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Delfins 40 years celebrated at the sold out MEO Arena

Delfins’ 40th anniversary could not have been better, happier, more celebrated, in communion with all the fans who filled the MEO Arena, listening to the many, many songs that are part of the band’s career and our lives.

Delfins, one of the iconic Portuguese bands, celebrated 40 years of career with a grand and excellent concert at Meo Arena, sold out, full of fans who danced and sang with Miguel Ângelo (Voice), Fernando Cunha (Guitar and Voice), Luís Sampaio ( Keyboards), Rui Fadigas (Bass), Jorge Quadros (Drums) and Dora Fidalgo (Voice), from start to finish, MEO sang at the top of their lungs, “Estrelas do Rock’N’Roll”, “Nao Vou Ficar ”, “Aquele Inverno” which featured Duque Província, the band that performed the first part of the concert, “A cor azul”, “Nasce Selvagem”, among many others that are part of our collective memory.

Delfins < 2024.04.06 < Meo Arena ©Luís M. Serrão

Formed in 1984, the Delfins celebrate 4 decades in 2024, with this grandiose concert, which was joined by a tribute album, the new generation of Portuguese musicians, André Amaro performed “A cor azul”, Beatriz Rosário “Sou como um river”, Capital da Bulgária “Born wild”, Curt Davis “I won’t stay”, D’Alva “In a dream of yours”, Domingues “1 place in the sun”, Duque Província “That winter”, Gui Aly “When a ship passes ”, João Maia Ferreira “Saber amar” and Xtinto “Baía de Cascais”, showing that the Delfins arrived across several generations, as can be seen in the attendance at the MEO Arena concert.

Delfins < 2024.04.06 < Meo Arena ©Luís M. Serrão

But the joy was not only seen in the public, the happiness was evident on stage, in the smiles of Miguel, Fernando, Luís, Rui, Jorge and Dora, in this much-desired return, Miguel Ángelo thanked him for his presence and participation in this concert, a of the most beautiful moments experienced in the largest Portuguese concert hall.

See photos from the Delfins concert at Meo Arena here

Delfins < 2024.04.06 < Meo Arena ©Luís M. Serrão

Delfins are a Portuguese pop-rock band, originally from Cascais. Formed in 1981, the band had its last concert on December 31, 2009, but returned to the stage 10 years later, on August 25, 2019, on the occasion of a special concert invited by the Cascais Symphony Orchestra and CMC, in tribute to the group on the last day of the Festival das Festas do Mar in Cascais. Subsequently, Delfins reunited again in 2020/21 for the 35th anniversary “Celebration” tour.

Delfins < 2024.04.06 < Meo Arena ©Luís M. Serrão

The Delfins‘ original lineup included Fernando Cunha (guitar and vocals), João Carlos (bass) and Silvestre (keyboards). Later, Miguel Ângelo (voice) and Pedro Molkow (drums) joined the group. Over the years, other musicians were also part of the band, such as Maria Leon, Carlos Maria Trindade, Nicole Eitner, Nuno Canavarro and Sandra Fidalgo.

Delfins‘ first single, titled “Letras”, was released by Fundação Atlântica. In 1985, the group participated in the Festival RTP da Canção with the song “A Casa da Praia”. Although they came in last place in the classification, their participation generated interest and distrust in the press. The band continued to record, and in 1986, with the production of Heróis do Mar keyboardist Carlos Maria Trindade, they released their first album.

Delfins < 2024.04.06 < Meo Arena ©Luís M. Serrão

The first part was performed by Duque Província, Henrique Gonçalves (voice, guitar), António Horgan (keyboards), Philippe Keil (bass) and Francisco Cunha (drums), who made their debut on the most important national stage, overflowing with joy, and natural nervousness, but they didn’t let that stop them from making an excellent opening for the Delfins‘ fantastic concert.

See here the photos from the Duque Província concert at Meo Arena

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Duque Província < 2024.04.06 < MEO Arena ©Luís M. Serrão

Delfins Setlist

  • Planeta terra
  • Estrelas do Rock’N’Roll
  • Marcha Dos Desalinhados
  • Sou Como Um Rio
  • Ao passar um navio
  • Play Video
  • A queda de um anjo
  • A nossa vez
  • Canção de engate (António Variações cover)
  • Não Vou Ficar
  • Num Sonho Teu
  • Através da multidão
  • Se eu pudesse um dia…
  • Como uma criança
  • Aquele Inverno ( com particfipação de Duque PorvÍncia)
  • Ser maior
  • 1 só céu
  • Bandeira
  • 1 Lugar Ao Sol
  • A cor azul
  • Nasce Selvagem

Encore

  • Solta os prisioneiros
  • A primeira vez
  • O Caminho Da Felicidade
  • Baía De Cascais

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