Adolfo (left) and Gustavo Angel of Los Temerarios.
Mexican band Los Temerarios made their triumphant return to Los Angeles before a sold-out crowd at the L.A. Sports Arena for a Valentine’s Day spectacle over the weekend.
After a professional hiatus, the legendary band returned to Los Angeles to delight their eager and loyal fans with an unforgettable performance of their greatest hits, proving once again they still hold their place atop the romantic regional Mexican genre.
As is common every year, a slew of concert series take place on Valentine’s Day around the city to celebrate love in every aspect, yet despite the many musical options of the day the sold-out crowd (over 11,000 in attendance) demonstrated that the band’s fans are as loyal as ever and that there was no other place they would rather be.
After a brief wait, Gustavo and Adolfo Angel, along with their musicians, graced the stage and began their set with “Loco por Ti,” followed by “Tu Infame Engano,” “Nunca me Perdonare,” “Como Quisiera Volver,” and a ranchera rendition of “Yo Me Voy para Siempre.”
Both brothers then took the mic and said a few words to their adoring fans, beginning with Adolfo.
“I want to welcome you all on behalf of the band and yours truly. It feels so great, both in our bodies and our hearts, being able to share this evening with you all. Believe me, for us this is of transcendental importance and we treasure it immensely – that after all these years you all still love our music, and we thank you the only way we know how…with music and love.”
Adolfo then handed the mic to his brother Gustavo – and leader of the band – who also had a few words for the crowd.
“It brings me great joy to be here with you, my friends, seeing you all so close and embracing your sweet and warm welcome after all these years. We truly are grateful to you and God for the love you guys give us. Now it’s your turn and we will treat you to a night full of romance and love.”
Gustavo, the more controversial of the two brothers, would constantly find himself in the media’s eye, usually through his many romances with famous actresses and encounters with paparazzi. In his own right, his brother Adolfo has always been known as a family man and is still happily married to his wife Priscilla of many years. However in recent years, both he and his brother have managed to stay out of the public eye.
But the night’s main performance continued. It was filled with nostalgia, as the band performed many of their greatest hits which everyone in attendance seemed to know every word of. The band even took many requests from the audience.
The biggest crowd-pleasers were “Ven porque te Necesito,” “La Mujer de Dos,” “Luz de Luna,” and “La Botella Envenenada,” among others.
Everyone in attendance expressed their delight from time-to-time, as it was a very complete and entertaining concert.
What’s also worth mentioning is that the band had a very large non-Mexican following, demonstrating that their music is known in many countries around the world, particularly in Central America.
Up next for Los Temerarios in their tour for 2015 are performances in Sacramento on Feb. 20th, Santa Rosa, Calif. on the 21st, and Oceanside, Calif. on March 2.
For the latest news, concert updates and tickets, visit www.lostemerarios.net.