Shakira Bringing her High-Energy Show to Phoenix in February 2018

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Shakira Announces EL DORADO WORLD TOUR, Presented by Rakuten (PRNewsfoto/Live Nation Entertainment)

Twelve-time Grammy Award-winner Shakira has announced that she is launching a 33-show El Dorado World Tour this winter.   The Live Nation produced tour will stop in Phoenix at Talking Stick Resort Arena on Saturday, February 3, 2018.  The tour spends November and December 2017 in Europe before launching in Orlando, FL on January 9, 2018.

Tickets for the El Dorado World Tour go on-sale to the general public beginning Friday, June 30 at 10:00 am local time. Citi® is the official presale credit card for the U.S. leg of the El Dorado World Tour. As such, Citi® cardmembers will have access to purchase U.S. presale tickets beginning Tuesday, June 27 at 10:00 am local time until Thursday, June 29 at 10:00 pm local time through Citi’s Private Pass® program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.

Viber, a subsidiary of tour sponsor Rakuten, will hold a presale beginning Wednesday, June 28 at 10:00 am local time and a Live Nation presale will begin Thursday, June 29 at 10:00 am local time. For all ticket purchase information, please visit http://www.shakira.com/.

The tour will be in support of Shakira’s 11th studio album, El Dorado, which hit #1 on iTunes in 37 countries and held 5 of the top 10 spots on the iTunes Latino Chart within hours of its release. The 5x platinum album, including hits – “La Bicicleta,” “Chantaje,” “Me Enamoré,” and “Déjà vu“- currently holds the top spot on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums.  This is Shakira’s 6th #1 album on the Top Latin Albums chart.  Her single, “Chantaje” featuring Maluma, is already 16x diamond certified.

Over the course of her career, Colombian singer-songwriter and Grammy winner Shakira has sold over 60 million records worldwide.  She has won two Grammys, eight Latin Grammy s, and a number of World Music Awards, American Music Awards and Billboard Music Awards.  Shakira is the only artist from South America to have a number one song in the US, and has had four of the 20 top-selling hits of the last decade.

Beyond music, Shakira founded the Pies Descalzos (Barefoot) Foundation at age 18.  The Foundation currently provides education and nutrition to over six thousand impoverished children in Colombia and is expanding its work to other countries, including newly launched projects in Haiti and South Africa.  Shakira was named a member of President Obama’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics in 2011.   She was also honored with the Hero Award at the Radio Disney Music Awards in 2014 for her work with the Foundation.

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