Shakira Delays North American Dates

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– Shakira

Shakira says she will need months to recover from a vocal cord hemorrhage, meaning the U.S. and Canada dates on her “El Dorado World Tour” are being pushed into the summer.

The world tour is split into three legs of Europe, North America (not counting Mexico), and Latin America.  The European leg was supposed to get under way Nov. 8 in Cologne, Germany, but postponements began trickling in after Shakira developed vocal problems and now things are set to kick off June 5 in Cologne. That portion of the tour continues for more than a month, closing with two nights at Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona, Spain, July 6-7.

Now, Shakira has shared that the U.S. dates for her tour will start Aug. 3 in Chicago’s United Center. She then hits Detroit’s new Little Caesars Arena Aug. 4 and visits two Canadian cities in Toronto and Montreal Aug. 7-8. The North American routing now wraps up Sept. 6 in San Jose, Calif., and a highlight will be a two-night stand in Miami’s AmericanAirlines Arena Aug. 17-18.

New dates for the Latin American leg, which includes Mexico, are being promised at a later time.

Tickets to any previous date will be valid for the newly scheduled performance.

This tour is in promotion of Shakira’s 2017 LP El Dorado. That project had a number of high-impact singles in “Deja vu” with Prince Royce, “La Bicicleta” with Carlos Vives, “Chantaje” with Maluma, and “Perro Fiel” with Nicky Jam, all of which were in Spanish.

For all the latest on Shakira’s tour plans, check out her Pollstar artist page