Los Lobos to rock benefit concert for Metro State
Contact: Angelia McGowan at 303-556-5133 or Dave Alden at 303-556-8141
Posted: October 11, 2007
(Denver, Colo.) — Three-time Grammy Award-winning artists Los Lobos will perform songs from their latest CD, "The Town and The City" at Paramount Theatre at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24 in support of Metropolitan State College of Denver. This is the third annual benefit concert for Metro State. Previous performers include The Gipsy Kings and Brian Wilson, former lead singer for the Beach Boys.
"Los Lobos has had a huge following for more than three decades," says Dave Alden, Metro State's assistant athletic director for external affairs. "We are excited to continue bringing in such legendary performers for the community to enjoy, while also raising funds for annual and endowed scholarships for our students."
Since its inception in 1973, Los Lobos has evolved into a respected artistic group known for their conscience-raising songs and thought provoking lyrics. Their new CD speaks to immigration, a hot topic nationwide. It is told in the first person, with each song serving as an episodic step in a rough journey that is in your face at times, comforting and nostalgic at others.
Locally, their performance will strike a strong note for Metro State, which holds the second largest graduation rate for Latino students in the state. "It's great that Los Lobos may be appealing for certain audiences," says Alden, who also serves as Metro State's head tennis coach. "But, we strive to have activities that everyone on our campus and the area communities can appreciate. In that respect, Los Lobos is a perfect fit. They are big."
Though some are familiar with the older songs of Los Lobos, others are acquainted with the group's latest work. The HBO series "The Sopranos" featured "The Valley," which is a song from their latest CD. It ran at the end of the last episode on May 6. Following the Metro State benefit concert, the group will join John Mellencamp for the first leg of his fall tour.
Tickets range from $39-$64 and are on sale now at TicketHorse, 1-866-461-6556 or visit www.tickethorse.com. Tickets can also be purchased in person at Dick's Sporting Goods Park and Dick's Sporting Goods stores. For VIP tickets and sponsor information call 303-556-8141.
Concert sponsors include MillerCoors, Wells Fargo, The Regency Auraria Student Housing, Univision, 92.1 Super Estrella and 102.3 KCUV. For more information about Los Lobos visit www.loslobos.org.
About Metropolitan State College of Denver
Metro State is a fully-accredited, four-year institution, serving more than 21,000 students. It has the second-largest undergraduate enrollment in Colorado and is one of the largest four-year public colleges in the nation. Metro State enrolls the highest number of students of color among four-year colleges in the state. It boasts 60,000 alumni, 90 percent of whom stay in Colorado after graduation. Visit Metro State at www.mscd.edu.