Live music and concert highlights in Madrid
After five years without new material, Jamie Cullum has just launched what is his eighth studio album. With ‘Taller’ (2019), the English musician shows himself as more vulnerable and committed to the world than ever. The most popular jazz performer on the scene right now never disappoints his legion of fans in concert. On top of that, this show is in a very special setting, the Teatro Real, as part of the Universal Music Festival.
Since debuting in 2014 with the acclaimed 'Soul Power', American musician Curtis Harding has become one of the most intriguing artists on the current neo-soul scene, and he continues to accumulate fans wherever he goes. His most recent work, 'Face Your Fear', was released in 2017, so we do not know if he’ll take the opportunity during this concert in Madrid to show us any new material, but fingers crossed. Either way, we can’t wait for the show.
Maybe they're not as explosive as they once were and things have been sweetened by more synthesizers and fewer guitars, but one thing's for sure about Muse, they know how to put on a great big show. The English outfit are back with their eighth studio album, 'Simulation Theory' (2018) their big anthems they've wowed us with over the last two decades.
If you haven’t seen the talented Baez live, then hurry up: the American classic is in the middle of the last tour of her career. The Universal Music Festival is the setting where the folk icon says farewell to her Madrid fans. It’s sure to be an emotional night, and you can expect the artist to perform each and every one of the hits she’s given us since 1960.
Echoes of Polynesia, tropicalisms, Eastern psychophonies, ukuleles, marimbas, theremins ... All that and much more is what this group shows off on ‘La Ola Oculta’, released this year by Everlasting Records. The band’s music teleports us to the most remote and exotic corners of the globe. This concert is one of the highlights of the La Terraza Magnética festival at La Casa Encendida.
Summer nights in botanic gardens under the Madrid sky. Could there be a better setting for a music festival? You'll want to mark your calendars now and try to go more ethan one night after seeing the line-up, which includes Woody Allen, The Roots, Ben Harper, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Jane Birkin, Salvador Sobral, Loreena McKennitt, Chick Corea and Macy Gray, among other international artists. From around Spain there are big names as well. It's an eclectic collection of artists who encompass jazz, rock, pop, Latin music, flamenco and electronica, with the Alfonso XIII Royal Botanic Gardens as the backdrop.
After taking a break to spend time caring for his son, Michael Bublé returned in 2018 with his tenth studio album, 'Love'. The Canadian artist, whose style reminds so many of Frank Sinatra, is back in Spain to present tracks off the new effort and of course make us fall in love all over again with his voice and crooner style.
More Madrid nightlife
If one of the things to do in Madrid that you want to explore is the city's never-ending nightlife, you're in luck. From Monday to Sunday, you'll have no trouble finding just the right spot to fit your mood among the myriad bars, big nightclubs, and small pubs that have earned their place on the scene. Here's our selection of the best clubs in Madrid so you can head out and not worry about a thing except having a good time, whatever your taste in music and ambience.