Los Lobos performs at the White House in 2009.
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Arts and Issues will continue its 2014-2015 season with a performance by Los Lobos, the Grammy Award–winning rock band from East Los Angeles, Calif.
“We’re thrilled to have Los Lobos on campus this fall,” said Grant Andree, director of Arts and Issues.
Los Lobos will perform their award-winning album, “La Pistola y El Corazón,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, in the Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom.
Louie Perez, the band’s drummer, once called Los Lobos’ powerhouse mix of rock, Tex-Mex, country, folk, R&B, blues, and traditional Spanish and Mexican music “the soundtrack of the barrio.” Los Lobos loosely means “the gray wolf” or “to throw to the wolves.”
The band is celebrating its 40th anniversary as a group and the 25th anniversary of their Grammy-winning release, “La Pistola y El Corazón,” which won “Best Mexican-American Performance” in 1990. In the SIUE performance, Los Lobos will for the first time perform the album in its entirety, followed by a set of fan favorites performed acoustically.
For tickets and information, visit the SIUE Morris University Center Welcome Desk, www.artsandissues.com or call (618) 650-5774.
The Arts and Issues series brings artistic excellence to the SIUE campus through an eclectic blend of speakers and performers. For more than 30 years, SIUE’s Arts and Issues series has showcased some of the world’s finest artists. Each season, thought-provoking speakers inspire and entertain people of all ages and backgrounds. Thanks to the underwriting of SIUE, corporations, foundations and individual donors, tickets are often highly discounted.
Arts and Issues is tied to the academic mission of the university and offers unique opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and the community to engage with performers and speakers through performances, master classes and special sessions.