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‘Sleeping is for cowards’: ska group La Regadera play a record-breaking nine shows in nine different Spanish provinces in a sleepless, 24-hour run to promote new album
By Anna Grace on 24 Apr 2019
Ska-fusion band La Regadera have entered the Guinness World Record books, playing nine concerts in nine different Spanish provinces, all in under 24 hours.
The band embarked on the tour of the nine cities, all in the northwestern region of Castilla y León, as part of the promotion for their latest album, Sleeping is for Cowards (Dormir es de cobardes).
The band began the tour in the city of León at 5.30 p.m. on Monday, before playing in Burgos at 8.30 p.m. and Palencia at 9.40 p.m.
The group continued on throughout the night in Segovia (12.30 a.m.) and Soria (2.00 a.m.), before reaching Valladolid on Tuesday morning at 11.30 a.m., then Ávila at 1.30 p.m., Salamanca at 3.30 p.m. and finishing in Zamora at 5 p.m – a sleepless 24 hours later.
“Getting the world record is great, but the important thing is that we completed the challenge together as a team and as a band”
As well as paying homage to their album title, the record-breaking feat also ensured the band stayed true to their name, acting ‘como una regadera’, Spanish slang for ‘crazy’.
“Getting the world record is great, but the important thing is that we completed the challenge together as a team and as a band, setting up in 20 minutes, playing for 20 minutes and packing up in 20 minutes at every concert, without even sleeping,” says La Regadera singer Gonzalo Madrid.
The band obtained the record on the official feast day of the Castilla y León region, on Tuesday 23 April, performing in every province in the region.