Gloria Trevi sings during her El Amor World Tour at the Greek Theatre. (Marvin Vasquez / Living Out Loud LA)
Hours after releasing her latest CD/DVD, dubbed El Amor, Latin pop music songstress Gloria Trevi launched her El Amor World Tour Friday night at a packed Greek Theatre in Los Angeles.
On El Amor, Trevi pays tribute to both men and women with a heavy load of cover songs that have been popular classic hits in Latin music history. Even though most of the tunes hadn’t been played in public in the manner in which they were recorded, she offered them with a full live orchestra and her band.
The 8:15 p.m. start began when Trevi entered the spotlight dressed in elegant suit and hat, the typical ensemble for Mr. Trevi. “Cama y Mesa” and “Como Yo Te Amo” quickly came and went, but they delightfully enthralled the audience with their beautiful and well-known lyrics and masterful musical delivery from the orchestra. But what people came to love the most, obviously, was Trevi’s talented ability in singing each tune.
Interestingly enough, “Como Yo Te Amo” is no easy song to sing, yet alone perform live. But Trevi does it to perfection. Heck, everything she does and has done over time has been or is near perfection. She’s always reinvented her style of music when launching fresh albums and also on every tour.
For example, just one year ago Trevi performed at the Microsoft Theatre and the fans saw her change into 18 different outfits. This time around it was only a total of five; both tours carried a totally distinctive look. The Mr. Trevi notion absolutely has lots to do with it; it adds a spark.
“Y Ahora Quién” (with some salsa music added), “Ese Hombre Es Malo,” “Te Quiero,” “Cómo Nace El Universo” and “El Amor Después Del Amor” also became part of the Mr. Trevi experience, which lasted over 30 minutes.
The crowd even saw Trevi surrounded with over 70 people on stage, as a soulful gospel accompanied her.
Two of the highlights of the night came when Trevi and her back-up singers performed a Spanglish rendition of “I Will Survive” mixed in with “Todos Me Miran” and during a medley featuring “El Recuento de los Daños,” “Con Los Ojos Cerrados,” “Vestida De Azúcar” and “El Favor De LaSoledad.”
Oddly enough, it only took a total of two seconds from “Con Los Ojos Cerrados” to have the entire venue up on its feet; audience members remained standing until the song’s last note. Not only was each person dancing, but each sang every word of the piece alongside Trevi. Those minutes served as a reminder that the 47-year-old continues to penetrate our hearts!
But as the saying goes, all good things come to an end. After “Que Voy A Hacer Sin El,” Trevi rendered yet another marvelously performed medley: “Pelo Suelto” (1992), “Los Borregos” (1991), “La Noche” (2011) and “Dr. Psiquiatra” (1989). She blended hits from three different eras, and it was absolutely stunning, as was her whole performance.
After having changed her wardrobe for a fifth time, Trevi managed to debut “Inmortal” (El Amor). The thousands present loved it, as usual … just as everyone who witnesses the El Amor World Tour will. It’s a must-see show!