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Los Tigres del Norte to Perform at Free Concert for Beto O'Rourke Rally in Texas

A current CNN ballot put El Paso’s Democratic congressman Beto O’Rourke at 62 % of the Latino vote in Texas’ Senate race, in comparison with incumbent Ted Cruz’s 35 %, even whereas white voters broke out 2-to-1 for Cruz in the identical survey. As Election Day approaches, each side will likely be searching for methods to maintain their bases motivated to get to the polls along with swaying undecided voters. For assist with the previous, O’Rourke’s workforce might do far worse than their plan to have Beto converse at what is actually a free Los Tigres del Norte live performance within the predominantly Mexican and Mexican-American Rio Grande Valley on Thursday.

Música urbana has been gaining main floor on the mainstream U.S. charts, however its ascent hardly modifications the truth that the regional Mexican sounds of Los Tigres have lengthy been a populist drive. The group has racked up extra entries on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs Chart than another artist and offered over 37 million albums throughout its 50-year profession. Thursday’s rally will convey Los Tigres to the Bert Ogden Arena in Hidalgo County, the place in 2017, 92.2 % of the inhabitants recognized as Latino on the U.S. Census. The group will likely be headlining a roster that additionally consists of nation group Asleep on the Wheel, Tejano locals Little Joe y la Familia, and naturally, Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke.

O’Rourke’s appreciable lead amongst Latino voters may be attributed to his vastly extra progressive stances on points from schooling to healthcare. He helps growing federal assist to public colleges in areas with low-income households, and is a proponent of stabilizing the Affordable Care Act. Opponent Cruz is extra into faculty vouchers and repealing Obamacare, on prime of his well-known draconian views on immigration, NFL participant activism, and reproductive well being points.

Los Tigres put out a press release this week explaining their motivation for taking part in the Beto rally:

“The households of our Latino neighborhood have been a cornerstone of Texas’ inhabitants for generations, however are as soon as once more underneath direct assault from an administration constructed on divisiveness; whereas a sitting Senator turns a blind eye and deaf ear to our struggles. In stark distinction, Los Tigres del Norte believes that Beto O’Rourke stands WITH our neighborhood on necessary points, reminiscent of immigration reform, inexpensive healthcare, a future for our DREAMers, and extra speedy help to our households nonetheless separated on the border. So, on this second when it’s of absolute significance to vary management within the Senate, we will likely be proud to look with Beto this coming Thursday, and ask all Texas members of our neighborhood to make use of your ballots to face unified with Beto on November 6.”

Fans took to Twitter to point out their pleasure:

Los Tigres del Norte performs Bert Ogden Arena on October 18. For extra data and to RSVP, .