Less than a week after spending six days in the hospital for a recurring health issue, Tejano music legend Joe Bravo is planning his final show as the legendary crooner has decided to retire from the music industry after a career that spanned 50 years.
According to a post on Bravo’s Facebook page, his final show will be in November and feature the biggest names in the Tejano industry along with Houston powerhouse band Avizo backing up the singer on stage.
The post also mentions the cities of San Antonio, McAllen, Houston and Dallas, hinting at a farewell tour for Joe Bravo with more details to be announced. In a social media post on March 25, Bravo shared his last show in San Antonio will be on Nov. 6 at Randy’s Rodeo.
The 76-year-old Latin Grammy winner was released from the hospital on March 17 for kidney issues, but he reassured fans that he was on the road to recovery. “Everything is starting to look good,” he said. “I’m going to see my kidney doctor, I’m gonna go to physical therapy…everything will be back to normal.”
“El Playboy” began his career in the 1960s as lead vocalist for The Sunglows, replacing Sunny Ozuna after his departure in 1963, after having success with his own group Little Joe & the Harlems. His voice was heard on big lowrider classics like “It’s OK” and “I Apologize.” He eventually transitioned toward Chicano Rock and Tejano recording many successful albums with hit songs like “Que Casualidad” and “Patita de Conejo.”
It looks to be the end of an era for one of the pioneers of Tejano music.
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