Some of the best live Latin music is being played this summer across the States including 16 shows in the Los Angeles area between 12 artists, 12 in Las Vegas split among 8 musicians, and 3 concerts in Miami. Latin American music has played a major role in shaping the lively cultural heritage in both Miami and L.A.; Sixty-six percent of the Miami population and over fifty percent of the Los Angeles population is Hispanic or Latino. Latin tunes from Marc Anthony and Carlos Vives will hit the major cities this year.
In June, Latin music superstar Marc Anthony announced a worldwide tour Vivir Mi Vida, named after his very popular Latin single. Anthony will kick off the US leg with back-to-back shows at the American Airlines Arena in Miami August 23 and 24. The top selling Salsa music and Latin pop star will finish his stint in the States with two concerts at Nokia Theatre LA Live in Los Angeles September 28 and 29.
Former Colombian superstar Carlos Vives is back after an eight year hiatus from the music world with a new album that sits at the top of Billboard’s Latin sales charts and a tour. Vives ‘Como Le Gusta a Mi Pueblo tour’ will stop for nine shows in North America opening July 6 in Puerto Rico, hitting Miami July 13, and Los Angeles July 27. The Grammy award winner’s set list will likely include hits “Fruta Fresca,” “Luna Nueva,” and “Como Tu.”
With the most expensive Latin concert of the year, Alejandro Fernández will do a one off show at MGM Grand Hotel Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Fernández’s September 15 concert will follow the release of his new album titled Alejandro Fernandez “Pillow Talk” on August 27. The first single off the album “ Hoy Tengo Ganas De Ti” is a duet featuring Christina Aguilera. Fernandez will perform his greatest hits of romantic ballads, traditional rancheras and mariachi favorites.
The average price of concert tickets on the secondary market is currently $174. The average cost of Latin & Reggaeton concert tickets is $205, the third most expensive genre behind Opera (avg. $227) and R&B (avg. $219). To view each artists tour schedule, click on the name of the musician below.
|Latin Concerts||No. of Shows||Avg. Price|
|Los Enanitos Verdes||1||$142.00|
|Marco Antonio Solis||4||$271.96|
|Reventon Super Estrella||1||$322.85|
|Rodrigo y Gabriela||11||$130.89|
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