Yuri returns to the LEA May 2

Special to the Laredo Sun

LAREDO, TX.– International Spanish-language music sensation Yuri returns to the Laredo Energy Arena on Friday, May 2 at 8:30 p.m.

Yuri broke records in Europe when she became the first female Latin American singer to earn a gold record in Spain in 1982. Her impressive career has spanned decades and she continues to dish out hits throughout the Americas and the Spain.

In the 1970s, as a teenager, she fronted the group Yuri and the Electric Apple soon after moved to Mexico City where she released her debut single in 1978, “Tu Iluminas Mi Vida,” a Spanish-language rendition of “You Light Up My Life.” The single also doubled as the title of her first LP. A co-starring role in the film Milagro en el Circo followed before. The single “Maldita Primavera” made Yuri an international sensation, selling over a million copies worldwide; another smash, “El Pequeño Panda de Chapultepec,” soon followed.

Isla Del Sol After a 1983 self-titled LP, she returned a year later with Karma Kamaleon, highlighted by a Spanish rendition of the Culture Club hit; in 1985, Yuri starred in the film Canta Chamo, releasing the album Un Corazon Herido the following year. After 1987’s Aire, she recorded a duet with Don Johnson on “A Better Place/Un Lugar Mejor.” After moving from EMI to Sony, she issued the LP Isla del Sol. Yuri’s next LP, Suigeneris, did not appear until 1990; Soy Libre followed in 1991, and after 1993’s Nueva Era she began hosting a TV variety series, No Te Muevas. Another series, Volver a Empezar, soon followed, as did the 1995 LP Espejos del Alma. Subsequent projects included the autobiographical 1997 film Yuri, Mi Verdadera Historia and scores of albums. She released her most recent album, Mi Tributo al Festival II in 2013.

Tickets are $103, $73, $53 and $43 and go on sale to the general public on Friday, February 28 at 10 a.m. at all Ticketmaster locations including the LEA box office, Tickemtaster.com, charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000 and select H-E-B Ticketmaster outlets.

A special pre-sale will begin Thursday, February 27 at 10 a.m. for LEA E-blast subscribers. Become and E-blast subscriber today by going to www.learena.com.

Author: Alejandra Cantu

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