With a trajectory that spans almost five decades, Marco Antonio Solis proved that he’s still quite the showman during his concert on Saturday (Oct. 26) at the American Airlines Arena in Miami -- the last stop of his El MÁS Querido U.S. tour.
“Thank you for always being here,” the Mexican crooner told the sold-out venue as he kicked off his show wearing white boots, white pants, and a bedazzled custom-made jacket that had sparkly studs and his initials, MAS, on the back.
Bringing the biggest hits of his nearly 50-year career, Solis, a.k.a. El Buki, performed some of his timeless classics including “Si Te Pudiera Mentir,” “O Me Voy o Te Vas,” “Tu Carcel,” “No Hay Hombre Perfecto,” “A Que Me Quedo Contigo,” “Como Fui A Enamorarme de Ti,” “Mi Eterno Amor Secreto,” “El Perdedor,” and “Morenita” to name few. Solis bid farewell to his Miami fans with tracks “La Venia Bendita,” “Mas Que Tu Amigo,” and “Cuando Te Acuerdes de Mi.”
Besides his loyal fans, Solis was accompanied by four beautiful dancers and an energetic 16-member band that included two pianists and two drummers. Solis’ Miami show was originally going to take place on August 31 but was postponed due to Hurricane Dorian.
Check out some highlights of the show below:
A real showman: At 59 years old, Solis is still the same showman he was as when he kicked off his career in the ‘70s. His vocals and lyrics still give fans a sense of nostalgia. His dance moves are still on point. And his musician side comes out to play when he drops his infectious solo on the timbales.
Performing with his daughters: In the midst of his show, Solis invited to the stage his blessings, daughters Marla and Alison Solis. The talented young ladies, who are half-Cuban and half-Mexican, flaunted the undeniable talent they got from dad by performing Jenni Rivera’s female empowerment tack “Basta Ya.” The girls then sat down with their dad to perform their new revamped version of “¿Donde Estara Mi Primavera?” a song which Solis said is one of his favorite tracks and most representative of his career.
José José tribute: Towards the end of the concert, Solis dedicated a one-minute standing ovation to late Mexican crooner and his good friend, José José. “He took his last breathe in this city, where he lived for 23 years,” he said before paying a sweet homage and performing his own version of “La Nave del Olvido.” Various photos and videos of José José, including one of him and Solis, transitioned on the large screen on stage.
Vouching for love: Solis also used his platform to vouch for love. “This music has not vanished thanks to you,” he told his fans, especially to the romantic generations that are keeping Latin ballads alive. At some point, Solis talked about the importance of forgiving and forgetting, reconciling with loved ones, and how the world needs more people with love and comprehension. He also sent a wisp of inspiration to single people everywhere.
“As humans, we’re not perfect. You have to fall in love with what’s on the inside of the person. That’s the real love that lasts forever. The one that comes from the soul.”