Los Lobos Return With "Gates of Gold"

All New Studio Album Available September 25th on 429 Records

The Wall Street Journal Premieres Title Track

Jul 15, 2015, 11:59 ET from 429 Records

LOS ANGELES, July 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Los Lobos, the Grammy winning East L.A. legends comprised of David Hidalgo, Louie Perez, Cesar Rosas, Conrad Lozano and Steve Berlin, are back with an all new full length studio album, "Gates of Gold," which will be released September 25th on 429 Records. Their first collection of new songs since 2010, the album was produced by the band who continue to hone their multi-faceted sound and fresh storytelling. The 11 tracks showcase a band that continues to keep it real. Their songs are snapshots of true life moments with themes ranging from the immigrant experience in America to melancholic ruminations on impending mortality. The music is as dynamic, eclectic yet distinctive as ever. Thoughtful, darkly romantic and spiritual lyrics are enhanced by slow burning blues rock, impressionistic soul, traditional Mexican folk music or straight ahead garage band jams. The band will embark on an extensive tour this year in support of the album (see confirmed dates below). In addition, a new biography of the band, "Los Lobos—"Dream in Blue" written by Chris Morris—will be released in September by the University of Texas Press.

The Wall Street Journal premiered the title track today—listen to it here:


Los Lobos are entering their fifth decade, as the humblest of musical icons, having racked up countless accolades for their uncompromising artistry.  With four Grammys in hand and the respect and admiration of their musical peers, the band still hearken back to their beginnings as "the soundtrack of the barrio" and remain a cultural touchstone for a community.  Their accomplishment is reflected in the effortlessly spontaneous approach to recording.  Says Cesar Rosas: "When I listen to our catalog, doing things more spontaneously in the studio has led to some of our best work." Adds Louie Perez:  "Unlike many bands that write, gather and catalog material between studio releases, Los Lobos prefers to create their magic on the fly when they decide it's time to record."

"Gates of Gold" Track Listing:


Made to Break Your Heart


When We Were Free


Mis-Treater Boogie Blues


There I Go


Too Small Heart


Poquito Para Aqui


Gates of Gold


La Tumba Sera El Final


Song of the Sun


I Believed You So




Confirmed Tour Dates:

July 17      

Santa Barbara, CA           

Santa Barbara County Fair

July 18     

Palmdale, CA                 

Palmdale Amphitheatre

July 30       

Arvada , CO                    

Arvada Center Amphitheatre

Aug 1        

Casper, WY                   

Beartrap Summer Festival

Aug 2       

Billings, Mt                      

Magic City Blues Fest

Aug 7         

Aberdeen, WA                

D&R Theatre

Aug 8         

Arlington , WA                

Festival of the River

Aug 12         

Sterling Heights, MI           

Freedom Hill Amphitheatre

Aug 13         

Evanston, IL                     


Aug 14       

Santa Fe, NM                     

Buffalo Thunder Casino

Aug 21      

Breckenridge, CO             

Riverwalk Center

Aug 28         

Atlanta, GA                    

Atlanta Botanical Gardens

Sep 3        

Burlington, VT                   

Rusty Nail

Sep 4        

Plymouth, NH                    

Flying Monkey

Sep 5         

Charleston, RI                   

Rhythm & Roots Festival

Sep 6         

Washington, DC                  

The Hamilton

Sep 12        

Urbana , IL                        

Ellnora Festival

Sep 13        

Cincinnati, OH                   

Taft Theatre

Sep 18       

Del Mar, CA                     

Kaaboo Festival

Sep 19         

Los Angeles, CA                

Levitt Pavilion

Sep 25        

New York, NY                   

Beacon Theatre

Sep 26        

Winona , MN                     

Boats and Bluegrass Festival

Oct 2         

Lincoln City, OR              

Chinook Winds Casino

Oct 9          

Davis, CA                         

Mondavi Center @ UC Davis

Oct 10        

Santa Cruz, CA                  

Moe's Alley Blues Club

Nov 11        

Henderson, NV                   

Henderson Pavilion

Nov 13        

Tacoma, WA                       

Pantages Theatre

Nov 14         

Edmonds, WA                        

Edmonds Center for the Arts


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