Nothing there with a great backdrop! Pop star Nico Santos opened the open-air season on the stage of the Gelsenkirchen amphitheater in front of an mostly empty auditorium.
The radio station 1LIVE presented “The concert with Nico Santos” on Saturday evening. And the star with the smoky voice played with his band from 9 p.m. and at least 100 lucky ones could be there as winners of a draw. Over 6,000 people usually have space in the wide circle.
What used to be a shame is now state of the art! The main thing is to play, then stop in front of an empty backdrop – that is the motto of the pop stars.
And this show was by far the loneliest of the great singer who made it to number 4 on the US billboard charts with his smash hit “Rooftop” in 2018. The 100 lucky winners were carefully distributed in the auditorium. The prescribed hygiene and clearance regulations applied.
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The concert celebrated the “resumption of cultural activities in North Rhine-Westphalia”.
The restrictions last until the end of August
Of course, such events also generate images for the history books, after all not everyone experiences a pandemic like this. The first worldwide spanning 100 years. Large events such as open air are prohibited until at least August 31. Meanwhile, other artists try to help themselves out with drive-in concerts where visitors have to linger in their mobile stands.
The show was recorded and will air on Sunday.
Anyone else who wants to see Nico Santos somewhere else: The 27-year-old is currently a guest on the VOX show “Sing my Song – The Exchange Concert”. and: The accompanying album “Sing mein Song – Das Tauschkonzert Vol.7” has just entered the official German charts from zero to number 1. The album is available as a standard version, as a Super Deluxe with three CDs, including all duets for the first time and as a limited fan box.
Incidentally, Nico’s self-titled new album is currently in 5th place.
Next drive-in dates with Nico