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.
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