Shakira’s vocal cord problems are not clearing up as quickly as she had hoped.
On Wednesday, the Colombian-born pop music superstar announced she was postponing her European and U.S. “El Dorado” tour dates, including her Feb. 9 San Diego show at Valley View Casino Center.
This follows the postponement of her fall dates in Europe, where her tour had been scheduled to begin Nov. 8 in Cologne, Germany. The tour will still begin in Cologne, but not until June 5. All new tour dates appear below.
The postponements are the result of Shakira’s vocal cord hemorrhage, which has taken longer to heal than anticipated.
"Though I very much hoped to be able to recover my vocal cords in time to pick the tour back up in January, and after exploring many options to that effect, I have accepted that this is an injury that simply needs more time and care to heal," Shakira said in a Wednesday statement on her website.
"I feel for all of you who planned ahead to come to these shows and who have been so patient as I took the time needed to figure out the best course of action with my doctors.
“Thankfully, I am so relieved and happy to share with you that I will be getting back on the road in June 2018 with my El Dorado World Tour in Europe, and the U.S., with Latin America dates to be announced soon. …”
Tickets for the postponed shows will be valid for the new dates, or can be refunded at point of purchase. Shakira’s most recent performance at Valley View Casino Center was in 2010.
Shakira’s new “El Dorado” tour dates
June 5, 2018 - Cologne, Germany - Lanxess Arena
June 7, 2018 Antwerp, Belgium Sportpaleis
June 9, 2018 Amsterdam, Netherlands Ziggo Dome
June 13, 2018 Paris, France AccorHotels Arena
June 14, 2018 Paris, France AccorHotels Arena
June 17, 2018 Munich, Germany Olympiahalle
June 19, 2018 Luxembourg, Luxembourg Rockhal
June 21, 2018 Milan, Italy Mediolanum Forum
June 22, 2018 Zurich, Switzerland Hallenstadion
June 25, 2018 Montpellier, France Park & Suites Arena
June 28, 2018 Lisbon, Portugal Altice Arena
June 30, 2018 Bilbao, Spain Bilbao Exhibition Centre
July 1, 2018 La Coruña, Spain Coliseum de Coruña
July 3, 2018 Madrid, Spain WiZink Center
July 6, 2018 Barcelona, Spain Palau Sant Jordi
July 7, 2018 Barcelona, Spain Palau Sant Jordi
Aug. 3, 2018 - Chicago, IL - United Center
Aug. 4, 2018 - Detroit, MI - Little Caesars Arena
Aug. 7, 2018 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
Aug. 8, 2018 - Montreal, QB - Bell Centre
Aug. 10, 2018 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
Aug. 11, 2018 - Washington, DC - Capital One Arena
Aug. 14, 2018 - Orlando, FL - Amway Center
Aug. 15, 2018 - Sunrise, FL - BB&T Center
Aug. 17, 2018 - Miami, FL - American Airlines Arena
Aug. 18, 2018 - Miami, FL - American Airlines Arena
Aug. 21, 2018 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
Aug. 22, 2018 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center
Aug. 24, 2018 - San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center
Aug. 26, 2018 - Phoenix, AZ - Talking Stick Resort Arena
Aug. 28, 2018 - Los Angeles, CA - The Forum
Aug. 31, 2018 - Anaheim, CA - Honda Center
Sept. 1, 2018 - Las Vegas, NV - MGM Garden Arena
Sept. 5, 2018 - San Diego, CA - Valley View Casino Center
Sept. 6, 2018 - San Jose, CA - SAP Center