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Gipsy Kings: The Gypsy Kings have been hypnotizing the world with the infectious sound of their flamenco guitars since the early 80s. The reigning Kings of Rumba Flamenco have fans demanding Gypsy Kings concert dates on a global scale. Luck for us, Gypsy Kings tour dates are currently scheduled internationally throughout spring and summer, 2011.

The Gypsy Kings are a combination of two sets of brothers, who happen to be cousins. The Reyes and the Ballardos are the sons of Romani Gypsies who fled Spain during the harsh rule of Franco during the Spanish Civil War. The families settled in southern France in the towns of Arles and Montepellier, close to their Catalonian homeland. The band combines traditional Andalusian flamenco with music forged in the new world, such as Rumba and Salsa.

The band's name derives from their Gypsy heritage as well as from their early days as traveling musicians. They dubbed themselves, "Los Reyes," meaning "Kings" in English, and traveled throughout the Mediterranean playing to weddings and lavish parties. The skill with which they play their traditional flamenco guitars garnered them immediate attention from Europe's upper crest and Gypsy Kings performances became highly coveted commodities. They finally decided to record an album and released their debut, "Allegria" in 1982 to lukewarm sales. The immense popularity did not correlate to record sales for the group and they remained a traveling band until they found commercial success in 1988.

With the help of producer Claude Martinez, the band was able transition into an international sensation bringing their traditional musical to a global audience. They released their self-titled third album in 1988 and haven't looked back since. The album featured the now classic Gypsy Kings songs, "Djobi Djoba," and "Bamboleo," and catapulted the band to international stardom. They gained fame in the United States by adding their flamenco style onto the Eagle's classic "Hotel California," and the US has been enamored ever since. Their work has been featured in movies such as "The Big Lebowski," and "Toy Story 3" as well as the HBO series "Entourage."

The band continues to record and release music, however, Gypsy Kings tour dates are the band's main focus. Their most recent release is 2006's "Pasajaero," in which the band experimented with the "Charango" musical style of Peru. The Gypsy Kings concert schedule have the acclaimed flamenco musicians traveling the globe this spring and summer. Don't miss out on Flamenco's most flavorful group; Use Eventful as your source for Gypsy Kings tour dates and concert schedule news.

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