Mexican Artists to Pay Tribute to Morrissey at Mexrrissey Concert in L.A. & NY
Mexrrissey Concert Tribute to Morrissey: "Mariachi, cumbia, danzon, cha-cha-cha meets Manchester."
Mexrrissey, a live tribute to Morrissey with Mexican flair, is coming to Los Angeles and New York this month.
The show will feature Mexrrissey organizer Camilo Lara of electronic outfit Mexican Institute of Sound, L.A. rocker Ceci Bastida, and members of Moderatto, Calexico and Furland singing “Suedehead” in Spanish (and otherwise honoring Moz).
Lara describes Mexrrissey as "mariachi, cumbia, danzon, cha-cha-cha meets Manchester."
The “Mexico Goes Morrissey” band will play the Brooklyn Academy of Music on May 10 and L.A.’s Regent Theater on May 11.
"There are a lot of shared feelings in Mexican music and Moz songs, so we thought it was a fantastic idea," Lara told Billboard when a U.K. tour was announced earlier this year.
"We Mexicans like to suffer and make people suffer,” he added. “Melodrama, irony, sarcasm -- we share those with Morrissey. If Mexico's top pop art form are the telenovelas, you can see why Mexicans love Morrissey."
Lara conceived the show with Andy Wood, director of London Latin music festival La Linea.