Van Morrison Set For Madrid Return Concert

Three years after his last visit to the capital, Blues king, Van Morrison is set to return to the capital for one night only at the WiZink Center on the 1st December.

The one date concert was scheduled for October 2020 but was postponed due to the pandemic.

Born in Belfast (Northern Ireland) in 1945, George Ivan Morrison, better known as Van Morrison, is considered one of the most influential of his genre.

He began his musical career in the late 1950s as a saxophonist with The Monarchs, before forming the group Them, with whom he recorded his own compositions such as Gloria.

But the constant internal problems of the group led Morrison to throw in the towel and begin a solo career in 1966.

Characterized by the fusion of genres such as R&B, jazz, blues and traditional Irish music, Morrison soon achieved fame with productions such as Astral Weeks in 1968 and Moondance in 1970, catalogued by the specialized press as two of the best records of the 20th century.

Currently, Van Morrison, nicknamed the Lion of Belfast for his extensive vocal abilities, has more than 30 albums, which include songs such as Wild NightBrown Eyed GirlSomeone like YouMadame George or Days Like This. For all this, he has been awarded six Grammy Awards and a Brit Award, as well as being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993.

His has influenced hundreds of  artists, such as  U2, Bob Seger, Jim Morrison, Nick Cave and even Jimi Hendrix and worked with titans of jazz and blues including  Georgie Fame, Lonnie Donegan and Chris Barber.

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