Colombian reggaeton singer and pop culture superstar J Balvin is coming to North America this fall as part of the global campaign in promotion of his latest album, the recently released Vibras. The U.S. leg of the 2018 international tour is set to begin on Sept. 19 with a show in Fresno, California and runs throughout the early fall months for 27 dates before wrapping on Oct. 28 in the Latin-friendly city of Miami. The tour was initially announced following Balvin’s surprise appearance at Coachella during Beyoncé’s highly-publicized performance during the festival’s second weekend. The upcoming run will also follow a summer’s worth of shows across South America, Japan and Central America throughout July and August.
Following its highly-anticipated release back on May 25, Vibras has since peaked atop the U.S. Latin Album Sales chart on Billboard. The album has also continued to establish J Balvin’s dominance as a model for fellow Latin crossover pop artists here in North America, as the once niche genre has since exploded into the mainstream thanks to remixes of "Mi Gente" from artists like Beyoncé. Balvin has also teamed up with some of the biggest names in American pop music over the past year, appearing on tracks with Liam Payne, Bad Bunny, Pitbull and Camila Cabello and Cardi B for her latest hit single, "I Like It." The latter could certainly be considered the song of the summer. Earlier this week it was also reported that Balvin was now the most widely streamed artist on Spotify in the world.
"I don't just make music for people who like reggaeton," Balvin said in a recent interview. "I make music for everybody. I'm down to change people's minds, I'm down to just refresh the world."
Tickets for select shows on the North American leg of the tour are on sale now and can be purchased by clicking here.
J Balvin North American Tour Dates:
Sept. 19 - Fresno, CA - Selland Arena
Sept. 20 - Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena
Sept. 21 - San Diego, CA - Viejas Arena
Sept. 23 - Los Angeles, CA - The Forum
Sept. 26 - Salt Lake City, UT - Vivint Smart Home Arena
Sept. 28 - Las Vegas, NV - Mandalay Bay Events Center (Click here for tickets)
Sept. 29 - Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre
Sept. 30 - El Paso, TX - Don Haskins Center
Oct. 3 - Laredo, TX - Laredo Energy Arena
Oct. 4 - Houston, TX - Smart Financial Center
Oct. 5 - Dallas, TX - The Pavillion at Toyota Music Factory
Oct. 6 - Edinburgh, TX - Bert Ogden Arena
Oct. 7 - San Antonio, TX - Freeman Coliseum
Oct. 10 - Minneapolis, MN - The Armory
Oct. 11 - Milwaukee, WI - Wisconsin Entertainment & Sports Center
Oct. 12 - Chicago, IL - Allstate Arena
Oct. 13 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center (Click here for tickets)
Oct. 14 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
Oct. 18 - Boston, MA - Agannis Arena
Oct. 19 - Reading, PA - Santander Arena
Oct. 20 - Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center
Oct. 21 - Fairfax, VA - EagleBank Arena
Oct. 24 - Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Coliseum Complex
Oct. 25 - Nashville, TN - Municipal Auditorium
Oct. 26 - Atlanta, GA - Infinite Energy Center (Click here for tickets)
Oct. 27 - Tampa, FL - USF Sun Dome
Oct. 28 - Miami, FL - American Airlines Arena