The Gift in Sí£o Paulo

The Gift in Sí£o Paulo

The Gift – Primavera/Explode Tour Mil cores possíveis

The Gift will return to Brazil to play at Studio SP, October 18, 10 pm.

The Gift – Primavera/Explode Tour Mil cores possíveis
Studio SP – 18 de Outubro 2012
Porta 21h – Show 22h
Tickets R$ 20,00 / Lista Amiga R$15 – Venda
Lista Amiga em e ingressos antecipados em

A brief timeline of THE GIFT before the release of the album Explode

The Gift is formed by teenagers: Nuno Gonçalves (keyboards), Sónia Tavares (vocals), John Gonçalves (bass and keyboards), Miguel Ribeiro (guitar, bass) in 1994.

They release Vinyl, which is named Album of the Year by Portugal’s Diário de Notícias newspaper in November 1998.

The Vinyl Tour ends with 80 shows and single Ok! Do You Want Something Simple? wins awards, becomes one of the top Portuguese airplay radio of the year and Vinyl eventually goes platinum at 35,000+ units – a ␣rst for a debut record of an independent band.

In 2000 The Gift release Film – the band enlists Daniel Howard (drummer of Cinematic Orchestra), a string orchestra conducted by Gavin Wright (Nick Cave, Massive Attack) and producer Howie B (U2, Björk), Film goes gold and The Gift win several awards for its videos (Waterskin and Question of Love). Film eventually sells over 25,000 units in Portugal and Spain.

From 2003 The Gift play SXSW in Austin, Texas, La Cigalle Paris, Popkomm Köln, Musikfest Am-Ring, Barcelona, Festival Move, Prague, Madrid and several other important international venues on their own. They open for The Flaming Lips’ “Yoshimi battles…” Tour in USA and spend the year abroad performing in over 100 venues in Spain (Barcelona, Madrid, Bilbao, Vigo, etc…), USA (New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Boston, San Diego), London, Caracas, amongst others. In December 2003, they record in Milan their first MTV Live.

In 2004 The Gift play Sonar 2004 Festival, Barcelona and release the double album AM-FM selling more than 35,000 copies. The Gift returns to the stage with the AM-FM Tour in Portugal, Spain and USA.

In 2005 The Gift win Best Portuguese Act at MTV European Music Awards and ␣nalize the year with two #1 singles in Portugal.

In 2006 The Gift play in Brazil at Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Curitiba and Recife Festival Porto Musical. They per- form with M.I.A. in Popkick Festival at World Cup 2006 and release Fácil de Entender, their first live album that sells 35,000 units in Portugal and Spain.