Mana is bringing a little Joy to one of its hit singles…
The legendary Mexican rock band has joined voices with Joy Huerta of Latin Grammy-winning Mexican duo Jesse & Joy for a revamped version of “Eres Mi Religion,” nearly 19 years after its original release.
“My loves, Maná invited me to be part of this song and it was impossible for me to resist,” Joy expressed on Instagram.
“Eres Mi Religion” is a timeless love anthem about finding your soul mate and being devoted to them.
Conserving the original’s essence, the 2021 version of “Eres Mi Religion” is still a romantic rock song. What’s different is its gospel-like intro and more instrumentation, likes the cajón. Notable is Joy’s powerhouse vocal throughout the track, beautifully harmonizing with Fher Olvera.
On the Billboardcharts, the track peaked at No. 17 on Hot Latin Songs chart dated January 4, 2003, and at No. 10 on the Latin Pop Airplay chart dated January 4, 2003, earning the Mexican rock group its 10th top 10 at the time (the group has a total of 26).
It’s the latest re-do for Mana.
For two years now, the band has been sporadically releasing new versions of some of their biggest hits. In 2019, they released “Rayando el Sol” featuring Spanish crooner Pablo Alborán and “No Ha Parado de Llover” in collaboration with Sebastian Yatra.
Due to continuing ticket demands, the legendary Mexican rock band has added a seventh show at The Forum in Los Angeles as part of its Rayando El Sol Tour, which kicks of at the end of August.
The seventh date at the venue, which will take place on December 7, makes Maná the only act in any language or genre to ever play seven dates at the venue as part of a single tour.
“Mana makes history today by becoming the first artist that will perform seven shows in one year at the ‘Fabulous’ Forum since our reopening in 2014,” said a spokesperson for The Forum. “Mana also holds our record for most shows since the reopening at 11. The Forum is proud and honored to be the home to Mana’s historic run of shows.”
Maná, Latin music’s most successful rock band and one of the most prolific and highest-grossing Latin acts in the market, announced dates forRayando el Sol, their first tour in three years, this past February.
Tickets sales were so strong, that additional dates were added almost immediately, and the tour, originally set to kick off September 4 from Corpus Christi, is now starting August 31 in Laredo.
New dates were also added for Chicago, Oakland, San Jose, Dallas, Houston, Phoenix and Los Angeles.
Originally, Maná was slated to play four dates at The Forum, which grew to six, and now, seven.
The group performed on Good Morning America this Wednesday, the same day they streamed an intimate performance for fans on their YouTubechannel in anticipation of their tour.
“Maná is a touring powerhouse,” Bob Roux, president of U.S. concerts for Live Nation, said in a statement back in March, talking about the sellout speed of Maná’s shows. “I’ve never seen an onsale like this in the Latin Market. This puts Maná in the rarefied realm of the biggest bands in the U.S., regardless of language.”
The Rayando el Sol tour will now play 35 stops. The tour takes its name from Maná’s 1989 breakout hit song of the same name.
“It was the song that kicked off our career when we were ready to walk away from it all,” Fher Olvera, Maná’s lead singer, told Billboardearlier this year. “We spent many years with very little money. One time, [drummer] Alex [Gonzalez] spent the night at an apartment in Colonia Roma [the Mexico City neighborhood depicted in Alfonso Cuarón’s film Roma] that didn’t even have furniture. And there, between beers, we wrote the song. At that point, I was ready to work in what I’d studied in college: communications. And Alex was going to return to Miami. But that song allowed us to breath, so we have a real appreciation. It’s a very emblematic song. It’s played everywhere.”
Maná: Rayando El Sol 2019 tour dates:
Aug. 31, 2019 — Laredo. TX Sames Auto Arena Sept. 4, 2019 — Corpus Christi, TX American Bank Center Sept. 6, 2019 — Houston, TX Toyota Center Sept. 7, 2019 — Dallas, TX American Airlines Center Sept. 11, 2019 — El Paso, TX UTEP Don Haskins Center Sept. 13, 2019 — Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Arena Sept. 14, 2019 — Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena Sept. 20, 2019 — Los Angeles, CA The Forum Sept. 21, 2019 — Los Angeles, CA The Forum Sept. 22, 2019 — Los Angeles, CA The Forum Sept. 27, 2019 — San Jose, CA SAP Center at San Jose Sept. 28, 2019 — San Jose, CA SAP Center at San Jose Sept. 29, 2019 — San Diego, CA North Island Credit Union Amphitheater Oct. 9, 2019 — Denver, CO Pepsi Center Oct. 11, 2019 — Chicago, IL Allstate Arena Oct. 12, 2019 — Chicago, IL Allstate Arena Oct. 17, 2019 — Toronto, ON Scotiabank Arena Oct. 19, 2019 — Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center Oct. 20, 2019 — Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum Oct. 22, 2019 — Fairfax, VA EagleBank Arena Oct. 25, 2019 — Miami, FL American Airlines Arena Oct. 27, 2019 — Atlanta, GA Infinite Energy Arena Nov. 6, 2019 — El Paso, TX UTEP Don Haskins Center Nov. 8, 2019 — Houston, TX Toyota Center Nov. 9, 2019 — Dallas, TX American Airlines Center Nov. 14, 2019 — Edinburg, TX Bert Ogden Arena Nov. 15, 2019 — San Antonio, TX AT&T Center Nov. 17, 2019 — Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Arena Nov. 22, 2019 — Los Angeles, CA The Forum Nov. 23, 2019 — Los Angeles, CA The Forum Nov. 24, 2019 — Los Angeles, CA The Forum Nov. 27, 2019 — Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center Nov. 30, 2019 — Oakland, CA Oracle Arena Dec. 5, 2019 — Fresno, CA Save Mart Center Dec. 7, 2019 — Los Angeles, CA The Forum
The legendary Mexican rock band has added additional dates to its upcoming tour to meet high ticket demand.
Tickets for new shows in the Maná’s Rayando el Sol Tour have been added for Los Angeles, Chicago, Oakland, San Jose, Dallas, Houston and Phoenix, and will go on sale on Friday, March 8.
“Maná is a touring powerhouse,” Bob Roux, president of U.S. concerts for Live Nation, said in a statement from the company about the sellout speed of Maná’s upcoming shows. “I’ve never seen an onsale like this in the Latin Market. This puts Maná in the rarefied realm of the biggest bands in the U.S., regardless of language.”
Maná is now scheduled for 28 U.S. dates on the tour, the band’s first in three years.