El Tri is a Mexican rock band from Mexico City fronted by Alex Lora. It is a spinoff of Three Souls in My Mind, formed in 1968. The group has been considered influential in the development of Mexican rock music.
Over the years, El Tri's sound has gone through several different styles including rock, psychedelic rock, hard rock, acoustic rock, blues-rock, and blues. The group has awarded numerous gold-certified albums in Mexico.
In 1985, Three Souls in My Mind split into EL Tri.
El Tri became the first Mexican rock band to have a Gold certified record with their album "Simplemente", which contains their first single: "Triste Canción".
In 1986 their song "Vicioso del rocanrol" became a hit in Peru, getting to the top on radio charts, this opened the way to 2 concerts in Plaza de Toros Acho, where they returned one year later for a tour in 7 cities. In the same year the band was invited by Miguel Ríos to participate in the First Iberoamerican Rock Encounter at the Palacio de los Deportes of Madrid, Spain; playing along the most representative bands of countries like Chile, Venezuela, Argentina and Spain.
By 1992, the band's albums were consistently going Gold in Mexico. In 1993, the band released one of their signature songs, Pobre Soñador, which became their breakout song for the South American market, specifically, Argentina. The promotional video gained heavy rotation on the music channels.
The United States have also been an important part of their career, since they have had many shows in New York, Chicago, Houston, and all around the state of California, for example at Fillmore in San Francisco, and mainly in the city of Los Angeles.
In New York their presentations were a success in the "Roseland", with 2 consecutive sold-outs. In 2003, they were nominated for "Best Album" at the Latin Grammy Awards, broadcast from Miami.
In 2004, Los Angeles Times writer Marla Dickerson noted that the band had "legions of loyal fans" and had "sold tens of millions of albums in Latin America".
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