Global Superstar J Balvin Announces North American Vibras Tour

Tour Coming to Mandalay Bay Events Center Friday, September 28 

LAS VEGAS (April 23, 2018) – Today multi-platinum, award-winning Colombian superstar and one of the hottest acts in Latin music, J Balvin, is inviting North American fans to vibe with him this fall on his newly revealed Vibras Tour Powered by Buchanan’s Whisky. The news comes on the heels of the recent announcement that his highly-anticipated new album VIBRAS will be released May 25, and is available for presale now. The 27-date tour produced by Live Nation will make a Las Vegas stop at Mandalay Bay Events Center Friday, Sept. 28 at 8 p.m.
 
Citi® is the official presale credit card of the ‘Vibras Tour Powered by Buchanan’s Whisky’ As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, April 24 at 10 a.m. PT until Thursday, April 26 at 10 p.m. PT through Citi’s Private Pass® program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com. M life Rewards members and Live Nation and AXS customers will receive access to a presale Thursday, April 26 from 10 a.m. PT to 10 p.m. PT. To join the program or for more information, visit mlife.com. Tickets ranging in price from $39.95 to $350, not including applicable service charges, go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, April 27 at 10 a.m. PT at AXS.com.
 
J Balvin has had a phenomenal year from being one of the most-listened to global artists across YouTube and Spotify, to having back-to-back #1 singles with “Mi Gente” and “Machika.” As one of the music world’s most in-demand collaborators, Balvin has hit songs with Beyoncé, Cardi B, Justin Bieber, Pharrell Williams, Camila Cabello, Nicky Jam, Bad Bunny, Liam Payne and many more - making the Vibras Tour Powered by Buchanan’s Whisky a can’t miss event for fans ready to hear all of their favorite songs live.
 
Buchanan’s Whisky continues to be a proud supporter of Latin music through their ongoing partnership with J Balvin for the brand’s Es Nuestro Momento (It’s Our Time) campaign, which celebrates the positive influence Latinos have on mass culture. Building off the success of the Energía tour, Buchanan’s Whisky is thrilled to be joining J Balvin on the road for the second consecutive year to toast the greatness of the Latin community.
 
Joining as the official and exclusive automotive sponsor of the tour, Toyota is proud to partner with J Balvin for the second time in his impressive journey.  After his first successful U.S. tour, “Mi Familia”, Toyota continues to celebrate J Balvin’s rise to stardom and looks to connect music lovers and fans with this sensational tour through a combination of onsite and social elements that give them a front row seat to all the musical vibes.
 
About J Balvin
Hailing from Medellín, Colombia, José Álvaro Osorio Balvin - better known to a legion of global fans as J BALVIN - has been praised by Billboard as “the biggest breakout act Latin music has seen in many years.” With a distinctive style all his own that pays reverence to the first-wave of Reggaeton stars from Puerto Rico, but fused with additional Colombian and mainstream hip-hop rhythms, more seductive than boastful lyrics, and a strong passion for fashion, J Balvin has become the undeniable leader of a second-generation Reggaeton revolution propelling Urban music back to the forefront of Latin music worldwide. Between his game-changing major-label debut album LA FAMILA, global smash hit successor ENERGIA and recent landmark single s such as Mi Gente, and Machika,, J Balvin has quickly notched eight #1 Latin singles, 60 million social media followers, NINE BILLION Total YouTube Views, and is the only Latin artist included in Rolling Stone’s recent spotlight of the “New Classics” – “20 creative visionaires… who refuse to be contained by the rules of the past as they define the territory of the future.”  With his distinctive style and chart success, J Balvin has also become one of Latin music’s most in-demand collaborators, having now worked with artists, writers and producers such as Beyoncé, Justin Bieber, Cardi B, Liam Payne, Nicky Jam, Pharrell Williams, Ariana Grande, Major LazerPoo Bear, Juanes, Daddy YankeeCamilla Cabelo, and more. Major award recognition has also quickly followed, as J Balvin has won back-to-back Latin Grammy Awards, multiple Billboard Latin Awards, BMI’s Songwriter Award for Contemporary Latin Song of the Year, and overall ARTIST OF THE YEAR recognition two years in a row at Univision’s Premio Lo Nuestro. J Balvin’s highly-anticipated next album “Vibras” will be released May 25, 2018.
 
