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 will celebrate Mexican Independence Day with two concerts at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
The just-announced shows will take place September 15 and 16, celebrating Mexicans’ revolt against Spanish rulers — not be confused with Cinco de Mayo, which celebrates the Mexican victory over French troops in the Battle of Puebla.
While the band’s announcement did not mention anything about Donald Trump, the choice of celebrating Mexican Independence Day in a U.S. venue may be a jab at the current U.S. president from the band, particularly frontman Fher Olvera, who has frequently spoken out against Trump’s immigration policies and his statements about Latinos.
“Sometimes the results disappoint us or worry us, but they should never get us on our knees,” the singer said the day after the election. “Us Latinos will continue to keep our head up high and work to change what we don’t like, to have the life, country and world we want.”
The Las Vegas shows, which will be Maná’s only U.S. arena concerts in 2017, can be expected to rival the energy of the most fervent political rally.
Tickets go on sale Friday, March 31, at 10 a.m. PST.
The Mexican pop rock group, comprised of vocalist/guitarist Fher Olvera, drummer Alex González, guitarist Sergio Vallín and bassist Juan Calleros, has partnered with electro house musician Steve Aoki for a remix of the band’s breakup anthem “La Prisión,” the new video for which features plenty of tribal-themed action.
To the tune of Olvera’s empowering vocals, Aoki is seen crowd-surfing in Ibiza and Las Vegas, while Maná rocks different concert crowds as part of their current Cama Incendiada tour. Cuts of the original video, set in the Mojave Desert, are interspersed throughout.
The remix is a departure from Maná’s other singles from the same album, like the Shakira-assisted ballad “Mi Verdad,” but it’s definitely a club thumper.
Mana isn’t afraid to trump Donald Trump when it comes to his negative comments against Mexicans…
The Mexican pop rock group, comprised of vocalist/guitarist Fher Olvera, drummer Alex González, guitarist Sergio Vallín, and bassist Juan Calleros defended the dignity of Mexican immigrants following Donald Trump’s verbal attack against the community during his presidential campaign speech.
“There is a person named Donald Trump who made very violent statements, full of hate against Mexicans and Latin Americans; called them rapists, criminals, drug traffickers, and that they were rubbish,” said Olvera at a press conference preceding the concert for the Cama Incendiada tour at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Olvera and his bandmates reacted to Trump’s accusations after the sound test of their performance on Thursday in Los Angeles.
Cama Incendiada is the group’s latest album, whose runaway success got them a platinum disc from the label Warner Music Latin.
“It makes me sad because Mexicans have come to help build this country and it is sad that someone with so much hatred in his heart has a microphone to say these things,” he said about the statements made by Trump, after he announced his presidential nomination for the Republican Party on Tuesday.
He added such hatred was last seen in German and Nazi films and demonstrated “an excessive xenophobia.”
“We are very angry with Trump, because many Latinos are construction workers who have helped build his buildings and he is forgetting that they are the ones working hard to build the United States,” Gonzalez said
Mana was created in 1986 and has won 4 Grammys, 11 Latin Grammys and 14 Billboard Latin Music Awards among others.
The iconic Mexican rock band, consisting of vocalist/guitarist Fher Olvera, drummer Alex González, guitarist Sergio Vallín and bassist Juan Calleros, will embark on a U.S. tour in support of the group’s upcoming album this June with sponsorship from Mexican Montejo beer, according to brand representatives.
The announcement coincides with the release of Maná’s first single and video from their upcoming album. “Mi Verdad” is the band’s first collaboration with Shakira.
In addition to signing on for Maná’s nationwide tour, Montejo, a newcomer to the Mexican beer market in the U.S., will produce special promotions, including a sweepstakes to attend a private concert by the group in one of the brand’s breweries in Mexico.
“Montejo is a very authentic Mexican beer,” says Patricio Ferrara, director of marketing for Montejo, who says the brand aims to appeal to Spanish language-dominant Mexican consumers in the United States. “For us, it was a very natural partnership with Maná, who we consider to be the best and most authentic Mexican rock band.”
Montejo is produced in Oaxaca by Grupo Modelo and imported to the U.S. by Anheuser-Busch, which bought Grupo Modelo in 2013.
“Montejo is one of the few beers made in México and imported to the United States that doesn’t try to adopt an Anglo personality or try to change what it is,” said, Maná frontman Fher Olvera, who deemed the beer “delicious.”
“It’s important for us to feel the connection with our heritage and our fans, especially when we are traveling,” he added. “We can’t be more proud of having Montejo as our sponsor to help us celebrate our music with our fans in the United States.”
