Juanes Confirms 2005 U.S. Touring Plans

Colombian pop star Juanes has laid out plans for the first U.S. leg of his 2005 world tour.

Colombian pop star Juanes has laid out plans for the first U.S. leg of his 2005 world tour. The 25-date Mi Sangre tour will kick off Feb. 23 in Tampa, Fla., playing a mix of arenas and large theaters through May 6 in Universal City, Calif. A second leg of 40 U.S. dates in the summer will also be part of the run, which is expected to encompass more than 200 shows internationally.

Released in October, Juanes' "Mi Sangre" (Surco/Universal Latino) debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Latin Albums and Latin Pop Albums charts, and No. 33 on The Billboard 200. The set has sold 130,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

"It's more about family, about love, about my daughter [8-month-old Luna]," the 34-year-old performer told Billboard of the album in September. "It's also an album about self-improvement and hope."

As previously reported, Juanes was named best Latin artist at the 51st Premios Ondas award ceremony, held Nov. 23 in Barcelona.

Here are Juanes' tour dates:

Feb. 23: Tampa, Fla. (Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center)
Feb. 26: San Juan (Coliseo de Puerto Rico)
March 2: Washington, D.C. (DAR Constitution Hall)
March 4: New York (Madison Square Garden)
March 5: Atlantic City, N.J. (Taj Mahal)
March 6: Boston (Orpheum Theatre)
March 8: Atlanta (Dekalb Atlanta Center)
March 9: Orlando, Fla. (Hard Rock Live)
March 11: Miami (American Airlines Arena)
March 18: Chicago (U.I.C. Pavilion)
March 19: Detroit (Detroit Opera House)
March 20: Columbus, Ohio (Ohio Theatre)
March 30: Denver (Paramount Theatre)
March 31: Albuquerque, N.M. (Sandia Casino)
April 2: El Paso, Texas (Don Haskins Center)
April 20: Hidalgo, Texas (Dodge Arena)
April 21: Houston (Escapade 2001)
April 22: San Antonio, Texas (Municipal Auditorium)
April 24: New Orleans (New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival)
April 28: Reno, Nev. (Lawlor Events Center)
April 29: Las Vegas (House of Blues)
April 30: Phoenix (Dodge Theatre)
May 3: San Diego (Cox Arena at San Diego State University)
May 4: Anaheim, Calif. (Theatre at Arrowhead Pond)
May 6: Universal City, Calif. (Universal Amphitheatre)

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