Grupo Fantasma’s Summer 2010 Tour & 4th Album, El Existential

Grupo Fantasma - Photo by Daniel Perlaky
Grupo Fantasma – Photo by Daniel Perlaky


Grupo Fantasma will have a summer tour in support of their highly anticipated and self-produced fourth album titled ‘El Existential‘ (Nat Geo Music). A follow up to their Grammy nominated ‘Sonidos Gold‘ (2008), this new effort’s love for exploration using the sounds and fundamentals of traditional Latin styles is uniquely reminiscent of Fania Records. On stage expect cumbia, salsa, son montuno, Afro-funk, psychedelia, bolero, jazz, folkloric, cinematic soundtrack and even startling hints of new wave.

The band’s live shows have stockpiled rave reviews across North America, Europe, and beyond. Highlights from the past few years include the New Orleans Jazz Festival, Bonnaroo, Jelly NYC Pool Party, Montreal Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival in the Netherlands, the horn section performing with Prince at Coachella, London’s 02 Arena and the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and a two ten day engagements to entertain troops stationed in Kuwait and Iraq.

Grupo Fantasma was also selected to perform at WOMEX, the exclusive world music expo in Copenhagen, Denmark this past October. 2

US & Canada Dates

6/9 Iowa City, IA at The Mill

6/10 Minneapolis, MN at Cedar Cultural Center

6/11 Chicago, IL at House of Blues

6/12 Madison, WI at Marquette Waterfront Festival

6/14 Memphis, TN at Hi-Tone

6/16 Dallas, TX at House of Blues

6/17 Houston, TX at House of Blues

6/18 San Antonio, TX at Scout Bar

6/19 Snoqualmie (Seattle, WA) at KEXP World Music Festival

6/22 Tucson, AZ at Rialto Theatre

6/23 Phoenix, AZ at Rhythm Room

6/24 San Diego, CA at Casbah

6/25 Los Angeles, CA at El Rey Theatre

6/26 Flagstaff, AZ at Orpheum Theatre

6/30 Little Rock, AR at Revolution Room

7/1 Huntsville, AL at Flying Monkey

7/2 Chattanooga, TN at Miller Plaza / Nightfall Concert Series

7/3 & 7/4 Dayton, OH at City Folk Festival

7/5 Cleveland, OH at Beachland Ballroom

7/7 Ottawa, ON at Ottawa Blues Festival

7/8 Toronto, ON at Horseshoe Tavern

7/13 Northampton, MA at Iron Horse Music Hall

7/14 Boston, MA at Middle East

7/16 Corvallis, OR at DaVinci Days

7/18 Great Neck, NY at Steppingstone Park Waterside Theatre

7/20 New York, NY at TBA

Abroad Dates

7/23 Sainte Croix Volvestre, France at Festival Terre De Couleur

7/24 Vic Fezensac, France at Tempo Latino Festival

7/29 Sines, Portugal at Festival Musicas do Mondo

7/31 Luzern, Switzerland at Blue Balls Festival

8/4 Paris, France at New Morning

8/5 Karlsruhe, Germany at Zeltival

8/6 Brugge, Belgium at Klinkers

8/7 Vence, France at Nuits Du Sud

8/12 Vancouver, BC at Venue Nightclub

8/13 – 8/15 Salmon Arm, BC at Roots & Blues Festival

9/4 Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles at North Sea Jazz Festival Curaçao

Author: World Music Central News Department

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