The upbeat single, which happens to be the trios first newly written original song in ten years, shines a light on the world’s struggles and significant need for something we could all use a little more of – love.
“The world’s gone crazy, and we had to sort through it. And, Rome wasn’t built in a day,” says vocalist/guitarist Henry Garza.
The Garza brothers are also celebrating the 20th anniversary of their self-titled debut album that featured their massive, breakthrough single “Heaven”, which rose to become a number one hit on the Billboard Adult Contemporary charts.
The band kicks off their long-awaited US tour tonight in Fort Worth, Texas.
Los Lonely Boys – The Brotherhood Tour
JUNE 23 – FORT WORTH TX – BILLY BOB’S
JULY 1 – PORTLAND OR – WATERFRONT BLUES FEST
JULY 3 – AVON CO – SALUTE TO THE USA EVENT
JULY 9 – TAOS NM – KIT CARSON PARK
JULY 28 – CHEYENNE WY – CHEYENNE DEPOT CENTER
JULY 29 – COLORADO SPRINGS CO – PIKE PEAK CENTER*
JULY 30 – DENVER CO – LEVITT PAVILION*
AUG 1 – SALT LAKE CITY UT – RED BUTTE GARDEN*
AUG 4 – TOPPENISH WA – LEGENDS CASINO
AUG 5 – SEATTLE WA – MOORE THEATER*
AUG 6 – JACKSONVILLE OR – BRITT PAVILION*
AUG 8 – SARATOGA CA. – MOUNTAIN WINERY*
AUG 10 – ROHNERT PARK CA – GREEN MUSIC CENTER AT SONOMA ST UNIVERSITY*
AUG 11 – PASO ROBLES CA – VINA ROBLES AMPHITHEATRE*
About Los Lonely Boys:
Lots of musicians compare their careers to roller-coaster rides, but Los Lonely Boys have had so many close-your-eyes-and-hang-on moments in the 20 years since they recorded their self-titled debut, they should buy an amusement park.
The story of how the Garza brothers – vocalist/guitarist Henry, bassist/vocalist Jojo, and drummer/vocalist Ringo – rode their bluesy “Texican rock” sound from San Angelo, Texas, to worldwide fame is one of rock’s great Cinderella tales. But the story of how they’ve persevered in the face of subsequent challenges is just as compelling.
Their strong brotherly bond helped them through a series of rough spots – just as it did when they made the hard decision to step out from under their father’s musical leadership and form their own band after performing with him since childhood. The desire to follow their musical muse still drives them today.
Once again, they affirmed that’s family. And music. For this trio, the two are inseparable. In fact, the sons of Enrique “Ringo” Garza Sr. are a second-generation sibling band; their dad and his brothers played conjunto as the Falcones before the elder Garza formed a band with his sons.
They were still teens when he moved them to Nashville, hoping to hit career paydirt. But their big break came after they returned to Texas and began playing Austin clubs in the early 2000s. One day, Willie Nelson’s nephew heard some demos. Next thing they knew, Willie showed up at a gig. Then he showcased them at Farm Aid, fronted recording time at his famed Pedernales Studio and even guested on their album.
Released in 2003 on startup label Or Records, Los Lonely Boys got picked up by Epic and re- released. Propelled by its No. 1 single, “Heaven,” it wound up selling over 2 million copies, spending 76 weeks on the Billboard Top 200 album chart and earning them a Grammy for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group.
Their dream-come-true rise was chronicled in the documentary, Los Lonely Boys: Cottonfields and Crossroads, directed by fellow San Angelo native Hector Galán. Another dream came true when Carlos Santana invited them to guest on his 2005 album, All That I Am. They also released Live at the Fillmore that year. Their father and Nelson joined them on 2006’s Sacred, and in 2007, their cover of John Lennon’s “Whatever Gets You Through the Night” became the second single from the album, Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur.
Forgiven and Christmas Spirit arrived in 2008, followed in 2009 by 1969, an all-covers EP homage to rock’s most influential era and their first LonelyTone release through Playing in Traffic Records. Then they traveled to Iraq to entertain American troops and embarked on an acoustic tour, documented with the 2010 album, Keep on Giving: Acoustic Live. Rockpango came in 2011 followed by the album Revelation in 2013.