Juan Gabriel recuperating, announces rescheduled show dates

Superstar Juan Gabriel is in very stable condition in a Las Vegas hospital where he was admitted on Monday morning with fluid in his lungs and low oxygen levels, later diagnosed as pneumonia. Affectionately known as El Divo de Juarez by his legions of fans, the composer/performer and six-time Grammy nominated recording artist is expected to be released sometime this weekend. After a two week rest, he will resume his acclaimed Volver Tour on May 1st at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live.

Replacements dates for the three shows cancelled due to his illness have been announced as follows:

Thursday, May 8th at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live replaces the Thursday April 17th show at the venue
Friday, May 9th at SAP Center in San Jose replaces the Saturday April 19th show at the venue
Wednesday, May 28th at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live replaces the Wednesday, April 16th show at the venue

Instructions for Los Angeles:

Tickets originally purchased for the April 16th Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE concert will be honored for the May 28th concert and tickets originally purchased for the April 17th Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE concert will be honored for the May 8th concert. If ticket holders are unable to attend the new show dates, refunds are available through May 1st via the original point of purchase.

Instructions for San Jose:

All tickets for the original performance date will be honored for the rescheduled show. Ticket purchasers who decide not to attend the rescheduled performance can receive a refund at the original place of purchase.

Juan Gabriel kicked off the U.S. leg of the tour on 4/3 and 4/4 with two sold out shows at the Allstate Center in Chicago, where the Chicago Tribune raved, “…like a conquering hero…(Gabriel) once again displayed his total command of the stage. His 2.5-hour concert Friday, with its impeccable showmanship and boundless energy, confirmed that he’s the reigning king (elder statesman division) of the Latin pop realm.”

Sold out shows at Madison Square Garden, the Toyota Center in Houston and Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas followed. On Sunday night at Mandalay Bay, Gabriel, known affectionately as “Juanga” by fans, played his full show plus 30 minutes beyond his curtain time to appease the crowds who were on their feet for the full 3 hours and have waited over seven years to see him tour.

Tour Dates

Thursday May 1 – Los Angeles @ Nokia Theater L.A. Live
Saturday, May 3 – Los Angeles @ Nokia Theater L.A. Live
Sunday, May 4 – Los Angeles @ Nokia Theater L.A. Live
Thursday, May 8 – Los Angeles @ Nokia Theatre L.A. Live (replaces 4/17)
Friday, May 9 – San Jose @ SAP Center (replaces 4/19)
Wednesday, May 28 – Los Angeles @ Nokia Theatre L.A. Live (replaces 4/16)
Friday, May 30 – Denver @ Pepsi Center
Sunday, June 1 – Oakland @ Oracle Arena
Friday, June 6 – Miami @ American Airlines Arena
Sunday, June 8 – Newark-New Jersey @ Prudential Center

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.