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Los Lobos

www.loslobos.org

Artist Bio

The journey of Los Lobos began in 1973, when David Hidalgo (vocals, guitar, and pretty much anything with strings), Louie Perez (drums, vocals, guitar), Cesar Rosas (vocals, guitar), and Conrad Lozano (bass, vocals, guitarrón) earned their stripes playing revved-up versions of Mexican folk music in restaurants and at parties. The band evolved in the 1980s as it tapped into L.A.’s burgeoning punk and college rock scenes. They were soon sharing bills with bands like the Circle Jerks, Public Image Ltd. and the Blasters, whose saxophonist, Steve Berlin, would eventually leave the group to join Los Lobos in 1984.

Early on, Los Lobos enjoyed critical success, winning the Grammy® for Best Mexican-American Performance for “Anselma” from its 1983 EP …And a Time to Dance. A year later, the group released its full-length, major-label debut, How Will the Wolf Survive? Co-produced by Berlin and T Bone Burnett, the album was a college rock sensation that helped Los Lobos tie with Bruce Springsteen as Rolling Stone’s Artist of the Year.

A major turning point came in 1987 with the release of the Ritchie Valens biopic, La Bamba. The quintet’s cover of Valens’ signature song topped the charts in the U.S. and the U.K. Rather than capitalize on that massive commercial success, Los Lobos instead chose to record La Pistola y El Corazón, a tribute to Tejano and Mariachi music that won the 1989 Grammy® for Best Mexican- American Performance.

That kind of sharp artistic turn has become Los Lobos’ trademark, serving to both fuel the band’s creativity and keep its fans engaged. In 1992, that willingness to defy expectations led them to record Kiko, an adventurous album produced by Mitchell Froom that’s considered by many to be one the band’s very best.

Since then, Los Lobos has continued to deliver daring and diverse albums such as Colossal Head (1996), Good Morning Aztlán (2002), The Town and the City (2006), Tin Can Trust (2010) and Gates of Gold (2015). On top of that, the band’s live shows never disappoint, as documented on the recent concert recordings Live at the Fillmore (2005) and Disconnected in New York City (2013). Through the years, they’ve managed to keep things interesting with unexpected side trips like an album of Disney songs in 2009, along with countless contributions to tribute albums and film soundtracks. One of those – “Mariachi Suite” from the 1995 film Desperado – earned the band a Grammy® for Best Pop Instrumental Performance.

Los Lobos has sold millions of records, won prestigious awards and made fans around the world. But perhaps its most lasting impact will be how well its music embodies the idea of America as a cultural melting pot. In it, styles like son jarocho, norteño, Tejano, folk, country, doo-wop, soul, R&B, rock ’n’ roll and punk all come together to create a new sound that’s greater than the sum of its parts.

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Tour Dates

Feb 17 2023
Paramount Hudson Valley
Peekskill, NY
Feb 18 2023
Wilkins Theatre
Union, NJ
Feb 19 2023
SHU Community Theatre
Fairfield, CT
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Feb 22 2023
Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts
Patchogue, NY
Feb 23 2023
Miller Center for the Arts
Reading, PA
Feb 24 2023
Monmouth University
West Long Branch, NJ
Feb 25 2023
Gordon Center For Performing Arts
Owings Mills, MD
Feb 26 2023
Paramount Theater
Charlottesville, VA
Feb 27 2023
The Ramkat
Winston-salem, NC
Mar 10 2023
Fox Tucson Theatre
Tucson, AZ
Mar 11 2023
Chandler Center for the Arts
Chandler, AZ
Mar 12 2023
The Canyon @ The Oxnard Performing Arts Center
Oxnard, CA
Mar 14 2023
Performing Arts Center
San Luis Obispo, CA
Mar 16 2023
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
Santa Rosa, CA
Mar 17 2023
Cascade Theatre
Redding, CA
Mar 18 2023
Mondavi Center
Davis, CA
Mar 19 2023
Cal State- Laxson Auditorium
Chico, CA
Mar 22 2023
Revolution Hall
Portland, OR
Mar 23 2023
Washington Center for the Performing Arts
Olympia, WA
Mar 24 2023
Mount Baker Theatre
Bellingham, WA
Mar 25 2023
Musco Center for the Arts
Orange Park Acres, CA
Mar 30 2023
Big Ears Festival 2023
Knoxville, TN
Apr 01 2023
Savannah Music Festival 2023
Savannah, GA
Apr 14 2023
The Art Kamangar Center at The Merced Theatre
Merced, CA
Apr 15 2023
World Records
Bakersfield, CA
Apr 28 2023
New Orleans Jazz Festival 2023
New Orleans, LA
Apr 28 2023
Tannahill's Tavern & Music Hall
Fort Worth, TX
Apr 29 2023
Austin Blues Festival 2023
Austin, TX
May 11 2023
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Nashville, TN
May 28 2023
BottleRock Napa Valley 2023
Napa County, CA
Jun 01 2023
Filene Center at Wolf Trap
Vienna, VA
Jul 14 2023
The Midland Theatre
Newark, OH
Jul 15 2023
Hoover Auditorium
Lakeside Marblehead, OH

News

11/24/2021

Congrats to our 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominees

Congratulations to our nominees! 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards   Record Of The Year “Right On Time” Brandi Carlile   Song Of The Year “Right On Time” Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth,…

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07/30/2021

LOS LOBOS RETURN WITH NEW ALBUM NATIVE SONS VIA NEW WEST RECORDS

13-SONG SET SERVES AS A LOVE LETTER TO LOS ANGELES  SPIN SHARES “NATIVE SON” VIDEO PREVIOUSLY PREMIERED AT DODGER STADIUM Listen to Native Sons Los Lobos return with Native Sons…

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05/05/2021

LOS LOBOS announces NEW ALBUM on NEW WEST RECORDS

13-SONG SET SERVES AS A LOVE LETTER TO LOS ANGELES VARIETY PREMIERES: “LOVE SPECIAL DELIVERY” (Thee Midnighters) & “SAIL ON, SAILOR” (The Beach Boys) TODAY TONIGHT: SPECIAL CINCO DE MAYO…

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