Guitarist Kiko Loureiro - "The Vibe In ANGRA Is Cool Right Now, We Have No Reason To Call In Another Guy To Screw Up The Situation"

November 16, 2010, 9 years ago

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Radio Metal has issued an interview with ANGRA's Kiko Loureiro. Among other subjects, Kiko talks about the new album, Aqua, the return of drummer Ricardo Confessori in the band and the possibility of a special event to celebrate the band's 20th anniversary next year.

The following is an excerpt:

Q: Do you miss the friendship you had back then with André Matos and Luis Mariutti?

A: "I don’t think about it, actually. Of course it would be cool if everybody had good relationships. That’s why it was good to have Ricardo

back. But that happened very naturally: you meet up with someone, talk about the old days and have fun, and next thing you know, you’re offering

him to play with you again. That’s what happened with Ricardo, and we realized the chemistry was still there. It didn’t happen that way with André. A booking agent once asked us to call André to do a tour. That would have seemed forced, and it has to be a natural thing. But the vibe in Angra is cool right now, we have no reason to call in another guy to screw up the situation."

Q: Next year is going to be Angra’s 20th anniversary. Would it be possible to have André and Luis back for a special event?

A: "That would be cool. It’s an idea, we can see about that. But it’s not like I need these guys to be happy. Maybe it would be cool for the fans, but right now, the band is doing good. That’s why I’m saying it has to be natural, not forced. If I get an invitation or if I met them in a bar, maybe we could talk, remember that we started out twenty years ago, and remember how cool it was. Then maybe we could think about a special event for the anniversary and play, for example, “Carry On” like we did 20 years ago."

Q: But if you’re waiting for them to make the move, and they’re waiting for you to do it, nothing will ever happen!

A: "Yeah, sure, we could invite them. That’s something we could think about for next year. I don’t know about them but I wouldn’t have any problems with it."

Read the full interview at this location.

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