Almost forty years of career in the song and Patrick Bruel continues to fascinate the crowds.
The proof with his 2024 French tour announced last week and which has already sold nearly 100,000 tickets in a few days: "It
means that people are renewing their trust in us and that obliges me, in the true sense of the term
", explains the singer.
To wait until then, W9 is offering a great evening with the broadcast of the final concert of its 2019 tour at La Défense Arena on Tuesday evening in prime time.
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There was a strike that evening
, explains Patrick Bruel.
We lost 5,000 spectators but the public present was more than up to it!
The show was masterful and the emotion crazy.
We have transformed this place into a small setting of complicity
, ”he adds.
The concert will be followed by a new documentary that plunges us into the heart of this tour: "
The director followed us from the first to the last minute for a year
", says the singer who will follow the program live tomorrow on W9: "
I will watch it and share the impressions on social media at the same time
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His latest album
Encore une fois
has met with incredible success, in particular thanks to many strong songs connected to today's society, such as
for example: "
It's a song in tribute to the teachers who first give children the taste reading and knowledge
", admits Patrick Bruel.
Besides, I'm going to go to primary schools to meet children and talk to them about the pleasure and importance of reading and the respect we owe to the teacher
The reference to Samuel Paty, this professor brutally murdered in 2020, was not intended but it happened unexpectedly during a concert: “
It was the anniversary of his abominable death that shocked us all.
That day, the concert audience applauded in tribute.
It was very strong
...”, confesses the singer.
The singer also returned in a few words to the courage of his friend Florent Pagny who has been fighting cancer for many months now.
Talking about it publicly is very personal and until you're in that situation, you don't know how you would react.
We called each other regularly with Florent.
What he did was very brave.
But it is in his image.
It is an extension of his nature, of what he is
, ”explains Patrick Bruel, visibly very moved at the mention of his great friend.
“We have all been warning Pierre (Palmade) for a long time...”
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The singer also recounts the genesis of his song
On en parle
sur les quis de la société.
at the time, this song is a cry!
Without concession, I point out the things that attack us in our society.
I don't pretend to provide solutions, but it's a real rant
,” admits Patrick Bruel.
Finally, he also evokes
La chance de pas...
, a song about drugs.
Drugs are a disaster and they are everywhere, not just in show business.
The song is aimed at a particular person to encourage them to get out of this state that affects you psychologically and physically
“, he announces before answering on the Palmade affair: “
As regards Pierre (Palmade), we have all had warnings for him for a long time … But he does not stigmatize on his own the drug problem which is much larger.
Finally, Patrick Bruel talks about his children, Léon and Oscar, with undisguised pride: “
I like to talk a lot with my children but I know that they must also have their secret garden.
Nevertheless, on major subjects, I like to be the one they confide in... I'm incredibly lucky to have this extraordinary bond with two rare beings.
And if I didn't know them, I would even dream of becoming their best friend
, ”confesses the singer.