SHAKIRA ANNOUNCES LONDON HEADLINE DATE AS PART OF HER EL DORADO WORLD TOUR,
PRESENTED BY RAKUTEN
The World Tour will arrive in Europe in June 2018
Tickets On-Sale 9am Friday, January 26th
Viber Presale Begins 9am Tuesday, January 23rd
O2 Presale Begins 9am Wednesday, January 24th
Live Nation Presale Begins 9am Thursday, January 25th
11th Studio Album “EL DORADO” Certified 5x Platinum
LONDON, UK (22nd Jan 2018) – Thirteen-time GRAMMY® Award-winner and international superstar Shakira has announced that she will bring her EL DORADO WORLD TOUR, presented by Rakuten, to the UK, with a show at The O2 in London on 11th June 2018.
This will be Shakira’s first UK concert since 2010 – when she sold out The O2 and wowed Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage – and follows hot on the heels of a phenomenally successful 2017 for the Colombian superstar, whose GRAMMY®-winning 11th studio album, EL DORADO, was released in May last year. The album reached #1 on iTunes in 37 countries, with the worldwide hits “La Bicicleta,” “Chantaje,” “Me Enamoré,” and “Déjà vu” helping Shakira to become YouTube’s most-streamed female artist of 2017 (the video for “Chantaje”, ft Maluma, alone has more than 2 billion views).
The world tour, produced by Live Nation, features many of Shakira’s hits and will be playing to packed arenas across Europe and North America, with soon-to-be-announced dates in Latin America. It promises to cement Shakira’s position as one of the world’s most enduringly popular stars, something already underlined by her status as the most-followed musician on Facebook (with an incredible 104 million fans).
Said Shakira: “I can’t wait to be onstage in London again singing along with all of you, all of your favourites and mine. It’s going to be fun! The road to El Dorado starts now!”
Tickets for the UK date of the EL DORADO WORLD TOUR go on-sale to the general public beginning Friday 26th January at 9am.
EL DORADO EU & UK TOUR DATES:
|3-Jun-18||Hamburg, Germany||Barclaycard Arena|
|5-Jun-18||Cologne, Germany||Lanxess Arena|
|9-Jun-18||Amsterdam, Netherlands||Ziggo Dome|
|11-Jun-18||London, UK||The O2|
|13-Jun-18||Paris, France||AccorHotels Arena|
|14-Jun-18||Paris, France||AccorHotels Arena|
|21-Jun-18||Milan, Italy||Mediolanum Forum|
|24-Jun-18||Bordeaux, France||Bordeaux Arena|
|25-Jun-18||Montpellier, France||Park & Suites Arena|
|28-Jun-18||Lisbon, Portugal||Altice Arena|
|30-Jun-18||Bilbao, Spain||Bizkaia Arena, BEC|
|1-Jul-18||La Coruña, Spain||Coliseum|
|3-Jul-18||Madrid, Spain||Wizink Centre|
|6-Jul-18||Barcelona, Spain||Palau San Jordi|
|7-Jul-18||Barcelona, Spain||Palau San Jordi|
Over the course of her career, Colombian singer-songwriter and GRAMMY® winner Shakira has sold over 60 million records worldwide and has won numerous awards including three GRAMMYs®, ten Latin GRAMMYs®, and several World Music Awards, American Music Awards and Billboard Music Awards, to name a few. She is the only artist from South America to have a number one song in the US, and has had four of the 20 top-selling hits of the last decade. At the age of 18, she founded the Pies Descalzos (Barefoot) Foundation which currently provides education and nutrition to over six thousand impoverished children in Colombia and is expanding its work to other countries, including newly launched projects in Haiti and South Africa. In October 2011, Shakira was named a member of President Obama’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. Shakira served as coach on the 4th and 6th season of “The Voice,” NBC’s hit reality vocal competition series that searches for the nation’s best voice. Her tenth studio album “Shakira” was released in 2014, featuring hits such as “Can’t Remember to Forget You,” with Rihanna and “La La La (Brazil 2014)” which she performed at the finals of Fifa’s World Cup 2014 in Brazil. In 2016, she starred as Gazelle in Disney’s record-breaking film “Zootopia,” as well as contributing to its soundtrack with “Try Everything”. In June, she launched “La Bicicleta” with fellow Colombian artist Carlos Vives, which broke records in Colombia when it remained #1 for 18 consecutive weeks and spent 13 weeks at #1 in Spain, as well as reaching #1 on US Latin iTunes. The video, shot in Shakira and Carlos’s hometowns of Barranquilla and Santa Marta, respectively, has over 1 billion views on Vevo to date. It was followed up by the seductive track “Chantaje” (Blackmail) feat. Maluma. With over 2 billion views on YouTube, it is one of the platform’s biggest Latin hits in history. It also reached #1 on the “Latin Airplay” chart and was certified Double Platinum in Spain. Shakira recently released her 11th studio album, “El Dorado” which was recorded primarily in Spanish. Upon release, the album charted #1 on iTunes in 37 Countries.
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