Los Amigos Invisibles is going out in support of the band’s latest album, Not So Commercial. Fans will recognize the album’s title as kind of a play on words of the group’s Latin Grammy-winning 2009 release, Commercial. Featuring B-sides as well as alternate versions from the Commercial studio sessions. Not So Commercial is already available on iTunes and ships as a physical CD March 15. Click here for a taste of the new album.
“The idea behind Commercial was to simply write a more accessible album,” Los Amigos Invisibles primary songwriter / lead guitarist Jose Luis Pardo said. “No bullshit with really tight songs under four minutes with straight hooks and no crazy solos. It seemed like the right approach for that time in our career. And it worked; we won our first Grammy after almost 20 years as a band!”
The Los Amigos Invisibles / Trombone Shorty co-headline romp starts with a series of West Coast dates beginning Feb. 7 in Seattle at Neumos. Other stops include Feb. 8 in Portland at Dante’s, Feb. 10 in Santa Cruz at The Catalyst; Feb. 11 at San Francisco’s Fillmore and Feb 12 in Los Angeles at The Conga Room.
After Los Amigos Invisibles splits from Trombone Shorty for a San Diego gig – Feb. 13 at 4th & B – the co-bill picks up Feb. 15 in Denver at the Bluebird Theatre followed by dates in Boulder, Austin, Houston, Dallas, Asheville, N.C., and Atlanta. Then it’s headline time for Los Amigos Invisibles as it continues on the road, playing dates in Chapel Hill, N.C., Washington D.C., Philadelphia, New York and Boston.