For Immediate Release
SHAKIRA ANNOUNCES SECOND LOS ANGELES DATE
ON HER EL DORADO WORLD TOUR, PRESENTED BY RAKUTEN
Tickets On-Sale Friday, May 11
Citi Presale Begins Tuesday, May 8
Live Nation Presale Begins Thursday, May 10
Los Angeles, CA (May 7, 2018) – Fourteen-time GRAMMY® Award-winner and international superstar Shakira has announced a second Los Angeles show on her EL DORADO WORLD TOUR, presented by Rakuten at the Forum on August 29!
“Thank you all so much for listening to my music in so many places around the world. 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!” Shakira said.
EL DORADO hit #1 on iTunes in 37 countries and held 5 of the top 10 spots on the iTunes Latino Chart within hours of its release. The 9x RIAA certified platinum album, including her massive global hits – “La Bicicleta,” “Chantaje,” “Me Enamoré,” and “Déjà vu”- hit the top spot on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums, marking her 6th #1 album on this chart. Her single, “Chantaje” featuring Maluma, is 16x diamond certified, while its video currently has been viewed over 2 billion times, making it the #5 fastest video to reach 1 billion views worldwide and working its way to soon be the most viewed video of her entire catalogue. EL DORADO won Best Latin Pop Album at the 2018 Grammy Awards. This follows the album being crowned Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album at the 2017 Latin Grammy Awards, as well as winning the singer Favorite Latin Artist at the 2017 American Music Awards; Song of the Year at the 2017 Latin American Music Awards; and three awards at the 2017 Premio Lo Nuestro. Shakira also recently won five awards at the 2018 Latin Billboard Awards out of twelve nominations.
Tickets for the August 29 show at the Forum, go on-sale to the general public beginning Friday, May 11 10am local time. Citi® is the official presale credit card for the U.S. leg of the EL DORADO WORLD TOUR. As such, Citi® cardmembers will have access to purchase U.S. presale tickets beginning Tuesday, May 8th at 10am local time until Thursday, May 10th at 10pm local time through Citi’s Private Pass® program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.
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®, eleven 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, won Best Pop Vocal Album at the 2017 Latin Grammy Awards, and Best Latin Pop Album at the 2018 Grammy Awards. It has also been nine-times RIAA platinum certified in the US.
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About the Forum
The award-winning “Fabulous” Forum, is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018. The Forum, located in Inglewood, California, is the largest indoor performance venue in the country designed with a focus on music and entertainment, in addition to select sporting events. The interior of the bowl features flexible seating that ranges from 17,500 seats to 7,000 seats, enabling the venue to attract a wide variety of premier events. Fans at the Forum enjoy approximately 8,000 square feet of event level hospitality offerings, including merchandise, along with food and beverage options from some of SoCal’s most celebrated brands. A tinted glass wall separates this concession area from the arena, ensuring fans do not miss a moment of the performance. A 40,000 square foot outdoor terrace surrounds the perimeter of the building and offers food and beverage options, as well as comfortable furnishings, to further elevate guests’ enjoyment. The Forum delivers a one-of-a-kind experience for all thanks to its superior acoustics, intimate ambiance and state-of-the-art facilities. Designed with entertainers and performers in mind, the Forum includes nine, star-caliber dressing rooms that provide unparalleled comfort. The Forum is owned and operated by The Madison Square Garden Company. In addition to the Forum, The Madison Square Garden Company owns or operates Madison Square Garden, The Theater at MSG, Radio City Music Hall, the Chicago Theatre, the Wang Theatre, and the Beacon Theater. For more information on the Forum, please visit www.fabulousforum.com
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