Staff Report

Latin Grammy Award winners Los Tigres del Norte will play at the Chumash Casino Resort’s Samala Showroom at 8 p.m. on both Thursday and Friday, Nov. 28 and 30.

The band was formed by Jorge Hernández (lead vocals and accordion), his brothers Hernán (bass), Eduardo (accordion, saxophone, bass) and Luis (guitar) and his cousin Oscar Lara (drums).

These five artists rose to fame with their 1972 hit “Contrabando y Traición,” a ballad that features a pair of lovers trafficking marijuana across the border. This modern twist on a traditional Spanish ballad is what has defined the band’s distinctive sound.

Throughout their careers, Los Tigres del Norte have portrayed real life in a manner that strikes a chord with people across the Americas. Many of their most popular songs are tales about life, love and the struggle to survive in an imperfect world. Together, the band and its audiences have turned Norteño music into an international genre, infusing it with bolero, cumbia, rock rhythms and waltzes.

Los Tigres del Norte have released more than 50 albums, recorded more than 500 songs and appeared in more than a dozen films. They hold seven Grammy Awards, including their most recent in 2015 for Best Regional Mexican Music Album.

Tickets for each show are $59, $69, $79, $84 and $89, available at the casino or at