Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (EFE).- More than 11,000 people have covered Quevedo this Saturday in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria at the start of his national tour, which begins “where he wants to be”, as his first album expresses, whose themes he has been touring with his people in a massive party full of surprises.
At the start of the “DQE Tour”, months ago the young rapper from Gran Canaria, 21, hung up the “everything sold” sign and, in his land, in just 24 hours he had already devastated all the towns.
The most anticipated tour began with a full house: “the island stole the show”, cheered one of the dozens of banners that fans of the Canary Islander showed him from all corners of the Gran Canaria Arena.
Settling down on the island since he was five years old, it was enough for Quevedo to appear on stage in his first concert at home for 11,000 voices to cheer his name, synonymous with the most viral music in Spain, and the only artist in the country to reach the number 1 on Spotify, where it remained for months as the most listened to, breaking all records.
He was Pedro Domínguez Quevedo until 2020, when a young urban talent shattered all the statistics by rising to fame as Quevedo with the viral video for the song “Cayó la noche”, with more than 165 million views.
Like a whirlwind, a “good night Gran Canaria” this Saturday set the audience roaring. “Welcome to where I want to be,” he confessed, in the intro full of strength and to the rhythm of Now What, “one of his new hits where he let himself be embraced from a 360 stage.
“And now everything has changed”, he sang before a totally dedicated pit, keeping each word company. His followers were not the only ones who sang with him: collaborations and hugs were united on the stage of the Gran Canaria Arena, where La Pantera was one of the surprises of the night to give him the voices of “Piel de cordero” on a musical journey together to one of the singers who accompanied him in those first steps until his first album, as new as it was famous.
Also one of those who seconded him on the takeoff track of his career, Maikel Delacalle, surprised the public by going up to the tables. “He has made history,” said Delacalle, voice of “My baby.” “Since 2016 working on a dream and today in 2023 we are here,” the rapper cheered, an “inspiration” for Quevedo.
Longing for his land, singing to his roots, paintings on the ground, dances of lights and lyrics that went through love and heartbreak and, of course, Gran Canaria.
“Playa del Inglés” is a hymn for him and for the people of Gran Canaria the rhythm that will undoubtedly accompany them this 2023. “Who has not dreamed of an apartment in Playa del Inglés? Don’t get me out of there”, he joked, as the lead of one of his most viral titles, with 107 million views on Spotify in 90 days.
“What is clear to me is that I want an apartment with a view of the sea,” he confessed, and the public has already done the rest: “Vista al mar” is already his second most listened to song in a career of almost impossible numbers.
Letter by letter, his song “Respuesta cero” had a massive response, to warm up the audience and set up the party with Juseph and “Chamaquita”. Climbing up one by one to her most viral hits, “Yatekomo” got the audience at the Gran Canaria Arena on their feet.
His island ‘magua’ also appeared at the Gran Canaria Arena with “Yankee”, a song that he dedicated to his family and that musical childhood that inspired him to enter this world.
Accompanied by friends
The halfway point of the concert came accompanied by Ovy On The Drums, one more in the wake of artists who filled a concert without brake. The entire pavilion jumped, the stands vibrated with the collective party of Quevedo and “Sin señal”, one of the favorite songs of his audience.
Hand on the chest and a new artist to give the bell, “Dame” and Omar Montes continued with the parade of artists of an overwhelming concert.
Canarian flags, bananas, “pío-pío” and chants to the stadium next door to cheer on UD Las Palmas, Quevedo brought out all his Canarian character at his party at home, safe, confident and in constant conversation with his people in the capital where this record artist grew up.
The leader of Spotify’s Global Top 50, left his followers no respite, who exhausted their throats jumping for his greatest hits, “Wanda”, “Cuéntale”, “A mí me falta algo”, “Si quieren frontear” or “APA “, among others.
Quevedo said goodbye accompanied by the five artists who joined him in this first concert of 2023 and his song “Cayó la noche”, the hit that gave him a name and a face in music.
He could not leave without the ending most anticipated by his people, the song that made Pedro Domínguez Quevedo known as a hit factory, “Quédate”, with more than a billion views and the song for which the first 11,000 viewers went out of their way of the first concert of the DQE Tour.
“My people don’t stop here”, he shouted several times in his show, and that’s how 2023 will be for him, with a next stop in Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, and Navarra, with more than 40,000 tickets sold out throughout the national territory.
By Laura Bautista