â€œLos Tigres del Norte, who recently were given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, are back with the new album Realidades. The CD features the classic Tigres norteÃ±o sound that has made the band a fixture on the Latin music scene since the late â€˜60s. They’ve toured throughout the world and have fans everywhere. Their concerts, too, are must-see events. Known for their versatility and ability to explore universal themes, Los Tigres on this album feature real stories that affect communities in songs such as â€œLa Bala,â€ which explores the theme of guns which plays out further in the official music video. â€¦Other themes on the record includes music tied to love, social rejection, discrimination and stories that will be a treat for fans as the band introduces one of the best albums of the year.â€
– Justino Aguila, Southern California Public Radio (SCPR)
The worldâ€™s â€œmost influential regional Mexican groupâ€(Billboard), LOS TIGRES DEL NORTE will once again delve deep into the true-life stories and challenges faced by both Latino/immigrant communities and our continent as a whole with the October 7th release of â€œREALIDADESâ€Â (â€œRealitiesâ€) â€“ the first new studio album from the legendary band in over four years. The songs are chronicles of love, social rejection, discrimination and danger in our midstâ€™s â€“ balanced with a few distinctively witty tales that will bring a knowing grin.
Fans can already pre-order the full length albumÂ as a digital download, or physical release in either single CD (11song) or CD Deluxe (22 Song) formats. In addition to pre-ordering the full length album via iTunes, fans will be able to download select songs in advance, such as â€œQue tal si eres tu,â€ â€œAmarte me hace bienâ€Â and Â the albumâ€™s first singleÂ â€œLa balaâ€ A cautionary corrido of a parentâ€™s heartbreaking regret when we let the violent temptations of the world make their way inside our own families, â€œLa Balaâ€ has quickly shot to #1 at radio in the US, Mexico, and both Central and South America.
With the October 7th release ofÂ â€œREALIDADES,â€Â the majestic roar of Los Tigres will once again echo throughout the workplaces, streets and homes of Mexican and Mexican-American communities.
â€œTo their legions of fans, many of whom share the same immigrant roots, Los Tigres are more than just celebrities. They are working-class heroes, champions of the undocumented who for four decades have sung about their dreams and disappointments, discrimination and drive for rights and respect. To the busboys & janitors, store clerks & chambermaidsâ€¦ Los Tigres are as much a household name as the Beatles.â€â€“ Variety 8/22/14
â€œTo the countryâ€™s growing Spanish-speaking population â€” especially the many Mexican and Central American immigrants who do the scut work in fields, construction sites, factories and hospitals â€” [Los Tigres Del Norte] are idols who sing, from personal experience, of trying to make a new life in a strange new countryâ€¦Several of Los Tigresâ€™ songs directly address the challenges immigrants face in getting to the United States. â€¦Other songs are about the difficulties that arise once in the United Statesâ€¦ They are more than a band, They are social leaders as well, who steer the course of the conversation among Mexican-Americans and the Latino community. â€¦as the immigrant population has fanned out from traditional centers, so has the bandâ€™s tour schedule, especially over the last decade. They now perform regularly in southeastern states like Georgia and Tennessee, as well as in the Midwest and the Great Plainsâ€¦ â€˜As the demographics of the United States change, they are finding new audiences.â€™ â€¦ â€˜They are one of the few bands to sing about the people and what we suffer, here and in Mexico. We cross over thinking of a dream, but we find out that life is not that easy. Los Tigres understand that, and they understand us.â€™ â€“ SUNDAY NEW YORK TIMES