The legendary Mexican band Los Bukis led by Marco Antonio Solis is set to headline their own Las Vegas residency—the first Spanish-language residency on the strip. The residency, which will be held at the Dolby Live theater in the Park MGM resort and hotel, will be composed of 15 shows during May – September. Though other artists including Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, and Carlos Santana have had residencies in Vegas, Los Bukis are the first to be fully in Spanish.
“Imagine everything that will remain in our hearts after all this. It will leave beautiful traces without a doubt,” lead vocalist Marco Antonio Solís told Telemundo’s “Hoy Día” in Spanish said about the residency. “That is a great blessing and a great gift.”
They shared the historic news on their Instagram writing in Spanish: “For the first time in Las Vegas history, the first residency 100% Latina and in Spanish.”
Los Bukis have been the soundtrack for many generations of Latinxs. From our parents to our parents’ parents and even us, Los Bukis have undoubtedly made their mark in Mexican music. Born out of the state of Michoacán, cousins Marco Antonio Solis and Joel Solis formed a musical duet as children in the 1970s and worked until they were signed by Ignacio Morales who gave them the name “Los Bukis” since “buki” means “kid” in Yaqui, an Indigenous community in parts of Mexico. As the group evolved, new members joined and with that came distinct wardrobes and some of the hits that launched their careers. With the hit, “Tu Carcel”, Los Bukis were honored with a Diamond Record, the first time in Mexican music history. The accolades included three Grammy nominations and they went on to release a total of 16 albums for the world. They ultimately split up in 1996 after their final performance in Guadalajara Jalisco before 100,000 fans.
This history-making residency follows the band’s successful “Una Historia Cantada” reunion tour across the United States. Los Bukis came together for their fans after a 25-year hiatus. The 9-date tour kicked off in the then newly-open Sofi Stadium in Los Angeles—where they had their sold-out final U.S. performance in 1995. They continued through major cities in the U.S and sold out numerous stadiums throughout the country becoming No. 6 on Billboard’s 2021 Boxscore chart with a gross of $46.6 million. “Una Historia Cantada” became the highest-grossing Latin tour in 2021 and won Top Latin Tour at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards.
Tickets will be available to the public starting this Friday, February 2nd.