Orpheum Theatre | Boston, Massachusetts
Are you a fan of Caetano Veloso's songs from his latest album, "Meu Coco?" Who isn't, right? As his first solo album in almost a decade, these songs are another testament to Veloso's supreme resourcefulness and extraordinary wit. Songs like "Você-Você," "Anjos Tronchos," and "Noites De Cristal" will echo loudly in the walls of Orpheum Theatre as the legendary musician brings his "Meu Coco Tour" to the famous Boston, Massachusetts venue. The Brazilian star will offer an evening of mesmerizing performances spanning various musical styles — a fitting celebration for his four-decade career. So be sure to get your tickets for this incredible performance you don’t want to miss. Be awed as the multi-Grammy award-winning artist skillfully plays his guitar and serenades you with his career-defining songs. If all these sound great to you, be sure to click the "Get Tickets" link to secure your seats early for this highly-anticipated concert. Sign up for our newsletter and get $5 off your first order!
Considered one of Brazil's greatest musicians, Caetano Veloso has been an institution in the country's music industry. He has morphed into a formidable force in several music genres after starting out in the musical movement Tropicalismo in the 1960s. This important movement in the country encompassed theatre, poetry, and music, which Veloso himself helped to shape as a distinctive style.
Ranked by Rolling Stone as number 108 in the 200 Greatest Singers of All Time in 2023, Veloso's career is something any budding musician can only dream of. Throughout his career, the renowned artist released 35 albums — all of which also became an avenue for him to spread his message of fighting for social justice and activism.
Many thought his early albums were bold and unconventional. All of these albums were pioneers in the tropicália sound. Only in the 1970s did he begin some experimentations on styles with fusions of various genres. "Transa," an album he made in London while in exile, was released in 1972. Despite being far from home, he managed to captivate the Brazilian audience with this release. In fact, it is among the top ten albums of all time in Brazil. After this record, every subsequent album was just as experimental and risk-taking. Among these groundbreaking releases, "Estrangeiro" (1989) and "Cinema Transcendental" (1979) stood out.
Over the years, Caetano Veloso continued to reinvent his music. Even before the turn of the millennium, he was widely regarded as one of the most original and groundbreaking musicians of all time. He shares this distinction with Bob Marley and the Beetles. His music during this era redefined samba and MPB (Música popular brasileira) for the next generation. "Eu Não Peço Desculpa," "Onqotô," and "Zii e Zie" were among his biggest releases.
Aside from selling millions of albums, Veloso has earned countless awards and nominations. Most notable are his five Grammy nominations for Best World Music Album, which he won three of these nominations. He also boasts eleven Latin Grammy awards for "Best MPB Album," "Best Singer-Songwriter Album," and "Record of the Year," among many others. His outstanding accomplishments, especially in the field of cinema scoring, were also acknowledged by other award-giving organizations, notably those in Brazil and South America.
This year, the Brazilian icon will embark on a limited North American tour. On April 13, the tropicália, samba, and MPB tunes of Veloso will be brought to the Orpheum Theatre in Boston, Massachusetts. Get your tickets now because they will sell out quickly!