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After touring at length with mentor Marc Anthony and touring solo in both Spain and Latin America, Cuban group Gente De Zona will embark on its first-ever U.S. tour.
The 20-date Visualízate Tour, titled after their album of the same name, kicks off August 9 at the Hollywood Bowl and wraps up September 10 at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut. The group will play major and secondary markets, including New York, Boston and Miami as well as Charlotte, North Carolina, and Fresno, California. Tickets will go on sale June 23 at 10 a.m. local time.
Gente de Zona, made up of Randy Malcolm and Alexander Delgado, gained notoriety in 2014 when they were featured on Enrique Iglesias’ global hit “Bailando” and became the first-ever Cuban based act to top Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart.
The duo effectively opened the door for music from Cuba-based acts -- as opposed to exiles -- to finally have a prominent place on the Billboard charts. Since their debut, eight of Gente de Zona’s singles have made it onto Hot Latin Songs charts, with three of those -- including “La gozadera” with Marc Anthony, reaching the top 10 of the chart.
Perhaps more importantly, Gente de Zona’s mix of reggaeton and Cuban beats, which many call “cubatón,” ushered in a slew of other Cuban acts into Latin mainstream consciousness in the U.S. and abroad. With Gente de Zona as the leaders of the movement, SBS launched the country’s first-ever “Cubatón” station last year in response to the music’s popularity.
Gente de Zona are managed by Marc Anthony’s company, Magnus Media. Magnus Talent Agency is also booking the tour. GENTE DE ZONA U.S. TOUR DATESAugust 9 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood BowlAugust 10 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of BluesAugust 11 - San Diego, CA @ House of BluesAugust 12 - Fresno, CA @ Rainbow BallroomAugust 13 - San Francisco, CA @ RoccapulcoAugust 17 - San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec TheaterAugust 18 - Austin, TX @ Coliseo August 19 - Houston, TX @ Arena TheaterAugust 20 - Dallas, TX @ FarwestAugust 22 - New Orleans, LA @ House of BluesAugust 24 - Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore August 26 - Miami, FL @ Hialeah Park Race TrackAugust 27 - Orlando, FL @ House of BluesSeptember 1 - Louisville, KY @ Ramada Plaza Convention CenterSeptember 2 - Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall September 3 - Milwaukee, WI @ Festival La RazaSeptember 7 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues September 8 - Washington, DC @ EchostageSeptember 9 - New York, NY @ PlayStation TheaterSeptember 10 - Mashantucket, CT @ Foxwoods Resort Casino
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