Singers Joan Sebastian, Pepe Aguilar and Shaila Durcal, three major artists in Mexican music, are heading to 15 cities as part of a U.S. tour that kicks off June 22 in Washington, D.C., the artists announced during a press conference in Los Angeles.
Originally reported by Billboard, the tour will officially be called "Dejando Huella… Una Historia Musical," and is being produced by Viva Entertainment Network in conjunction with the Chicago-based Cárdenas Marketing Network and Agave Promotions.
While Billboard initially reported Yuridia would be the opening act, it will now be Durcal who will open most of the shows while Silvestre Dangond will open the second show of the tour in New York on June 24 at the IZOD Center.
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The tour will include Latin equestrian shows that have traditionally been part of Aguilar and Sebastian's sets in addition to "jaripeo" performances that are considered a form of bull riding practiced in Mexico. The modern form in "charreada" are called "jineteo de toro," which requires the rider to stay on the bull as long as possible.
Tickets go on sale today at ticketmaster.com and each venue's box office.
Here are the North American Dejando Huella tour dates:
June 22: Washington, D.C. (Patriot Center, no opening act)
June 24: New York (IZOD Center)
June 29: Las Vegas (Orleans Arena)
June 30: Stockton, Calif. (Stockton Arena)
July 1: Salinas, Calif. (Salinas Sports Complex)
July 13: San Antonio (Freeman Coliseum)
July 14: Houston (Toyota Center)
July 15: Dallas (American Airlines Center)
Sept. 22: Kansas City (Sprint Center)
Sept. 23: Chicago (Allstate Arena)
Sept. 28: El Paso, Texas (El Paso Coliseum)
Sept. 29: Laredo, Texas (Laredo Energy Arena)
Sept. 30: Hidalgo, Texas (State Farm Arena)
Date TBA: Phoenix, Ariz., (US Airways Center)
Date TBA: San Jose, Calif. (HP Pavilion)