Legendary Mexican rock band Maná became the newest addition to the Hollywood Walk of Fame this Wednesday, adding them to the list of Latinos like Luis Miguel, Ricky Martin and Marco Antonio Solis with the honorary star.
The band from Guadalajara, Mexico consists of lead singer Fher Olvera, drummer Alex González, guitarist Sergio Vallín and bassist Juan Calleros.
Mana released their first album self-titled “MANÁ”, which is Polynesian for “positive energy”, in 1997 with the record company PolyGram. After finding little success, the group switched record labels and signed with Warner Music Mexico. In 1989, they released “Falta Amor” and the single “Rayando el sol” became their first major success.
Now 11 albums, 4 Grammys and over 50 different awards later, they are considered one of the most influential bands in Latin America with over 40 million albums sold. For their upcoming tour, the group is focused on encouraging Latinos to vote in the upcoming presidential elections.
“We have baptized our new tour ‘Latino Power,’ because with the strength of their collective vote this year, U.S. Latinos can further empower our community—demanding more respect and effecting real change in the living conditions and opportunities for our people,” Olvera said in a statement.
The Latino Power Tour kicks off in San Diego on Sept. 9 making a stop in Houston on Oct. 1 at the Toyota Center.