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Los Lobos

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 26 2020
Jefferson Theatre
Beaumont, TX
Feb 27 2020
Aztec Theatre presented by Cricket Wireless
San Antonio, TX
Feb 28 2020
Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater
Austin, TX
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Feb 29 2020
House of Blues Dallas
Dallas, TX
Mar 01 2020
House of Blues Houston
Houston, TX
Mar 05 2020
Bull Run Restaurant
Shirley, MA
Mar 06 2020
Rochester Opera House
Rochester, NH
Mar 07 2020
Stone Mountain Arts Center
Brownfield, ME
Mar 08 2020
Waterville Opera House
Waterville, ME
Mar 12 2020
Historic Shuler Theater
Raton, NM
Mar 13 2020
Fort Collins, CO
Mar 14 2020
Boulder Theater
Boulder, CO
Mar 14 2020
Boulder Theater
Boulder, CO
Mar 15 2020
Strings Music Festival
Steamboat Springs, CO
Mar 21 2020
Beaches Jazz and Blues Festival
Buenaventura, Panama
Mar 26 2020
Clyde Theatre
Fort Wayne, IN
Mar 27 2020
The Listening Room
Grand Rapids, MI
Mar 28 2020
The Ark
Ann Arbor, MI
Mar 29 2020
The Vogue
Indianapolis, IN
Apr 09 2020
Lobero Theatre
Santa Barbara, CA
Apr 10 2020
Moe's Alley
Santa Cruz, CA
Apr 11 2020
Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building
Santa Rosa, CA
Apr 16 2020
The State Theatre
State College, PA
Apr 17 2020
Music Box Supper Club
Cleveland, OH
Apr 18 2020
Music Box Supper Club
Cleveland, OH
Apr 19 2020
Mr Small's Theatre
Millvale, PA
May 08 2020
Warren Ballpark
Bisbee, AZ
May 09 2020
Star of the Desert Arena
Primm, NV
May 14 2020
Het Depot
Leuven, Belgium
May 15 2020
Amsterdam, Netherlands
May 17 2020
De Posthoorn
Hamont-achel, Belgium
May 20 2020
Amager Bio
Copenhagen, Denmark
May 20 2020
Amager Bio
Copenhagen, Denmark
May 21 2020
Göteborg, Sweden
May 21 2020
Göteborg, Sweden
May 22 2020
Stockholm, Sweden
May 23 2020
Savoy Theater
Helsinki, Finland
May 24 2020
Vicar Street
Merchants Quay, Ireland
Jun 23 2020
Ocean City Music Pier
Ocean City, NJ
Jun 25 2020
Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts
Harrisburg, PA
Jun 26 2020
Sellersville Theater 1894
Sellersville, PA
Jun 27 2020
SOPAC | South Orange Performing Arts Center
South Orange, NJ
Jun 28 2020
Tanglewood Music Center
Lenox, MA
Aug 06 2020
Canal Shores Golf Course
Evanston, IL
Aug 08 2020
Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua
Bayfield, WI