Like many artists, Silvestre Dangond had to cancel his 2020 Las Locuras Mias U.S. tour because of the global health crisis. Now, a very hopeful Dangond comes headstrong with his month-long De Local concert series in Miami, Billboard can exclusively announce today (March 26).
The Colombian vallenato star unveiled a string of live shows to be held at The Fillmore in Miami Beach in May, presented by Loud And Live and MD Records.
“This series of concerts was born from the need to go out and sing. My body is asking for it, my mind is asking for it, people are asking for it,” Dangond said in a statement. “With ‘De Local,’ we are going to be able to enjoy a unique, intimate show with all the affection that the people of Miami deserve.”
Because of the ongoing pandemic, organizers assure they will follow safety guidelines.
“We need to understand that this is what they call the new normal and this is what we are going to be seeing in the near future,” Edgar Martinez, senior vp of entertainment, Loud and Live tells Billboard. “The big takeaway for us here is that people are willing to go to shows and enjoy live music again.”
It’s a challenge, nonetheless, but Martinez is ready to reopen the live music scene.
“Obviously, the revenue is very minimal, but this is about more than revenue,” he says. “It is very important that people understand and that there is word of mouth in the community that you can go back, you can do a show and you’re not going to be going to some super-spreader event. That would be the biggest revenue for us.”
As of now, Dangond counts with eight shows, kicking off May 6 until the 16th. He’s expected to croon fans with his biggest hits such as “Me Gusta Me Gusta,” “Cásate Conmigo,” “Vivir Bailando,” “Materialista,” and “Vallenato Apretao,” to name a few, in addition to songs from his new album Las Locuras Mias.
“It’s going to be a different experience and it’s going to be a safe experience. We can’t stress that enough,” Martinez concludes.
Tickets are available on www.ticketmaster.com. For full concert dates, see below.