Chris de Burgh's long love affair with Quebecers
Since 1975, Chris de Burgh has always enjoyed returning to play for Quebec audiences almost every year. ” After South America, it's really in Montreal, thanks to the CHOM station, that it all started,” says the Anglo-Irish artist who will come to give four concerts in Quebec in the coming days.< /strong>
When we look at the setlist.fm site for the list of shows that Chris de Burgh has given in Quebec since the beginning of his career, the figure is quite impressive. In all, the artist has given more than forty concerts in our province, mainly in Montreal and Quebec, but also in Sherbrooke, Trois-Rivières and Saguenay.
“It really goes back to a long time, but for me it's like a love story that started with Spanish Train and Other Stories, told the Journalthe songwriter about his relationship with Quebec. I remember the concerts I gave at the Forum and at Place des Arts. When I arrived on stage, people stood up and applauded. It brought tears to my eyes. I can't wait to go back.”
The show de Burgh will be performing in a few days is called An Evening with… Chris de Burgh & Band — His Songs, Stories and Hits. The singer got the idea for this tour while performing solo concerts in Europe.
“I did like 50 and found that people seemed to like the stories I told on my songs. In the new concert there will be several. This time I will be accompanied by my musicians. »
During this evening, the singer will offer pieces dear to his heart, without forgetting the great successes. “I have about 330 songs in my repertoire, but it's important for me to remember that people come to hear the hits like Spanish Train, A Spaceman Came Travelling, Don't Pay The Ferryman< /em>and High On Emotion. »
Of course, the worldwide mega hit The Lady in Red will also be part of the program. Did Chris de Burgh sometimes get tired of doing it in concert? “No, it never happened. I wouldn't put that song in my top 10 favorite songs. But it's called a business card. People who like this track, it's a key to listen to my other tracks which are completely different. »
► The show < strong>An evening with… Chris de Burgh & Band — Ses Chansons, Histoires et Succès will be presented at the Grand Théâtre de Québec (April 12), at the Granada Theater in Sherbrooke (April 13) and at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier in Place des Arts in Montreal (April 16-17). cbeb.com.