IT’S CHRISTMAS TIME IN BOYLE HEIGHTS:
LOS LOBOS BRING THE HOLIDAYS HOME IN NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR ORIGINAL SONG “CHRISTMAS AND YOU”
EAST LA ICONS’ FIRST-EVER XMAS ALBUM LLEGÓ NAVIDAD
OUT NOW ON RHINO
LIVE FROM HERE PERFORMANCE (DECEMBER 14)
ADDED TO JAM-PACKED HOLIDAY RUN
– “a holiday recording…like no other” (Associated Press)
As the holiday season officially kicks off, Los Lobos have shared the first music video from their first-ever Christmas album Llegó Navidad, which is out now on Rhino. The visual piece accompanies “Christmas and You,” Los Lobos’ lone original on the twelve-track record, written by the band’s David Hidalgo and Louie Pérez. Llegó Navidad also shines a light on regional classics from across the Spanish-speaking world, from Veracruz to Panama to the Texas border. Since Los Lobos have spent the past five decades as such passionate ambassadors for the East LA community, it’s only natural they set the “Christmas and You” video against scenes from their Boyle Heights neighborhood, captured during the recording of Llegó Navidad at local studio Nest Recorders.
Watch “Christmas and You” here.
Order Llegó Navidad here.
After researching nearly 150 possible holiday song selections for Llegó Navidad, Los Lobos ended up with a holiday song spanning South, Central and North America – each reinvented in the band’s own inimitable style. Esquire has already named Llegó Navidad their #1 Christmas album of this holiday season, and the New Yorker praised it as perfectly embodying Los Lobos’ “trademark mixture—English and Spanish, longing and joy, the homegrown and the imported.” The Associated Press highlighted “Christmas and You,” claiming “for heartbreak, it puts Elvis Presley’s 'Blue Christmas' to shame,” while Billboard added the track among their Best Holiday Songs this season.
Los Lobos will bring Llegó Navidad across the country this December, beginning with a three-night holiday run at Chicago’s City Winery on 12/8 and continuing through a string of Southern California dates to kick off the New Year. Just announced is an appearance on Live From Here with Chris Thile, which will take place on December 14 at New York’s Town Hall. A full list of holiday shows is below.
1. “La Rama”
2. “Reluciente Sol”
3. “It’s Christmas Time In Texas”
4. “Amarga Navidad”
5. “Arbolito De Navidad”
6. “¿Dónde Está Santa Claus?”
7. “Llegó Navidad”
8. “Las Mañanitas”
9. “La Murga”
10. “Christmas And You”
11. “Regalo De Reyes”
12. “Feliz Navidad”
Holiday Tour Dates
Dec 8 – Chicago, IL – City Winery
9 – Chicago, IL – City Winery
10 – Chicago, IL – City Winery
12 – Washington, DC – City Winery
13 – Washington, DC – City Winery
14 – New York, NY – Live From Here (Town Hall)
14 – New York, NY – The Concert Hall at New York Society for Ethical Culture
15 – Philadelphia, PA – City Winery
16 – Philadelphia, PA – City Winery
18 – Boston, MA – City Winery
19 – Boston, MA – City Winery
27 – Agoura Hills, CA – The Canyon Club
28 – Santa Clarita, CA – The Canyon Santa Clarita
29 – Pasadena, CA – The Rose
31 – Montclair, CA – The Canyon Montclair