"I am so excited to bring my new One World Tour back to Australia next year and see all of my loving and loyal Aussie fans once more," Ricky said in a statement issued today.
He’s also promising to test new music on Aussie crowds. “I am looking forward to playing some new material that I have been working on this year, some of my classics and perhaps a few surprises,” he adds.
Through his high-profile slot on “The Voice,” Ricky's profile in Australia has never been a big as it is right now. Off the back of his first coaching stint in last year’s series, he played a slate of national concerts last October, performing at many of the venues scheduled for his next visit. Prior to those 2013 “Ricky Martin Live” shows, he’d last played on these shores 10 years earlier.
The Puerto Rican singer’s 2013 “Greatest Hits” climbed to No. 2 on the ARIA chart. It was his fourth Australian top 10 album following “Vuelve” (No. 2, June 1998), “Ricky Martin” (No. 1. May 1999) and “Sound Loaded” (No. 3, November 2000).
Martin performed "Vida" Monday night on “The Voice,” helping the episode pull-in an audience of 1.24 million for the free-to-air Nine network, good enough for second place on the night (behind Nine’s flagship primetime news program).
The upcoming tour of Australia is presented by Nine Live and Sony Music Entertainment. The general tickets onsale begins July 23, and Visa cardholders can access presale tickets from this Friday (July 18) at www.visaentertainment.com.au.
Ricky Martin’s 2015 One World Tour of Australia dates:
April 25 - 1300 Smiles Stadium, Townsville
April 28 - Brisbane Entertainment Centre
April 30 - Allphones Arena, Sydney
May 2 - Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
May 5 - Adelaide Entertainment Centre
May 8 - Perth Arena