Mexican supergroup RBD reuniting for world tour with Houston stop

Mexican supergroup RBD reuniting for world tour with Houston stop

Popular Mexican pop group RBD is reuniting for one last world tour featuring a stop at Houston’s Minute Maid Park in August. 

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After a nearly 20-year-long hiatus, Mexican pop supergroup RBD is taking the stage one last time. Houston is one of 26 cities in North, Central and South America that the iconic band will be making a stop at for its final reunion world tour, dubbed Soy Rebelde. 

“After 15 years, we return to the stage for the last time,” read the official social media announcement, which featured footage from previous performances and the band’s iconic track Solo Quedate en Silencio. Unfortunately, member Alfonso Herrera, who was not included in the announcement, will not be joining fellow members Anahi, Dulce Maria, Maite Perroni, Christian Chavez and Christopher von Uckermann for the tour.

The beloved group first came together in 2004 during the filming of Mexico’s famed teen telenovela Rebelde, which followed a group of six teens who form a band at a prestigious private school. The show’s popularity made the group a real-life music sensation. Before they disbanded in 2009, the bestselling Latin group achieved international success, with chart-topping albums and singles like SalvameTu Amor, and Ser O Parecer, as well as sold out performances around the world. 

Even after more than 17 years since the show’s premiere, the band’s popularity hasn’t waned. Last year, Netflix released a reboot of Rebelde, which had two seasons. During the pandemic, the band’s music also finally became available on streaming services and a few group members reunited for a virtual show in 2020, making longtime fans nostalgic and inspiring new generations of fans discovering their music for the first time. 

The final tour’s returning five band members starting teasing the upcoming reunion last month after making their Instagram profile photos blank and posting videos that featured clips from the show. Each post was captioned, “Soy Rebelde.” The videos directed fans to a countdown on the SoyRebelde website. The site also included the sentence “Prepara tu corbata, Enero 19 2023,” which translates to “Prepare your tie, January 19, 2023,” a nod to the uniforms actors wore on the show.  Herrera was not part of the announcement. 

Kicking off at the Sun Bowl stadium in El Paso on Aug. 25, the tour will follow up with its second stop at Houston’s Minute Maid Park on Aug. 27. Footage shared on social media showed hundreds of people packed outside Hush Hush, a downtown El Paso Bar, for the special announcement on when the band would be performing in their city. 

Other Texas stops include Globe Life Field in Arlington on Sept. 30 and Austin’s Moody Center on Oct. Presale tickets start on Jan. 25 and general public tickets go on sale Jan. 27.