Pesado (aka Groupo Pesado) was founded in back 1993 in Monterrey, Mexico by frontman Beto Zapata and Pepe Elizondo (bajo sexto, vocals). Today, this award-winning band has been to the rodeo a few times, and still finds a way to round up the crowds.
It didn't take long for Pesado's debut album, "Ayudame a Olvidar," to make people sit up and take notice. It was pulled together in '93 by MCM, and was followed by "Llego el Amor" in 1994. Inside a year of its formation, the band had two albums under its belt and was just getting started on a long-running musical journey.
It's an understatement to say Pesadeo has been a staple at popular music festivals around the globe. It's no wonder, what with several musical productions to their credit and countless gold and platinum albums, not to mention that Grupo Pesado has ranked in the top of the charts throughout Mexico and has reached the top 10 on the Mexican Billboard Charts in the U.S.
In 2008 Pesado was nominated for a Latin Grammy in the Best Norteño Album category and was also nominated for Premios OYE in the Best Norteño Artist or Group division. The following year they captured the Latin Grammy in the Best Norteño Album for their album "Solo Contigo." The winning streak continued when "Desde La Cantina…Vol I" earned the group its second Latin Grammy.
Pesado celebrated its 20-year musical anniversary in 2013, and was recently honored at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo for Go Tejano Day.
date city state venue 2/16/2014 San Antonio TX AT&T Center 3/16/2014 Houston TX NRG Stadium 4/25/2014 Brooks CA Cache Creek Casino
date city state venue 4/28/2013 Duluth GA Wild Bill's 8/3/2013 Houston TX Toyota Center 10/5/2013 Monterrey ?? Arena Monterrey
date city state venue 8/11/2012 San Diego CA Avalon San Diego 11/24/2012 Columbus OH Sundance Saloon
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