Prince Royce to Launch 11-Date “Classic Tour” Across U.S.

Prince Royce is embracing his classics

The 32-year-old Dominica American bachata star has announced an upcoming 11-date “greatest hits” trek that he’s called the Classic Tour.

Prince RoyceAs part of the trek, Royce will not only serenade fans with the songs that catapulted his career, but he’ll also celebrate his decade-long trajectory.

“I am thrilled to be able to share the Classic Tour with all of my fans who have been there for me unconditionally since the very beginning of my career,” said Price Royce in a statement. “I am still here thanks to you all and this tour is for you. I’m filled with gratefulness.”

Produced by Loud and Live, the 11-date tour will kick off September 16 in Miami and take Royce across the U.S., visiting major markets like Chicago, New York and Los Angeles before wrapping up in Santa Barbara, Calif., in October. This will his first tour since the pandemic shutdown, which halted his Alter Ego Tour in March 2020.

Most recently, Royce and Maria Becerra scored a top 10 on Billboard’s Tropical Airplay chart with their collaboration “Te Espero.”

For the Argentine artist, the track marked her first top 10 on the tally. Meanwhile, for Royce, it added a 30th top 10 his Tropical Airplay chart account.

The romantic bachata samples British rock band Cutting Crew’s “(I Just) Died in Your Arms” — a No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hit in 1987 — and was produced by D’lesly “Dice” Lora and Royce, and written by Royce alongside Becerra, Nelsen and Bobby Sierra.

Here’s the complete list of dates and venues for Royce’s “Classic Tour”:

Sept. 16 — Miami — FTX Arena
Sept. 17 — Orlando — Hard Rock Live Orlando
Sept. 18 — Atlanta — The Eastern
Sept. 22 — Dallas TX — Trust CU Theatre at Grand Prairie
Sept. 23 — Houston — Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
Sept. 25 —  Chicago — Rosemont Theatre
Oct. 1 — New York — United Palace
Oct. 2 — Washington D.C. — DAR Constitution Hall
Oct. 7 — Los Angeles — Microsoft Theater
Oct. 8 — San Jose, Calif. — San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
Oct. 9 — Santa Barbara, Calif. — The Arlington Theater

Camilo Performs “Tiny Desk (Home) Concert” for NPR

It’s a tiny moment for Camilo

The 27-year-old Colombian singer has performed a Tiny Desk (Home) Concert for NPR.

Camilo

During the performance, Camilo sang a medley of his hits like “Índigo,” “La Mitad,” “El Mismo Aire” and “Vida de Rico.”

Wearing an oversized pink shirt and pearl necklaces, Camilo performed in the middle of an idyllic setting covered with pink, yellow and white flowers that decorated the entire room.

He was also accompanied by nine musicians who played a variety of instruments including the ronroco, chekere, bass, cello and trumpet, among others. I

In the middle of his set, Camilo stopped the music to recite a poem he wrote where he invites his fans to be profound thinkers and look beyond his lyrics. His 15-minute, soothing set was directed by Evaluna Montaner, an artist in her own right and Camilo’s wife.

Most recently, Camilo announced dates for his upcoming North American trek, which opens August 27 in New York.

Dubbed the Camilo Tour, which will be produced by Loud and Live, the 23-day jaunt will follow his 2021 Mis Manos tour, which marked his first-ever trek in the U.S.

The 2022 tour will take the singer-songwriter across the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada with stops in cities like Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Toronto, Washington, D.C., and San Juan.

Tickets are now available at CamiloTour2022.com.

“My heart is filled with joy, and I’m so proud of this tour that we’re about to experience,” the Latin Grammy-winning artist said in a statement about his upcoming performances, which include stops in Paris, London, Zurich, Milan and 16 cities in Spain starting June 23. “While I write this, my heart races as I imagine being together again. La Tribu has grown.”

Camilo is currently working on his upcoming album, set to follow his chart-topping Mis Manos, which peaked at No. 5 on Billboard‘s Top Latin Albums chart dated March 20, 2021.

