Victor Manuelle is hitting the road…
Following a string of smash singles on Billboard’s airplay charts, the 46-year-old Puerto Rican salsa star is gearing up for what could very well be his most extensive U.S. tour in recent history.
Manuelle’s Que Suenen Los Tambores tour, named after his most recent album and single (which hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Tropical Airplay chart), kicks off on August 25 at Chicago’s Auditorium Theater. From there, he’ll play a total of 20 dates, ending in Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater on November 28. Tickets go on sale Friday, at 10:00 am ET.
Manuelle’s nearly 20-year career has been marked by innovation and risk. He’s recorded pop and at one point recorded independently. Most recently, on the album Que Suenen los Tambores, he included a track dedicated to his father, who’s suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease.
Through it all, Manuelle has remained a constant on the charts. Earlier this year, his single “Agua Bendita” became his 25th No. 1 on Billboard’s Tropical Songs chart, tying him with Marc Anthony for the most No. 1s on the chart.
For the chart dated August 8, his new single “No Queria Enganarte” arrived at No. 9, giving him his 60th charting hit and extending his record as the act with the most hits on the chart in its 21-year history (Anthony follows with 50). The entrance of the latest single marks Manuelle’s 49th top 10 — also furthering his lead for most top 10s.
In addition to the album track, a pop/ballad version featuring singer Raquel Sofia, is expected to be released on August 14.
Manuelle’s tour will serve as a retrospective of his No. 1s, those close to him told Billboard. He will be touring with his full salsa band (who also accompanied during his Billboard en Vivo performance in April) and new production.
Que Suenen Los Tambores U.S. tour dates:
Aug. 29 – CHICAGO, IL – Auditorium Theatre
Oct. 9 – NEWARK, NJ – NJ Performing Arts Center
Oct. 10 – ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – Tropicana Casino & Resort
Oct. 11 – BOSTON, MA – Orpheum Theatre
Oct. 16 – ORLANDO, FL – Hard Rock Live at Universal Studios
Oct. 17 – HOLLYWOOD, FL – Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hotel & Casino
Oct. 18 – ATLANTA, GA – Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
Oct. 22 – CHARLOTTE, NC – The Fillmore
Oct. 23 – RALEIGH, NC – The Ritz
Oct. 24 – JACKSONVILLE, FL
Nov. 5 – COLUMBUS, OH – The Palace Theater
Nov. 6 – ROCHESTER, NY – Auditorium Theatre
Nov. 7 – MASHANTUCKET, CT – Foxwoods Resort Casino
Nov. 14 – SAN JUAN, PR – Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot
Nov. 20 – HOUSTON, TX – Bayou Music Center
Nov. 21– SAN ANTONIO, TX – Aztec Theater
Nov. 22 – DALLAS, TX – House of Blues
Nov. 25 – SAN DIEGO, CA – Balboa Theatre
Nov. 27 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Warfield Theater
Nov. 28 – LOS ANGELES, CA – Microsoft Theater