Café Tacvba Signs with William Morris Endeavor

Café Tacvba has new representation…

The Mexican art-rock band has signed with William Morris Endeavor Entertainment.

Café Tacvba

The announcement from WME precedes the band’s new album, and an 18-month worldwide tour coming in spring 2017.

The debut single from Café Tacvba’s new album, the band’s first since 2012’s El Objeto Antes Llamado Disco, dropped in late September.

Gustavo Santaolla, who with Café Tacvba was instrumental in shaping the sound of Latin alternative, is producing the album.

Daft Punk collaborator Mick Guzauski is engineering and mixing the new release.

The influential, three-decade-old group, comprised of Rubén Albarrán, Emmanuel del Real, Enrique Rangel and Joselo Rangel, will play the House of Blues in Chicago on December 20 and 21.

A string of still to be announced North and South American dates are expected to be begin in April 2017.

Bunbury to Tour the United States This Summer

Enrique Bunbury is heading across the pond…

The 48-year-old emblematic and enduring Spanish classic rocker will tour the United States this spring in support of his recent MTV Unplugged album.

Enrique Bunbury

Bunbury will kick off the tour in Los Angeles, his current hometown, on May 19. More dates in California and Texas immediately follow.

In June, Bunbury will play two consecutive nights at both Chicago’s House of Blues and Irving Plaza in Manhattan.

El Libro de las Mutaciones, Bunbury’s MTV Unplugged album, was released in late 2015.

Draco Rosa, Carla Morrison, Zoé vocalist León Larregui and Pepe Aguilar joined him for the recording in Mexico City. It’s likely some of those artists may make appearances on Bunbury’s tour, although no guests have yet been announced.

Tickets for Bunbury’s Mutaciones tour go on sale tomorrow, February 2.

Bunbury will be touring Latin America in March and April, and will spend the summer performing in his native Spain.

These are the U.S. concert dates and venues:

May 19: Los Angeles, Hollywood Palladium
May 23: Anaheim, House of Blues
May 25: San Diego, House of Blues
May 29: San Antonio, Aztec Theater
May 31: Houston, House of Blues
June 1: Dallas, House of Blues
June 3 and 4: Chicago, House of Blues
June 6 and 7: New York, Irving Plaza

Aterciopelados Touring the U.S. for the First Time in Three Years

Aterciopelados is heading north of the border…

The Colombian alternative rock band, comprised of Andrea Echeverri and Héctor Buitrago, are touring the United States for the first time in three years.


The tour kicked off on Thursday, October 1, at the House of Blues in San Diego.

Aterciopleados will also appear at L.A.’s Supersonico Festival (October 3).

The tour includes dates in Oakland (October 4), Tucson (October 7), and Atlanta (October 10), and wraps up at the Latin American Festival in Charlotte, NC.

Echeverri and Buitrago will be performing what amounts to a career respective of their work together and from each of their solo projects, which means that the shows will be packed with people singing along as they remember episodes form their youth.

Aterciopelados has received numerous awards, including the Latin Grammy for Best Alternative Album in 2007, for Oye.

López to Perform at This Year’s Final Terra Live Music Concert

Pablo López is feelin’ the (House of) Blues

The Spanish singer-songwriter has been added to the list of performers at Terra Live Music, the streamed concert series.

Pablo Lopez

López joins a roster that includes Luis Fonsi, J Balvin and Juan Magan for the quadruple-threat show that will close Terra Live Music’s 2014 season.

The show will take place on Monday, November 18 at the House of Blues in Las Vegas and will be streamed the following day (Tuesday, Nov. 18) on (7:30 pm ET).

It’ll be the last show of the year for the series, which has grown steadily over the past several years and now features one show a month.

Offerings for 2014 included live performances by Juanes and La Ley as well as “home” concerts staged at fans’ houses by the likes of Sie7e and Patty Cantú.

This, however, will be the first time four different acts will perform on the same show, with each act playing a solo set.

Fonsi, the headliner, is one of pop music’s leading stars. J Balvin, of course, is in the midst of touring with Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull and his new single “Ay Vamos” this week topped Billboard’s Latin Rhythm Airplay chart for the fifth consecutive week. Magan will showcase his new dance hits from Spain, and López — the newcomer in the group — is up for a Latin Grammy in the Best New Artist category for his pop fare.

Fonseca Bringing His Ilusión World Tour to 15 U.S. Cities

Fonseca is taking his show on the road… to the United States.

The 33-year-old Colombian singer-songwriter is launching the U.S. leg of his Ilusión World Tour with backing from Marca Colombia—his country’s official branding entity—and Colombia’s Avianca Airlines.


It’s the first time both entities have sponsored a tour by a Colombian artist.

Fonseca’s tour takes its name from his latest album Ilusión, a mix of tropical and pop music that earned Fonseca a Latin Grammy last year for best tropical/fusion album and received a Grammy nod for best Latin pop album.

The 15-city tour begins April 11 at the House of Blues in Dallas and includes stops in Houston, New York, Miami and San Francisco.

During his tour, Fonseca is expected to promote a positive Colombia message as part of the country’s “Colombia Is the Answer” campaign to evoke a strong image of the South American nation abroad.

