Los Tigres del Norte

Sun, July 31, 2022 at 7:30pm, Frost Amphitheater

Initially formed in 1967, this six-piece Mexican phenomenon band who immigrated from Sinaloa, Mexico to San Jose, have brought the musical genre of norteño to the worldwide stage, and have sold over 37 million records. Boasting several Grammys, Latin Grammys as well as their own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, they have become one of the most influential Latin groups of all time.

Over more than 70 albums -- including 22 number ones -- they turned norteño, an accordion-based polka music indigenous to Northern Mexico, into commercially viable pop music, infusing the tradition with boleros, cumbias, rock rhythms, waltzes, and sound effects

Throughout their long and storied career, Los Tigres maintained a respectable image, never glamorizing the drug trade nor any other criminal activity. They refused to be photographed with so much as a gun in sight. This air of respectability helped expand their audience demographically and internationally.

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