About Buchanan’s
BUCHANAN’S Blended Scotch Whisky is the ultimate choice for those who are working hard to follow their dreams and who enjoy sharing their success with others. The BUCHANAN’S brand has more than 130 years of authentic heritage, and every bottle represents James Buchanan’s commitment to creating the finest blended Scotch Whiskies. The Buchanan’s Portfolio features four award-winning marques, including BUCHANAN’S 12 Year Old DeLuxe, BUCHANAN’S Master, BUCHANAN’S 18 Year Old Special Reserve and BUCHANAN’S Red Seal. All of these marques have been recognized in the most prestigious international spirits competitions. BUCHANAN’S launched a fully integrated campaign called Es Nuestro Momento, which represents the celebration of Hispanic culture and recognition of the continued achievements of the Hispanic community. The campaign features global Latin music superstar J Balvin. For more information, visit www.BuchanansWhisky.com or connect with us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/BuchanansUS, Instagram:www.instagram.com/BuchanansWhisky, and Twitter:www.twitter.com/BuchanansUSA.
 
About Toyota
Toyota (NYSE:TM) has been a part of the cultural fabric in the U.S. and North America for 60 years, and is committed to advancing sustainable, next-generation mobility through our Toyota and Lexus brands. During that time, Toyota has created a tremendous value chain as our teams have contributed to world-class design, engineering, and assembly of more than 36 million cars and trucks in North America, where we operate 14 manufacturing plants (10 in the U.S.) and directly employ more than 47,000 people (more than 37,000 in the U.S.).  Our 1,800 North American dealerships (nearly 1,500 in the U.S.) sold more than 2.7 million cars and trucks (2.4 million in the U.S.) in 2017 – and about 87 percent of all Toyota vehicles sold over the past 15 years are still on the road today.  
 
Toyota partners with community, civic, academic, and governmental organizations to address our society’s most pressing mobility challenges. We share company resources and extensive know-how to support non-profits to help expand their ability to assist more people move more places. For more information about Toyota, visit www.toyotanewsroom.com
 
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About Live Nation Las Vegas:
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation & House of Blues Concerts, LN Media and Artist Nation Management.  Live Nation Las Vegas produces residency shows from Gwen Stefani, Jennifer Lopez, Lionel Richie, Backstreet Boys and Pitbull at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino; Bruno Mars and Ricky Martin at the Park Theater at Monte Carlo; and Il Divo, Rascal Flatts, Styx & Don Felder, Chicago, ZZ TOP and Earth, Wind & Fire at The Venetian Las Vegas. Live Nation Las Vegas also brings other world-famous artists to many of the city’s other premier concert venues including T-Mobile Arena, Mandalay Bay Events Center, MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas Village, Pearl Concert Theater at the Palms, House of Blues, Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, and more. For additional information, visit www.livenation.com. Find Live Nation Las Vegas on FacebookInstagram and follow us on Twitter.
 
About Mandalay Bay:
Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino is set on 120 lush acres featuring Mandalay Bay Beach, a tropical pool paradise with real sand. The Mandalay Bay Events Center, award-winning restaurants, exhilarating entertainment, unique shopping, Shark Reef Aquarium and the recently expanded 2-million-square-foot Mandalay Bay Convention Center combine to make Mandalay Bay a distinctive Las Vegas resort destination. The resort offers three distinct hotel experiences: Mandalay Bay with 3,211 luxurious rooms and suites reflecting a modern tropical ambiance; Four Seasons Hotel, a AAA Five Diamond hotel offering 424 rooms and suites; and the luxury all-suite Delano Las Vegas.  Mandalay Bay is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit mandalaybay.com, call toll free at (877) 632-7800 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Live Nation Las Vegas:
Kelly Frey
The Publicity Lab
Kelly@thepublicitylab.com
 
Mandalay Bay:
Lisa Campos
MGM Resorts International
lcampos@mgmresorts.com

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