McAllen Performing Arts Center | McAllen, TX
Get ready for incredible Latin rock music this spring because Mexican rock powerhouse, Caifanes is traversing across North America! The iconic group from Mexico dominated the airwaves during the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, and today, they remain a prolific group with three original members! On Friday, 5th May 2023, Caifanes is set to light up the McAllen Performing Arts Center with their sensational hits! The show is part of the band’s 22-date trek covering several major cities in the U.S. and Canada! If you’re keen on seeing Caifanes perform live, you better act fast and score some tickets now!
Caifanes emerged in 1987 in Mexico City with members Saul Hernandez, Alfonso, Andre, Diego Herrera, Alejandro Marchovich, and Sabo Roo. The band was heavily influenced by renowned bands like The Beatles, The Cure, King Crimson, and many more. Their music has been described as having characteristics similar to British new-wave rock and progressive rock music. The band has been known to infuse Latin-style percussions with American and Mexican-style lyrics.
In 1988, the band dropped their debut album, Caifanes (Matenme Porque me muero, Volume 1). The album was preceded by hits, “Matenme porque me muero” and “La bestia humana.” The album skyrocketed to success in their home country and sold over 450,000 copies, earning platinum status. By 1990, the band has released their sophomore effort, El Diablito, Volumen 2. The album showcased a more post-punk vibe infused with the band’s signature alternative rock sound. The album received wide critical acclaim for its excellently written tracks, which were all written by frontman Saul Hernandez. After selling over 200,000 copies in Mexico, El Diablito, Volumen 2 was certified platinum.
In 1994, the band released their last studio album, El Nevio del Volcan. The record featured several hit singles, including “Afuera,” “Aqui no es asi,” and “Ayer me dijo un ave.” The album’s release was supported by a worldwide tour, which included shows in Mexico, North America, Colombia, Chile, and Argentina. The record earned double platinum status in Mexico after selling over 600,000 copies.
Caifanes has influenced several other Mexican rock bands, and many musicians owe their craft to the band’s existence. Some bands that have credited Caifes as their main influence include Santa Sabina, Los Amantes de Lola, La Cuca, Sekta Core!, and many more.
In 2019, Caifanes embarked on a monster tour that hit 28 cities in North America, Central America, and Mexico. This 2023, the band embarks on another much-awaited tour across North America. Some shows have already sold out. So if you’re a Latin rock music fan, you better secure your tickets now!