Los Angeles – The Mexican band Mana wound up the California stage of its world tour promoting the disc "Drama y Luz" (Drama and Light) with a show in Los Angeles that reveled in Mexico's victory over the United States in the Gold Cup soccer tournament.
Lead singer Fher Olvera led off the concert by congratulating the Mexican team for its 4-2 win over "the gringos" in the final played Saturday in nearby Pasadena, and ended the evening hoisting his country's flag and wearing the jersey of star forward Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez.
For the fourth straight night, close to 16,000 people, mostly of Mexican extraction, packed the stands at the L.A. sports center, mad about the band from Guadalajara.
For two hours Mana performed a repertoire heavy on their all-time favorites like "En el Muelle de San Blas" (On the Pier at San Blas), "Rayando el Sol" (Daybreak), "De Pies a Cabeza" (From Head to Toe) and "Clavado en Bar" (Stuck in the Bar) which they alternated with recent hits including "Lluvia al Corazon" (Rain on the Heart), the concert's opening number which was also the single used in April to launch the "Drama y Luz" album.
The Mana tour kicked off June 16 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, before landing in Los Angeles, from where they fly to San Antonio.
The tour then continues to Dallas, Houston, Miami, Orlando, Atlanta, Washington, Newark, Boston and Chicago.