In a world of reggaeton and urban music, Kalimba is keeping Latin pop alive, and on Tuesday (May 29), the Mexican singer, who’s currently making the rounds with his heartfelt single “¿Dónde Guardo El Corazón?,” announced a short U.S. tour.
Blessed as “Somos muchos y venimos todos” (we’re many and we’re all coming), Kalimba will visit fans in Texas, Nevada, California, Michigan and Illinois starting in August.
“This concert is created by and for the fans,” Kalimba said to Billboard in an email. “Playing what they’ve enjoyed from my career these 15 years: ballads of love and heartbreak. Funk and rock with my electric guitar. Happy and romantic songs with my acoustic guitar,” he notes, adding that there will be a lot of dancing as well. “I went back to dance choreography, something I haven’t done since OV7.” Kalimba also promised an intimate acoustic session to sing along with the audience.
The “No Me Quiero Enamorar” singer also revealed that in addition to his tour, he will soon release his first studio album in five years named after his tour. “I was listening to a lot of music from my past, OV7, my first two albums, and remembering who I was in pop music,” he expressed. “That was my influence for this album but with everything that has evolved over the years, the sounds and advantages of technology today.”
For Kalimba, this new production is a big step in his career as it shows that he’s here to stay. “I think it’s showing the audience that there’s always more of me to show but also to remind them of a story that has been told and is still being created.”
The first three dates confirmed for the “Somos Muchos y Venimos Todos” US Tour are Sept. 7 at House of Blues in San Diego, Sept. 8 at House of Blues in Anaheim, and Sept. 13 at Joe’s Live in Chicago.
Tickets will go on sale June 14 via Ticketmaster. Chicago tickets will go on sale via Ticketweb.