(L to R) Maná band members Sergio Vallin, Fher Olvera, Alex Gonzalez, & Juan Calleros speak during their press conference at the STAPLES Center Thursday, April 19. (Photo: Fredwill Hernandez)
The most important and influential Latin rock band worldwide, Maná, joined STAPLES Center and concert promoter AEG Live executives Thursday, April 19 prior to their record setting concert for a press conference to celebrate becoming the artist to play the most concerts ever in the thirteen year history of the venue.
Don't miss the Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards, presented by State Farm taking place April 23-26, 2012 at the JW Marriott Marquis, Miami. This year's conference includes Q&As with Pitbull and Jenni Rivera, the 2nd annual Latin Music Marketing Awards, and execs like Target VP of entertainment John Butcher and Univision radio president Jose Valle. Visit BillboardLatinConference.com for details.
Maná has become massively influential throughout their 20-plus-year career, having sold more than 25 million albums in 40 countries. Their latest record, 2011's Drama Y Luz, debuted at no. 1 on the Billboard Latin charts (Top Latin Albums and Latin Pop Albums) and spent nine weeks at the top.
Present and taking part in the the press conference were Maná, manager Angelo Medina, Rebeca Leon, Vice President Latin Talent for AEG Live, Maná band members Sergio Vallin, Fher Olvera, Alex Gonzáles and Juan Calleros, Lee Zeidman, Sr. Vice President & General Manager for the STAPLES Center and Randy Phillips, President & CEO of AEG Live.
Lee Zeidman, Sr. Vice President & General Manager Staple Center and Randy Phillips, President & CEO AEG Live. (Photo: Fredwill Hernandez)
The previous record was held by Britney Spears with eight sold out concerts at the Staple Center.
This week at the Billboard Latin Music Awards and Conference, all four members of Maná will sit for an intimate interview for the first time in their career, discussing their music process, tours and the state of the music industry.
Rebeca Leon, Vice President Latin Talent AEG Live, speaks at Maná's press conference. (Photo: Fredwill Hernandez)
Maná's manager Angelo Medina hands the microphone off to VP of Latin Talent at AEG Live Rebeca Leon. (Photo: Fredwill Hernandez)
(Photo: Fredwill Hernandez)