The King of Bachata is back in full force.
High off his newly released single, “Héroe favorito,” Romeo Santos is surprising fans with pop-up shows in select cities. After kicking off the Tidal and Sprint-sponsored concert series Friday in Santos’ hometown of The Bronx, on Saturday night he brought an intimate showcase to the Ace Hotel Theater in Los Angeles.
After the crowd anxiously awaited to see their new favorite superhero onstage, his appearance incited zealous fans to rush past security to the front of the theater to watch Santos up close and personal. One lucky fan even got a kiss on the cheek from the charming singer.
“Tonight we’re going to be singing some classics and new songs,” Santos said after the first couple songs, including “Eres mía” and “Cancioncitas de amor.” He added, “They told me these types of concerts only last 45 minutes … but I said if the crowd is good, I don’t know. And you guys are the sh– so I’m not doing 45 minutes.”
It was approximately an hour-long set where he also took requests from the audience for him to sing and talked about his upcoming album. “After almost a year and a half of recording the new production, Golden should be out by like May,” he sais. “I swear, recording an album is a great feeling but I needed this — this energy that makes me want to keep doing this forever.”
— Romeo Santos (@RomeoSantosPage) February 19, 2017
Before signing off, Santos gave a shout out to attendees Victoria “La Mala,” regional Mexican singer and Roc Nation signee, and actress Genesis Rodríguez, star of his latest music video. He also thanked his fans for coming out to the concert last minute: “I was a bit concerned about these concerts because I thought ‘man, Latinos, you gotta let them know like a year in advance, don’t know if they’ll come out last minute like that.’ But you guys made it! I love you for that.”
He ended the show by serenading his fans with his newest bachata/jazzy tune “Héroe favorito.” And just like his new catchphrase suggests: that was the golden touch right there.