Maná to Play Record Seven Shows at L.A.'s Forum on 'Rayando el Sol' Tour: Exclusive

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As a result of continuing ticket demands, Mexican rock band Maná will play a seventh show at The Forum in Los Angeles as part of its Rayando El Sol Tour, which kicks of at the end of August.

The seventh Forum date, which will take place Dec. 7, makes Maná the only act in any language or genre to ever play seven dates at the venue as part of a single tour.

“Mana makes history today by becoming the first artist that will perform seven shows in one year at the ‘Fabulous’ Forum since our reopening in 2014,” said a spokesperson for The Forum. “Mana also holds our record for most shows since the reopening at 11. The Forum is proud and honored to be the home to Mana’s historic run of shows.”

Maná, Latin music’s most successful rock band and one of the most prolific and highest-grossing Latin acts in the market, announced dates for Rayando el Sol, their first tour in three years, this past February. Tickets sales were so strong, that additional dates were added almost immediately, and the tour, originally set to kick off Sept. 4 from Corpus Christi, is now starting Aug. 31 in Laredo.

New dates were also added for Chicago, Oakland, San Jose, Dallas, Houston, Phoenix and Los Angeles. Originally, Maná was slated to play four dates at The Forum, which grew to six, and now, seven. The group will also play in Good Morning America Aug. 14 and the same day will stream an intimate performance for fans on their YouTube channel in anticipation of their tour.

“Maná is a touring powerhouse,” Bob Roux, president of U.S. concerts for Live Nation, said in a statement back in March, talking about the sellout speed of Maná’s shows. “I’ve never seen an onsale like this in the Latin Market. This puts Maná in the rarefied realm of the biggest bands in the U.S., regardless of language.”

The Rayando el Sol tour will now play 35 stops. The tour takes its name from Maná’s 1989 breakout hit song of the same name.

“It was the song that kicked off our career when we were ready to walk away from it all,” Fher Olvera, Maná’s lead singer, told Billboard earlier this year. “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.”

Maná: Rayando El Sol 2019 tour dates:

Aug. 31, 2019 -- Laredo. TX Sames Auto Arena
Sept. 4, 2019 --  Corpus Christi, TX American Bank Center
Sept. 6, 2019 --  Houston, TX Toyota Center
Sept. 7, 2019 --  Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
Sept. 11, 2019 --  El Paso, TX UTEP Don Haskins Center
Sept. 13, 2019 --  Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Arena
Sept. 14, 2019 --  Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
Sept. 20, 2019 --  Los Angeles, CA The Forum
Sept. 21, 2019 --  Los Angeles, CA The Forum
Sept. 22, 2019 --  Los Angeles, CA The Forum
Sept. 27, 2019 --  San Jose, CA SAP Center at San Jose
Sept. 28, 2019 --  San Jose, CA SAP Center at San Jose
Sept. 29, 2019 --  San Diego, CA North Island Credit Union Amphitheater
Oct. 9, 2019 --  Denver, CO Pepsi Center
Oct. 11, 2019 --  Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
Oct. 12, 2019 --  Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
Oct. 17, 2019 --  Toronto, ON Scotiabank Arena
Oct. 19, 2019 --  Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
Oct. 20, 2019 --  Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
Oct. 22, 2019 --  Fairfax, VA EagleBank Arena
Oct. 25, 2019 --  Miami, FL American Airlines Arena
Oct. 27, 2019 --  Atlanta, GA Infinite Energy Arena
Nov. 6, 2019 --  El Paso, TX UTEP Don Haskins Center
Nov. 8, 2019 --  Houston, TX Toyota Center
Nov. 9, 2019 --  Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
Nov. 14, 2019 --  Edinburg, TX Bert Ogden Arena
Nov. 15, 2019 --  San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
Nov. 17, 2019 --  Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Arena
Nov. 22, 2019 --  Los Angeles, CA The Forum
Nov. 23, 2019 --  Los Angeles, CA The Forum
Nov. 24, 2019 --  Los Angeles, CA The Forum
Nov. 27, 2019 --  Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center
Nov. 30, 2019 --  Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
Dec. 5, 2019 --  Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
Dec. 7, 2019 --  Los Angeles, CA The Forum


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