The Xutos & Pontapés release a new album, ‘Duro’, which includes tracks recorded by guitarist Zé Pedro, who died last year, announced today.
According to information available on the official website of the band on the social network Facebook, ‘Duro’, which is due to be released on January 18, is presented live on January 25 at Lisboa ao Vivo, in Lisbon, and on February 1st at Hard Club, in Porto.
In January, the Xutos & Pontapés announced that they would remain in the active, some weeks after the death of the guitarist Zé Pedro (to 30 of November of 2017).
At the time they announced the continuity of the group, the Xutos & Pontapés mentioned that the guitarist Zé Pedro still recorded several songs during 2017 and that will enter the new album.
About to celebrate 40 years of his career, the Xutos & Pontapés gave the first concert on January 13, 1979, in the Students of Apollo, in Lisbon. The latest album, ‘Puro’, dates from 2014.
The new album is “a legacy of perseverance and persistence, of mourning and joy, anxiety and calm.” “With 40 years of existence, Xutos & Pontapés are among the few Portuguese bands that are truly transgenerational, adding to the most militant fans of their early days, new generations to their ranks of fans.” Duro “is, therefore, a legacy reads on the band’s Facebook page.
Zé Pedro died on November 30 at the age of 61. The last concert in which he participated was on November 4, at the Coliseum in Lisbon, which closed the tour of 2017.
In June of this year, the band honoured the guitarist with an emotional concert at Rock in Rio Lisboa, which included the three greatest figures of the Portuguese State (President of the Republic, President of the Assembly of the Republic and Prime Minister), and family and friends of Zé Pedro on stage.
In July, the Super Bock Super Rock festival included the show “Who the f * ck is Zé Pedro?”, Which brought together musicians such as Carlão, Manuela Azevedo, Manel Cruz and Rui Reininho to play songs from the bands where Zé Pedro passed, accompanied by a band formed by relatives of Xutos & Pontapés.
Of the Xutos & Pontapés are Tim (vocalist and bassist), Kalú (drummer), João Cabeleira (guitarist) and Gui (saxophone).