Maná, Latin music’s most successful rock band and one of the most prolific and highest-grossing Latin acts in the market, announced Thursday (Feb. 21) the U.S. dates of their new Rayando el Sol Tour, their first outing in three years. The tour, produced by Live Nation, is named after the group’s breakout 1989 hit.
The trek will kick off Sept. 4 in Corpus Christi, Texas, and will make more than 20 stops, including four nights at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., between September and November. This will translate to the longest run at the LA venue for a Latin act.
In an exclusive interview with Billboard, lead singer Fher Olvera said the name “Rayando el Sol” was symbolically very important for the band. “It was the song that kicked off our career when we were ready to walk away,” Olvera said. “We spent many years with very little money. One time, [drummer] Alex [Gonzalez] spent the night at an apartment in Colonia Roma [the Mexico City neighborhood depicted in Alfonso Cuarón’s film Roma] that didn’t even have furniture. And there, between beers, we wrote the song. At that point, I was ready to work in what I’d studied in college: communications. And Alex was going to return to Miami. But that song allowed us to breath, so we have a real appreciation. It’s a very emblematic song. It’s played everywhere.”