Pepe Aguilar – Gira 2019
Tickets go on-sale Monday, July 15 at 10am.
Pepe Aguilar is a best-selling, award-winning Mexican singer, songwriter, and producer. The son of multi-platinum singing icons Antonio Aguilar and Flor Silvestre, he has won four Grammys, five Latin Grammys, a whopping 19 Lo Nuestro awards and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His album sales top 15 million globally and his concerts have been consistent sellouts for more than two decades. Aguilar’s voice is rooted deep in the mariachi tradition, a romantic, lonesome, haunting baritone that underscores the charro (cowboy) in Mexican culture which has been all but lost in the confusing 21st century narcocorrido era. While his love songs have consistently topped the charts, his bandas, polkas, and pop tunes have registered as equally successful. His commercial breakthrough occurred with his fourth album, 1992’s Recu√©rdame Bonito. Written and produced by Joan Sebastian, it included traditionally styled songs that highlighted Aguilar’s singular vocal technique which straddles history and modernity. Likewise the aching title track to 1998’s Por Mujeres Como Tu; with its meld of Anglo and Mexican cultures (also known as “mestizaje”), 1999’s Por una Mujer Bonita scored him his first Grammy and sold more than four million copies. In the 21st century, Aguilar issued a series of albums in tribute to the iconic singers and songwriters who preceded him, including 2004’s number three hit Con Orgullo por Herencia; it offers a homage to the music of his parents. Aguilar founded his own studio and label and has continued to work the mines of tradition while throwing curveballs in the process: The genre-blurring No Lo Habia Dicho from 2016 offered his takes on everything from Colombian vallenato and cumbia to Latin pop, banda, and ranchera.