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 DATES
August 9 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
August 10 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
August 11 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
August 12 - Fresno, CA @ Rainbow Ballroom
August 13 - San Francisco, CA @ Roccapulco
August 17 - San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec Theater
August 18 - Austin, TX @ Coliseo
August 19 - Houston, TX @ Arena Theater
August 20 - Dallas, TX @ Farwest
August 22 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
August 24 - Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
August 26 - Miami, FL @ Hialeah Park Race Track
August 27 - Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
September 1 - Louisville, KY @ Ramada Plaza Convention Center
September 2 - Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
September 3 - Milwaukee, WI @ Festival La Raza
September 7 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
September 8 - Washington, DC @ Echostage
September 9 - New York, NY @ PlayStation Theater
September 10 - Mashantucket, CT @ Foxwoods Resort Casino