New York, NY--(HISPANIC PR WIRE - BUSINESS WIRE)--December 8, 2005--Coming off of a SOLD OUT Latin American Tour Ricky Martin will tour throughout the U.S. in January/February and continue to perform at the winter Olympics in Turin, Italy on February 22, before continuing throughout the world in 2006 and 2007.
"Starting my tour in Latin America was a natural thing, as Puerto Rico is my home and Latin America is my extended family, my heritage. Being back on stage was exhilarating, the concept that I created for this show is very powerful, it is all about the music and it reflects where I am at today, it represents my LIFE., the influences from around the world I encountered when recording this album and my whole life experience, as well as those I have met while traveling. I am very excited to bring the second leg of the tour to the US in January and February. We decided to go for more intimate venues than I have played in the past for one reason...to reconnect, to create a very special moment with each audience in each city and make it a night to remember."
Ricky Martin One Night Only, will take the performer to 18 cities across the United States in a four week period. Martin kicks off the tour in El Paso, Texas on January 15th and continues traveling throughout Texas, to the west coast, mid-west, east coast, and back to Florida where he will do a special performance for his Miami fans on Valentine's Day before concluding the U.S. leg of the tour in Orlando on February 15th.
Life, Martin's first English language album in 5 years, since his worldwide smash, Sound Loaded, debuted October 11th in the top ten of The Billboard 200.
"I believe this album is global. My dream is to unite lifestyles with my music. That's why I went from rock to Middle Eastern sounds, from Asian to hip-hop, from pop to Reggaeton, making it easy for people from all over the world to relate."
In addition to announcing the tour, Martin revealed that a portion of the value of each ticket will be donated directly to the Ricky Martin Foundation to fund its programs including People for Children (Martin's ongoing efforts to help fight child trafficking internationally), RMF Tsunami Relief Fund (Martin's partnership with Habitat for Humanity which builds houses for those affected by the Tsunami in Thailand) and various other local ongoing programs in Puerto Rico and throughout Latin America.
For additional information on the Ricky Martin Foundation, please visit http://www.rickymartinfoundation.org
Ricky Martin One Night Only performance date and location information is as follows. Additional on-sale dates and ticket information are available at http://www.rickymartin.com
Date City Venue
January 15, 2006 El Paso, TX Abraham Chavez Theatre
January 17, 2006 Hidalgo, TX Dodge Arena
January 18, 2006 Houston, TX Verizon Wireless Theatre
January 19, 2006 Dallas, TX Nokia Live
January 23, 2006 Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theatre
January 24, 2006 Los Angeles, CA Pantages Theatre
January 25, 2006 San Diego, CA Copley Symphony Hall
January 27, 2006 Las Vegas, NV Alladin Theatre
January 28, 2006 Reno, NV Hilton Theatre
January 29, 2006 Oakland, CA Paramount Theatre
February 2, 2006 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre
February 6, 2006 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall
February 8, 2006 Boston, MA Opera House
February 9, 2006 Washington, DC DAR Constitution Hall
February 10, 2006 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata
February 12, 2006 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle
February 14, 2006 Miami, FL James L Knight Center
February 15, 2006 Orlando, FL Bob Carr Theatre
"Ricky's new concert shows off his international style...influences from the Orient, India and all of Latin America, and the public are hypnotized by Martin's attack on their senses...an enormous screen where they can watch images, lights of all sizes, colors and intensity and an impeccable sound defines the show...to define Martin, we say talented, mature, sensual ..."--El Universal (Mexico)
"RICKY MARTIN...the true conqueror...after almost a decade not performing in Chile, the growth of the artist, his voice and his stage concept are the best the industry can offer. The dynasty of Latin music has a monarch. But a true musical emperor is capable of crossing all boundaries.
RICKY MARTIN is the definitive ruler of international music" - El Mercurio (Chile)
"RICKY MARTIN: ELEGANT! From his amazing performance to the innovative stage design he created, Martin drove the sold out crowd crazy in the first concert of his world tour in Mexico City." - Milenio (Mexico)
"RICKY MARTIN - SIMPLY THE BEST...Ricky Martin shows how much he's grown and more than 30,000 concertgoers experienced the sensation of enjoying his stage show which offered up his own soul on the stage.."--El Nacional (Venezuela)
"EL SALVADOR WENT NUTS FOR RICKY! Between screens and multicolor lights, one of the most respected artists in the world provokes frenzy in a sold out concert." - El Diario de Hoy (El Salvador)
"THEY MISSED HIM, NEVER FORGOT HIM, THEY LOVE HIM! Sensuality, eroticism and Ricky Martin. Thousands enjoy the presence and music of the Puerto Rican superstar who seduced them with his greatest hits." - La Prensa Grafica (El Salvador)
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