Marco Antonio Solís, one of Mexico’s most prominent singer-songwriters, is showing no signs of slowing down after a busy 2022, announcing a 38-city world tour that includes stops in North America, Spain and Switzerland.
The “El Buki World Tour,” named after the moniker given to the legendary artist, is produced by Live Nation and will kick off at SAP Center in San Jose, California, on March 3. Solís will make stops in Denver, Dallas, Tampa, and various cities in Mexico before trekking out to Europe in July. He returns for a second North American leg on Aug. 12 with a show at BMO Stadium in Los Angeles, California, and concludes his run at Allstate Arena in Chicago, Illinois, on Oct. 15.
Tickets go on sale to the public this Friday, Feb. 3, at 10 a.m. local time and can be purchased on the artist’s website, marcoantoniosolis.com. Citi card members will have access to presale tickets from Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 10 a.m. EST until Friday, Feb. 3, at 9 a.m. local time through the Citi Entertainment program.
“El Buki” announced the news from the deck of a yacht in Miami on Monday, and fans should expect extraordinary shows from the Mexican musician. In a career that spans nearly five decades, Solís and his band Los Bukis are responsible for some of Latin music’s biggest hits, and he carried over that success into his solo career with anthemic tunes that are as popular as ever.
Solís was recognized as the Person of the Year by the Latin Recording Academy in November, and his great influence and that of his band were not only proven by the reception of Los Bukis’ performance during the awards show but by the number of tickets they sold last year. Los Bukis played five shows of their reunion tour, “Una Historia Cantada,” and grossed a whopping $19.27 million, selling 163,398 tickets and ranking No. 96 on Pollstar’s Year-End Top 200 Worldwide Tours of 2022. As a solo artist, Solís was No. 177 on the list, raking in $10.17 million and selling 101,548 tickets across 12 shows.
The legendary songwriter expressed to Pollstar his joy of going back on the road to spread the joy of music in live form, calling it a “basic need in our world.”
“I think live concerts are very necessary, more than ever after what we’ve been through [with the pandemic], after being isolated, after being reflective of our lives and realizing how short it is and how fragile we are,” Solís told Pollstar in Las Vegas last November. “I have felt the people turn to concerts, to live them, to share them and feel that energy. The people come out and supported us and my colleagues, and that gives me great pleasure because music nourishes us. It is a curative nourishment that fills us with joy.”
EL BUKI WORLD TOUR 2023 DATES
03/03 – SAP Center – San Jose, CA
03/04 – Reno Events Center – Reno, CA
03/11 – Bellco Theatre – Denver, CO
03/12 – Bellco Theatre – Denver, CO
03/17 – Smart Financial Centre – Sugar Land, TX
03/18 – Sames Auto Arena – Laredo, TX
03/24 – Dos Equis Pavilion – Dallas, TX
03/25 – Payne Arena – Hidalgo, TX
03/31 – Amalie Arena – Tampa, FL
04/01 – FLA Live Arena – Fort Lauderdale, FL
04/21 – Plaza de Toros Calafia – Mexicali, BCN
04/22 – Club de Polo Todos Los Santos – Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California
04/29 – Estadio Centenario – Cuernavaca, Morelos
04/30 – GNP Seguros – Acapulco, Guerrero
05/06 – Plaza de Toros Vicente Segura – Pachuca, Hidalgo
05/07 – Explanada de la Feria – Penjamo, Gto
05/09 – Toluca, Edo. Mex.
05/10 – Estadio Corregidora – Queretaro, Qro
05/26 – Auditorio Guelaguetza – Oaxaca, Oax
05/27 – Puebla, Pue.
07/08 – Vaudoise Arena – Lausanne, Switzerland
07/11 – Plaza de Toros – Alicante, Spain
07/13 – Starlite Festival – Marbella Spain
07/15 – Palau Saint Jordi – Barcelona, Spain
07/16 – Wizink Center – Madrid, Spain
08/12 – BMO Stadium – Los Angeles, CA
08/18 – Acrissure Arena – Palm Desert, CA
08/19 – Footprint Center – Phoenix, AZ
09/01 – Viejas Arena – San Diego, CA
09/03 – Golden 1 Center – Sacramento, CA
09/08 – Anselmo Valencia Amphitheater – Tucson, AZ
09/09 – UTEP Don Haskins Center – El Paso, TX
09/15 – T-Mobile Arena – Las Vegas, NV
09/22 – Place Bell – Montreal, QC
09/23 – Coca Cola Coliseum – Toronto, ON
09/29 – Capital One Arena – Washington, DC
09/30 – Prudential Center – Newark, NJ
10/13 – Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
10/15 – Allstate Arena – Chicago, IL