Los Tigres del Norte. Photo: Google


The famed Mexican Norteño band Los Tigres del Norte is slated to perform in the capital’s main plaza Zócalo on Sept. 15, and in order to accommodate the so-called “Franciscan Austerity” of leftist President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), the group said Wednesday, Aug. 3, that they will offer his administration a “special discount.”

The live, open-air performance will be part of an annual celebration of Mexico’s Independence Day holiday, and had already been announced as the main clutural attraction of the nightlong celebration.

But on Wednesday, presidential spokesperson Jesús Ramírez Cuevas announced during AMLO’s daily press conference that Los Tigres del Norte had agreed to a reduced fee for their services for this occasion.

“They are singers, and they are going to charge, but not the same price as they regularly charge,” Ramírez Cuevas said. “It will be less.”

There was, however, no mention as to how much the discount would be or what the total price for the participation of Los Tigres del Norte would amount to.

Los Tigres will offer an hour-long performance in the Zócalo on Thursday, Sept. 15, starting at 10 p.m.

The traditional “Grito” of “Viva México!” by the president from the balcony of the National Palace, which overlooks the Zócalo, will follow at 11 p.m.

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