Ileana “iLe” Cabra has announced the most extensive U.S. tour of her solo career with a fall run from New York City to San Francisco.
The tour announcement follows iLe’s recent GRAMMY win for her debut solo album ‘iLevitable.” The album won in the “Best Latin Rock, Alternative Or Urban Album” category.
Recorded over several months in local Puerto Rican studios, the album ‘iLevitable‘ features upwards of 75 musicians, composers, and arrangers including iLe’s brother Eduardo, her sister Milena, her father Joey Cabra, and Ismael Cancel, her co-producer.
iLe, a/k/a PG-13, the fierce femme vocalist of Puerto Rico’s world-renown alternative/hip-hop/rock band Calle 13, joined the band when she was only 16, but she was already an old soul. iLe began her association with Calle 13 by jumping into a verbal sparring match with her brother René on the band’s first recording, “La Aguacatona,” has been levitating across stages with the band for over a decade. But with ‘iLevitable,’ a 12-song collection of meticulously produced tracks, iLe created an instant classic that reveals a thoughtful and innovative artistry.
“I feel that today, we’re in a moment of kind of forgetting, like everything has become more distant,” said iLe. “A lot of music these days, while very well made, is quite empty. It doesn’t speak to me at all and doesn’t take me anywhere. I like music that transports you to a place or a moment. That’s what I’ve tried to achieve with this album.”
UPCOMING ILE TOUR DATES
July 5 – Bimhuis – Amsterdam, Netherlands
July 8 – Botanique – Bologna, Italy
July 14 – Festival Rio Babel – Madrid, Spain
July 19 – Festival la Mar de Músicas – Cartagena, Spain
July 21 – Festival Prineos Sur – Huesca, Spain
September 30 – Centro de Bellas Artes – Santurce, PR
October 28 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
October 30 – The State Theatre – Falls Church, VA
November 2 – North Beach Bandshell – Miami, FL
November 4 – TBA – Orlando, FL
November 5 – TBA – Tampa, FL
November 7 – Scout Bar – Houston, TX
November 8 – Trees – Dallas, TX
November 9 – The Rock Box – San Antonio, TX
November 11 – The Rialto Theater – Tucson, AZ
November 14 – The Parish at House of Blues – Anaheim, CA
November 15 – Music Box – San Diego, CA
November 16 – The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
November 18 – Valley Performing Arts Center – Los Angeles, CA
November 19 – Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA