Chiquis Announces 16-Date North American “Diamantes Tour”

Chiquis is ready to sparkle across North American…

The 38-year-old Mexican American Latin Grammy-winning singer and television will hit the road with her Diamantes Tour, produced by Live Nation.

ChiquisThe 16-date trek through North America will kick off on May 30 in El Cajon, Calif and make stops in Houston, Atlanta and Mexico City before wrapping up on December 7 in Fresno, Calif.

“I am so ecstatic, and cannot wait to kick off my DIAMANTES TOUR alongside my band, Banda Abeja Reina,” Chiquis said in a statement. “I am ready to share this new, fresh and one-of-a-kind concert experience, carefully developed with love for my U.S. and Mexican fans. I want to personally invite all my Boss Bees to join me with their flashiest outfits on at every show, so we can shine bright, together!”

According to the press release, the tour will be a “celebration of empowerment, self-expression and unity” as Chiquis aims to create an “inclusive and uplifting atmosphere where fans can come together, connect, and bask in the joy of live music.”

Throughout the tour, Chiquis will be accompanied by her lively 13-member band.

Tickets will go on sale on Friday, March 15, at 10 a.m. local time.

The Diamantes Tour announcement comes on the heels of Chiquis’ fifth studio album, Bee Side, released in December, which is powered by her traditional banda sound, but also finds her dabbling in electro-cumbia, rap and electro-pop.

Here’s a look at Chiquis’ Diamantes Tour dates:

May 30 — El Cajon, Calif. — The Magnolia
June 1 — Albuquerque, N.M. — Revel Entertainment Center
June 7 — Hidalgo, Texas — Payne Arena
June 8 — Houston — 713 Music Hall
June 9 — Irving, Texas — The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
June 14 — Atlanta — Coca Cola Roxy
June 15 — Greensboro, N.C. — Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts
June 21 — Rosemont, Ill. — Rosemont Theatre
June 22 — Indianapolis — Murat Theatre @ Old National Centre
June 27 — Winterhaven, Calif. — Quechan Casino Resort
June 28  — Inglewood, Calif. — YouTube Theater
June 30  — Chandler, Ariz. — Wild Horse Pass Casino
July 12 — Wheatland, Calif. — Hard Rock Live
July 13  — Salinas, Calif. — Salinas Sports Complex
Nov. 3  — Mexico City —  Auditorio Nacional
Dec. 7 — Fresno, Calif. — William Saroyan Theatre

Esteman Releases New Single “Despertar”

Esteman is waking things up

The 38-year-old Colombian singer and songwriter has taken a departure from his signature upbeat electro-pop sound for his new track “Despertar,” which he has released via Universal Music Group Mexico.

EstemanThe song is a groovy, slowed-down pop ballad that narrates the Esteman’s emotional awakening.

The song — co-written by Esteman and Christian Jean — is about finding your way back to the person who makes you feel home or grounded.

“I want to wake up and find you next to me,” he nostalgically sings. “And gain back what I lost being far from you.”

“Despertar” is Esteman’s first single from his forthcoming album, due later this year.