Virus has fulfilled its pending assignment: play at the Luna Park and fill it up

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After the longest impasse of his career, he returned last year Virusthe emblematic Argentine rock group of the 80s, which thanks to the brothers Marcello and Giulio Moura managed to overcome in recent decades the difficult moment of the death of Federico Mora.

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The idea of ​​this return was celebrate 40 years of career and not only playing in Argentina but also going on an international tour, which leg will start very soon, after completing an outstanding task: playing at the Luna Park stadium. Precisely them, who were always from “Team Obras”.

Virus al Luna Park, with Mario Serra on drums, Marcelo Moura on vocals and keyboards, Julio Moura on vocals and guitar.  Photo: Martin Bonetto.

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Virus al Luna Park, with Mario Serra on drums, Marcelo Moura on vocals and keyboards, Julio Moura on vocals and guitar. Photo: Martin Bonetto.

By the way, Virus had one more pending task: putting together a recital in which he would shine the brightest the presence of Julio as lead singerbeyond his historical role as guitarist and composer.

AS, Luna Park was a new challenge in the group competition, which was successful and has had the unwavering and lifelong support of its fans, many of whom witness its early days and its furor in the 1980s.

The band was completed with Ariel Naón on bass, keyboards and backing vocals, Patricio Fontana on keyboards and Agustín Ferro on guitar and backing vocals.

cascade of shots

Virus, you must remember, has not a handful of hits, but more than a dozen, which allows you to build all kinds of playlists. On this occasion, the slogan was to save the most danceable and catchy hits for last, presenting their more calm and sophisticated aspect in the first part, without the joy, freshness and vitality of the second part.

Marcelo Moura at the Virus show at Luna Park.  Photo: Martin Bonetto.

Marcelo Moura at the Virus show at Luna Park. Photo: Martin Bonetto.

Furthermore, in the first half, the individual performances of the three original components were allowed: the drummer Mario Serra and the brothers Marcelo and Julio Moura.

The beginning, after a succession of photos of Federico that aroused long applause, was with dense realitysung by Julio, and then I take what I findwith Marcelo’s usual solvency, very relaxed with one hand in his pocket.

The brothers Marcelo and Julio Moura, at the helm of the 2023 version of Virus, together with the drummer Mario Serra.  Photo: Martin Bonetto.

The brothers Marcelo and Julio Moura, at the helm of the 2023 version of Virus, together with the drummer Mario Serra. Photo: Martin Bonetto.

A rarity was listening give me a sign in Portuguese, e Crazy coconut in two voices

The first guest was Manuel Morettiof the Estelares group, which has joined i can program, which lifted the mood and made everyone dance. “It’s a great honour, thank you,” Moretti thanked.

Averaging the first part, Marcelo said that “There will be intimate moments and this is one”, giving rise to the slow What do I do in Manila?where all the audience turned on the lights of their phones and painted the stadium with a beautiful picture.

past dust of a relationship AND Absencethat people listened attentively, but it was acoustic success pagan images the one that once again put the Luna Park back on its feet.

Julio Moura at the Virus recital at Luna Park, where they had never played before.  Photo: Martin Bonetto.

Julio Moura at the Virus recital at Luna Park, where they had never played before. Photo: Martin Bonetto.

A special moment was when Federico himself sang happy blisswhere Julio shone with one of his best solos of the night.

“We will live a moment of intimacy”, Marcelo warned again, “even if we are thousands”, and he dedicated night farewell to Frederick. It was a very emotional moment and the audience thanked them with the classic “Olé olé olé, Fede Fede!”.

Federico Moura's image on the Luna Park video screens during the Virus show.  Photo Martin Bonetto.

Federico Moura’s image on the Luna Park video screens during the Virus show. Photo Martin Bonetto.

The first section ends with Julio doing unidentified passerby Alone.

an end to everything

Mario Serra had his moment of brilliance with a drum solo at the beginning of the second part of the show.  Photo: Martin Bonetto.

Mario Serra had his moment of brilliance with a drum solo at the beginning of the second part of the show. Photo: Martin Bonetto.

In the best style of his shows 40 years ago, the second part began with a drum solo by Mario Serra, always capable of combining virtuosity with humor and ease. The only thing missing was the old sketch of Marcelo speeding up and slowing down as if he were loading it.

From there, the party was total: an energetic and powerful version of Dracula’s dreams, Disposable love (sung by Marcelo, Julio and Federico), Prompt delivery, Help me, Common places AND the testerwith another guest: a decentralized Benito Cerati who walked around the stage like a caged lion, not concentrating on the song.

But it lacked more: circular destination (with another great solo by Julio), You have to get out of the inner hole (with Federico on the screens) e wadu wadu.

“Thank you for so many years of support,” thanked Marcelo, and for the encores they arrived Quick look, honeymoon in hand AND Carolina.

Virus achieved its goal of filling the Luna Park and the audience celebrated the hits which sounded as flawless as ever. Now comes the Latin American tour and the big question: will there be a closure of this stage in Buenos Aires?

Source: Clarin

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