Maná will celebrate Mexican Independence Day with two concerts at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The just-announced shows will take place Sept. 15 and 16, celebrating Mexicans' revolt against Spanish rulers -- not be confused with May 5th, which celebrates the Mexican victory over French troops in the Battle of Puebla.
While the band's announcement did not mention anything about Donald Trump, the choice of celebrating Mexican Independence Day in a U.S. venue feels like a charged one for the Latin rock rock superstars, particularly frontman Fher Olvera, who has frequently spoken out against the current American president's immigration policies and his statements about Latinos.
"Sometimes the results disappoint us or worry us, but they should never get us on our knees," the singer said the day after the election. "Us Latinos will continue to keep our head up high and work to change what we don't like, to have the life, country and world we want."
The Las Vegas shows, which will be Maná's only U.S. arena concerts in 2017, can be expected to rival the energy of the most fervent political rally. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 31, at 10 a.m. PST.