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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

Mar 02 2021
Pappy & Harriet's
Pioneertown, CA
Mar 03 2021
Pappy & Harriet's
Pioneertown, CA
Mar 04 2021
Strings Music Festival
Steamboat Springs, CO
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Mar 05 2021
Fort Collins, CO
Mar 06 2021
Historic Shuler Theater
Raton, NM
Mar 07 2021
Boulder Theater
Boulder, CO
Apr 09 2021
Mr Small's Theatre
Millvale, PA
Apr 15 2021
Blue Note Hawaii
Honolulu, HI
Apr 16 2021
Blue Note Hawaii
Honolulu, HI
Apr 23 2021
Rogue Theatre
Grants Pass, OR
Apr 24 2021
Revolution Hall
Portland, OR
May 08 2021
Historic Warren Ballpark
Bisbee, AZ
Jun 23 2021
Stone Mountain Arts Center
Brownfield, ME
Jun 24 2021
Lowell Summer Music Series
Lowell, MA
Jun 25 2021
Narrows Center For The Arts
Fall River, MA
Jun 29 2021
Lewiston, NY
Jul 03 2021
Vilar Performing Arts Center (VPAC)
Beaver Creek, CO
Jul 26 2021
Ocean City Music Pier
Ocean City, NJ
Aug 05 2021
Canal Shores Golf Course
Evanston, IL
Aug 15 2021
OC Fair & Event Center
Costa Mesa, CA
Aug 27 2021
Innsbrook After Hours
Glen Allen, VA
Sep 09 2021
The Center For the Arts
Grass Valley, CA
Sep 16 2021
The Warehouse at FTC
Fairfield, CT
Sep 18 2021
Indian Ranch
Webster, MA
Sep 19 2021
Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
Westhampton Beach, NY
Sep 22 2021
Bethlehem, PA
Sep 23 2021
SOPAC | South Orange Performing Arts Center
South Orange, NJ
Sep 24 2021
Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts
Harrisburg, PA
Sep 25 2021
The State Theatre
State College, PA
Oct 08 2021
Lobero Theatre
Santa Barbara, CA
Oct 09 2021
World Records
Bakersfield, CA
Oct 21 2021
Austin, TX
Oct 22 2021
Austin, TX
Oct 23 2021
Schroeder Hall
Goliad, TX
Oct 24 2021
Dosey Doe Big Barn
The Woodlands, TX
Nov 03 2021
Music Box Supper Club
Cleveland, OH
Nov 04 2021
The Ark
Ann Arbor, MI
Nov 05 2021
The Listening Room
Grand Rapids, MI
Nov 06 2021
Clyde Theatre
Fort Wayne, IN
Dec 19 2021
City Winery New York
New York City, NY
Dec 20 2021
City Winery New York
New York, NY
Dec 21 2021
City Winery New York
New York City, NY
Mar 31 2022
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Apr 01 2022
Stadsschouwburg Brugge
Brugge, Belgium
Apr 02 2022
Het Depot
Leuven, Belgium
Apr 03 2022
De Roma
Antwerp, Belgium



Los Lobos Livestream – Saturday, April 11th!

People Supporting Artists Telethon to benefit MusiCares Also featuring RLM artists Lee Brice, JD McPherson, Zach Williams of the Lone Bellow and more 7pm ET

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