Mariachi El Bronx
Announce details of U.K. headline tour.
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Following the release of their well-received second album, Mariachi El Bronx (II), in September, Mariachi El Bronx have announced a U.K. tour in November. They recently played rapturously received sets at both the Reading & Leeds festivals.
The reaction to the album in their native U.S. has been equally impressive ”â the album topped the Billboard alternative chart, they recently made their debut national TV appearance on Jay Leno and are also set to support the Foo Fighters on their forthcoming arena tour.
The full list of dates is as follows:
18th Dublin The Workman's Club
19th Belfast The Stiff Kitten
20th Edinburgh Liquid Rooms
21st Newcastle The Cluny
22nd Nottingham Bodega
23rd Manchester Sound Control
24th Leeds Cockpit 2
25th Sheffield Leadmill
26th Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
27th Cardiff The Globe
28th Norwich Waterfront
29th Brighton Concorde 2
17th London Kings College
18th Wolverhampton Slade Rooms
The recent album was once again co-produced by John Avila, a former member of Oingo Boingo,and was recorded this past Christmas and New Year at Avila's studio, Brando's Paradise in San Gabriel, CA.
In recent years, The Bronx has redefined what punk means, releasing three self-titled full-length albums and a deluge of 7 inches and EPs. Mariachi El Bronx was conceived in 2006, after The Bronx was asked to perform unplugged on Fuel TV. Believing that nothing sucks more than rock bands playing acoustic songs, they adopted another style of music endemic to Los Angeles and infinitely better suited for an acoustic performance ”â mariachi music. The experience unearthed something unexpected, what the band likens to discovering a second soul within. Touring the world as The Bronx, they simultaneously began writing songs for Mariachi El Bronx. In 2007, Vincent Hidalgo, son of David Hidalgo (Los Lobos, Latin Playboys), joined the lineup and everything came together. They have released 2 Mariachi El Bronx albums to date.
Mariachi El Bronx are: Matt Caughthran (vocals), Joby J. Ford (vihuela), Jorma Vik (drums), Brad Magers (trumpet), Ken Mochikoshi Horne (jarana), Vincent Hidalgo (guitarrÃÂ³n) and Ray Suen (violin)