Ricky Martin will launch the U.S. leg of his One World Tour on Sept. 15 and will play 25 dates Stateside. With a bonus: 20 of those dates will feature either reggaeton star Wisin or Mexican pop duo Ha*Ash as guest acts.
Martin will play his initial two shows at the Axis at Planet Hollywood and the Grand Sierra Grand Theater in Reno on September 15 and 16, respectively. He'll be joined by Ha*Ash opening night and then again beginning Sept. 17 at the Oracle Arena in Oakland. The duo made up of Louisiana-born, Mexico-raised sisters Hanna Nicole Pérez Mosa, 29, and Ashley Grace Pérez Mosa, 27, will open for Martin in 10 West Coast stops, including the Forum in Los Angeles and Viejas Arena in San Diego.
Then, on Oct. 8, Wisin will join Martin at Madison Square Garden and will also perform 10 dates with him, including Miami’s American Airlines Arena.
While having opening acts or guest acts in major tours is a normal part of doing business for mainstream acts, big Latin stars rarely tour with opening acts. One of the first to change that was Enrique Iglesias, who’s been touring with supporting acts for years and playing an instrumental role in catapulting them to success.
In Wisin’s case, he already is a major star who toured massive arenas as part of the duo Wisin y Yandel.
In this case, he says, touring with Martin was about “mutual respect.” Martin is featured in Wisin’s hit single “Adrenalina” (which also featured Jennifer Lopez) and will also sing on Wisin’s upcoming single, “Que se sienta el deseo.”
“Ever since we recorded ‘Adrenalina’ it’s clear to me that people enjoy hearing us together,” said Wisin.
“By the time I go on tour with him in October, the track should be strong in radio.”
On their end, Ha*Ash will perform an acoustic set with their group, which has been touring Mexico, Latin America and Spain. The duo just released their new single in the U.S., “Lo aprendí de tí.”
“We’re thrilled with the invitation,” said Hannah. “We love that Ricky is lending us his stage and his audience.”
Beyond Martin, more and more Latin acts are touring with opening acts. Juanes is currently on tour with alt chanteuse Ximena Sariñana. And J Balvin will go on tour with Becky G in September.
RICKY MARTIN 'ONE WORLD'
Sept. 15 - Las Vegas - Axis at Planet Hollywood
Sept. 16 - Reno - Grand Sierra, Grand Theater
Sept. 17 - Oakland - Oracle Arena - Con Ha*Ash
Sept. 19 - Los Ángeles - The Forum - Con Ha*Ash
Sept. 20 - San Diego - Viejas Arena - Con Ha*Ash
Sept. 23 - Tucson - Anselmo Valencia Amp
Sept. 24 - Albuquerque - Sandia Casino
Sept. 26 - Phoenix - Comerica Theatre - Con Ha*Ash
Sept. 27 - El Paso - El Paso County Coliseum - Con Ha*Ash
Sept. 29 - Hidalgo - State Farm Arena - Con Ha*Ash
Sept. 30 - Houston - Toyota Center - Con Ha*Ash
Oct. 1 - Laredo - Laredo Energy Arena con Ha*Ash
Oct. 3 - San Antonio - Freeman Coliseum con Ha*Ash
Oct. 4 - Dallas - Gexa Energy Pavilion - con Ha*Ash
Oct. 8 - Nueva York - Madison Square Garden - con Wisin
Oct. 9 - Washington - Patriot Center - con Wisin
Oct. 11 - Chicago - Allstate Arena - con Wisin
Oct. 14 - Montreal (Canadá) Bell Centre - con Wisin
Oct. 15 - Toronto (Canadá) - Air Canada Center - con Wisin
Oct. 17 - Atlantic City - Boardwalk Hall - con Wisin
Oct. 18 - Uncasville - Mohegan Sun Arena - con Wisin
Oct. 21 - Durham - Durham Perf Arts Centre
Oct. 22 - Atlanta - Philips Arena con Wisin
Oct. 24 - Miami - American Airlines Arena - con Wisin
Oct. 25 - Orlando - Amway Center - con Wisin