MEXICO CITY, -- Mana will be performing a residency at The Forum in Los Angeles next year. This is the city that they consider their second home. They have also broken audience records.
The real challenge for the Mexican pop-rock group will be to continue performing unique shows. They promise they won't stop scheduling dates if they are asked.
"We are very excited, very happy being back, it has been more than two years since our last show," Alex Gonzalez, drummer, said via videocall from Guadalajara in Mexico.
Monday's announcement announced that the residency will start next year. The first dates are scheduled for March 18-19, April 22-23, and March 19-20. Tickets go on sale Friday through Ticketmaster.
He said that Los Angeles was like Guadalajara's second home. It's also where the whole 'rock and espanol movement' began. "Our first show was at Hollywood Palladium in 1993, when we were on tour with 'Donde Jugaran los Ninos'. From there it exploded and spread to the rest the country.
Los Angeles has never lost its love for Mana, who has won seven Latin Grammys and four Grammys. Mana set a new record at The Forum in 2019, performing seven concerts in one year. This beat Kanye West's and The Eagles' records.
It's going be exciting, emotional, and fun because we don’t know what the outcome will be. Gonzalez said that we aren't thinking about breaking records. Instead, we are thinking about "let's play and play as many times as people want to see me there," Gonzalez added.
Two monthly concerts will be held at the residence, and additional dates may be added as needed.
Gonzalez said that they are planning on a lot more than the Rayando el Sol Tour, adding that the production will be completely different.
Mana closely followed the reemergence concerts after the pandemic shutdown, but he preferred to wait until next years in search for more stability in the industry and beyond.
Gonzalez stated that Gonzalez wanted to wait for things to settle down so that people could recover economically. "We have always been really, really concerned about our fans and want them to always be happy."
They have been releasing hits for 35 years, including "Rayando el Sol,"" "Oye Mi Amor," and "De Pies a Cabeza," as well as "Rayando el Sol," and "Rayando el Sol," but they don't plan to stop performing.
Gonzalez stated, "I hope Mana can be a group that can follow in the footsteps of other important and famous bands like Aerosmith, U2, or The Stones." After a long period of not playing together, we've been practicing and the amazing thing is that once we got in the rehearsal room the energy just exploded. It was almost like you pressed the pause button and then the button was released and it was as if nothing had ever happened."
The band will be able to perform in one city and not have to travel internationally, which will allow them to continue to work on new releases. The band will release their next studio album in 2023. They are eager to share new music after the 2015 "Cama Incendiada".
They will release a Mexican version of "Mariposa Traicionera", which they co-wrote with Alejandro Fernandez. It will be part their duets album.
Gonzalez said, "It was fun to do this," It's a way for people to enjoy Mana songs in different versions.
Fher was a singer in the band who sang the Mexican traditional music song "El Rey". This performance took place during the fight between Saul "Canelo” Alvarez (Mexico) and Caleb Plant. It ended with Caleb Plant becoming the undisputed champion super middleweight.
Gonzalez said that he loved the performance, which he witnessed while celebrating his wife’s birthday. "I thought it was a great fight, and he is a person who is willing to do anything for Mexico."
Gonzalez stated that he was pleased to support his Guadalajara friend: "As you all know, we played at his wedding. It's been a wonderful friendship over many years, and it was a great pleasure that Fher was there to support Canelo.