Shakira postpones her ‘El Dorado’ world concert tour for second time

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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

North America

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

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