Juanes announces 2018 concert tour of North America with singer Mon Laferte

Colombian singer-songwriter Juanes, one of the biggest superstars in Latin music, has announced his 2018 North American “Amarte” concert tour with Chilean singer-songwriter Mon Laferte. The two performed together Oct. 8 for an audience of more than 150,000 in Mexico City as part of the "Mexicans United" fundraising concert to help relief efforts in the aftermath of the Sept. 7 and 19 earthquakes.

The tour will open April 20 at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla., and conclude May 20 at Temecula’s Pechanga Resort & Casino. It includes a May 16 show at San Diego State University’s Viejas Arena.

All dates and cities appear below, along with ticket information. Mexican singer-songwriter Caloncho will be the opening act.

The tour takes its name from Juanes’ 2017 release, “Mis Planes Son Amarte,” billed as the first major “visual album” by a Latin American artist. His most recent San Diego performance was in late 2016 at the diversity-promoting “Rise Up AS ONE” all-star concert, which was held at the international point of entry that connects San Diego with Tijuana’s A.L. Rodriguez International Airport.

To date, Juanes has won 23 Latin Grammy Awards, more than any other performer. In November, “Mis Planes Son Amarte” won Best Pop Rock Album honors at the 18th annual Latin Grammy Awards. Mon Laferte took home the award for Best Alternative Song for “Amárrame,” her duet with Juanes.

Tickets for all concerts on the “Amarte” tour go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at ticketmaster.com and livenation.com. A pre-sale for Citi card holders begins Tuesday at 10 a.m., along with a VIP package pre-sale. Several other pre-sales will also be held.

Tickets for the May 16 San Diego concert are priced between $29.95 and $129.95, plus service charges.

Juanes 2018 North American “Amarte” tour dates

Friday, April 20, Orlando, FL Amway Center

Saturday, April 21, Miami, FL AmericanAirlines Arena

Friday, April 27, New York, NY The Theater at Madison Square Garden

Saturday, April 28, Boston, MA Orpheum Theatre

Sunday, April 29, Toronto, ON Massey Hall

Tuesday, May 01, Chicago, IL Rosemont Theatre

Thursday, May 03, Dallas, TX The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory

Friday, May 04, Houston, TX Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land

Sunday, May 06, San Antonio, TX Freeman Coliseum

Wednesday, May 9, El Paso, TX El Paso County Coliseum

Friday, May 11, Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre

Saturday, May 12, Los Angeles, CA The Forum

Wednesday, May 16, San Diego, CA Viejas Arena at San Diego State University

Friday, May 18, San Jose, CA City National Civic

Saturday, May 19, Las Vegas, NV The Pearl at The Palms

Sunday, May 20, Temecula, CA Pechanga Theatre

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