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Ancient and diverse, Peru has found itself embroiled in a political perma-crisis since 2016, but it remains a solid live market and an important link in the South American
“Peru has always maintained a consistent level of business, even in the face of a chaotic political scenario – it has had six presidents in the last five years,” says Phil Rodriguez of Move Concerts, which maintains an office in Peru and has Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Quevedo, and The Cure on its calendar at press time. “I think the key has been that the country is very rich in natural resources and exports, and the business class has kept the economy plugging along in the mist of the political shit-show.”
In terms of touring, Rodriguez points out, Peru is a country that routes perfectly with dates in the Chile, Argentina, and Brazil. “It has an appetite for entertainment, excellent weather, and is truly a fun stop for any tour – amazing food, history, natural beauty,” he adds.
“It has an appetite for entertainment, excellent weather, and is truly a fun stop for any tour – amazing food, history, natural beauty,”
That, combined with the spending power of 11m-strong Lima, accounts for a steady stream of international tours right up to blockbuster level. Peru is firmly on the Live Nation map – in September 2022, Coldplay became the first Anglo artist to have two sold-out back-to-back dates at Lima’s Estadio Nacional in Peru, and The Weeknd and Blink-182 are the next to head through.
Other Peruvian operators include Chile-based regional network Bizarro Live, which operates across both the Andean region (specifically in Chile, Peru, Colombia, and Bolivia) and the Southern Cone (Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay). Its projects include Latin tours – Bad Gyal, Danna Paola, Rels B, and Farruko are currently out – and English-language ones: Pet Shop Boys, Bad Religion, and The Cure are all part of its Road to Primavera shows in November and December.
Local operator Kandavu Producciones has promoted shows for acts including the Rolling Stones, Luis Miguel, and Roger Waters, among others, though its Lima Music Fest was cancelled in September at short notice after the national football team reversed its decision not to use the National Stadium for its FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Brazil and Argentina.