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Alejandro Sanz Rides His ‘Tren’ to Costa Rica

January 4, 2008

Slightly scratchy but mostly sensual, the voice of Spanish pop singer-guitarist-songwriter Alejandro Sanz has been known to woo crowds on this side of the Atlantic, too. Sanz plans to do it again in Costa Rica Feb. 12 at the Ricardo Saprissa Stadium in Tibás, north of San José.

It’s the same venue in which Madrid’s heartthrob greeted screaming Ticas last time in a stop-off on his 2004 “No es lo mismo” (“It’s Not the Same”) tour.

This time Sanz rides in on “El tren de los momentos” (roughly “Train of Time”), the widely acclaimed album released in November 2006 featuring fellow stars Juanes, Shakira and Calle 13.

Sanz’s Costa Rica visit could come fresh after winning the Grammy award for “best Latin pop album,” to be announced Feb. 10. His “tren” is also scheduled to make a stop Feb. 14 in Caracas,Venezuela, though it remains to be seen if President Hugo Chávez will allow it. In October, Sanz inadvertently became a voice for the opposition when Chávez banned the Spanish pop singer from performing in a state-owned arena in Caracas for having criticizing the government.

Sanz’s opinion of the Venezuelan president seems to have since worsened. During a recent concert in Miami, he reportedly brandished a T-shirt bearing the words “Chávez sucks.”

Information on ticket prices and points of sale is expected to be released shortly.

 

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