Grammy-award winning Los Lobos bringing new album to Federal Way

Proceeds from Oct. 5 performance to benefit the Arts 4 Youth program.

Grammy Award-winning band Los Lobos is coming to the Federal Way Performing Arts and Events Center Oct. 5.

The Mexican-American band is bringing their new album, Gates of Gold, to the PAEC next Saturday to celebrate their experience as the children of immigrant parents.

According to a press release, “Most of us are children of immigrants, so it’s perhaps natural that the songs we create celebrate America in this way.”

Their 1984 album is ranked as No. 30 on Rolling Stones list of the 100 greatest albums of the 1980s.

Louie Perez, the primary wordsmith of the band, said their songs showcase the ways they live and deal with the goings-on in their daily lives.

“We sit down and basically tell people what has happened,” he said. “We certainly didn’t start this project with aspirations to create the musical equivalent to great American literary works.”

Los Lobos is perhaps most famous for covering “La Bamba,” but the band is excited to keep putting out albums and connecting with their audience.

“We’re proud of what we feel is an honest body of work. We just want to keep finding new ways to say things.”

Proceeds for this event benefit the Arts 4 Youth program at the PAEC.

Tickets for the 8 p.m. show start at $35, but tickets for the gala dinner beforehand at 6 p.m. are also available at $150 per ticket.

More information about the show can be found on fwpaec.org.

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