Enrique Bunbury, the “Hero of legend” who retires after 35 years: “Thank you sincerely!”

The singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and former vocalist and leader of the Spanish rock band Héroes del Silencio,

Enrique Bunbury, has canceled the performance that he planned to offer on September 22 at the Icónica Sevilla Fest festival due to the decision made by the artist to suspend his entire tour in Spain due to his persistent physical problems that prevent him from continuing on stage.

Born on August 11, 1967 in Zaragoza, northeastern Spain, at the age of thirteen he was already playing the electric guitar and later the drums. He began playing at school and as a singer and guitarist, or occasional drummer and bassist in “amateur” groups such as Apocalypse, Rebel Waltz, Entropic Process or Three Years of Pena or Glass Juice.

Together with drummer Juan Valdivia foHe signed Heroes del Silencio in 1985 and, two years later, the mini-album “Heroe of Legend” was released.which was followed by “El mar no cesa” (1989), which was a Platinum Record.

Other important successes with Héroes del Silencio were “Trails of treason” (1990), “The spirit of wine” (1993), “Flor de loto” (1994), “Avalanche” (1995), “Parasiempre” (1996) and “Oddities” (1998); the latter came to light after the disappearance of the group -Bunbury, Juan Valdivia, Pedro Andreu and Joaquín Cardiel-, as a sign of gratitude to his many fans and included some hitherto unknown songs.

Bunbury, who was the one who decided the end of Héroes del Silencio, created in 1994 the independent label A la Inversa Records with the Zaragoza group Las Novias. In 1997 came his first solo studio work, “Radical Sonora”, which was followed by “Pequeño” (1999), “Flamingos” (2002), and “El viaje a nada” in 2004, for which he received a Gold Record in Mexico and an MTV award for best Spanish musician. In 2005 he announced the dissolution of the band that had accompanied him since he left Héroes due to “exhaustion of ideas”.

His next job “The time of the cherries” (2006), was made in collaboration with the Asturian Nacho Vegas, benchmark for independent music, and successfully presented by both at the Liceo de Barcelona.

Although the Heroes met again in 2007 and did a brief tour, Bunbury always denied a hypothetical return of the Aragonese quartet that gave him fame. That year she received the Jury’s Special Ondas Award and a tribute from the EMI label. surpassing sales of more than six million records in almost 40 countries.

In 2008 he released “Hellville de luxe” (his fifth solo studio album) and presented the short “The thin man who will never waver“, starring him and directed by the Frenchman Edouard Salier.

His sixth studio album, “Las Consecuencias” (2010), and the seventh, “Licenciado Cantinas” (2011), They were followed by a tour that began in Valencia and reached the US and Latin America.

He continued with “Palosanto” (2013), the most conceptual album of his career, recorded in Los Angeles, city ​​where he had gone to live, and with the collaboration of the band Los Santos Inocentes.

In 2014, the album tour began in Mexico and he recorded the feature film “The Longest Way”, a documentary about his tour of Americadirected by Alexis Morante, the director of his music videos.

At the end of the year, “Madrid, Area 51” was released, a double CD and double DVD recorded live on June 29, 2014 at the Palacio de los Deportes in Madrid.

His next works They were “Hijos del pueblo” (2015), recorded live, and “Expectativas” (2017)their ninth studio album, which is a mixture of sounds.

in 2016 was named Best Spanish Artist again at the MTV Europe Music Awards.

Before his final goodbye to the stage announced today, Burbury had reported last February that he was retiring from the stage as of September, after fulfilling his commitments in Spain and the US, due to throat and respiratory problems. The decision was made after a Mexican tour in which he had verified that what “normally was pleasure and delight has become a source of immense pain and suffering.”

“I am old enough to make this important change in my life and the support of my family and management,” remarked the artist, who acknowledged that in his 35-year career he has risen “on the best stages in the world and on some of the worst.”

The musician, who has a biography“Enrique Bunbury. The rest is silence”, written by the journalist Pep Blay, He has been married to Jose Girl, his official photographer, since October 2012 and they have a daughter (2011). He had previously been married to Nona Rubio (2000-2001).

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Enrique Bunbury, the “Hero of legend” who retires after 35 years: “Thank you sincerely!”