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Pechanga Arena San Diego Presents

Juan Gabriel

August 19, 2016 @ 8:00 AM

August 19, 2016
8:00 AM
All ages

Artist Information

Juan Gabriel is one of Mexico’s most successful vocalists. A six-time Grammy nominee, Gabriel has sold 30 million copies of his albums and has performed sold-out concerts throughout the world. In addition to recording numerous hits on his own, Gabriel has produced albums for Rocio Durcal, Lucha Villa, Lola Beltran, and Paul Anka. His songs have been covered by a lengthy list of Latin artists, including Ana Gabriel (no relation), Rocio Durcal, Isabel Pantoja, Raúl Di Blasio, Marc Anthony, and Son del Son, the latter group having released two albums comprised entirely of Gabriel material, Costumbres and Son de Juan. The recipient of the ASCAP Songwriter of the Year Award in 1995, Gabriel was inducted into the Billboard Latin Music Hall of Fame the following year. During an interview shortly after his induction, Gabriel said, “I compose songs with a lot of simplicity because my school has been the streets and people have been my books.”

The youngest of ten children, Gabriel (born Alberto Aguilera Valadez) was raised in the border town of Juarez by his mother, who worked as a housekeeper. (He now owns the mansion in which she worked.) Singing from earliest memory, Gabriel was already writing his own songs by the age of 13. Changing his name to Adam Luna, Gabriel began singing in the nightclubs of Juarez’s downtown strip in his teens. One night spot, El Noa Noa, was later immortalized in one of his most popular tunes. Gabriel later moved to Mexico City, changed his name again to Juan Gabriel, and in 1971 recorded his first hit, “No Tengo Dinero” (I Have No Money). Over the next 14 years, he rose to international recognition, appearing in such films as Nobleza Ranchera, Del Otro Lado del Puerte, and Es Mi Vida. By 1985, he had sold an estimated 20 million records.

Just as his career reached its peak, Gabriel had a major conflict with BMG over control of his copyrights. Over the next eight years, he refused to record any new material. He finally reached a compromise with BMG in 1994, and quickly made up for lost time. In 1995, three of his songs reached the Top 40 of Billboard’s Latin radio charts. While his own recording of “El Palo” (The Stick) reached number one, cover versions of his songs — “Como la Luna” (Like the Moon) by Banda Maguey and “No Tengo Dinero” by Ana Gabriel — also performed well. In 1999, Gabriel’s tour of United States was sponsored by the Sears Corporation. During the next few years, he averaged a new album every year, including Querida, Por los Siglos, and Inocente de Ti which was issued in 2010.

For the next few years, Gabriel allowed his label to release several compilations while spending his time touring and producing other artists. In 2013, he returned to the great Bellas Artes theater in Mexico to celebrate 40 years in music. En Vivo Desde Bellas Artes was released in a number of packages in the summer of 2014. In January of 2015, Gabriel was nominated to the Latin Songwriter’s Hall of Fame; in February, Los Duo, his first studio album in five years, appeared. The set was a collection of his hits sung in duet with a wide variety of Latin music all-stars including Juanes and topped the Latin charts. Los Duo, Vol. 2 followed in December. It featured the singer with Marc Anthony, Laura Pausini, J Balvin, Carla Morrison, Alejandro Fernandez, Joan Sebastian (recorded shortly before his death) and others. It entered numerous Latin album charts in the top spot. It spawned sales of its predecessor and the two alternated weeks in the number one spot at the beginning of 2016. Bio compliments of Craig Harris, Rovi for Billboard

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Floor A-F | Lower Level 1-15, 23-24$194.50
Loge 2-16, 22-24 | Wheelchair Accessible: Loge 3, 11$164.50
Lower Level 17-21 | Loge: 17A - 21B | Wheelchair Accessible: Loge 14, 24$124.50
Terrace: 1-16B, 22A - 24 (Rows 1-9) | Wheelchair Accessible: Loge 18A, 20B$104.50
Terrace: 1-16B, 22A - 24 (Rows 10-18) | Wheelchair Accessible: Loge 19$84.50
Terrace: 17A - 21C | Wheelchair Accessible: Loge 17A, 21B$64.50



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