Cranberries, Therion and Gianni Morandi, in Bucharest this month


A must-see concert this month by The Cranberries, at Romexpo, Oct 11, for the second time in Romania. The Cranberries has sold over 40 M albums worldwide, with four of their records making it into the top 20 positions of the Billboard  200 top albums chart, eight of their singles into Top 20 – Hot Modern Rock Tracks,  adding to which are many more distinctions.  The Cranberries’ first concert in Romania took place at the Zone Arena in Bucharest, July 2010. The show was a review of the group’s musical history, including their major hits.  Another concert this month is by Therion, at the Roman Arenas, Oct 19. The performance is part of the European leg of the “Flowers of Evil” tour, after the band will have celebrated its 25 year anniversary with a tour of Latin America (Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Columbia and Ecuador). Therion is a Swedish symphonic metal band founded in 1987 by Christofer Johnsson under the name of Blitzkrieg. B 1989, the band had changed its name twice, into Megatherion, and  then, Therion, with the latter  meaning “beast” in Greek. LMFAO, an American band known for creating “Party Rock” musical themes, will perform at the Roman Arenas Oct 4. The band was founded in 2006 and launched their first album in 2009. The duo has had 4 hits “I’m In Miami Bitch,” “Yes,” “La LaLa,” and “Shots,” found in party playlists around the world, which brought them several awards and nominations at MTV Movie Awards, Billboard, Juno and the Grammy Awards.One of the symbols of the Italian music, legendary singer and actor Gianni Morandi will be in Romania for a Bucharest Palace Hall concert Oct 27. The once-enfant terrible of the golden age of Italian song and cinema, and whose name is also identified with the famous Sanremo Music Festival, of which he is a honorary director and presenter, has visited Romania before, as a tourist in the 1960s. Gianni Morandi, 68, has also made a name for himself as an actor. He starred in 18 feature films, and was one of the best rated Italian actors of the ‘60s and ‘70s.    Dutch pop-rock-band BZN will be back in Romania for a Bucharest Palace Hall concert Oct 28. Tickets are priced at RON 50 to RON 300. BZN is the acronym for Band Zonder Naam, “No Name Band”. They started their career in the’60s playing British-influenced pop-rock. The lineup changed over time and so did their musical style. Their current vocalists are Annie Schilder and Jan Keiser. BZN has had a career of over 40 years in the music business, made 40 albums selling millions of copies and toured extensively around the world. The October program also includes concerts by Romanian band Voltaj (Palace Hall, Oct 10), Tudor Gheorghe (Palace Hall Oct 21) and Alexandru Tomescu (Romanian Athenaeum, Oct 25).

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