Fender artists Maná continue to dominate the music world in an unprecedented fashion.
The biggest-selling and biggest-touring Latin rock band join superstar Britney Spears as the only artists to ever headline eight concerts at the Los Angeles’ Staples Center. But only the Mexican hitmakers can boast being the only act in history to twice sell out four consecutive nights at the venue, which has a capacity of 20,000.
“Maná is a cross cultural musical phenomenon in Southern California,” said Randy Phillips, president and CEO of AEG Live, in a prepared statement. “The speed and amount of tickets sold for the shows at Staples Center is astonishing.”
The tickets for the “Drama y Luz” tour became available in April, selling more than 100,000 tickets for the first leg of the tour in only one day, according to the band’s manager, Angelo Medina.
Maná is also the only Rock en Español group to score two albums in the top five of the Billboard 200 charts, and the highest-grossing Latin touring act in the history of Boxscore.
Highlights of the “Drama y Luz” tour include the band’s brand new gear, such as the custom-labeled faceplate in Spanish for guitarist Sergio Vallin and lead singer/guitarist Fher Olvera’s Super-Sonic™ 100 Heads. The one-of-a-kind amps were customized with black-skirted knobs and Spanish-labeled faceplates designed exclusively for Vallin and Olvera.
Other gear in the band’s rig includes bass player Juan Calleros’ all new arsenal of five-string American Deluxe and American Standard Precision Bass® guitars, and frontman Fher Olvera’s Classic Series ’72 Telecaster® Deluxe guitar and Old Growth Redwood Telecaster® guitar.