When I saw the announcement of the Los Zigarros concert in Bilbao, I knew a sold-out show was guaranteed. From 2013, with their debut album Los Zigarro, till this year’s third one Apaga la Radio, the band has entered the Spanish rock scene like a tsunami. Back in 2013 I had the pleasure of hearing them in the BBK Live Festival and there was no doubt about the success they would achieve in the next years.
After struggling through traffic to reach the venue, I made my way to the front row and waited patiently for the show. After a little delay, it all began. About 80% of the setlist was part of the new album, which in fact is great, as it is a fantastic piece of rock music. But there was also time for some hits of the previous ones, and that were the moments for the crowd to get crazy. The Tormo brothers, Ovidi on voice and guitar and Alvaro on guitar, Natxo Tamarit on bass and Adrian Ribes on drums, transmitted all the night the sensation that they were enjoying it as much as all the people on the venue.
All in all, a great night for the rock music fans, included myself, and the confirmation of the band in the national rock scene. Great news for everybody, as in the last years the Spanish rock was a little bit down in level, lacking of new groups to take the place of the successful old ones.
Iosu Apraiz is a spanish photographer based in Bilbao. Whether at a live show or hiking in the mountains he always brings his camera with him to capture the moment.