Fonseca’s current single, “Desde que no estás,” is No. 5 this week on Billboard’s Tropical Airplay chart.

Here’s a look at Fonseca’s U.S. tour dates:

4/11/13      Dallas                 House Of Blues

4/12/13      San Antonio        Club Rio

4/14/13      Houston              House Of Blues

4/17/13      Washington        Howard Theatre

4/18/13      New York            Irving Plaza

4/19/13      Boston                Wonderland Ballroom

4/20/13     Montreal             The Metropolis

4/21/13      Raleigh               The Ritz

4/26/13      Miami                  Fillmore Theatre

4/27/13      Orlando              Hard Rock

4/28/13      Charlotte             The Fillmore

5/09/13      Los Angeles        Club Nokia

5/10/13      Ventura               Majestic Ventura Theatre

5/11/13      San Francisco    The Regency Theatre

5/12/13      Seattle, WA         Meyden Bauer Center

Santana to Pen His Memoir

He ranks as one of the greatest guitarists of all time… And Santana could soon find his name on the New York Times bestseller list.

The 65-year-old Mexican-born rock guitarist has signed an agreement with Little, Brown and Co. to write a tell-all memoir, according to The Associated Press.


Santana, who has won 10 Grammy Awards and three Latin Grammy Awards, learned to play the violin at age five and the guitar at age eight while living Mexico. Following his family’s move to San Francisco, he was also introduced to a variety of new musical influences, including jazz and folk music, and he witnessed the growing hippie movement centered in San Francisco in the 1960s.

“The ’60s were a leap in human consciousness. Mahatma Gandhi, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Che Guevara, Mother Teresa, they led a revolution of conscience,” once said Santana. “The Beatles, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix created revolution and evolution themes. The music was like Dalí, with many colors and revolutionary ways. The youth of today must go there to find themselves.”

Santana, currently locked into a two-year headlining gig at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, is expected to dish on the likes of Eric Clapton and Herbie Hancock as he recounts his mammoth career.

Santana’s book is expected to be released in 2014.

Santana Planning to Release New Solo Instrumental Album

Carlos Santana isn’t just planning a two-year residency at Las Vegas’ House of Blues… He’ll soon be releasing a new solo instrumental album just two weeks after commencing his Vegas gig.

It’s the first of three albums the 64-year-old Mexican rock guitarist has planned for the near future.

Carlos Santana

Shape Shifter is the personal album,” he says of the disc that’ll be released on May 15. “One album will be a Santana band album. The other one is for my family, my new wife (Cindy Blackman) my brother Jorge. I’ll bring together my whole family, my new family, to do music in honor of the sacredness of the family. We can start in March, April and since we’re only working at night we can do sessions during the day (at Odds On Studio). It’s just a balance — recording and being onstage. We can do three, four, seven albums.”

House of Blues, which has never before presented a residency, will put about 45 shows in 2012 on sale on March 3. And, the venue is being reconfigured with seating and tables to replace the open space, taking capacity down to 1,200 from about 1,600.

“I like to do at least 50 percent” of the new album during the shows, he says before rattling off song titles from the new album — “Shape Shifter,” “Nomad,” “Dom,” “Never the Same Again.” “It’s for people who love ‘Caravanseri,’ ‘Europa,’ ‘Samba Pa Ti‘ — the instrumentals. A lot of people miss hearing the Mexican just playing his guitar. That’s a language that’s better than Swahili or English or Spanish. I haven’t done one in a long time.”

“Shape Shifter” is being billed as Santana’s 36th album in his career that began in the San Francisco Bay Area and erupted with a performance at Woodstock in 1969. Santana and the Rolling Stones are the only acts to have landed an album in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 in every decade since the 1960s.

Santana’s first Las Vegas residency ran from May 2009 to May 2011 at the Hard Rock‘s the Joint. He played 72 shows during that stint, which was billed as “Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits.” Santana is leaving the concept for his House of Blues run more fluid — he expects to welcome special guests and alter the middle of the show nightly. He has only prepared the opening and closing of the show, but he won’t give out song titles.

“I like to assault the senses so I have created three different kinds of intros — there’s a lot of power,” Santana said.  “There’s a lot to hit the ear. I call (the opening and closing segments) the doors — there’s the front door and the back door and the middle are the rooms. We can take it to rooms that we haven’t been in, we can discover spiritual romance inside the sheets so to speak.”

Santana’s opening night is May 2 with shows planned for May, June and September.

Santana To Headline at Vegas’ House of Blues

Carlos Santana will be singing at the Blues in Sin City in the near future…

The 64-year-old legendary Mexican rock guitarist is planning a two-year headlining gig at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, switching venues from his previous home at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

Carlos Santana

Representatives for the House of Blues say the 10-time Grammy winner will have a run of shows in May and June, then return in September with the residency running through 2013.

Santana, considered one of the greatest guitarists of all time, says he’s happy to call the venue home, and plans to honor the diversity and culture that the House of Blues promotes as a company.

Part of each ticket sale will go to Santana’s The Milagro Foundation, which supports children’s art, education and health.

Tickets go on sale next month.