, we find ..." Kendji bursts out as he repeats his new songs for the umpteenth time, "Bebeto
This Friday alone, the singer goes on three "spinning", including three rehearsals in real time in the afternoon and early evening.
"Oh my, I have to pay attention to my voice," he bursts into flames.
But I enjoy myself so much, I let go.
It feels good to be there, to get back to real life, ”he laughs, calling out the four musicians on the stage and his close team, which settles the last details of the show in the penumbra of the stands.
"It feels good to be there, to resume real life," Kendji says.
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At a high pace, without pause, the group connects, in front of an immense screen of several tens of meters, more than twenty titles with very provided arrangements. A very happy way to celebrate a birthday which changed the destiny of the little pruner from Dordogne: the release seven years ago, almost to the day, of his first single, a certain “Color Gitano”!