Combining elements of R&B, blues and country, Los Lobos is a true pioneer of Mexican and American rock music. Its distinctive, seamless sound has been described as Tex-Mex, Chicano rock and heartland rock. In addition to its original studio work, Los Lobos has contributed music to several film and TV scores, including Spy Kids, Nacho Libre, The Sopranos and Rango. The band was nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015 and has performed for large audiences around the world.
The Wolves from Los Angeles
Los Lobos formed in 1973 while attending Garfield High School together in East Los Angeles. In 1976, the band recorded a rather unconventional debut album called Si Se Puede! in which all proceeds went to the United Farm Workers of America. While holding down regular jobs, the band came out with the studio album Los Lobos del Este de Los Angeles two years later. The album received a positive reception from critics and fans alike and established the band's distinctive sound. In 1983, the song "Anselma" from the extended play album …And a Time to Dance received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Mexican-American performance. After signing with Warner Brothers, Los Lobos released How Will the Wolf Survive? in 1984, which brought the band to new heights of popularity. Turning its sights toward Hollywood, the band recorded part of the soundtrack to the 1987 film La Bamba about the life of rock star Ritchie Valens. The soundtrack was nominated by the Grammy Award for Record of the Year and Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group. The album By the Light of the Moon, released the same year, was also nominated for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group. Los Lobos finally won a Grammy Award a year later for Best Mexican-American Performance with the album La Pistola y el Corazon. The band notched up another win with the 1992 Best Pop Instrumental Performance award for the song "Mariachi Suite." Los Lobos has received 11 Grammy nominations in total. The band is a member of the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame after making several appearances at the festival.
Where can I purchase Los Lobos tickets?
If you want to catch a live performance of Los Lobos, then you can purchase your tickets at the online vendor StubHub.
Who are the members of Los Lobos?
Los Lobos consists of original members David Hidalgo on vocals and guitar, Louie Perez on drums and guitar, Cesar Rosas on guitar and bajo sexto and Conrad Lozano on bass guitar and guitarron. Keyboard and woodwind player Steve Berlin was added in 1984 to complement the band. Each member is capable of playing multiple instruments and switches between them depending on the song.
Los Lobos is touring throughout the United States. It is also making a few stops throughout Europe in early August, including Switzerland, Poland, Germany, Italy and Belgium. Some of the stops along the US tour include the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles and the St. George Theatre in Staten Island.
What is the band's tour setlist like?
Los Lobos plays "Mas y mas," "La Bamba," "Chuco's Cumbia," "Colas," "Canto a Veracruz," "Shakin' Shakin' Shakes," "Unknown," "That Train Don't Stop Here," "Kiko and the Lavender Moon," "Anselma," "Don't Worry Baby" and "Will the Wolf Survive?" The band also performs covers of other famous songs such as "West LA Fadeaway" by the Grateful Dead. The exact setlist may be subject to change.
Which artists are similar to Los Lobos?
If you enjoy the music of Los Lobos, then you might want to check out the Grammy-winning band Los Lonely Boys or the band Tierra.Back to Top
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