Manu Chao's most recent LP La Radiolina has been certified Latin Gold by the RIAA in the U.S., only weeks before his La Vida Tombola tour hits North America. The late 2007 studio release has also won Latin Grammy and Billboard Latin Music awards. This exciting news follows a highly-successful year of sold out shows across the world and year-end critical acclaim in countless major media outlets including Time Magazine, Spin Magazine, The New Yorker, and the Los Angeles Times.
The global star just completed the first tour of his native France in seven years and will be performing several high-profile North American dates in the coming weeks. A show has been added for August 24 th at the Bullring by the Sea in Tijuana. Additional Manu Chao dates are the Outside Lands Music Festival on August 22nd in San Francisco and the Austin City Limits Music Festival on September 26th.
Manu Chao's new Politik Kills EP features a reggae remix collection of the La Radiolina album track by artists like Prince Fatty, icons Linton Kwesi Johnson and Dennis Bovell and Island Records founder Chris Blackwell. Fans can visit the new website, www.PolitiKills.com to preview tracks from the remix EP as well as online-exclusive remixes. Fans and DJs can also access www.PolitiKills.com to download the different parts of the song and create their own remix. Finally, the site includes commentary from social leaders, writers, artists and more all in the name of reflecting on the misuse and abuse of power plaguing the world.