Alejandra Guzmán brought opening act Río Roma on stage during her set at the Greek Theatre. (Juan O’Campo)
Renowned Spanish rock singer Alejandra Guzmán brought her current “La Guzmán 1F Tour” to the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles Saturday night and she treated all in attendance to a stellar show of rock and pop.
Before Guzmán hit the stage, Mexican pop duo Río Roma delivered an opening set of 30 minutes. Río Roma, comprised of José Luis and Raúl Roma, performed several tracks, including some from Hoy es Buen Día, their most recent studio album.
Río Roma also managed to squeeze some time in with La Reina del Rock (the Queen of Rock) when they made another appearance during Guzmán’s set to sing “Día de Suerte,” which was written by José Luis. This was the first time both acts performed the tune live in the United States. It was a great surprise.
Guzmán, who sported extravagant-looking clothes (as always), also brought out regional Mexican musician Gerardo Ortiz to sing “Volverte Amar.” While Ortiz’s vocals were solid, Guzmán completely outshined him. Her vocals overpowered his, and honestly made it seem like he wasn’t event present. It was rather remarkable that she could do that. Nevertheless, it was a treat to see them both during the same show.
In the late 1980s, Mexican singer-songwriter Guzmán launched her career and became an instant success. After over 25 years of singing and recording, she continues to be an icon of Spanish rock.
She began her show last night with a soothing track, “Necesito Amarme,” featuring a heavy dose of piano. She then proceeded with the uptempo “Mirala Miralo,” which quickly got everyone up from their seats to dance and sing along to the catchy lyrics.
The excitement didn’t stop there because Guzmán also brought forth many other popular tunes in “Ten Cuidado con el Corazon,” “Eternamente Bella,” “Reina de Corazones” and “Mírame,” among others. Guzmán also dedicated “Te Esperaba” to her daughter, Frida Sofia.
Throughout the show, the rock diva performed both her greatest hits and material from her most recent album, Primera Fila. “Mala Hierba” appeared to be the last song to be performed, but she soon came out for an impeccable encore that featured her most successful and famous piece to date in “Hacer El Amor Con Otro.”
Overall, the show had a great turnout, and everyone in the sold-out venue enjoyed La Reina del Rock’s new and classic repertoire.