The Labra Brothers will Cap a Big Year with a Concert

COLUMBIANA, Ohio – The Labra Brothers band is looking forward to next year, when it will release new music.

But before that happens, the Youngstown-based rockers with a Latin flair will sum up the year that was with a concert Friday evening at Main Street Theater in Columbiana.

The band’s profile rose exponentially in 2022, propelled by a new album (“Waiting”) and dazzling performances at the Federal Frenzy festival and  the 330 Day concert. The act also had a top spot at Bayfront FunkFest in Erie, Pa., and was named Best Latin Act at the Cleveland Music Awards.

The Labras also honed their live show with a stepped-up touring schedule this year, and the band plans to pour everything it has into Friday’s concert.

Adrian Labra, singer-guitarist, said the show will include three new original songs and a cover it has never played before.

Some surprise special guests will make appearances during the show, which will also include a sneak peek of a new docuseries on the band.

The docuseries was filmed by the real-life brothers and bandmates Adrian, Cristian, David and Antonio Labra during a family trip to San Luis Potosi, Mexico, earlier this year to visit relatives.

It will include footage of the brothers hanging out, busking in the street, and playing music privately for family, Adrian Labra said.

“We treated it like a mini-documentary,” he said. “We also got some footage that will be used in our next music video.”

The docuseries will be released in four short episodes on the band’s Patreon page, which will go live before the end of the year.

An album or EP of five to seven songs will be released in the first half of next year.

“We have a lot of new songs in the pipeline,” Labra said, adding that the first single will likely be released in March.

Friday’s show at Main Street Theater, 8 N. Main St., will start at 7:30 p.m., with opening act Marc Lee Shannon, the Akron guitarist known for his solo work, and also his time with Michael Stanley and the Resonators. Tickets are $20 at the door and $15 in advance; to purchase, click HERE.

Pictured at top: The Labra Brothers are (seated) David, Cristian, Adrian and Antonio Labra; and (standing) Matt Hayes and Danny Svenson.

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