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Selena Tribute Concert May 9 in San Antonio

Selena XXV Veinticinco Años will be held in the Alamadrome in San Antonio on May 9. Tickets are on sale at selena25.com or ticketmaster.com. Courtesy image

San Antonio’s Alamodome will host the next music event honoring the late Tejano superstar Selena Quintanilla Perez. Pitbull headlines the May 9 concert, which marks the 25th anniversary of her legendary live recording at the Houston Astrodome on February 26, 1995. Selena was murdered 33 days later on March 31, 1995, so the San Antonio tribute also commemorates the 25th anniversary of her death.

Last year, the Quintanilla family decided to discontinue holding Fiesta de la Flor in Corpus Christi. They announced the new event, to be known as Selena XXV, at a joint press conference with San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg on February 18 at the Alamodome.

“We are honored that this amazing tribute concert is hosted in our city,” Nirenberg said. “To all of Selena’s fans, on behalf of the city of San Antonio, please know that you will always have a home here.”

Other performers announced include A.B. Quintanilla III y Los Kumbia Allstarz, Los Tucanes de Tijuana, Becky G, Elida y Avante, Ally Brooke, Ruben Ramos, Pete Astudillo, Ricardo Castillon, Gilbert Velasquez, Isabel Marie & the Vibe, and The Lab.

The event is sponsored by Stripes and H-E-B. Tickets, which are now on sale from $40 to $200 each, are available on the event website, selena25.com.

“Selena y Los Dinos has had history performing in the '80s and '90s throughout our community,” Nirenberg said. “It’s incredible to know that here, 25 years later, Selena’s legacy has become worldwide. We are honored that this amazing tribute concert is hosted in our city.”

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