METALACHI – the world’s first and only heavy metal mariachi band – have announced several spring tour dates, beginning May 24! The band will perform in Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arizona and New Mexico, wrapping up on June 16. Before then, the band will perform six one-off shows, the first four of which act as METALACHI‘s very in-demand “Cinco De Mayo” dates. METALACHI was personally invited by comedian George Lopez to perform at the first show, Vee Quiva Hotel on May 2, as part of the grand opening of his Chingon Kitchen at the same location. See below for all currently confirmed dates.
Visit www.metalachi.com/upcoming-events for more information and links to purchase tickets. In a band statement, METALACHI says, “2019 is quickly shaping up to be our biggest year ever and we can’t wait to show everyone what we have in store for them this May and June.
“METALACHI Spring 2019 Dates:
Cinco De Mayo one-offs:
5/2 – Phoenix, AZ @ Vee Quiva Hotel and Casino (Dos De Mayo)
5/3 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar and Grill (Tres De Mayo)
5/4 – Loveland, CO @ Thunder Mountain Amphitheater (Cuatro De Mayo)
5/5 – Suquamish, WA @ Suquamish Clearwater Casino
(Cinco De Mayo) Additional one-offs:
5/17 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues Anaheim
5/19 – Oxnard, CA @ California Strawberry Festival
Full tour begins:
5/24 – Amarillo, TX @ Starlight Ranch Event Center
5/25 – Wichita, KS @ Nortons Brewing Company
5/26 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Tower Theatre
5/29 – The Colony, TX @ Lava Cantina
5/30 – Roanoke, TX @ Chop Shop Live
5/31 – New Braunfels, TX @ Billy’s Icehouse
6/1 – Corpus Christi, TX @ Brewster Street Icehouse
6/2 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
6/5 – Austin, TX @ Antone’s
6/6 – Austin, TX @ Antone’s
6/7 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
6/8 – Fort Worth, TX @ Lola’s Trailer Park and Saloon
6/9 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
6/12 – Denton, TX @ Andy’s Bar
6/13 – Lubbock, TX @ Cactus Theater
6/14 – Las Cruces, NM @ Rio Grande Theatre
6/15 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
6/16 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room
METALACHI is touring in support of their most recent full-length album, 2018’s Tres. The album is available via all major digital platforms and www.metalachi.com, and features covers of songs originally performed by artists such as Judas Priest, Dio, Journey, Guns N’ Rosesand more! The album features METALACHI‘s popular cover of the Queen classic, “Bohemian Rhapsody”. The music video, which features a cameo by comedian Felipe Esparza and was directed by Michael Estrella, can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/ISIlsp3LIDk —
Hailing from Hollywood, CA via Juarez, Mexico, METALACHI is a musical/comedy stage show that somehow seamlessly blends the world of Spinal Tap and Cheech & Chong into an over-the-top stage spectacle. The band is comprised of a five-piece ensemble of classically trained mariachi musician siblings, that have been fused together with the power of heavy metal. Fans can expect an unlikely meshing of metal classics from artist such as Metallica, Slayer, Ozzy Osbourne and more with traditional mariachi standards from the likes of Vicente Fernandez and Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan… all played with traditional mariachi instrumentation but with a stage show that strays far from traditional!
METALACHI takes their cues from outrageous stage shows like KISS, GWAR and Rob Zombie with outrageous costumes, stage production, personas and onstage antics. The band features Vega De La Rockha on vocals, Queen Kyla Vera on violin, Kiko Cane on guitarron, Paco Halen on guitar, El Cucuy on trumpet and is managed by mysterious impresario Warren Moscow.
METALACHI has garnered worldwide acclaim for their unique brand of raucous humor and innovative musical mastery, quickly amassing a loyal and diverse fan base of music lovers in addition to gaining praise from music royalty such as Dave Lombardo (Slayer), Vinnie Paul (Pantera, Hellyeah), Eric Wilson (Sublime), M. Shadows (Avenged Sevenfold), Billy Idol, and Howard Stern along the way (fun fact – for the past five years, Sublime has used METALACHI‘s debut album Uno to time their set changes, blasting the entire album over the PA at their live shows).
METALACHI has been featured on America’s Got Talent, CNN’s Great Big Story, Rolling Stone en Español, BBC’s Outlook via NPR, Huffington Post, and National Geographic, and their music has been heard on FX’s The Bridge and in a new TV commercial for DirecTV. METALACHI has been named one of the 10 best Mexican Metal Bands worldwide by OC Weekly, was named #4 on a list of the top 20 tribute bands based in Los Angeles by LA Weekly, andwas voted as one of the best live shows in Southern California by Examiner.com.
“A perfect merging of Metal and Mariachi…” – Howard Stern
“I love Metalachi… absolutely a blast with great musicianship and awesome humor. A must see every time they’re in town. Hellyeah!” – Vinnie Paul (Pantera, Hellyeah)
“Very entertaining and a blast to listen to. So glad that these guys and gal exist.”- M. Shadows (Avenged Sevenfold)
“I would somehow find a way through the eye of a Tijuana drug needle to bask in the trumpet-blasting, fiddle-sawing greatness of L.A.’s Metalachi.” – Vegas Seven Magazine
“Metalachi is the best heavy metal mariachi band you’ll ever hear. Sure, they’re probably the only one… but still!”– Buzzfeed
“These Mariachi rockers will change your perception of the genre…”– LA Weekly
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