Original reggaeton diva Ivy Queen will kick off a new album and single with the launch of a 19-city tour, beginning Feb. 13 and ending March 29.
The Raíz No Rama Tour (Root, Not Branch) begins at BarCode in Elizabeth, New Jersey, and will play clubs and theaters all along the East Coast before heading west. It will be Ivy Queen’s first-ever bus tour, with the artist documenting her travels via a podcast.
The tour announcement coincides with the release of Ivy Queen’s new single, “Un Baile Más.” The track, out tomorrow (Jan. 31) on her own NKS music, highlights a slightly softer side of reggaetón’s grandest dame, as does the video, which shows couples of different ages and gender dancing together.
“The underlying question in this song was, ‘If you were dancing your last dance, who would you dance it with?” Ivy Queen tells Billboard.
While reggaetón and urban music are currently dominating charts, women are largely in scant supply. Ivy Queen, who launched her career over 20 years ago at a time when virtually no women were performing reggaetón, has managed to remain relevant. Doing a tour that goes down to the basics, playing venues of between 500 and 1,000 people, is part of the journey, she says.
Ivy Queen will speak in detail about her new music and tour on the upcoming episode of Billboard’s El Factor Latino podcast, out Feb. 4.
To purchase tickets, visit http://raiznorama.com. Check out all of the dates below.
FEBRUARY 13, 2020 • BARCODE / NEW JERSEY, NJ
FEBRUARY 14, 2020 • RIO CANTINA / STERLING, VA
FEBRUARY 15, 2020 • VIP NIGHTCLUB / BALTIMORE, MARYLAND
FEBRUARY 20, 2020 • PLAZA MARIACHI MUSIC CITY / NASHVILLE, TN
FEBRUARY 21, 2020 • ELEVEN LOUNGE / ATLANTA, GA
FEBRUARY 22, 2020 • IBIZA / GREENVILLE, FL
FEBRUARY 29, 2020 • STUDIO 60 / MIAMI, FL
MARCH 04, 2020 • HOUSE OF BLUES / DALLAS, TX
MARCH 05, 2020 • HOUSE OF BLUES / HOUSTON, TX
MARCH 08, 2020 • AZTEC THEATER / SAN ANTONIO, TX
MARCH 11, 2020 • VAN BUREN / PHOENIX, AZ
MARCH 12, 2020 • HOUSE OF BLUES / SAN DIEGO, CA
MARCH 13, 2020 • GIGGLES / LOS ANGELES, CA
MARCH 14, 2020 • XALOS / ANAHEIM, CA
MARCH 15, 2020 • HOUSE OF BLUES / LAS VEGAS, NV
MARCH 18, 2020 • FILLMORE / SAN FRANCISCO, CA
MARCH 22, 2020 • ACE OF SPADES / SACRAMENTO, CA
MARCH 28, 2020 • DELUXE AT OLD NATIONAL / INDIANAPOLIS, IN
MARCH 29, 2020 • HOUSE OF BLUES / CHICAGO, IL