Sanz to Kick-Off World Tour in Torero Style in Cordoba, Spain

Alejandro Sanz is ready to hit the road…

The 46-year-old Spanish singer-songwriter, a 15-time Latin Grammy winner and 3-time Grammy winner, has announced the first date of his upcoming tour.

Alejandro Sanz

Sanz’s concert will feature the live debut of songs from his highly anticipated new album, which will be released this spring.

The concert is set for Cordoba, Spain on July 30. Sanz will best Madonna‘s recent display of tauromaquia style by actually performing in Cordoba’s bullring. In addition to being one of Spain’s first class bullfighting venues, the 16,000 capacity Plaza de Toros is a dramatic concert setting that will also host a performance by Sting this year.

Tickets for Sanz’s show are now available from Ticketmaster. More dates are expected to be announced in the near future.

Sanz also announced through Twitter that his new album’s first single, called “Un Zombie a la Intemperie,” will be released on March 2.

Sanz’s previous album La Música No Se Toca , the twelfth of his career, was released on September 25, 2012. It spawned the hit single “No Me Compares,” staying at No. 1 for 12 consecutive weeks.

Sanz Receives Honorary Doctorate from Berklee College of Music

There’s a doctor in the house… And, his name is Alejandro Sanz.

The 44-year-old Spanish singer has received an honorary doctorate degree from one of the world’s foremost institutions devoted to his craft.

Alejandro Sanz

Sanz accepted the honor from Berklee College of Music in Boston on Wednesday before more than 1,200 people who had packed the school’s performance center for the sold-out event. A group of 40 students performed his music.

The “No Me Compares” singer has sold more than 23 million albums worldwide and received several Latin Grammy and Grammy awards during his esteemed career.

Sanz said that when he first heard he would receive the honor, he was delighted but thought someone wasn’t thinking straight.

“I was very happy but I thought they were crazy,” said Sanz. “But I wanted to learn about the school. It’s my first time inside a music school, and I was very happy to get to know the students.”

The school reserves the honor for artists who have the overwhelming respect of their peers. He joins the ranks of fellow Latino superstars Gloria Estefan, Emilio Estefan, Linda Ronstadt, Juan Luis Guerra and Ruben Blades.