Meet the Latin Grammy-Award winning band that became popular during … the Britpop era?
Si, it's true. Zoe's history began in Mexico in 1994, just as Britpop was swelling like a wave in the United Kingdom. The band took the energy behind the movement, combined it with a slight influence from Seattle's grunge rock scene, and came out the other side with five full-time band members making a run of it in 1997.
Leave it to Leon Larregui, Sergio Acosta, Alberto Cabrera, Angel Mosqueda and Jesus Baez to stir up a grassroots effort after failing to find venues where they could showcase their music. The members of Zoe started a run of self-organized concerts, used the Internet to spread the world about their music and peddled a self-published demo to Spanish-language radio stations in the United States. Little by little, the hard work paid off.
Though Zoe languished several years without a solid recording contract or proper distribution, the band pumped out a debut album, the follow-up "Rocanlover" and "Memo Rex Commander," not to mention EPs, compilations and remixes. Their big break came in 2008, when their fourth album entitled "Reptilectric" debuted at number one in the Mexican charts and was later certified platinum with sales over 80,000 in the country.
Zoe captured its first Latin Grammy in 2011, and has recently released its fifth studio album, "Programaton." To back the project, the band is playing 75 shows in 16 countries, and recently wrapped up the Vive Latino festival in the Mexican capital after four days of performances by almost 200 bands from around the world.
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Past 12 Months
date city state venue 5/22/2015 El Paso TX Cleveland Square Park 7/25/2015 Etaples B4 Parc du Valigot
date city state venue 3/7/2014 Monterrey Tab Auditorio Banamex 3/27/2014 Mexico City Dif Foro Sol 4/11/2014 Indio CA Empire Polo Club 4/18/2014 Pomona CA The Glass House 4/18/2014 Indio CA Empire Polo Club 4/25/2014 San Salvador SS CIFCO 5/18/2014 San Sebastian Basque Country Auditorio Kursaal 5/27/2014 London Lnd Village Underground 6/5/2014 Salinas de Pamplona La Ciudadela - Pamplona 10/3/2014 Austin TX Zilker Park 10/6/2014 San Antonio TX Aztec Theater 10/7/2014 Dallas TX House of Blues Dallas 10/8/2014 Houston TX House of Blues - Houston 10/10/2014 Austin TX Zilker Park 11/8/2014 Mexico City Dif Foro Sol
date city state venue 5/3/2013 Wyomissing PA Building 24 Live 7/20/2013 Los Angeles CA Staples Center 11/7/2013 San Francisco CA The Warfield 11/8/2013 Los Angeles CA Club Nokia 11/9/2013 Pomona CA Fox Theater Pomona 11/12/2013 San Diego CA Balboa Theatre 11/13/2013 Las Vegas NV Hard Rock Hotel And Casino- The Joint 11/16/2013 Pharr TX Boggus Ford Events Center 11/17/2013 San Antonio TX Planeta Bar Rio 11/19/2013 Houston TX House of Blues - Houston 11/20/2013 Dallas TX House of Blues Dallas 11/22/2013 Chicago IL Concord Music Hall 11/24/2013 New York NY Best Buy Theater
date city state venue 3/25/2012 San Diego CA Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre 9/13/2012 Santiago Club Chocolate 9/14/2012 Buenos Aires Teatro Vorterix 9/16/2012 Caracas Concha Acustica De Bello Monte 9/18/2012 San Jose A Costa Rica 9/29/2012 Queretaro Plaza De Toros Santa Maria 10/19/2012 Anaheim CA City National Grove of Anaheim 10/20/2012 San Diego CA Avalon San Diego 10/21/2012 Santa Ana CA The Observatory 10/23/2012 San Francisco CA Mezzanine 10/25/2012 Chicago IL Aragon Ballroom 10/26/2012 El Paso TX El Paso County Coliseum 11/10/2012 Merida Yucatan Centro de Convenciones Yucatan Siglo XXI 12/7/2012 New York NY B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
date city state venue 7/30/2011 Los Angeles CA Club Nokia 7/31/2011 San Francisco CA The Regency Ballroom 8/11/2011 Denver CO Bluebird Theater 8/13/2011 Chicago IL Congress Theater 8/27/2011 Austin TX Antone's 9/3/2011 Houston TX Arena Theatre 9/8/2011 Ventura CA Ventura Theatre 9/10/2011 San Diego CA Avalon San Diego 11/16/2011 San Francisco CA Nob Hill Masonic Auditorium 11/17/2011 Universal City CA Gibson Amphitheatre 11/19/2011 Las Vegas NV House of Blues Las Vegas 11/20/2011 San Diego CA Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre 11/22/2011 El Paso TX El Paso County Coliseum 11/23/2011 Dallas TX House of Blues Dallas 11/27/2011 Chicago IL Aragon Ballroom 11/29/2011 New York NY Terminal 5 12/1/2011 Miami Beach FL The Fillmore Miami Beach