El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico Tickets
Hailing from the exquisite Puerto Rico, El Gran Combo is a salsa music orchestra group like none other and is considered the most successful ensemble of the region. Recently the group celebrated their 50th anniversary and kick started a grand world tour of five continents. For a group that has been together for more than 50 years, their performances are still electrifying and force the audience out of their seats. Since its inception in 1962 the band has aided many salsa musicians to develop their careers; this earned them the nickname La Universidad de la Salsa (The University of Salsa) in Colombia. Now the musicians plan on spreading their exhilarating experience in the US and it’s your chance to witness them with El Gran Combo tickets. This musical extravaganza is scheduled to take place at the Tropicana Showroom, located in Atlantic City. This Broadway style theatre can accommodate more than two thousand people and is Atlantic City’s first such theatre.
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Rafael Itheir was the pioneer of the group and still is the head musical director. The saxophonist Eddie "La Bala" Pérez and Itheir are the only remaining members from the group’s original lineup. The band is composed of three singers and a total of thirteen orchestra members including Itheir. Rafael has been a member of Rafael Cortijo’s "Cortijo y su Combo" orchestra. The group’s first album was titled Menéame los Mangos, El Gran Combo con Joseito Mateo and was composed in response to a request by the owner of Gema Recording. The label required a back-up band in order to record an album for the legendary singer Joseíto Mateo. Alvarez Guedez who was the Cuban owner of the recording company was informed by Ithier that the name of their band would be El Gran Combo as it incorporates the musician’s former affiliations.
After their first album release in 1963, fame and success became inevitable. The album "Meneame los Mangos" proved a hit not only in Puerto Rico and Panama but also in New York. Many new opportunities were now at their disposal especially in the Latin American markets. The group gained radio time in Puerto Rico and earned an exclusive spot on the television show ‘El show de las 12’. In 1970 the group took a major step when they decided to release an album (Estamos Primera) under their own label titled Combo Records. In 1973 the ensemble gave one of their most memorable performances in New York at the Yankees Stadium for a crowd of no less than fifty thousand. Their album titled ‘Breaking the Ice’ secured them a Grammy nomination in 1984. Their 20th anniversary comprised extravagant celebrations where the group played at the Madison Square Garden and also played in many parts of Europe including Paris.. In the early 90s they were honored in Madrid, Spain and later on in 1992 the group played in front of a colossal 30000 fans in Hiram Bithorn Stadium. The group has a staggering 40 albums under their belt. El Gran Combo has achieved the gold status for holding the record of most No. 1 hits across Latin Music charts. They play in more than 45 countries annually, averaging about 200 concerts in the most prominent venues around the globe.
Recently El Gran Combo was aligned aside other great musical luminaries like Beach Boys and The Rolling Stones in the New York Times’ honor roll of the world’s top 4 international bands celebrating their golden jubilees in 2012. In one of their latest concerts in Australia flocks of audiences were forced to dance as they exclaim that the Gran Combo experience in incomplete with one just sitting down. The group’s electric performances stimulate the audience into dancing and gaining an experience that is one of its kinds. In the group’s latest itenary, El Gran combo has scheduled performances in many regions of the U.S alongside their grand world tour. El Grand combo have a massive fan following with sold out performances and in order to make sure that fans make it to their concert El Gran Combo tickets are being offered. To make sure that you are among the lucky ones to view the Salsa’s legends hit the stage, get your tickets now!
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