KLB returns to Porto Alegre in a show to relive emotions

In the early 2000s, watching TV on a Sunday afternoon was guaranteed to come across the brothers Kiko, Leandro and Bruno Scornavacca. Were in the Nice Sundayof the SBT, or in the domingão Faustão, at Globo, there they were maddening auditoriums and fans in their homes. On weekdays, it was inevitable to see them on open TV attractions such as Hebe, Eliana & Alegria, Free Program, More you and The square is ours. But the trio was not limited to electromagnetic waves: if someone passed the newsstands, they would see them on the cover of magazines such as Capricho, Atrevida, TodaTeen, Antenada, etc. If you turn on the FM radio, then you don’t even talk.

Lulled by the romantic pop of hits like The pain of this love, She is not here, An angel, Because of you, My shyness and Why must it be this way, KLB consolidated itself as a phenomenon of Brazilian show business. This is what can be seen on the tour. 20+2 Experiencewhich celebrates the history of the group.

The trio brings this show to Porto Alegre this Thursday (28), taking the stage at the Teatro do Bourbon Country (Av. Túlio de Rose, 80) at 9 pm. Tickets are sold out, guaranteeing an evening that will be filled with nostalgia, hysteria, tears and headband fans. In other words, it’s KLB giving back fantasies to its audience.

Prior to the tour, the brothers had filed for a hiatus from the group eight years ago, reuniting sporadically since then. During that time, Bruno dedicated himself to MMA and electronic music; Kiko went on to produce other artists and ran his tour company; meanwhile, Leandro served in politics as a state deputy for São Paulo and worked on some musical productions.

The trio’s return to the stage was to have taken place in 2020, to celebrate two decades of KLB. However, the pandemic, always it, postponed the plans. A tour was planned 20+1 the following year, but the advance of omicron withheld the plan.

Kiko emphasizes that, for the first time, the trio promotes a meet & greet (meeting of artists and fans, which is usually paid separately), which culminates with the presentation of two songs that are not included in the show’s repertoire. According to him, the KLB Experience 20+2 Meet and Greet it is an opportunity to exchange stories and memories.

— It’s an experience, really, that we’re living with our fans — attests Kiko. — We are delivering one of the biggest shows in Brazil today, in terms of structure and everything that happens. It’s been a delight to be able to live it and share it with the guys.

The show revisits KLB’s eight albums since the single’s explosion The pain of this love, 2000, passing through international songs by bands and artists that the brothers have as a reference, from names like Aerosmith and Bryan Adams.

The presentations that the trio performed so far have filled houses and brought together fans not only of the old, but also new faces. Bruno believes that the public may have passed on the taste for KLB to their children — after all, it is possible to see even babies on the show.

— It’s really cool to see our family audience — says Bruno. — There are the younger ones who weren’t even born wanting to take a picture, with a band on their head, singing the songs, making a presence in the meets. This gives us the certainty that our work is going well. It also makes us anxious during the week, wanting the show to arrive soon to see the crowd from different cities.

In addition to the concert series, the group plans to release a new song in the coming days. The tour has had presentations and behind-the-scenes recorded for an audiovisual product in a format yet to be defined — it could be a presentation DVD or a documentary.

Pulling the Father’s Ember

The tour that KLB is carrying out was a wish of the trio’s father, Franco Finato Scornavacca, who died at the age of 70 in 2018. He was the manager of artists such as Zezé Di Camargo & Luciano, Lulu Santos, Roupa Nova, among other names. It was Franco who gave support and structure to his children since the beginning of his career.

The businessman came to Brazil from Italy with his parents, but he lived in Porto Alegre during part of his youth. Around here, in the 1960s, he played bass in the band The Jetsons, which later changed its name to The Embers, which would be one of the pioneers of the gaucho rock scene, with its hints of psychedelia and British rock. Having released an album in 1968, the group would become associated with Young guard. He even moved to the center of the country and followed, in the studio, names like Wanderléa, Vanusa and Ronnie Von.

“It was a privilege to have been his son. Coming from the bottom of the hold of a ship in Italy, he grew up in Porto Alegre and participated in such an important band from Rio Grande do Sul — highlights Leandro. “We feel very proud to be carrying on, in some way, our father’s legacy. I really like knowing that there are people who enjoy Os Brasas to this day.

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