As the largest Latin Rock band in the world, Mexican act Maná has been delighting audiences since 1986. The group is going on tour in 2015, so be sure to get to a Maná concert this summer. Buy your Maná tickets today and enjoy the show!
|Current Tour:||2015 Performances|
|First Album:||Maná (1987)|
Maná emerged out of the "Rock en tu idioma" (Rock in your language) movement, which aimed to influence young talent in Latin America to create rock bands that had international appeal. Before the movement's arrival in Mexico, Maná was known as Sombrero Verde, which was formed in 1975 by José Fernando "Fher" Olvera, Gustavo Orozco, and brothers Juan Diego, Ulysses, and Abraham Calleros. The group released two albums before changing their name to Maná in 1986.
The newly recommissioned group, now down a Calleros brother and guitarist Orozco, was slow to gain a following. Their self-titled first album was largely a flop. The second one, entitled Falta Amor (Lack of Love), initially seemed destined for the same fate. Then Maná released their first single "Rayando El Sol" (Breaking Dawn), which turned into a hit, and raised the profile of its parent album. The first circuit of Maná concerts after releasing the album included a successful show in Educador, proving they had what it took to perform internationally.
The band's big breakthrough came via their third album ¿Dónde jugarán los niños? (Where are the children going to play?). The album spent over a year on the Latin music charts and produced eight now-classic songs. The first Maná tour in the United States came in 1993, during which the band established a foothold with that country's Latin rock fans. Maná's fifth album, Sueños Líquidos (Liquid Dreams), continued the band's ascent toward international stardom by giving them even greater attention in the United States and Spain. It also earned the band their first Grammy Award.
Maná's first album of the new century was also their biggest success yet. Revolución de Amor (Revolution of Love), released in 2002, is considered one of their best albums. It featured Carlos Santana on a track, and was the source of their second Grammy. After a five year break, Maná was back with Amar es Combatir (Love Means to Battle). The band received a third Grammy and the album's first single "Labios Compartidos" is one of their most popular yet. Their latest album Drama y Luz (Drama and Light) was released in April 2011.