CARSON, Calif. - Chivas USA's inaugural season in Major League Soccer will come to a spectacular close on October 16, with an exclusive postgame performance by the kings of Mexican regional music, Grammy-winning artists Los Tigres del Norte. Dubbed 'La Celebración del Pueblo' (Celebration of the People), the performance will follow Chivas USA's 2005 MLS regular-season closer against the MetroStars, which kicks off at 1:00 p.m. PT. A portion of the proceeds from the event will go to the United Farm Workers.
"We strive to offer Chivas USA's fans not only the most entertaining soccer experience, but also great value for their entertainment dollar. We are therefore proud to bring the kings of Mexican regional music, Los Tigres del Norte, to The Home Depot Center, and to be doing it for a good cause, the United Farm Workers, a group that shares the vision and values of Chivas USA," said Chivas USA Senior Vice President and General Manager Whit Haskel.
A percentage of the proceeds from the match will be given to the United Farm Workers (UFW), the farm workers' rights organization founded by César Chávez. This month the UFW will mark the 40th anniversary of the 1965 Delano Grape Strike.
"We are proud of this alliance between Los Tigres del Norte and Chivas USA, two great names in music and sports," said Arturo Rodríguez, president of the UFW. "We hope that the event on October 16 will be just the beginning of a close collaborative relationship between these two organizations."
The Grammy-winning Tigres del Norte, who have existed for more than three decades, are known as 'Los Ídolos del Pueblo,' (the Idols of the People) having produced over 100 albums, including their most recent disk, 'Directo al Corazón' (Straight to the Heart).
"As soccer fans, we are excited to bring our music to The Home Depot Center for Chivas USA's supporters, while at the same time helping out for a great cause, that of the United Farm Workers," said Jorge Hernández, leader of Los Tigres del Norte.
Los Tigres del Norte consists of bothers Jorge Hernández (who in addition be being director and vocalist also plays the accordion), Hernán Hernández (electric bass), Eduardo Hernández (accordion, saxophone, acoustic guitar and vocalist), Luis Hernández (acoustic guitar, vocalist). Accompanying the Hernández brothers on the drums is their cousin Oscar Lara.
They have recorded more than 55 albums, many of which have gone Gold and Platinum, with a repertoire of over 500 songs. They have appeared in more than 14 films in Mexico and their presentations and concerts have broken attendance records in dance halls, arenas and concert halls across the United States, Mexico, Latin America, Asia and Europe.
For more information on tickets to 'La Celebración del Pueblo': Los Tigres del Norte's exclusive postgame performance on Sunday, October 16 following Chivas USA vs. MetroStars at The Home Depot Center, please call 1-877-CHIVAS-1, or visit www.CDCHIVASUSA.com.