Shakira announces El Dorado World Tour

Twelve-time GRAMMY Award-winner and international superstar Shakira has announced plans to embark on her El Dorado World Tour, presented by Rakuten. The tour, produced by Live Nation, will feature many of her catalog hits and kicks off on November 8th in Cologne, Germany. It will feature stops throughout Europe and the US including Paris’ AccorHotels Arena and New York’s Madison Square Garden. A Latin American leg of the tour will be announced at a later date.

“Thank you all so much for listening to my music in so many places around the world,” Shakira states. “I can’t wait to be onstage again singing along with all of you, all of your favorites and mine. It’s going to be fun! The road to El Dorado starts now!”

The tour announcement comes on the heels of Shakira’s 11th studio album release, El Dorado, which hit #1 on iTunes in 37 countries and held five of the top ten spots on the iTunes Latino Chart within hours of its release. The 5x platinum album, including her already massive global hits – “La Bicicleta,” “Chantaje,” “Me Enamoré,” and “Déjà vu”- currently holds the top spot on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums, marking her sixth #1 album on this chart. Her single, “Chantaje” featuring Maluma, is 16x diamond certified, while its video currently has been viewed over 1.4 billion times, making it the #5 fastest video to reach one billion views worldwide and working its way to soon be the most viewed video of her entire catalogue.

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Tickets for the El Dorado World Tour go on-sale to the general public beginning Friday, June 30th at 10 am local time. Citi is the official pre-sale credit card for the U.S. leg of the El Dorado World Tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase U.S. pre-sale tickets beginning Tuesday, June 27th at 10 am local time until Thursday, June 29th at 10 pm local time through Citi’s Private Pass program.

Global internet services leader, Rakuten Inc, with over 70 services and one billion members across e-commerce, digital contents and fintech businesses, will be the sole presenting sponsor of the El Dorado World Tour. Rakuten is known for its support of major music and sporting events in Japan and around the world but this will be its first sponsorship of a pop star of Shakira’s global standing, a bold new step aimed at boosting Rakuten’s global branding, customer & community engagement. Viber, one of Rakuten’s subsidiaries, will hold a pre-sale beginning Wednesday, June 28th at 10 am local time and a Live Nation pre-sale will begin Thursday, June 29th at 10 am local time.

08 Nov-17

Cologne, Germany

Lanxess Arena

10 Nov-17

Paris, France

AccorHotels Arena

11-Nov-17

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Rockhal

12 Nov-17

Antwerp, Belgium

Sportpaleis

14-Nov-17

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Ziggo Dome

16 Nov-17

Montpellier, France

Park&Suites Arena

17 Nov-17

Bilbao, Spain

BEC

19 Nov-17

Madrid, Spain

Wizink Center

22 Nov-17

Lisbon, Portugal

MEO Arena

23 Nov-17

La Coruña, Spain

Coliseum da Coruña

25 Nov-17

Barcelona, Spain

Palau Sant Jordi

28-Nov-17

Lyon, France

Halle Tony Garnier

30 Nov-17

Munich, Germany

Olympiahalle

03 Dec-17

Milan, Italy

Mediolanum Forum

04 Dec-17

Zurich, Switzerland

Hallenstadion

09-Jan-18

Orlando, FL

Amway Center

11-Jan-18

Sunrise, FL

BB&T Center

12-Jan-18

Miami, FL

American Airlines Arena

16-Jan-18

Washington, DC

Verizon Center

17-Jan-18

New York, NY

Madison Square Garden Arena

19-Jan-18

Montreal, Canada

Bell Centre

20-Jan-18

Toronto, Canada

Air Canada Centre

22-Jan-18

Detroit, MI

Little Caesars Arena

23-Jan-18

Chicago, IL

United Center

26-Jan-18

Houston, TX

Toyota Center

28-Jan-18

Dallas, TX

American Airlines Center

29-Jan-18

San Antonio, TX

AT&T Center

01-Feb-18

Los Angeles, CA

The Forum

03-Feb-18

Phoenix, AZ

Talking Stick Resort Arena

06-Feb-18

Anaheim, CA

Honda Center

07-Feb-18

San Jose, CA

SAP Center

09-Feb-18

San Diego, CA

Valley View Casino Center

10-Feb-18

Las Vegas, NV

MGM Grand Garden Arena

Author: Buddy Iahn

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