Los Lobos - Vicar Street

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Los Lobos Announce first headline Dublin show in 20 years!

Live at Dublin’s Vicar Street

May 24th 2020


Tickets on sale Fri 7th Feb at 9.00am


Aiken Promotions proudly present Los Lobos at Dublin’s Vicar St. On Sun 24th May 2020.

Tickets on sale Fri 7th Feb at 9.00am from Ticketmaster Outlets Nationwide.

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.

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.

It’s been a long time since Los Lobos played a headline show in Dublin. Nearly 21 years.  “ That’s far too long”, says David Hildago, “we can’t wait to get back and play at Vicar St. Playing live is what we do best!”

Los Lobos Live at Dublin’s Vicar St. Sun May 24th at 8.30pm

Tickets on sale Fri 7th Feb at 9.00am

May 24th, 2020
Doors: 07:30 pm