 

Carlos Vives Delays Restart of U.S. “Después de todo … Vives” Tour Indefinitely Due to COVID-19 Surge

Carlos Vives’ trek across the United States has been put on hold…

The 60-year-old Colombian singer, songwriter and actor has announced that his Después de todo … Vives tour is being postponed until further notice due to the rise in COVID-19 cases across the country.

Carlos VivesVives’ latest tour kicked off in December and was set to pick up January 13 in Seattle.

The Loud and Live-produced tour is being canceled for the time being to protect the public, artists and their teams.

“This difficult decision has been made in a prudent manner to ensure the well-being and health of the entire community,” stated Nelson Albareda, CEO and founder of Loud and Live.

New dates will be announced in the next few days, according to a press release, and tickets purchased will remain valid.

The emergence of the highly contagious Omicron variant has resulted in a spike in coronavirus infections across the U.S.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 206.6 million people in the U.S. have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, but the country still hit a record high on January 3 with more than one million people diagnosed with COVID-19, according to data from the John Hopkins University.

Ricardo Arjona to Launch 25-City North American “Blanco y Negro” Tour

Ricardo Arjona is ready to hit the road…

Mere months after his Hecho a la Antigua” livestream concert from the historic city of Antigua in his native Guatemala, and with 30-plus musicians and more than 5,000 candles, the 57-year-old Guatemalan singer-songwriter has announced his return to touring.

Ricardo Arjona

Named after his recent album Blanco y Negro, recorded at the emblematic Abbey Road studios in London, Arjona will kick off his 25-date North America tour on March 24 at the Kiva Auditorium in Albuquerque.

He will then make pit stops Texas, California, Florida, and New York, to name a few.

Arjona will wrap up his tour, presented by Loud and Live, on June 11 at the emblematic Coliseo de Puerto Rico in San Juan.

“Although the term ‘legendary’ is often overused in our business, it is definitely appropriate when describing Ricardo Arjona,” Nelson Albareda, CEO and founder of Loud and Live, said in a statement. “From his iconic lyrics to his distinctive voice, this true Renaissance man has transcended the borders of his native Guatemala to become a universal music icon. We are beyond proud to be spotlighting his talents in the Blanco y Negro tour next year across the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada.”

Tickets for Blanco y Negro tour go on sale on October 8, 2021, via ricardoarjona.com.

Willy Chirino Recruits Fellow Cuban Artists to Release New Version of Cuban Protest Single “Que Se Vayan Ya”

Willy Chirino is expressing his solidarity with the people of Cuba through music…

The 74-year-old Cuban musician has released a new version of his single “Que Se Vayan Ya,” 13 years after its original release.

Willy Chirino, Que Se Vayan Ya

The award-winning salsa artist recruited Cuban artists Lenier, El MichaChacalOsmani Garcia, and Srta. Dayana to show solidarity with the Cuban community through the powerful protest anthem and its continuous chant for “Viva Cuba, libre!”

“Que Se Vayan Ya,” which appeared on Chirino’s 2008 album Pa’ Lante, was co-produced by Chirino, Nelson Albareda, Nelson Martínez, Lenier, and Mauro Bertrán, giving this extended version a Cubaton twist while keeping its tropical essence.

“It is our duty as citizens of the world to support the movement that arose on the island to achieve Cuba’s freedom,” Albareda, producer and CEO of Loud and Live, said in a statement. “What better way to do it than with a new anthem that inspires those brave people on the island to continue with this fight? With that objective in mind, I turned to Willy, with whom I’ve been friends with and shared projects for many years, to make this musical production with other notable artists in a cry for freedom.”

“Que Se Vayan Ya” comes almost two months after the social unrest in the island due to the power outages, and food and medicine shortages as COVID-19 cases are on the rise.

The July rallies, which ended with several arrests, were in part set off by Cuba’s deteriorating economic situation that was intensified by the pandemic that’s cut off tourism dollars and has left people unable to work because of the COVID-imposed lockdown.

“The events of July 11 have given us hope that the end of this totalitarian regime is coming,” Chirino added. “It’s important that this flame is not extinguished and that the whole world becomes aware of the crimes that are committed daily on ‘Prison Island.’ United for this purpose, we are raising our voices to demand once and for all that they [the government] leave!”

