Ivan Kral’s legacy honors music stars across generations on September 12, 2021. A special concert tribute Forever Kral takes place as part of the Metronome Prague Warm Up festival. Tickets are on sale in the GoOut network for 600 CZK.
Jiří Suchý, Miro Žbirka, Lenka Dusilová, Aneta Langerová, Lenny, Ivan Hlas, Petr Fiala, Albert Černý, Janek Ledecký, Debbi, Tonya Graves, Saša Langošová, Phil Shoenfelt, Honza Křížek and Cirkus Ponorka. As part of the tribute to Prague’s Křižík Fountain, they will all commemorate the most famous compositions across the career of the most famous Czech rock musician Ivan Kral.
Songs written by former teammate and collaborator Patti Smith, Iggy Pop or David Bowie himself, produced or participated as performers will be performed by an accompanying band composed for the occasion by his longtime sideman, guitarist Jan Ponocný. Hits including Dancing Barefoot, Bang Bang, Pumping for Jill, Because the Night, I Have My Shadow or Winner Takes All and many others are sung by almost two dozen artists. Well-known melodies and riffs will complement the memories of the Kral’s famous musical companions and collaborators from the world and domestic scene.
The week of events dedicated to Ivan Kral will culminate with a concert tribute to Forever Kral. It will start on September 7 at 2 pm with a debate on relations on the Czech-American music scene in the library of the American Embassy, which will be moderated by publicist Ondřej Konrád. A day later, on September 8 from 6 pm, friends and fans can come and say goodbye to Ivan Kral at a public funeral mass in the Týn Church.
The concert is organized by Metronome Prague in cooperation with the music monthly Headliner and Cindy Hudson Kral.