Los Lonely Boys to perform in Visalia

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The Garza brothers of the music group Los Lonely Boys are set to make a stop at the Fox Theatre to perform their “Texas Rock n’ Roll” in Visalia

VISALIA – Fox Theatre will have a “heavenly” performance in February 2024 when Los Lonely Boys take the stage.

The Visalia Fox Theatre announced the return of Los Lonely Boys, propelled in their musical career by their No. 1 single, “Heaven,” on Feb. 2, 2024.

The doors will open at 7 p.m. and the show will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets go on presale on Thursday, Sept. 21 for Fox Pass members and on sale Friday, Sept. 22, to the general public. Now, with plans to release a new record this year, the Los Lonely Boys are entering a new era of their career.

“Walking off the stage after our first performance this year, we cried together, hugged, and knew we would continue,” member Henry Garza is quoted saying via Fox Theatre news release. “After a three-year hiatus, we are songwriting, recording and touring together. It is a blessing to share the stage with my brothers. We lift each other musically and spiritually. We consider this the Los Lonely Boys’ resurrection.”

According to a news release from Fox Theatre, three years ago, the group decided to take a break to focus on their own growing families, as family has always been at the center of things for the group’s members Henry, Jojo and Ringo Garza. All three are sons of Enrique “Ringo” Garza Sr. and are a second-generation sibling band that have been playing and touring together since they were teenagers.

However, Summer 2022 saw them back at it again, returning to life on the road alongside The Who. The Boys have been making music together for seventeen years now, and they show no signs of slowing down or losing inspiration. Today, they can be found in the studio, working on their newest album. According to the release, the group’s hiatus rekindled “new seeds of creativity.”

“Our new songs are about what is happening in everyone’s lives; topics of separation, the need for more love, and relating to one another,” Henry said via the news release.

According to the release, the story of how the Garza brothers rode their bluesy “Texican Rock n’ Roll” sound from San Angelo, Texas, to worldwide fame is one of rock’s great “Cinderella” tales. The three young brothers formed a band, got signed to a major label and had a hit single that propelled them to stardom. They sold 2.5 million records, won a Grammy, and received five more Grammy nominations in the span of their career.

The group’s father Garza Sr. and his brothers played conjunto as the Falcones before the elder Garza formed a band with his sons. They were still teens when he moved them to Nashville, hoping to hit career paydirt. But their big break came after they returned to Texas and began playing Austin clubs in the early 2000s. One day, Willie Nelson’s nephew heard some demos and next thing they knew, he was showcasing them at Farm Aid and even guested on their 2004 album “Los Lonely Boys.”

The album was originally released in 2003 on the startup label Or Records; however, “Los Lonely Boys” got picked up and re-released by Epic records. The band’s No. 1 single, “Heaven,” wound up selling over 2 million copies, spending 76 weeks on the Billboard Top 200 album chart, and earning them a Grammy for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group.

Their dream-come-true rise was chronicled in the documentary Los Lonely Boys: Cottonfields and Crossroads, directed by fellow San Angelo native Hector Galán. Another dream came true for the Boys when Carlos Santana invited them to guest on his 2005 album, All That I Am.

They also released “Live at the Fillmore” that year. The group’s father and Willie Nelson joined them on 2006’s Sacred, and in 2007, their cover of John Lennon’s “Whatever Gets You Through the Night” became the second single from the album “Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur.”

However, the music group’s journey has not come without struggles. In 2013, the group canceled 43 shows and paused work on their last album “Revelation” after Henry was seriously hurt when he fell from a stage in Los Angeles, according to the release. The scare caused all three brothers to re-examine not only how they make music, but how they conduct their lives.

“The whole experience was a wake-up call,” member Jojo is quoted saying via the news release. “It reminded us of what’s really important.”

For more information on how to become a Fox Pass member and/or to purchase tickets for the Los Lonely Boys show, as well as other shows coming to Fox Theatre, visit www.foxvisalia.org.

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