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Interpol Plays Free Concert at Mexico City's Zocalo: 5 Best Moments


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Interpol celebrated the most important live performance of its profession with a free present on Saturday (April 20) on the Zócalo in Mexico Metropolis, the place the band gathered over 160,000 followers, in line with figures offered by native authorities.

Within the phrases of vocalist Paul Banks, it was the “most particular night time” and “a terrific honor” to carry out at a historic website for a rustic with which they’ve maintained a really shut relationship for twenty years. The band — additionally comprising guitarist Daniel Kessler and drummer Sam Fogarino (who’s recovering from surgical procedure and was lined by Chris Broome) — has the visited the nation simply over 20 occasions. Banks lived and studied in Mexico when he was 17. This partly explains why he looks like he’s in his “second house,” as he instructed Billboard Español hours earlier than Saturday’s efficiency.

After transferring to New York for school, the vocalist returned in 2005 to Mexico Metropolis and gave one in all his most memorable concert events. That night time, within the Salón Mexica, he says he felt the “terrifying” great thing about the Mexican viewers, when the venue was about to break down as a result of variety of individuals gathered (about 7,000, in line with promoter Iguapop).

This time round, on the Zócalo — the principle public sq. within the nation and the second largest on this planet after Tiananmen in China — every thing was impeccable, together with the sound, the lights, and the logistics. The Authorities of Mexico Metropolis deployed an operation with a whole bunch of cops who watched over the principle plaza and surrounding streets, the place big screens have been put in in order that extra individuals may benefit from the present with out venturing into the gang. Though there was a slight drizzle hours earlier than, spirits didn’t falter.

Interpol joins a listing of worldwide stars who’ve carried out on the Zócalo, together with Paul McCartney, Roger Waters, Justin Bieber, Shakira, Rosalía, Café Tacvba, and Vicente Fernández, amongst others.

Listed here are a few of our favourite  moments from Interpol’s Mexico Metropolis live performance, together with the whole setlist.



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