Los Tigres del Norte, one of the most popular Mexican regional music groups, has set its sights on a lofty goal: performing at the opening ceremony of the 2026 FIFA World Cup, which Mexico, the United States, and Canada will co-host.
In a recent roundtable interview, Jorge Hernández, lead singer of Los Tigres del Norte, stated that playing the inauguration of the 2026 World Cup would be “lo máximo” (the absolute maximum) for the group.
“We would love to be participants. We have several friends involved in this and hopefully we can be there. It would be the most [important event] for us,” said Hernández.
He went on to ask the media to help promote and propose the group as performers so they can realize this long-held dream.
Unprecedented Third Hosting
The 2026 World Cup will mark the first time a venue has hosted three FIFA World Cup tournaments, as Estadio Azteca in Mexico City hosted the 1970 and 1986 editions. Los Tigres del Norte wishes to perform at Azteca’s unprecedented third hosting.
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Build Up to the Big Day
The 2026 World Cup opening ceremony will occur on June 11, 2026. The Mexican National Team will play their first group stage match that day against an opponent still to be determined.
Mexico will play all their group stage matches on home soil – two at Estadio Azteca and one at Estadio Akron in Guadalajara.
About Los Tigres del Norte
With countless hit songs and over five decades of popularity, Los Tigres del Norte has established itself as one of the most prominent groups in Mexican regional music. They have performed internationally with great success across Latin America, the United States, and beyond.
Their sights are set on gracing the Estadio Azteca pitch on the world’s biggest football stage.