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

Visitante Leads the Pack of Latin Grammy Nominees with 10

It’s a perfect ten for Eduardo Cabra

The Puerto Rican reggaetón singer has picked up 10 Latin Grammy nominations to lead the pack of honorees this year.

Eduardo Cabra

Cabra, commonly known “Visitante,” earned nine nominations with his stepbrother and fellow Calle 13 member René Pérez, known as “Residente.” He earned his tenth nod of the year for Producer of the Year his work as a producer on Jorge Drexler’s album Todo Cae.

Calle 13’s nominations include Record of the Year, for their single “Respira El Momento;” Album of the Year for MultiViral; and Song of the Year for their track “Ojos Color Sol” with Silvio Rodríguez.

Since 2006, when they took home the Best New Artist award, Calle 13 has won 19 Latin Grammys.

Meanwhile, Andres Castro earned eight. Tom Coyne received seven, Julio Reyes Copello and Carlos Vives each received six nominations, and Descemer Bueno and Enrique Iglesias were next with five nods each.

In the running for best new artist are Aneeka, Linda Briceno, Caloncho, Julio Cesar, Pablo Lopez, Miranda, Periko & Jessi Leen, Daniela Spalla, Juan Pablo Vega and Mariana Vega.

This year’s Latin Grammy Awards will broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The ceremony will air on the Univision from 8:00 – 11:00 pm ET.

Click here to see the complete list of nominees.