One-Year Moratorium Imposed On River Plate Rock Concerts

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, ba government, buenos aires events, creative class, lifestyle

September 27, 2013 will be remembered as the day the music died at the Estadio Monumental, the largest venue for sporting events and concerts in Buenos Aires. The City of Buenos Aires’ Government Control Agency (AGC) just slapped a one-year moratorium on all “events and shows” at the 67,000-seat venue, because of the unauthorized sale of alcoholic beverages during an …

While U2 Plays, The Taxman Prowls in Buenos Aires

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, buenos aires events

U2’s long-awaited return to Buenos Aires last night featured a set list that began with Even Better Than The Real Thing, marking the first time the Achtung Baby classic has been played live since 2001. As always, the band weaved in snippets of other classics like Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds and FGTH’s Relax. What some fans may have missed, …

U2 360 Tour in Buenos Aires: Even Better Than The “River” Thing

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, buenos aires events

When U2 takes the stage Wednesday night in Argentina, it won’t be at the Monumental in Nunez, the home to River Plate and the venue where Madonna, The Police, AC/DC and even U2 themselves have all filmed concert videos. Instead, the $750 million-grossing 360 Tour will head south to La Plata, the capital of Buenos Aires Province, a city where …

Buenos Aires Soccer Stadium Now A Grow House for Copa America

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, buenos aires events, technology

When Bono and U2 played three sold-out shows at the Estadio Unico de La Plata in Buenos Aires earlier this year, they dazzled the crowd with The Claw, the largest stadium set ever constructed. With only four days remaining until Copa America 2011, the Government of BA Province is rolling out their own high-tech light show. While 360 was the …