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Joan Manuel Serrat announces final world tour finishing in Barcelona

Revered Catalan singer-songwriter wants to say goodbye to fans “personally” after “forced inactivity” due to pandemic

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02 December 2021 11:37 AM

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ACN | Barcelona

Joan Manuel Serrat, the beloved Catalan singer-songwriter with a storied career spanning half a century, has announced one last world tour to say goodbye “personally” to his fans. 

The tour, finishing in Barcelona’s Palau Sant Jordi in December 2022, will be the artist’s final performances on stage, although he has announced that he will continue to write songs at home and possibly even record an album. 

However, he says he will not be performing any more concerts after this, as he wants to spend more time with his family. 

Serrat, in an interview with ‘El País’, explained that after the “forced inactivity” of the pandemic, he wants to get back to the stage to say his goodbyes “in person” and not feel “fired by a plague.” 

The tour, titled ‘The Vice of Singing 1965-2022’, will kick off in New York’s Beacon Theater next April 27, before finishing in the Catalan capital on December 23. 

The 'Mediterráneo' singer will give concerts of about 20-30 songs, although he still doesn't know which ones. 

"I will be accompanied by my usual team of technicians, musicians, lighting professionals, the same as always. Even I will be the same," Serrat adds.

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  • Joan Manuel Serrat performs on stage in Barcelona's Auditori del Fòrum in 2018 (by Mar Vila)

  • Joan Manuel Serrat performs on stage in Barcelona's Auditori del Fòrum in 2018 (by Mar Vila)

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