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Los Lobos

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 8 p.m.
Tickets on Sale: Friday, April 18 at 12 p.m. CST

Ticket Availability: Box Office and Online

Seating: Reserved Seating

More Info: www.loslobos.org

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Ticketing:
$57.50 Golden Circle Seating
$42 Reserved Seating

Description


Los Lobos - 25th Anniversary of La Pistola Tour

It's extraordinary to think that in an age when musical careers are lucky to last three years, Los Lobos has prevailed for more than three decades. In answer to the question posed by the group's debut album 25 years ago: These wolves have not only survived - they've absolutely thrived.

But more than any other California band - or any other band, period, for that matter - Los Lobos can best be described as eclectic - in the best possible sense of that term. It's nearly impossible to encapsulate or pigeonhole East L.A.'s favorite sons, since they excel at (and manage to synthesize) every form of modern roots music into their sound. You name it - hard R&B and blues, Tex-Mex, country, pop/rock, folk music, ethereal psychedelia, gorgeous ballads, or pure, raucous garage rock 'n' roll - and these guys have delivered it in spades, while forever remaining true to the pure traditional Mexican music that brought them together as teenagers in the first place.

Just a list of the incredible cover versions they've recorded over the years demonstrates their astonishing eclecticism, as they jump from the Beatles to Cream; Marvin Gaye to Louis Prima; Little Richard to Tom Waits; and Queen to (of course!) their beloved Ritchie Valens. They've contributed tracks to tribute albums for artists as diverse as Buddy Holly, the Grateful Dead, Bruce Springsteen, Jimi Hendrix, and New York Dolls guitarist Johnny Thunders. The artists they've toured with and/or opened for tell a similar tale - Bob Dylan, the Clash, Elvis Costello, Dave Matthews, ZZ Top, the Eagles, Santana, Lou Reed, U2, Johnny Lydon's PiL, and, again, the Grateful Dead (whose longtime lyricist Robert Hunter would eventually contribute lyrics to a Los Lobos tune).