Texas – Austin – Machete – The film and now the “MUSICAL?” – This violent film about the rising up of Hispanics to overthrow the US government is now a —–Musical.

Austin has always been a liberal mecca and a mecca of all sort of California crazy.

Film “Machete” produced with taxpayer money and fueled by Arizona’s new law against illegal immigration


Press Releases

July 14, 2010




The Tour Will Stop at The Theatre at the Frank Erwin Center on October 27!

Austin, TX– The label that started it all and changed the Latin music landscape forever by bringing Reggaeton to the forefront of the industry, Machete Music, now takes this young urban movement to the next level by partnering with AEG Live to produce this unprecedented tribute to the genre that has defined a generation. Ivy Queen, Tego Calderón, Cosculluela, Angel y Khriz, Chino y Nacho, Jowell y Randy, and Flex are part of the star-studded roster of artists who will perform as part of Machete Music Tour 2010, which will also include special guest appearances, creating a different concert experience in each venue visited. The tour will stop at The Theatre at the Frank Erwin Center on October 27!

The Machete Music Tour 2010 is a celebration of the label’s five year anniversary and will include the biggest names in Latin Urban Music as well as the hottest up-and-coming artists. This once in a lifetime experience, which opens on October 15 in Orlando, Florida, promises to be an unparalleled production for this genre that has taken over radio airwaves, dance floors and concert venues throughout the world.

“We are proud to have AEG Live as a partner for this exciting event,” commented Walter Kolm, President of Machete Music and Universal Music Latino. “Since its creation, Machete Music has been at the forefront of Latin urban music and we are happy to celebrate 5 years of chart-topping hits with this unique concert experience. The Latin urban genre is bigger than ever and this tour will show that the genre’s appeal has expanded beyond music and become a part of today’s culture.”

Machete Music Tour 2010 will bring together artists that comprise Machete’s past, present and future, in an epic tour where new music, classic hits and unexpected collaborations will offer fans an experience unlike any other.
The tour will be headlined by two of Latin urban music’s biggest icons, Ivy Queen and Tego Calderón. Ivy’s new album “Drama Queen” is set to release tomorrow. Calderón will appear in the next “The Fast and the Furious” film and is currently recording his next album which drops in early 2011.
To aid in the A&R process of the tour, Machete and AEG, have brought in colleagues and urban Latin market connoisseurs Edgar Andino, manager of Wisin & Yandel and Jowell & Randy; Elías De León, owner of Reggaeton and Hip Hop label White Lion Records and producer of Machete Music artists Jowell & Randy and JKing & Maximan; and Luis “Moreno” Lebrón, Ivy Queen’s manager and successful Puerto Rico concert promoter. Andino, De León and Lebrón will play key roles in ensuring there is an organic flow to the way the music is delivered to the audience.

October 27, 2010
Show at 8PM

TICKETS ARE $35, $50 and $65 AND 
Saturday, July 24 AT 10AM!

Tickets available at all Texas Box Office outlets including select H-E-B stores, Ft. Hood ITR and Renaissance Records in Killeen, by phone at 512-477-6060 or 1-800-982-2386 or online at TexasBoxOffice.com. Convenience charges may apply. All information subject to change.

Suites at the Frank Erwin Center provide a unique environment to entertain your clients, family and friends. For more information, call 512-471-4713 or email suites@erwin.utexas.edu.

“Machete Music was the first label to give the Latin youth in the US something they could identify with. This breakthrough has been instrumental in the growth of some of today’s biggest acts and without question redefined the musical landscape. We are thrilled to be Universal’s partner on an initiative that we believe is helping to shape a generation,” said Rebeca Leon, VP of Latin Talent for AEG Live / Goldenvoice.
Created in 2005 by Universal Music Latin Entertainment, Machete Music was the first full service, start-up label from a major record company dedicated to the Latin urban music market. Since then, the label has become the dominant brand in the Latin urban genre becoming the No. 1 Latin entertainment company for not only Reggaeton but also Tropical and Hip-Hop music. It is home to some of the biggest stars and hottest Latin urban acts including: Wisin & Yandel, Don Omar, Angel & Khriz, RKM & Ken-Y, Chino & Nacho, JKing & Maximan, Makano, Eddy Lover, La Factoria, Kinto Sol, Akwid, Hector El Father and more. Moreover, its tropical roster includes some of Bachata music’s hottest young talent including Carlos & Alejandra and Xtreme. In addition, the label’s Five Year Anniversary celebration was kicked off with the official signing of Ivy Queen.
In its young history, Machete Music has dominated the radio and sales charts as well as become a digital and mobile music leader in the Latin music business. Some of the label’s premiere artists have become international icons and reached unparalleled heights in the entertainment world. Superstar duo, Wisin & Yandel, has spent the last few years at the top of the Latin radio charts with No. 1 hits such as “Me Estas Tentando,” “Sexy Movimiento,” “Abusadora,” “Gracias A Ti” and “Pegao” amongst others, in the process of becoming international mega-stars breaking down Latin urban music barriers in countries such as Mexico, Argentina, Chile and more. Don Omar has released No. 1 albums such as “King of Kings” and “IDON” and has become the only Latin artist to have a gold certified mobile ringtone (“Angelito”). Puerto Rican duo, Angel & Khriz, were recently honored by Billboard magazine for having the No. 1 Latin Rhythm song of the decade, “Ven Bailalo,” according to airplay throughout the last ten years. Breakthrough artists such as Makano from Panama have broken down barriers in Latin America and become digital age artists with massive mobile sales and millions of online streams. Furthermore the label’s new wave of artists, including Chino & Nacho, JKing & Maximan, Jowell & Randy and Carlos & Alejandra among others, is proving that Machete’s dominance will continue into the next decade.
AEG Live is one of the leading sports and entertainment presenters in the world. AEG owns or controls a collection of companies including facilities such as STAPLES Center, Toyota Sports Center, Home Depot Center, NOKIA Theatre Times Square, NOKIA Theatre at Grand Prairie, NOKIA Theatre LA LIVE, Prudential Center (Newark) and Seattle’s WaMu Theatre; sports franchises throughout the world including the LA Galaxy and Los Angeles Kings (NHL) among others. AEG LIVE/Goldenvoice’s Latin division is one of the leading producers of live entertainment in the world, producing artists such as Wisin & Yandel, Aventura, Maná, Juanes, Pitbull, Jenni Rivera, Luis Miguel, Maná, Ricky Martin, Enrique Iglesias, Babasonicos, Los Temerarios, Cerati, Camila, Gloria Trevi, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Banda El Recodo, Reik, Ricardo Arjona, Arolladora Banda El Limón, La Quinta Estación, Enrique Bunbury, Pepe Aguilar, Café Tacvba, Larry Hernandez, Roberto Carlos, Espinoza Paz, Calle 13, Alejandro Sanz, Joel & Randy, Julieta Venegas, Paulina Rubio and Roberto Tapia, among many more.



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