Bomba Estereo Upcoming Tour Dates

Bomba-Estereo-990x544Colombia’s hottest musical export Bomba Estéreo releases its highly anticipated fourth album Amanecer [Awakening] today via Sony Music.

Already being hailed by critics as worldly and adventurous, Amanecer is an expansion of the band’s musical horizon, yet stays true to its trademark electro-tropical sound. Pairing up with producer Ricky Reed of the Oakland hip-hop/pop collective Wallpaper, singer Liliana Saumet and multi-instrumentalist Simon Mejía deliver their most colorful album yet.

On Ricky Reed’s words “Everything just happened without thinking really. Liliana has Colombian Caribbean coastal melody in her blood, Julian comes from the mountains blending highlife guitar and electro and Simon is a rhythmic genius from the nation’s capital Bogota. And I grew up on rap records in Oakland, California. Just mix the ingredients and this is what you get. It’s true pan-American sound.”

In recent years, Bomba Estéreo has traveled the globe, bringing its sonic carnival to major music festivals including Roskilde, Bonnaroo, Coachella, Austin City Limits, Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, Vive Latino, Estereopicnic, Rock al Parque, Glastonbury, among many others. The band also visited Africa for the first time — a trip Saumet calls “the most important tour we’ve ever done because we were able to have a direct connection to the roots of our sound.”

Mejía elaborates on the direction of the album: “I think by now Bomba found its musical identity, defined both by Liliana’s vocals, which are unique and from the tropical fusion sound. We’re never going to be a rock or pop band. The colors may change, but the essence stays the same. On this album, there are more electronic elements and more sung melodies. It’s a more global album.”

Bomba Estéreo is bringing Amanecer to major cities in the U.S. and Latin America:
June 6 – The Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
June 8 – Subrosa – New York, NY
June 11 – Sala Caracol – Madrid, España
June 13 – Territorios Sevilla – Sevilla, España
June 18 – Prairie des Filtres – Toulouse, Francia
June 20 – Sónar Festival – Barcelona, España
July 17 – Biennial of the Americas – Denver, CO
July 19 – Neumo’s – Seattle, WA
July 20/21 – The New Parish – Oakland, CA
July 24 – Highline Ballroom – New York, NY
July 25 – Howard Theater – Washington, DC
July 26 – Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL
August 16 – Plaza Condesa – Mexico, DF
November 6-8 – Fun Fun Fun Fest – Austin, TX

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