Marc Anthony continues tour in support of his hit salsa album '3.0.'
Salsa's summer comeback continues into fall with the announcement of concerts by Sergio George’s "Salsa Giants" and Salsa’s original super group, the Fania All Stars. Marc Anthony, whose salsa album "3.0" is at no. 1 on Top Latin Albums, remains on his current solo tour through November.
Anthony is a featured singer on the "Salsa Giants" debut album, which was recorded live at the Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival and is no. 5 this week on Top Latin Albums. But he will not be part of the group’s kick off concert, set for October 4th in Lima, Peru. Anthony is scheduled to play the same night at San Juan, Puerto Rico’s Coliseo de Puerto Rico José M. Agrelot, commonly known as the Choliseo.
Oscar D’León, Luis Enrique, Cheo Feliciano. Andy Montañez, Willy Chirino, Jose Alberto "El Canario," Tito Nieves, vocalist Nora from Orquesta de la Luz, and Charlie Zaa make up the line up of the Salsa Giants concert at Lima’s San Marcos University. The group’s tour will continue to Mexico, Guatemala, Colombia and Panama, with dates still to be announced.
Salsa pioneers the Fania All Stars will stage a rare reunion concert at the Choliseo on Oct. 18. That line up will include Fania founder Johnny Pacheco, Ismael Miranda, Cheo Feliciano, Willie Colón, Larry Harlow, Bobby Valentín and others who were present at the birth of salsa in 1960s in New York City. The concert will include tributes to departed All Star members Hector Lavoe, Celia Cruz, RayBaretto and others, with a special nod to Puerto Rican cuatro player Yomo Toro, who passed away last year.
The Fania musicians will continue on a world tour in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Fania Records, according to the company’s Chief Marketing Officer Michael Rucker. No other concert dates have been announced at this time.