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How Los Bukis’ Reunion Went From Livestream to Full Tour With Four Sold-Out Stadium Shows (So Far)

Los Bukis add additional six dates to their previously announced three-date tour spawned by nostalgia and a pandemic livestream where the band reunited after 25 years.

A week after announcing a three-date tour on June 14, and selling out two of those dates in a matter of hours, Los Bukis added six additional dates to their Una Historia Cantada trek that will reunite Marco Antonio Solís with his former band 25 years since disbanding.

Set to kick off Aug. 27 at L.A.’s SoFi Stadium – the first full-capacity show to be held at the new venue – the now nine-date Stadium tour has sold more than 250,000 tickets, Live Nation tells Billboard, with both dates at the SoFi (Agu. 27-28) selling out within four hours during the on-sale. Other sold-out dates include Chicago’s Sept. 4 and Oakland’s Oct. 1.

“The demand was very clear, and fans understood this was a historic event that hasn’t happened in 25 years,” says Hans Schafer, senior vp touring, Live Nation Latin. “It really is phenomenon of a grand scale and the impact that it’s had not just for fans of Los Bukis but for the multigenerational home.”

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The band confirmed the highly-anticipated tour nearly a month after the band’s surprise reunion during a Mother’s Day livestream where Los Bukis played together again for the very first time since 1996.

“I truly wasn’t planning to tour with them,” Solís previously told Billboard. “It was an inspirational idea that came from that moment. Why not? It’s another time in our lives, one of a lot of maturity. We’re all different people now. And getting together was very interesting, very cool.”

Adding six additional dates to the tour was a no brainer, says Schafer, after he and his team saw the euphoria and demand once the initial three dates went on sale.

“The band and the entire team felt very strongly that this was 25 years in the making and the demand for people wanting to see the show was exactly what we expected,” he says. Adding, “I was not surprised at all how fast tickets were selling because Los Bukis are such a big part of pop culture. Even if you never saw them play together, you grew up listening to them in your household and know exactly what they represent.”

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The most successful “grupero” group of the 80s and 90s, known for timeless classics such as “Tu Carcel,” “Viva El Amor” and “Quiéreme,” Los Bukis have become a cultural phenomenon in multigenerational households across the U.S. When the tour was announced, the younger generation mobilized to create memes and TikTok videos of them not only surprising their parents with tickets but some even dressed up as Los Bukis to hand them out personally to their dads during Father’s Day weekend.

“Los Bukis fans fall within a very specific demo but they broke that barrier and the group was able to penetrate a much younger audience. That was the most surprising piece of this,” adds Schafer. “You know they broke into a much wider, young audience when you’re seeing those content pieces are being created because they’re all primarily being done by an audience that has never actually seen the band play together.”

Like Grupo Firme and Bad Bunny, whose tours were quick to sell out in a matter of hours, the high demand for Los Bukis tix is a true testament to the power of Latin music and its loyal audience, says Schafer.

“This is only a growing momentum, and a great sign for new and developing Latin acts – now more than ever, the market is very healthy and thriving.”