RBD is proving that great music is forever, nearly 20 years after its debut.
The Mexican pop group will embark on its first tour since disbanding in 2009, with Dulce Mara, Anah, Maite Perroni, Christian Chávez, and Christopher von Uckermann (“Ozark” star Alfonso Herrera will not be joining his bandmates).
The band will perform in 26 cities across the United States, Mexico, and Brazil during the “Soy Rebelde Tour,” which begins in August at the Sun Bowl stadium in El Paso, Texas.
“It’s a new era that excites us, and it’s a new opportunity to share the stage and feel a unique energy,” RBD member and actor Perroni told Billboard. “There are cycles in life, and each of us had to focus on our careers as actors and musicians, which meant we had to devote time, energy, and a lot of dedication to those projects.”
The band rose to prominence in 2004 alongside the Spanish-language teen drama “Rebelde,” in which the members starred.
“Now, the time (for the reunion) is perfect because we’re now more conscious, more mature,” Perroni added. We’ll appreciate it more now that we’re adults.”
During its five-year run, RBD released five studio albums as well as albums in English and Portuguese. “Para Olvidarte de M” (To Forget About Me), the band’s final album, peaked at No. 3 on Billboard’s Latin Pop Albums chart.
The band was inspired by the show “Rebelde,” which followed music-loving students at Elite Way School, a fictional prestigious boarding school in Mexico. The show aired from 2004 to 2006, and Netflix rebooted it in 2022 for a new generation of viewers.
Von Uckermann told Rolling Stone that while he “never imagined” returning to RBD, he now has a different perspective on the band’s impact.
“There was a lot of learning,” Von Uckermann told the outlet. “Doing this is our way of ending this cycle and thanking our fans, who after years, continue to listen to the music. We want to give new generations who have never seen us perform the opportunity to do so.”
Tickets go on sale on January 27 at SoyRebelde.World.