Farruko Launching “La 167” U.S. Tour in November

Farruko is taking La 167 to the mainland U.S.

The 30-year-old Puerto Rican singer-songwriter will hit the road in November, as he launched his La 167 U.S. tour.

Farruko

Named after his upcoming studio album and in honor of one of the main highways in Puerto Rico near his hometown, the La 167 tour will kick off on November 19 in San Diego’s Viejas Arena and make pit stops in Houston, Atlanta, Miami and San Juan and Puerto Rico, among other cities.

The tour, presented for the most part by Loud and Live and Live Nation on select shows, is set to wrap up February 20 in Chicago’s Rosemont Theatre.

“I am very excited to be able to return to the stage after being away for more than a year due to the pandemic,” the urban artist said in a statement. “Also, I am very happy because this will be my first tour at some of the most important arenas in the United States. With this tour, I will be giving back encouragement to all my fans who during the lockdown continued to connect with my music. I promise to provide you with a show full of energy and a lot of great music as you all deserve it.”

In addition to his tour, Farruko is finalizing his next studio album and appears on the F9 soundtrack on a track called “Rapido” alongside Myke Towers, Amenazzy and Rochy RD.

Farruko La 167 Tour Dates

Soda Stereo’s COVID-19-Postponed “Gracias Totales” Tour Getting an Early 2022 Reboot

Soda Stereo is preparing for a restart…

The Argentine rock band’s long-awaited Gracias Totales tour — which launched on February 29, 2020, in Colombia but was postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak – is set to resume with new U.S. dates.

Soda Stereo

Part tribute to the rock band’s late frontman Gustavo Cerati and part reunion of the band’s surviving members Zeta Bosio and Charly Alberti, the tour will resume on February 27, 2022, at Miami’s FTX Arena (formerly American Airlines Arena) and on March 3 at The Forum in Inglewood, California. The Miami show will be presented by Move Concerts and Loud And Live and Live Nation will present the LA area show.

The Gracias Totales tour will feature special performances and state-of-the-art technology that will make it possible for fans to enjoy the voice and image of Cerati.

“It is exciting to hear the whole process of how the band is doing,” the tour’s production manager and the band’s first manager and sound engineer said in a statement. “I think that people are going to be moved, not only because of the technical aspects but also the spirit and energy are impressive.”

Fourteen invited artists were set to appear during the previous U.S. dates including Gustavo Santaolalla, Draco Rosa, Julieta Venegas, Richard Coleman and AterciopeladosAndrea Echeverri, to name a few. No word yet on the final guest lineup.

The previously announced shows in New York and Houston will not be rescheduled according to a “lack of availability of adequate venues because of the post-COVID concert schedule.” However, promoters will fully refund those who purchased their tickets.

Tickets for the Miami and LA shows are already on sale via ticketmaster.com.

Soda Stereo Bringing Gracias Totales Tour to the U.S.

Soda Stereois bringing special thanks to the U.S.

The Argentine rock band officially announced that is Gracias Totales tour is hitting the United States in 2020, as revealed by bassist Zeta Bosio and drummer Charly Alberti.

Soda Stereo

The tour, presented by Loud and Live, and Move Concerts, will honor the band’s late Argentine frontman and guitarist Gustavo Cerati, who passed away on September 4, 2014, after suffering a stroke. 

More than 10 years after Cerati last stepped foot on a stage at Miami’s AmericanAirlines Arena in 2007, Soda Stereo’s members, joined by a roster of special guests via in-person or audiovisual format, will perform some of their timeless hits such as “De Musica Ligera,” “Persiana Americana,” “Tratame Suavemente” and more. 

“In life, there are moments to laugh, to cry, to get excited,” Bosio and Alberti expressed in a press statement. “To show gratitude with love and respect. We want to celebrate these songs. Share in their good vibes together. Friends from everywhere will accompany us.” 

The Gracias Totalestour marks Soda Stereo’s farewell tour and will visit fans in New York, Miami, Houston, and Los Angeles throughout the month of April next year. 

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Tickets are available via Ticketmaster.