New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
Panteón Rococó released today their new single "Tonantzin", now available on all digital platforms following the announcement of the first 15 dates of their US & Canada tour, which begins on June 16 at the Victoria
Tonantzin, the title of the new single by Panteón Rococó, is the name of the Mother Goddess or Mother Earth in some pre-Hispanic cultures. It is a powerful track that tells an almost surreal story from ages ago, as told by ancestors "antes que todo acabara, antes que todo muriera" [before everything ended, before everything died]. A story that becomes a prayer and an offering for Tonantzin.
The requinto guitar that crescendos towards the track's climax and the music that fuses pre-Hispanic instruments and contemporary sounds make "Tonantzin" a promising track that will surely become another classic in their live concerts. This is the first track of the upcoming material that the group will be unveiling over the next few months.
Year after year, Panteón Rococó tours countries that have seen them grow, not only as a band, but also as individuals. Nine musicians that began to leave Mexico at a very young age, venturing into new languages and cultures to introduce their music, songs, and ska fusion that is contagious on stage not only because of the solidity of their unique sound, but also because of the celebration that invites each of their fans to be a part of. The audience joins in this celebration, becoming a reflection of the band's energy throughout their songs and energy.
The public of the 'Panteones' is as diverse as the band and as their music; they have stepped on all kinds of stages, paving the way in territories where Latin American rock is barely strengthening their markets. They have been able to be inclusive in everything they do musically, both on record and live.
Panteón Rococó did not arrive at the level they are now due to a single success, but to many type of successes: they have filled arenas with a capacity of more than 20,000 people, they have toured Europe
on stages of great importance as headliners in festivals, they have extended the dates of their already long tours, and they continue to summon more and more people to each of their visits. Success in their songs, success in their massive live concerts that invite them to continuously come back again, and success in their honesty as a group. Growth has been continuous and solid across all territories.
This is a high point for Panteón Rococó's career, with a first quarter of the year in performances at two of the biggest festivals in Latin America
& Pa'l Norte Fest] as co-headliners reaching maximum capacity, and in the midst of a creative moment of recording their tenth album, where there is no leader but an artistic democracy in which everyone contributes musically and as humans injecting a dose of energy.
The group from Mexico is an emblem not only of Mexican ska. With them there are no walls [No Wall Tour 2017], they are clear about their mission ["Peace Army" Ejército de Paz Tour 2015], and they have grown and matured musically and as a group ["XX Years" XX Años Tour 2016]. Their songs and performances are a representation and a feeling of more than one generation that saw them be born in the middle of the Zapatista movement in the mid 90's, and that despite the difficulties, their hope and resistance continue.
The first part of the North American 2018 tour is coming to 15 cities. More dates to be announced.