This AMAZING group is coming to Oakland!!! Reik will be presented on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 8:30 PM at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland. BUY YOUR TICKETS!
Tickets: Starting at $ 59 (Buy your tickets here)
Latin pop trio Reik formed in Mexicali, Baja California, in 2003.
After recording a demo that yielded the Mexican underground club favorites “Levemente” and “Ahora sin Ti,” singer Jesús Alberto Navarro Rosas and guitarist Julio Ramírez Eguíainvited backing vocalist/guitarist Gilberto “Bibi” Marin Espinoza to join the lineup in early 2004. After signing to Sony Music a few months later, Reik teamed with producers Abelardo Vázquez and Kiko Cibrian to begin work on their self-titled debut LP. The album proved a phenomenon, generating three consecutive Mexican chart-toppers in “Yo Quisiera,” “Que Vida la Mia,” and “Noviembre sin Ti.” All three singles also crossed over to the U.S. Latin pop charts, and in mid-2005, Reik mounted a brief U.S. tour; the trio also received a Latin Grammy nomination in the Best New Artist category. The pre-release single, “Invierno,” was issued in September, followed by the live Sesion Metropolitana DVD, in November, and their sophomore album, Secuencia, in December. It peaked just inside the Top 30 on the Latin Album charts. Three additional singles from the album placed on various Latin sales and airplay charts. The bilingual second single, “Spanglish,” wed vintage early-’60s rock, surf, and big-beat pop, while “Ya Me Enteré” explored both folk and reggaeton with urban star Nicky Jamas a featured guest. Des/Amor was released June and marked the band’s first studio recording in five years.