Los Bukis

INTERVIEW: Los Bukis Bringing First-Ever Spanish-Language Residency to Las Vegas

Courtesy of Live Nation.

Los Bukis is going to Sin City! On Jan. 29, the iconic Mexican band unveiled their highly-anticipated Los Bukis: Las Vegas Residency, which will take place at the Dolby Live at Park MGM in Las Vegas, NV. We spoke to the iconic group about this historic achievement, their intergenerational fans’ support throughout the years, and the current state of música mexicana,

Not only does this new residency coincide with the group’s 50th anniversary, but it also marks another career milestone for Latine artists in general. Los Bukis are now the first-ever full Spanish-language band to have a residency on the iconic Las Vegas Strip. Other Latines who have starred in their own Las Vegas residencies include Jennifer Lopez’s All I Have (2016 to 2018), Ricky Martin’s All In (2017), and Christina Aguilera’s two The Xperience runs (2019-2020 and 2023-2024). 

“It fills us with joy, with enthusiasm, to be able to do this for our audience,” lead singer and songwriter Marco Antonio Solís tells Remezcla about the new achievement. “It represents a lot of pride as Mexicans and also for our [genre] of romantic music, of nostalgic music, focused on our faithful audience: La Bukimanía.” 

Fans can expect to hear the band’s hit catalog in front of an intimate 5,200-seating venue instead of their stadium tours. When asked about the difference between their usual stadium tours and this residency, Solís says it’s about the “closeness with the audience.” He expands on their theater plans by sharing, “We are precisely talking about set design, something very worthwhile for our audience and also here in Las Vegas, where there is a lot of top-of-the-line technology – with the essence of Los Bukis’ music.”

The residency consists of 15 selected dates, including weekdays and weekends across May (3 to 4, 8, and 10 to 11), July (12 to 13, 17, and 19 to 20), and Sep. (13 to 14, 18, and 20 to 21).

The septet’s music has been around since the 1970s, and their works has successfully transcended generations throughout the decades. When asked what elements of their music make this possible, the band points out their music’s sonic uniqueness. “Our style is very important. The sounds, the songs that carry a reflective message, the happy songs, but the sound of Los Bukis is very particular. [It’s] very recognizable among the audience that graced us with their support… We created a style that has lasted until these years, and that is what people will enjoy.”

[The residency] represents a lot of pride as Mexicans and also for our [genre] of romantic music, of nostalgic music.

And it sounds like they are true to their signature romantic tunes. When asked about their opinion on the current trend of música mexicana, they say they prefer to be more poetic about women. “I believe that the messages have fallen into a situation that, in my point of view, sound so chaotic, that they express themselves very badly of women, as sexual instruments rather than a human being, and I think there could be another message,” bassist Eusebio “El Chivo” Cortéz shares. 

He acknowledges that as people, we all have natural sexual instincts, but thins they should expressed in “a more dignified way.” “More poetic,” Solís chimes in. “But everyone has the right to express themselves as they please,” Cortéz concludes.

With a new residency, the question of new music comes up. And though the group says they aren’t preparing new material for the Vegas shows, Solís shares that he would like to go back into the studio with his bandmates. For now, fans will enjoy their hits from the last 50 years of recordings at the iconic Las Vegas Strip.

Tickets for the new residency will go on sale Feb. 2 at 10 a.m. PT. There are pre-sale options, including one with Citi Entertainment starting on Jan. 30 at 10 a.m. PT to Feb. 1 at 10 p.m. PT. The pre-sale for MGM Rewards members starts on Jan. 31 at 10 a.m. PT to Feb. 1 at 10 p.m. PT.