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See Juanes in May.EXPAND
See Juanes in May.
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6 Latin Artists Coming to DFW This Summer You Should Plan to See

A variety of Latin artists are performing at Dallas between April and August. The Latin community might recognize some artists from their parents' '80s Spanish rock and pop music, which eventually adapted into the '90s rock en español movement and into the modern 2000s.

Most of these artists have been nominated for Latin Grammy or Grammy Awards, and some have won. Tickets are selling fast. Whether you know them or not, here are six Latin artists you should see.

Juanes
7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3, The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory, 316 W. Las Colinas Blvd., Irving, $49.95 and up

The Columbian artist was first discovered in the early ‘90s when he formed his band, Ekhymosis. The band broke up, and Juanes found success with his solo career. His rock and cumbia sound became a household staple during in the early 2000s. His first two albums were critically acclaimed, but his third breakthrough album, Mi Sangre, was where he found international success. In 2017, he released his seventh studio album, Mis Planes Son Amarte, and he is, perhaps, one of most successful Latin artists of the 2000s. Besides making music, he's also an activist who performs benefit concerts.

See Natalia Lafourcade in May.
See Natalia Lafourcade in May.
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Natalia Lafourcade
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, House of Blues, 2200 N. Lamar St., $62.50 and up

During the early 2000s, the Mexican singer was well known for her early pop-rock beats and was widely regarded as one of the best Latin pop rock artists. It wasn’t until 2015’s Hasta la Raíz, her sixth studio album, that she started to add a different tone and show Latin roots. The album, based on her personal life, mixed pop-rock sounds and folk strums. That led her to transition into the folk scene. Her latest album, Musas, is connected with Mexican roots and gives homage to Latin American folk music.

Caifanes
8 p.m. Friday, May 18, The Bomb Factory, 2713 Canton St., $65

With cool, dark love lyrics backed by a hybrid British new-wave and progressive rock sound, Caifanes comes across like a Mexican version of The Cure — in a good way. Its sound was influential in the late '80s and evolved into the '90s rock en español movement. It hasn’t released anything new in a while, but it's still cool to see the iconic Mexican rock band performing its hits.

Tembriche
8 p.m. Sunday, June 10, Verizon Theatre, 1001 Performance Place, Grand Prairie, $39 and up

The Mexican group was one of the biggest Latino pop bands of the '80s and early '90s. Tembriche started as a television children’s group amd transitioned into a teen pop group. It had a variety of heartbreak pop singles and even a Grease cover album. The group launched Thalía's and Paulina Rubio's solo careers. The departure of those two and other original members led to a breakup in 1994. Since then, the group has picked up the pieces and performed across the Americas. It’s not the full original lineup, but the group is celebrating its 35th anniversary. Grand Prairie is Tembriche's last stop on its 10-date North American tour.

Los Enanitos Verdes and Hombres G
7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 16, The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory, 316 West Las Colinas Blvd., Irving, $55 and up

It’s like buying two tickets for the price of one. Argentina rock band Los Enanitos Verdes will set the tone with its love rock songs. Since forming in 1979, the band has released 17 studio albums, and it's one of the most successful Latin rock bands. Hombres G members have aged, but they still have the same '80s youthful vibe that helped them break into the rock-pop scene. The band is regarded as one of Spain’s most influential. Don’t be surprised if fans go crazy when Hombres G performs "Devuélveme a Mi Chica," its most successful hit single.

See Shakira in August.
See Shakira in August.
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Shakira
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Ave., $50 and up

Her hips don’t lie. The Colombian artist has been performing since she was a teenager but didn’t receive recognition until she broke into the Latin mainstream audience during the late '90s. She became and still is the biggest female Latin star in the U.S. with the release of her English transition fourth album, Laundry Service — a transition she probably doesn’t regret. She is on tour in support of her latest album, El Dorado.

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