Maná Rocks L.A. Concert With Special Guest Marco Antonio Solis & More Show Highlights
The seats at The Forum in Los Angeles filled quickly Sunday night with eager fans who waited patiently for Maná to jump onstage for their second, out of four, sold-out shows at the iconic venue.
It's safe to say that for any Maná fan, the concert was an unforgettable one and the setlist, which included a good mix of old hits and new tracks, didn't disappoint. For almost three hours straight, Maná rocked the stage and serenaded the crowd with songs like "Manda una señal," "Oye mi amor," "Corazón espinado," Dónde jugarán los niños?," "Mi verdad," " Como te deseo," "Mariposa traicionera," "Me vale" and, of course, the new urban version of "De pies a cabeza."
Throughout the concert, one that all who were present wished wouldn't come to an end, there were many memorable moments and highlights, including a special appearance by the one and only Marco Antonio Solis. Of course, there was also a political agenda within the show -- after all, the trek is billed as a call to all Latinos to show their power and make their voices heard by voting in the upcoming elections.
Below are Billboard's favorite moments from Maná's Latino Power Tour show:
Emotional collab with Mark Goffeney
"A year ago we got a video from an extraordinary musician who has a very strong will that made me reflect on many things. We were able to connect with him and we brought him here as a surprise to you guys," said Fher before inviting Mark Goffeney, a talented musician from San Diego without arms who plays guitar with his feet, to perform their classic "Vivir sin aire." The emotional performance by Goffeney got a standing ovation from the crowd.
Alex soars with drums solo
During an epic drum solo that lasted about 10 minutes, Alex was elevated from the stage to wow the crowd with his impeccable drumming skills that had everyone cheering him on. After giving quite the spectacle and probably one of the best moments of the show, the rock star then gave away his drumsticks to two lucky fans.
Oldies-but-goodies acoustic session
After Alex's drum solo, Fher and Sergio appeared on the other end of the venue where they had set up for the acoustic/bohemian part of the show. This was the part where fans would sing their hearts out with Fher on songs like "Te lloré todo un río," "El reloj cucu," "Eres mi religión," "Se me olvidó otra vez," "Bendita tu luz" and "El muelle de San Blas."
Marco Antonio Solis jumps onstage
To everyone's surprise, Latin music icon Marco Antonio Solis joined Maná onstage while they were performing their version of Solis' "Si no te hubieras ido." "We recorded our version of this song because my mom really liked it and I think we did a pretty good job," said Fher. After singing together, Solis sang another one of his classics "Tu cárcel."
Latino Power message
Of course, the chart-topping band couldn't leave the stage without talking politics and the importance of the Latino vote in the upcoming presidential election in November. The anti-Trump band also took a few swings at the Republican candidate, without even having to mention his name. "We don't accept violence here, this country is multicultural. It is made up of immigrants. And although este cabrón might not like it, there are more than 50 million of us Latinos in this country. And how do we hurt him, by voting, voting, voting! Demonstrate your power so they can respect Mexicans and Latinos. To all the gringos that came here tonight, welcome and thank you."
Maná continues their Latino Power Tour through the months of October and November visiting cities like Chicago, New York, Miami, Houston and Atlanta.