Backbeat: Ricardo Arjona Talks About The 'Freedom' Of Independent Album @ L.A.'s Conga Room
Backbeat: Ricardo Arjona Talks About The 'Freedom' Of Independent Album @ L.A.'s Conga Room

Latin singer Ricardo Arjona will offer fans tickets for 99 cents to his Feb. 10 show at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Long Island as a "Christmas gift" to victims of Hurricane Sandy. The show is part of Arjona's 11-city "Arjona En Vivo U.S.A. Tour: Metamorfosis," which kicks off Jan. 25 and Jan. 26 in Puerto Rico's José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum.

Arjona will play arenas and theaters , including double dates in Puerto Rico and New York, where he'll also play Madison Square Garden Feb. 9. Tickets to the shows start at $21 and go above $100, with an average price of $99.

Arjona's tour is being produced in its entirety by SBS Entertainment, making this the first tour that the company wholly produces across the country. SBS Entertainment, the live concert division of SBS, usually produces shows in the territories where it has radio stations, including New York, Miami, Los Angeles and Puerto Rico.

This time, "we think our formula can work in other cities as well," says Lucas Piña, Sr. Vp of SBS Entertainment. Tickets to many of the tour dates went on-sale December 6, but the Nassau tickets will go on-sale Dec. 22 on Ticketmaster, with the $1 offering available on a first-come, first-serve basis. SBS wouldn't specify how many tickets would be available for that price, but said it was a "sizeable" number.

Arjona is one of the biggest touring names in Latin music, and in the last year alone, he played 72 concerts from Argentina to the U.S., selling nearly 1 million tickets. The tour included dates at Madison Square Garden, two dates at Puerto Rico's Coliseo de Puerto Rico, two dates at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles and one date at the American Airlines Arena in Miami. All were sold out, according to Nielsen BoxScore.