In what is shaping up to be one of the most anticipated tours of the summer, Dos Mundos, Una Historia (Two Worlds, One Story) will feature regional Mexican superstar Gerardo Ortiz with Alfredo Olivas as his co-headliner. Kicking off May 22 in Portland and culminating Nov. 27 in Las Vegas, the stateside tour will also feature a tribute to Ariel Camacho by the late star’s band, Los Plebes del Rancho.
Known for his guitar skills and soft-edged vocals on acoustic songs that reflected the lives of his fans, Camacho died in a car accident Feb. 25 on a highway outside of his native Sinaloa, Mexico. At 22, he had recorded just one album, El Karma, with Los Plebes del Rancho on Del Records, but was poised to be one of the leading voices in regional Mexican music. Singing Camacho’s music on the tour will be the label’s newest signee, 18-year-old José Manuel Lopez Castro. Banda Culiacancito, known for their corridos, and Los Migueles La Voz Original will also play on the tour.