Ferrara said that the brand has made “a significant investment” into its partnership with Maná, set to raise awareness with its Latino target consumers at Maná’s sure to be sold-out concerts. Winners of four Grammy Awards and seven Latin Grammy Awards, Maná is the most successful Latin rock band in the U.S., and the world.
“The partnership will be the largest asset the brand leverages in 2015,” Ferrera said. Maná’s new album is expected in March.
The multiple Grammy– and Latin Grammy-winning Mexican rock group—consisting of vocalist/guitarist Fher Olvera, drummer Alex González, guitarist Sergio Vallín and bassist Juan Calleros—will perform at next year’s Rock in Rio USA event.
The Latin music superstars, considered the biggest Latin rock band in the world, are the first Spanish-language artists to be announced for the first U.S. edition of the massive festival, to take place in Las Vegas over two weekends in May 2015.
“Maná is the perfect example of the strength of the Hispanic community in the United States and how culturally diverse the country is,” Rock in Rio founder Roberto Medina said in a release announcing the band’s inclusion in the lineup.
Maná is set to play on the festival main stage during Rock Weekend (May 8-9) joining No Doubt, Metallica, Linkin Park and Rise Against. Deftones, Sepultura and Coheed & Cambria have been announced for the City of Rock Sunset stage that weekend.
Taylor Swift, John Legend and Joss Stone are the headliners revealed so far for the following Pop Weekend.
Brazilian artists Leo Gandelman, Bossacucanova and Spokfrevo have been announced for the festival’s Rock Street Brazil, which will be animated by “charismatic characters of Brazilian culture,” according to the festival website. A Rock Street USA and Rock Street UK are also planned.
Maná, the world’s biggest-selling Latin rock band, played Rock in Rio Madrid in 2012.
Following the success of his first-ever all Spanish-language album Corazón, the 67-year-old Mexican musician and 10-time Grammy-winner is set to release a live CD/DVD package titled Corazón, Live From Mexico: Live It to Believe It.
From RCA Records/Sony Latin Iberia, the package will be released on September 9 and include a live CD and DVD, plus a documentary film shot in different Mexican locales.
The track listing for Corazón Live From Mexico includes many of the artists featured in Santana’s original Corazón, including Juanes, Gloria Estefan, Miguel, Romeo Santos, Lila Downs, Diego Torres and Niña Pastori.
But it has also been expanded considerably to include new versions of his standards like “Black Magic Woman” and “Smooth” and collabs like “Corazón Espinado,” featuring Fher Olvera (lead singer of Maná) and Cindy Blackman Santana.
The set will be available for digital download and in three different physical packages: DVD, DVD/CD and Blu-Ray/CD.
Corazón debuted at No. 1 on the BillboardTop Latin Albums chart in April and spent six weeks at the top of the chart. It’s currently No. 6 on the chart and was the third top-selling Latin album for the first six months of the year, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
But the upcoming live version was conceived from the onset as part of the overall Corazón project. The album, with all its featured artists, was recorded in the studio and released last April, but a live component was always part of the proposal.
With sponsorship from Mexico’s Tourism Board, the live show was taped in December 2013 in Santana’s home state of Gaudalajara, a documentary was filmed in different locales and a special aired on HBO Latino both in the U.S. and Latin America in the spring.
Corazón was a seminal project on many fronts. The HBO airing marked the first time ever that HBO Latino (which operates in the U.S.) and HBO Latin America joined forces to premiere a concert event.
The Mexican band, considered to be one of the pioneers of Rock en Español, will be inducted into the RockWalk of fame, the Guitar Center’s RockWalk committee announced on Tuesday.
The induction ceremony will take place on Monday, September 17 at the Guitar Center headquarters in Hollywood, California.
“Mana has made a huge impression on the Latin rock scene over the years,” said Dave Weiderman, chairman of Guitar Center’s RockWalk in a statement.
“It’s only right they take their place on Guitar Center’s RockWalk,” he said, adding that Maná “has made such a contribution to the L.A. community and beyond.”
Maná has earned four Grammy Awards, seven Latin Grammy Awards, five MTV Video Music Awards Latin America, six Premios Juventud awards, fourteen Billboard Latin Music Awards and fifteen Premios Lo Nuestro awards.
Maná joins other legendary stars on the RockWalk of fame, including Aerosmith, Carlos Santana and B.B. King.
“It is an honor to be included in such a renowned group of musicians,” said Maná’s lead singer Fher Olvera in a statement. “Having our handprints immortalized on Guitar Center’s RockWalk will allow us to continue to be a part of Los Angeles – our second home – for generations to come.”