EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) ---Mexican pop group RBD kicked off its "Soy Rebelde Tour" with its first stop Friday night.
Thousands packed out UTEP's Sun Bowl Stadium. Many fans traveled from across the world to see the group perform live. One fan told ABC-7 the concert brought back memories.
"I feel like I'm living a childhood dream right now. I mean, I've while I've been watching this since I was like, what, ten?"
Another fan said they had been counting down the days for the tour to kick-off.
"I never thought that they would get back together or that I would have the opportunity to watch them again. So it's just like, so exciting," said Vanessa Herrera.
Others said they were grateful for the chance to see them perform once again after the band split in 2008.
"I didn't think I would ever get to see them perform. I mean, when I was little, they had concerts and stuff, but I was I didn't know what that was."
Another fan said, "I feel very excited, very emotional, because this is my childhood."
Most fans told ABC-7 they were thrilled the band kicked off their tour in El Paso.
"This is something exciting for El Paso because it is the opening of the tour and I think this is something really amazing that they are doing because they are giving us that opportunity to like expand."
Produced by Live Nation, the tour will celebrate the 20-year history of RBD, which kicked off as a fictional band in the Mexican television soap opera "Rebelde" from 2004 to 2006. It will take them across 26 cities in the United States, Central America and South America.