Els Amics de les Arts Concerts 2016
Els Amics de les Arts Past Tour Dates
Els Amics de les Arts Tour Dates
Els Amics de les Arts is a Folk pop catalan band formed in Barcelona in 2005. Their first album Catalonautes was auto-edited in 2005. They won the Best group award in the Sona 9, a contest for new Catalan bands. In 2006 they released their second album, Roulotte Polar, and in 2008 their first studio album, Castafiore Cabaret. The music magazine Enderrock dedicated its edition of July 2008 to the group. Along with the magazine, a copy of Castafiore Cabaret was sold, reaching up to 8,000 copies. They performed a series of shows until Summer 2009, when they started recording their fourth album, Bed and Breakfast. Bed and Breakfast appeared on December 2009 was widely acclaimed by critics. They performed up to 115 shows from October 2009 to February 2011, when they played at Palau de la Música Catalana. They also appeared in a famous TV spot for Estrella Damm beer brand, official partner of FC Barcelona, where recent victories by that team were celebrated and related to catalan cuisine and famous people. The name of the band Els Amics de les Arts may be a play on words, for in the catalan language a job is said to be done for one's love to art when no salary is paid. It is also claimed to be a famous bar in Terrassa.