Marco Antonio Solís never stopped interacting with his fans, making for a dynamic show. (Michael Carranza/Living Out Loud LA)
Mexican singer-songwriter Marco Antonio Solís charmed his fans with an extraordinary concert Friday night at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., as part of his highly successful 2014 tour in support of his new album
The tour is also promoting his latest album, Gracias Por Estar Aqui and its single, “Tres Semanas.”
“El Buki” made his entrance in a shiny black suit jacket, black pants and white shirt to a packed house of eager fans who exploded upon hearing his first song around 9 p.m.
Solis’ shows are known for being among the most dynamic and complete in music today, and this performance was no exception. His musicians and dancers were also magnificent and contributed to the overall effect of the show.
The set featured his all-time greatest hits, not only as part of Los Bukis but as a solo artist as well. He kicked things off with “Que Ganas Me Dieron” and followed with “El Peor de Mis Fracasos” and “Y Ahora Te Vas.”
One of the musically powerful moments of the night came when the crowd erupted to “Morenita.” The set continued with “Tu Hombre Perfecto,” “O Me Voy O Te Vas,” Quiereme,” “Tu Me Vuelves Loco,” “Si Te Pudiera Mentir” and “Como Fui a Enamorarme de Ti.”
One of the reasons his concert was so dynamic was that Solís never stopped interacting with his fans throughout. He shared anecdotes and the history behind his compositions. He also had a unique sense of humor. As the night went on, he performed more of his greatest hits, such as “El Milagrito,” “De Mil Amores,” “Que Pena Me Das,” “Tu Carcel,” and “El Perdedor,” among others.
Then, the most memorable event of the evening came. It was a huge surprise to everyone, but Solís was joined by his three daughters on stage, and together they sang “Ya Te Olvide.” They seemed a bit nervous but did a marvelous job with the song. It was clear they all have a bright future ahead of them in the music industry; the eldest daughter is already pursuing her career. This reunion with his daughters played down rumors that he and the oldest daughter have an estranged relationship; They all seemed to share a great bond onstage.
Near the show’s end, he was presented with numerous awards and recognition by some of the city’s politicians for his contributions to music and the Latin community in California. Then he concluded the evening with “Tres Semanas” and “Mas Que Tu Amigo,” and his performance clearly left everyone more than satisfied.
Without a doubt, Solís is one of the icons of Mexican music and known throughout the world. His record sales and perpetual sold-out shows speak for themselves. His tour continues May 24 in Chula Vista and Aug. 1 in Indio. He also stops in Texas before coming to Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live Sept. 26.
Edison Millan contributed to this story.