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One of France's most versatile musical exports, Patrick Bruel first found fame as an actor before sparking a wave of teen hysteria across Europe and Canada with a string of pop hits in the 80s. Keen to distance himself from his heartthrob status, the Algerian-born star reinvented himself as a classic rock 'n' roll revivalist and embraced the sounds of Latin America during the 90s. But it was his hugely popular ventures into the French chanson tradition that cemented his reputation as a national treasure in the 2000s.
Bruel will next take to the stage at the annual eleven-day Festival d'été de Québec and, following a second Canadian date at the Plains of Abraham, will return to France to perform in front of fans with Patrick Bruel tickets at Carcassonne's Hippodrome de la Fajeolle. The pop icon will then join the likes of Mika, Cerrone and Benny Benassi at Rochefort's inaugural Summer Sound Festival.
Bruel made his acting debut in Alexandre Arcady's 1979 autobiographical comedy drama, Le coup de sirocco, and has since starred in dozens of films and TV shows including Sabrina, What's in a Name? and A Secret. Not content with conquering the music and film worlds, Bruel is also a professional poker player, winning the World Series of Poker bracelet for the Limit Hold'em event in 1998 and earning nearly a million dollars in prize money throughout the following decade.
Inspired to take up a pop career after watching a performance by Michel Sardou, Bruel released his first single, "Vide," in 1982. As with his 1986 debut album, De Face, it failed to capture the public's attention. Although the single "Comment ça va pour vous?" enjoyed minor Top 40 success, Bruel's attempt to follow in the footsteps of his musical idol initially seemed destined to end in disappointment.
All that changed when Bruel released his second studio effort, Alors, regarde, in 1989. Buoyed by the success of lead single "Casser la voix", the record topped the French charts, eventually shifted over three million copies and increased the demand for Patrick Bruel tickets in Canada and across Europe. Keen to capitalize on his newfound popularity, Bruel embarked on a sold-out tour, whose frenzied teenage crowds inspired the French media to coin a new phenomenon, Bruelmania.
Despite abandoning the pure pop sound that made his name, Bruel remained a dominant presence on the French album charts throughout the next three decades. 1994's Bruel saw him experiment with guitar-led rock 'n' roll to critical acclaim; 1995's Plaza de los heroes helped him to break through in the Spanish-language market; and 1999's Juste avant found him experimenting with the music of South America and North Africa to chart-topping effect. However, Bruel enjoyed the biggest success of his career when he repositioned himself as a purveyor of classic French chansons for 2002's Entre, a double album that also featured guest appearances by Charles Aznavour and Jean-Jacques Goldman.
Still one of his homeland's most popular live draws, Bruel remains just as charismatic a performer today as he was during the height of his teen idol phase. Renowned for engaging with his audience, fans with Patrick Bruel tickets should expect to hear plenty of jokes and conversational patter during his legendarily mammoth sets, which also often find him showcasing his skills as a guitarist. Although more than capable of getting everyone singing along and dancing in the aisles, it's his eclectic decade-spanning body of work that generates the biggest sense of joie de vivre.
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