A short clip showing the musicians warming up and an emotive note caused an immediate stir among devotees of the famed Argentine rock group.
With a brief video clip posted on Argentine rock group Soda Stereo’s social media, followed by an emotive note, surviving members Charly Alberti and Zeta Bosio have let fans know they should expect an announcement about a comeback.
The video, which had about 30,000 views in the hour after it was posted today (Oct. 3), shows Alberti and Bosio warming up with their instruments and starting to play, backed by cheers from an audience. It was later followed by a message in Spanish, which translated reads in part:
…We are a handful of songs. Nothing more and nothing less than that., which seem to cross through time and generations…And if a place exists where we can be together again?
One of the most important bands in the history of Latin American rock, and the first to massively prove that bands could break through national borders and have a following throughout the region, Soda Stereo were hugely popular in the 1980s; their music now has several generations of fans. The trio of vocalist and guitarist Gustavo Cerati, drummer Alberti and bassist Bosio broke up in 1997, but reunited ten years later for a euphoric tour in Latin America and the United States.
Cerati, who by the time of the reunion had gone on to a solo career that cemented his reputation as a brilliant songwriter and performer, passed away in 2014, when he was 55 years old.
On Thursday (Oct. 3), the new video was the subject of immediate speculation from fans on Twitter, with many objecting to the possibility of a re-formed Soda Stereo without Cerati.
"Gustavo is an absence who is present," Alberti and Bosio said in their post. "He said that no matter how hard we tried, we would never stop being Soda. And that’s the way it seems. We are, you and us. We are not one without the other. We are not Soda without him. But we can evoke him. Invoke him…"