Mon Laferte to Be First Chilean Artist to Kick Off Viña del Mar Festival in Decades

Mon Laferte is the fest in show…

The Viña del Mar Festival has unveiled its first artist its 61st annual event… the 36-year-old Chilean singer-songwriter, who was born and raised in the city.

Mon Laferte 

The announcement was made by the organizing committee of the LXI International Festival of Viña del Mar, chaired by Chilean politician Virginia Reginato

Mon Laferte will be the first Chilean artist to kick off the event in recent decades. 

Laferte is known for her fusion music of blues-rock, Latin alternative, bolero, and cumbia, as heard in her songs such as “Tu Falta de Querer,” “Mi Buen Amor,” and “Amarrame.” 

Television presenters María Luisa Godoyand Martín Cárcamowill be returning as hosts of Viña del Mar, which will take place between February 23 and 28. 

According to the official statement, the LXI International Song Festival of Viña del Mar will be broadcast in Chile via Channel 13 and TVN in conjunction with the radio stations of the IARC-ADNand Pudahuelradio conglomerate. FOX Networkswill air the festival in Latin America. 

Mon Laferte Signs Worldwide Publishing Deal with Universal Music Publishing Mexico

Mon Laferte is going global… 

The 35-year-old Chilean alt-pop chanteuse with a beguiling voice and songs has signed a worldwide publishing deal with Universal Music Publishing Mexico.

Mon Laferte

The deal will cover all of Laferte’s compositions moving forward, including her new single, “El beso,” released on Friday, September 7.

As a recording artist, Laferte is also signed to Universal Music Latin Entertainment. As a songwriter she was previously signed to Warner/Chappell.

Laferte has burst into prominence in the past year with her alt/folk fusion, winning a Latin Grammy for Best Alternative Song for her single “Amárrame.”

Most recently, she toured the U.S. with Juanes, playing 16 cities, in addition to performing for over 90,000 during her Latin American “Amarte” tour.

“The first time you hear Mon Laferte live, it’s an unforgettable experience. A deeply talented songwriter and artist, she is a bright star that electrifies with her lyrics and performances,” said Yadira Moreno, managing director, UMPG Mexico, in a statement.

Juanes & Mon Laferte to Launch Joint North American “Amarte Tour”

Juanes is hitting the road with a rising star…

In a major twist from his traditional touring form, the 45-year-old Colombian star is joining forces with rising alt/chanteuse Mon Laferte.

Juanes & Mon Laferte

Together Juanes and the 34-year-old Chilean singer-songwriter will launch their 2018 North American Amarte Tour. Mexican artist Caloncho will be the opening act.

The trek is scheduled to kick off April 20 in Orlando’s Amway Center and will hit a mix of arenas and theaters in 15 additional cities, ending May 20 in Temecula’s Pechanga Theatre.

Both Juanes and Laferte launch the tour fresh from winning a Latin Grammy for their collaboration “Amárrame.” Juanes also won a Latin Grammy for best pop/rock album.

“It’s the first time to do a tour of this magnitude,” Mon LaFerte told Billboard at Casa Buchanan’s during Latin Grammy week, when the tour was still in its planning stages.

According to Juanes, both artists will travel in a tour bus with their respective bands.

“I admire Mon very much, I like what she does, and we’re going to do a very special show,” he added.

LaFerte and Juanes met LaFerte when to visit Juanes at his Miami home. “I literally knocked on his door,” she said laughing.

Watch the interview and check out the full list of tour dates below.

Amarte Tour 2018 Dates 

April 20 — Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
​April 21 — Miami, FL @ AmericanAirlines Arena
April 27 — New York, NY @ The Theater at Madison Square Garden
April 28 — Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
April 29 — Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
May 01 — Chicago, IL @ Rosemont Theatre
May 03 — Dallas, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
May 04 — Houston, TX @ Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
May 06 — San Antonio, TX @ Freeman Coliseum
May 9 — El Paso, TX @ El Paso County Coliseum
May 11 — Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
May 12 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
May 16 — San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena at San Diego State University
May 18 — San Jose, CA @ City National Civic
May 19 — Las Vegas, NV @ The Pearl at The Palms
May 20 — Temecula, CA @ Pechanga Theatre