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Luis Miguel Announces West Coast Tour with SBS Entertainment
Latin pop star Luis Miguel, who earlier this year took home the Billboard Latin Music Award for Tour of the Year, is teaming up with SBS Entertainment for a 5-city west coast tour launching Sept. 17 in Phoenix, Ariz.
The 44-year-old Grammy winning singer is also scheduled to perform shows in San Diego, Los Angeles (two dates) and Oakland with tickets ranging from $21 to about $165, according to an SBS spokesperson, who added that the unusually lower priced ticket is for fans who have never had the opportunity to see the crooner live.
“SBS Entertainment is pleased to work with a world renown superstar like Luis Miguel, an artist with an undeniable musical trajectory," said Lucas Pina, SVP SBS Entertainment at Spanish Broadcasting System, in a statement. "He has conquered the world and broken Latin music touring records year after year. On a strategic partnership with Live Nation in this tour, we continue to advance our mission to produce highly successful tours with the best Latin music talent in the world."
Miguel, who was born in Puerto Rico but has called Mexico his home for decades, has been in the spotlight most of life as a child star who went on to have a lucrative career rooted in Latin pop music, romantic ballads and a rebranding of classic Mexican songs. An artist who generally avoids the public spotlight other than to perform, the singer has had a thriving touring career.
According to Billboard's Boxscore reports, Miguel has had many top ranking tours. In the five years alone, the entertainer has consistently ranked in the top 10 tours among Latin artists. In 2009, he was ranked No. 2 after Vicente Fernandez, in 2010 he was No. 10, in 2011 No. 2, in 2012 his tour was No. 8 and in 2013 he was No. 2 again, after Marc Anthony, but securing the second spot before Emmanuel & Mijares, Ricardo Arjona and Jennifer Lopez, among others.
Popular in the U.S. and Latin America, some of Miguel's best-selling shows in 2013 include Mexico's Auditorio Nacional with $9.7 million in ticket sales, The Coliseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas with $2.1 million and Forum de Valencia in Valencia, Venezuela, with $1.8 million in sales. In total, U.S. gross receipts total nearly $20 million.
This summer, on Aug. 22, will mark 27 years since Miguel got his first No. 1 on Hot Latin Songs with "Ahora Te Puedes Marchar." He also holds 16 No. 1s on Hot Latin Songs, the second most No. 1s on the chart (second to Enrique Iglesias with 25 and followed by Gloria Estefan with 15).
Miguel's most recent hit on the Hot Latin Songs chart was "Labios De Miel," which spent 6 weeks on the chart, peaking at No. 31 in 2010 (it reached No. 10 on Latin Pop Airplay). His last top 10 on Hot Latin Songs was in 2005 with "Sabes Una Cosa," which reached No. 8.
Tickets go on sale June 27.
Luis Miguel's upcoming tour dates:
Sept. 17: Comerica Theatre, Phoenix, Ariz.,
Sept. 18: Viejas Arena, San Diego, Calif.
Sept. 19: The Forum, Los Angeles, Calif.
Sept. 20: The Forum, Los Angeles, Calif.
Sept. 21: Oracle Arena, Oakland, Calif.