You Say You Want A Revolucion
The Mexico City-based mystic-rockers will be joined by Julieta Venegas, Lysa Flores, Jumbo, and La Gusana Ciega for the trip. Revolucion 2000, the brainchild of Jaguares frontman Saul Hernandez, will stop in a number of major southwestern cities before the last scheduled stop in Fresno, Calif., November 8.
Included in the itinerary is a Dia de los Muertos ( Day of the Dead) show at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles on November 1.
With the rise in popularity of rock en Espanol, Jaguares have sold out large arenas in American cities with large Latino communities – including the Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, Calif. – despite getting little radio airplay and performing only in Spanish.
Hernandez, who gets his artistic inspiration from his interest in Mexico’s prehistory and how it still exerts a dominant influence on that country’s culture, is a rock icon in his native land. He and drummer Alfonso Andre left the band Caifanes in 1995 to form Jaguares, and bassist Sabo Romo soon followed.
Jaguares have released two successful albums – El Equilibrio do los Jaguares in 1996 and a double album, Bajo de Azul de Tu Misterio, in 1999.
Julieta Venegas – who has been compared to PJ Harvey and Fiona Apple – is a rising voice in the world of Latino rock. She is out in support of her newest release, ranchera-flavored Bueninvento.
Lysa Flores is the only non-Mexico native in the lineup, hailing from East Los Angeles. She is the lone folk-rocker and only performer on the bill who sometimes sings in English.
Jumbo and La Gusana Ciega round out the acts with a party-rock vibe.