Juanes Lights Up the Stage at 713 Music Hall

Written by on March 28, 2024

On Thursday, March 21st, 2024, Juanes thrilled a massive crowd of fans with his Vida Cotidiana tour performance at 713 Music Hall. Anticipation filled the venue as the lights dimmed and Juanes stepped onto the stage.

As Juanes fully stepped onto the stage, the spotlight illuminated him while the instrumental of his song “Gris” resonated through the speakers. His captivating, melancholic vocals enveloped the venue as he skillfully played his guitar for the audience. Juanes is a Colombian musician known for blending rock, pop, and Latin American styles. He’s won multiple Grammy Awards and is admired for his socially conscious lyrics and activism. After taking a hiatus for mental health reasons, Juanes returned to the music scene with his latest album, Vida Cotidiana.

In “Mala Gente,” Juanes prompted the crowd to sing the chorus repeatedly until he felt their volume was sufficient. This ignited a palpable energy in the venue as fans fully immersed themselves in the moment.

Vamos a ver! 1! 2! 3! [the crowd sings “Mala gente!”] No, no, no, no, no eso es inacceptable Houston, mas fuerza, okay? Mas fuerza! 1! 2! 3! [the crowd sings “Mala gente!” louder] Ahora si estamos hablando, ahora estamos hablando Houston! Otra vez mas! 1! 2! 3! [the crowd sings “Mala gente!” louder]

Now let’s see! 1! 2! 3! [the crowd sings “Mala gente!”] No, no, no, no, no, that is unacceptable, Houston, with more power, alright? More power! 1! 2! 3! [the crowd sings “Mala gente!” louder] Now we are talking, we are talking Houston! One more time! 1! 2! 3! [the crowd sings “Mala gente!” louder]

Juanes during the song “Mala Gente”

Each time the lyric “Mala gente!” arose, Juanes enlisted the crowd to sing it, as he then seamlessly transitioned to his next song, “Amores Prohibidos.” Throughout the night, Juanes performed a mix of old and new songs, with the audience singing along to both.

Juanes’s music blends rock, pop, and Latin American rhythms, crafting a distinctive sound with global appeal. His compositions feature memorable melodies, sincere lyrics, and lively beats that inspire audience engagement. Lyrically, he draws from his own experiences and observations to explore themes of love, social justice, and personal reflection.

On stage, he exudes charisma and energy, captivating audiences with his vibrant presence. He actively involves the crowd, fostering a participatory atmosphere and ensuring an interactive experience. Whether performing solo with his guitar or accompanied by a full band, he delivers performances brimming with passion and emotion. Known for his improvisational skills, Juanes infuses his shows with spontaneity, elevating the excitement and leaving a lasting impression on his audience.

Notable moments during the performance included Juanes walking into the crowd, engaging with fans, and delivering an acoustic rendition of his song “Para Tu Amor” amidst them. His instrumental improvisations heightened the atmosphere, energizing the crowd, and he impressed with covers of iconic songs like “La Noche” by Joe Arroyo, “Querida” by Juan Gabriel, and “Oye Mujer” by Raymix, available on streaming platforms. 

Juanes showcased tracks from his albums La Vida Es Un Ratico, Mi Sangre, Loco de Amor, Más Futuro Que Pasado, Un Día Normal, and Vida Cotidiana. Highlight songs included “Mala Gente,” “La Camisa Negra,” “A Dios Le Pido,” and “Me Enamora.” Concluding his main set with “A Dios Le Pido,” Juanes returned for an encore, granting the crowd’s request, and closed the night with the high-energy anthem “La Luz.”

Overall, it was a phenomenal night, and Juanes’s charismatic and enthralling stage presence illuminated the stage. Seeing an iconic legend in Latin music live was tremendously life-changing. Be sure to check out our live coverage page for the latest coverage!

  • Andrea Diaz

    I'm a Senior at the University of Houston. I'm majoring in Marketing and double minoring in Public Relations and Management Information Systems. I enjoy the fine arts and love discovering new music!

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