Café Tacvba’s Big Anniversary Party

Café Tacvba has planned a fall excursion through the States to mark the 25th anniversary of the Mexican band and the 20th anniversary of its Re album, which the New York Times once called “the equivalent of the Beatles White Album for the rock en español movement.”

During the past two decades the act hailing from Ciudad Satélite, Mexico, has put out seven studio albums, including its most recent, 2012’s El Objeto Antes Llamado Disco.

Photo: AP Photo
Wirikuta Fest, Foro Sol, Mexico City, Mexico

Re topped the list Rolling Stone published in 2012 ranking the “10 Greatest Latin Rock Albums of All Time.”

Rolling Stone declares that every LP Café Tacvba put out after 1994’s Re is just as good “but Re was the one that redefined the rules of the game. It was OK to spoof Mexico’s norteño­ roots, provided the nod was as affectionate and inspired as their hit ‘La Ingrata.’ It was valid to embrace the foreign influence of rock & roll and punk, as long as it was blended with authentic Latin sounds.”

Café Tacvba is properly celebrating Re by playing the album in its entirety on the fall tour, along with additional selections from its catalog.           

Presented by Jack Daniels, the outing is dubbed “20re-ct25.”  Here’s the plan:

Oct. 16 – Miami, Fla., Olympia Theater At Gusman Center 
Oct. 17 – Atlanta, Ga., Center Stage Theater
Oct. 18 – Washington, D.C., Lincoln Theatre
Oct. 19 – New York, N.Y., Stage 48
Oct. 22 – Chicago, Ill., Portage Theater        
Oct. 23 – Wichita, Kan., Hartman Arena     
Oct. 24 – San Antonio, Texas, The Aztec Theater  
Oct. 25 – Dallas, Texas, South Side Ballroom 
Oct. 26 – Houston, Texas, Bayou Music Center
Oct. 27 – El Paso, Texas, El Paso County Coliseum 
Oct. 29 – Las Vegas, Nev., Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
Oct. 30 – San Francisco, Calif., Nob Hill Masonic Center

Tickets go on sale Friday, Sept. 12.

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And for a blast from the blast click here to read Pollstar’s 1999 cover story on the band.