Morrissey, iconic frontman of the 1980’s British band The Smiths will headline a sold out show at Santa Barbara Bowl on Saturday, November 5. Celebrated as one of the most influential artists of all time, Steven Patrick Morrissey is widely credited as a seminal figure in the emergence of indie rock and Britpop in Manchester, England and has achieved cult status around the world and especially in the Latino/Chicano community throughout Los Angeles. Morrissey tour dates can be found at www.True-to-You.net.
Morrissey’s returns to the historic outdoor Santa Barbara Bowl for the 4th Annual Día de los Muertos Celebration, supported by Mexican Institute of Sound, a beats-heavy folk electronic band from Mexico City (DF) featuring Camilo Lara, and Rubén Albarrán of Cafe Tacvba performing his NO DJ set, as well as Morrissey mariachi cover band, Mariachi Manchester, Grupo Bella, Ballet Folklorico de Los Angeles and Los Chinelos de Santa Barbara.
Ticket holders arriving to the Saturday evening event will have the opportunity to experience the Mexican holiday of honoring the dead with traditional and contemporary Dia de los Muertos altars created by artists, schools, nonprofits and community groups displayed in the Santa Barbara Bowl’s Jerry Garcia Glen. Special guest altar builders include, Sergio Arau, Derek Boshier, Daniel Gonzalez, Barrio Dandy, Pavel Acevado, East Side Luv, Adelante Charter School, VADA Visual Arts, Franklin Community Center,The Mariachi Festival, 91.9 fm KCSB Public Radio, UCSB Black Studies Department, The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation and LoaTree. The event will also feature giant puppets, calavera face painting, lively costumes and a showing of the historic Brozik masks.
Past Dia de los Muertos at Santa Barbara Bowl events has featured Cafe Tacuba, Ozomatli, Kinky, Bomba Estéreo, La Santa Cecilia, Las Cafeteras, Chicano Batman, Conjunto Zacamandu and DJ Carlos Niño.
Check out the 2015 Día de los Muertos Celebration recap video here.
Don’t miss your chance to see Morrissey at the 4th Annual Día de los Muertos Celebration with special guests Mexican Institute of Sound, Rubén Albarrán No DJ Set (of Café Tacvba) and more at the Santa Barbara Bowl on Saturday, November 5. Tickets range from $39.50 to $79.50, plus applicable service charges. The Santa Barbara Bowl is located at 1122 N. Milpas St., Santa Barbara, CA 93103, 805-962-7411.
MEXICAN INSTITUTE OF SOUND
RUBEN ALBARRAN OF CAFE TACUBA
Saturday, November 5 at 5:00 PM | ~ Doors open at 4:00 PM ~ |SANTA BARBARA BOWL
Tickets available at the Santa Barbara Bowl Box Office or Order online at www.AXS.com