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Dado Villa-Lobos (born June 29, 1965 in Brussels, Belgium) is a Belgian-born Brazilian musician, best known as the ex-guitarist of post-punk band Legião Urbana. Along with singer Renato Russo and drummer Marcelo Bonfá, he was one of the founding members of that band, who formed in Brasília in 1982.[1] Villa-Lobos remained with the band through all of their studio albums, until the group dissolved after the 1996 death of Russo.[1] In 2005, he released his first solo album, Jardim de Cáctus, produced by Laufer .

Dado Villa-Lobos
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Dado Villa-Lobos performing with Legião Urbana in May 2012.
Background information
Birth nameEduardo Dutra Villa-Lobos
Also known asDado
Born (1965-06-29) June 29, 1965 (age 54)
Brussels, Belgium
GenresPost-punk, alternative rock, folk rock, punk rock
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
InstrumentsGuitar, mandolin, craviola, dobro, bass guitar, percussion, vocals
Years active1983–present
Associated actsLegião Urbana, Aborto Elétrico, Os Paralamas do Sucesso, Dado e o Reino Animal, Paula Toller

On May 30, 2012, attended the Tribute to Legião Urbana with Wagner Moura,[2] where they clashed with a fan during the presentation.[3][4][5]

He is the grandnephew of Heitor Villa-Lobos.[6][7]


  1. ^ a b Neder, Alvaro. "Legião Urbana – Biography", Allmusic, accessed November 7, 2007.
  2. ^ Tributo ao Legião Urbana emociona mais de 14 mil pessoas
  3. ^ Dado Villa-Lobos discute com fã em tributo à Legião
  4. ^ "Dado Villa-Lobos Discute Com Fã durante o Tributo à Legião Urbana". Archived from the original on December 19, 2013. Retrieved March 5, 2013.
  5. ^ Depois de ser xingado, Dado Vila-Lobos expulsa fã de show Archived April 7, 2013, at
  6. ^ "Dado Villa Lobos". Archived from the original on June 12, 2010. Retrieved April 16, 2010.
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