Los Bukis took fans by surprise after their Una Historia Cantada stadium tour 2021 reunion was announced the week leading up to Father’s Day. It’s been 25 years since the famed Mexican band’s last show in Guadalajara, the same year of its last top 10 on Billboard‘s Hot Latin Songs chart.
Los Bukis have sent 32 entries onto Hot Latin Songs (which began in October 1986), starting with 1987’s No. 9-peaking “Este Adiós.” Nine years later, the seven-member ensemble captured its last top 10 to-date on the survey, “Por Amor A Mi Pueblo,” a No. 5 hit.
As a full-on solo act, the group’s Marco Antonio Solís has scored 10 No. 1s starting in July 1996, following “Una Mujer Como Tu,” billed with Los Bukis, a six-week leader in 1995. He most recently led as featured on Enrique Iglesias’ “El Perdedor” for a week in February 2014. (Los Bukis boast five No. 1s, including “Mujer.”)
The Una Historia Cantada tour crosses off another milestone for Los Bukis, as Friday’s (Aug. 27) first date sold out within minutes, as reported by Live Nation, also making the act the first Latin band to sell out the 70,000-seat SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif. A second show, also sold out, is set for Saturday (Aug. 28).
Seven more shows are scheduled: Sept. 4 and 5 at Soldier Field in Chicago (sold out); Sept. 15 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas; Sept. 18 at NRG Stadium in Houston; Sept. 25 at the Alamodome in San Antonio; and Oct. 1 and 2 at RingCentral Coliseum in Oakland (sold out).
Notably, most ticket buyers for the first two concerts were among 25-35 years old, according to Live Nation, a relatively youthful range given the band’s 1975 formation by Solís and his cousin Joel. Some purchasers posted sweet reactions on TikTok of their surprised parents receiving tickets to the shows.
The “Mexican Beatles,” as dubbed by Los Bukis enthusiasts, stretch across generations thanks to their collection of hits that bring together love songs and breakup ballads, regional Mexican tunes and other surprises as relatable now as decades ago, all translating to the band’s trademark feel-good mindset.
Spoiler alert: Ahead of the tour’s launch, here is a look at seven hits confirmed to be part of the first reunion show, six of which landed atop Hot Latin Songs or secured a spot within the multi-metric tally’s top 10.
“Tú Cárcel”: Peaked at No. 3 on July, 18, 1987
“Me Volví a Acordar De Ti”: Peaked at No. 26 on Sept. 19, 1987
“Y Ahora Te Vas”: Peaked at No. 1 on April 23, 1988
“Tus Mentiras”: Peaked at No. 10 on Sept. 3, 1988
“A Donde Vayas”: Peaked at No. 2 on Sept. 23, 1989
“Cómo Fui a Enamorarme de Ti”: Peaked at No. 1, for five weeks, beginning Dec. 9, 1989
“Mi Mayor Necesidad”: Peaked at No. 1, for four weeks, on March 21, 1992