RBD Delivers Nostalgia, Euphoria and All of the Hits Throughout Chicago Present: 8 Finest Moments From the Soy Rebelde Tour Cease
Only a few blocks from the Assured Price Discipline, the stadium house to the White Sox positioned within the South Facet of Chicago, concertgoers have been noticed clad in Rebelde uniforms — denim skirts (or pants), crisp white button-ups, pink blazers and, in fact, the pink striped tie.
On Thursday (Sept. 7), a sea of multigenerational followers made their solution to the venue, the place RBD was set to carry out as a part of their Soy Rebelde Tour — the band’s first present within the metropolis in over 10 years — the place followers would get to see Anahí, Christian Chávez, Dulce María, Maite Perroni and Christopher von Uckermann onstage once more.
The ultra-successful Mexican pop group, which disbanded in 2008 after conquering the world within the early 2000s with large pop hits reminiscent of “Sálvame,” “Rebelde,” “Nuestro Amor and “Sólo Quédate en Silencio,” is again collectively for one of the vital momentous reunions in Latin music historical past.
Earlier this yr, RBD introduced their extremely anticipated reunion tour, the band’s return to the stage in 15 years. As an RBD fan myself, it’s secure to say that it was well worth the wait. Earlier than performing an ultra-emotional two-hour set overlaying their intensive pop catalog, a number of of the members shared some phrases of gratitude. “To see you again after many years, it’s very impressive,” Dulce María instructed zealous followers. “We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.” Maite, who couldn’t assist however get emotional added, “RBD never left. Thank you for being here. Thank you for all the years of love.”
Final month, RBD was Billboard Español’s digital cowl story topic, the place 5 out of the six authentic members (Alfonso Herrera declined to be a part of the reunion) spoke about coming again collectively for a brand new tour and new music. “All five of us have very different personalities, and with the years, we’ve learned to embrace our differences. But in the end, it’s when we come back together that this grows and this magic explodes,” Perroni mentioned in regards to the reunion. The hot button is, again then, we got here collectively as the results of an audition; this time, it’s one thing we selected to do.”
RBD is due again at Assured Price Discipline on Friday (Sept. 8) for a second present. Listed below are the very best moments from RBD’s first present in Chicago.
College is in session
From ladies to males and even children, everybody was carrying their Elite Means College (the boarding college from the Rebelde telenovela, the place RBD was born) uniform. And in the event you weren’t carrying that outfit — which required denim, a button-down white shirt and the striped tie — you have been in all probability carrying a pink cowboy hat, as an homage to Mía Colucci’s (performed by Anahí) music video for “Sálvame.” The truth that everybody there was in uniform was not solely spectacular, it additionally speaks volumes to RBD’s lasting affect on popular culture throughout generations.
Unleash your vitality
The stadium went darkish somewhat previous 8 p.m. and followers roared — some cried — because the present was about to kick off. “After 15 years, our hearts finally reunite,” Anahí’s voice was heard. “We’re breaking barriers. Today, we unleash our energy.” Then, the fabulous 5 have been a imaginative and prescient, carrying sparkly outfits, standing on a floating pedestal, taking within the crowd’s screams and applause. Anahí, Dulce María, Christopher, Maite and Christian kicked off the two-hour present with bangers “Tras De Mí” and “Un Poco De Tu Amor.”
The final time RBD carried out in Chicago was again in 2008 on the Allstate Enviornment. On Thursday, they carried out at a stadium with a capability of greater than 40,000. “How are you tonight, Chicago?” Christian requested the rebeldes in attendance. “You don’t know what it feels like to see you all again. To see you again after many years. It’s very impressive. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts,” Dulce María mentioned after performing the primary two songs. To which Maite added, “RBD never left. Thank you for being here. Thank you for all the years of love.”
“Arriba las mujeres!,” Dulce María declared, sharing the stage with Anahí and Maite. “We’re so happy to be here after so many years. We’re now older, with more experience, stronger, more united. Let’s not compete with each other. Let’s create an alliance. We welcome all women that are here to join us three — who are now moms. We’re more united than ever.” The three went on to sing a medley of hits, together with “Enséñame” and “Así Soy Yo.”
Christopher took the highlight to sing a solo model of the ballad “Inalcanzable.” He began off by letting the group sing the start of the monitor. He was clearly blown away at how followers put a lot pathos into the supply. Then, it was his flip to sing, and he did whereas taking part in the piano at first — after which walked down the stage’s runway to finish the tune nearer to the group. “Tonight, we are one,” he instructed his followers.
“I’m tired of saying I’m sorry”
Sporting a rosa mexicano-colored mariachi swimsuit, Christian — who totally embraced his queer identification onstage — delivered a chilling model of the bilingual “Tu Amor,” backed by a reside mariachi. “Today, I want say a few words because for many years I kept apologizing,” he addressed the group. “I was being someone who I wasn’t. You know what? I’ve really had it. Nobody will tell me who to be. Nobody will tell me who I can love. I know who I am. To my parents, my fans, to Mexico, my culture, Chicago, I love you.”
Earlier than taking the stage along with her signature pink cowboy hat, Anahí spoke by way of emotional video voiceover: “Today, we connect again to that vulnerable side. We’re here without fear. We’re here just as we are. Perfectly imperfect. Today, we are strong. We’ve healed. Thank you for not forgetting me.” She then took the stage, carrying pink from head to toe, to sing her anthem “Sálvame,” a extremely anticipated second of the night time. 1000’s of followers sang with Anahí, who requested everybody to take that second to replicate: “What would your tell your 2005 heart? Don’t sing this song to me, dedicate it to yourself. Tell your heart, we’ve been saved.”
The pink blazers
RBD closed the present in an epic and nostalgic means. As followers screamed “Rebelde! Rebelde!” 5 mannequins — carrying the enduring Elite Means College pink blazer — appeared onstage. Folks rushed towards the entrance of the stage understanding this might be the final tune. Anahí, Dulce María, Christian, Christopher and Maite, now carrying the blazers, carried out “Rebelde” — the tune that began all of it, the one which soundtracked a complete technology’s teenage years. It was the proper log out for the proper night time. A declaration: Y soy Rebelde!