Prepare yourselves. Chico Mann spring tour has officially begun.
Multi-instrumentalist Marquitos Garcia has been delivering Afrobeat groove since 2003. Born in Jersey to Cuban parents, with his dad as owner of a Latin record label based in Hell’s Kitchen, Garcia grew up with the perfect influences to become Chico Mann. He mixes heat with his beats, bridges gaps and finds hooks in everything from afrocuban to electronic.
Chico Mann is now touring the States as of April 16 and will be covering major cities until finishing off here in Austin at the 2011 Pachanga Festival May 21. He’ll be joined by Toy Selectah and Mexicans with Guns at certain venues. Be sure to check out the tour dates below, as well as a glimpse of Chico on a new episode of Live at the Loft.
Chico Mann on tour:
Apr. 23 W Hotel, Washington DC
Apr. 27 The Double Door, Chicago
Apr. 28 Sol Collective, Sacramento
Apr. 29 The Waldorf Hotel, Vancouver (with Toy Selectah)
Apr. 30 The Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco (with Toy Selectah)
May 3 MESA, Costa Mesa
May 5 Cinco de Mayo at La Cita, Los Angeles (w/ Toy Selectah and Mexicans with Guns)
May 8 Fiesta Broadway, Los Angeles
May 12 Bardot, Miami
May 13, WMNF Tropical Heatwave, Tampa
May 20 Pearl San Antonio
May 21 Pachanga Fest Austin