Los Angeles-based rock act Los Lobos will pen an original theme song for the new WB series, "Greetings From Tucson," and provide music to serve as the show's score. The Latino family comedy will air F
Los Angeles-based rock act Los Lobos will pen an original theme song for the new WB series, "Greetings From Tucson," and provide music to serve as the show's score. The Latino family comedy will air Friday nights on the network beginning in the fall.
"I couldn't think of a more fitting band than Los Lobos to be our partner on 'Greetings From Tucson'," Jordan Levin, WB president, entertainment, said in a statement. "Having a band of their caliber write an original theme song and score the entire series will add another unique voice to this ground-breaking series. Music has always been an integral part of the experience viewers have come to expect from The WB. We look at musicians as storytellers, and Los Lobos is certainly not an exception to that. I look forward to their input as part of the overall collaborative process."
This is not the band's first foray into scoring, although it is its first for the small screen. Los Lobos won a Grammy for its score to the 1995 film "Desperado," and has contributed to such films as "From Dusk Till Dawn," "The Mambo Kings," and "Feeling Minnesota." The 30-year-old band also provided the majority of the material for the soundtrack to "La Bamba," the 1987 biopic of singer Richie Valens, including originals and covers of Valens' songs.
The Slash/Warner Bros. "La Bamba" soundtrack topped The Billboard 200, and peaked at No. 3 on Billboard's Regional Mexican Albums chart and No. 13 on the Latin Pop Albums tally. Los Lobos' cover of Valens' title track topped The Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard's Hot Latin Tracks chart.
Last month, Los Lobos released its latest Mammoth album, "Good Morning Aztlan." The set debuted at No. 23 on Billboard's Top Internet Albums chart and No. 82 on The Billboard 200. The band is in the midst of a U.S. tour that will keep it on the road through September.
Here are Los Lobos' upcoming tour dates:
July 19: Chicago (World's Largest Block Party)
July 20: Detroit (St. Andrews Hall)
July 23: New York (Irving Plaza)
July 24: Boston (Paradise Rock Club)
July 26: Baltimore (Artscape)
July 27: Washington, D.C. (9:30 Club)
July 30: Raleigh, N.C. (Museum Of Art)
July 31: Atlanta (Coca Cola Roxy Theatre)
Aug. 1: New Orleans (House Of Blues)
Aug. 3: Selma, Texas (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
Aug. 4: The Woodlands, Texas (C.W. Mitchell Pavilion)
Aug. 10: Edmonton (Edmonton Folk Festival)
Aug. 14: Nashville (Uptown Mix)
Aug. 29: Sacramento, Calif. (California State Fair)
Sept. 1: Sparks, Nev. (John Ascuaga's Nugget)
Sept. 6: Fontana, Calif. (California Speedway)
Sept. 13: Telluride, Col. (Blues & Brews Festival)
Sept. 27: Sunland Park, N.M. (Sunland Park Racetrack)
Sept. 30: Bakersfield, Calif. (Kern County Fair)