Daddy Yankee Announces Farewell Tour La Ultima Vuelta Will Make Stop at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Saturday, August 20
Global music icon announced his retirement from music industry with an emotional video
LAS VEGAS (March 24, 2022) – Global music icon Daddy Yankee astonished the world when he announced the dates of his farewell tour “La Ultima Vuelta” (The Last Round) and his last album Legendaddy. On Sunday night, the artist posted a heartfelt message to his fans on www.daddyyankee.com announcing his retirement from the music industry. “La Última Vuelta World Tour” will kick off in Portland, Oregon and will make a stop at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Saturday, Aug. 20.
Promoted by Cardenas Marketing Network and Raphy Pina, MR Sold Out, the five-month trek includes some of the rapper-songwriter’s biggest headline shows in North America and Latin America to date. Artist, CMN and AXS.com pre-sales will run Friday, March 25 at 10 a.m. PT to Tuesday, March 29 at 10 a.m. PT. General public ticket will go on sale Wednesday, March 30 at 10 a.m. PT.
Daddy Yankee said, “Today, I’m announcing my retirement from music by giving you my best production and my best concert tour. I will say goodbye celebrating these 32 years of experience with this new collector’s item, the album Legendaddy. I’m going to give you all the styles that have defined me, in one single album.”
Legendaddy is Daddy Yankee’s first album in 10 years.
For more ticket information and tour updates, please visit www.daddyyankee.com
About Daddy Yankee
Global music icon, Daddy Yankee is known as the “King of Reggaeton” by music critics and fans alike. He is often cited as an influence by other Latin urban performers. In 2004, released his international hit single “Gasolina,” which is credited with introducing Reggaeton to audiences worldwide, and making the music genre a global phenomenon. Since then, he has sold around 30 million records, making him one of the best-selling Latin music artists. Daddy Yankee’s album Barrio Fino made history when it became the top-selling Latin Music Album of the Decade 2000–2009. In 2017, Daddy Yankee, in collaboration with Latin pop singer Luis Fonsi, released the hit single “Despacito.’’ It became the first Spanish-language song to hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 since 1996. The single gained global success. The video for "Despacito’’ on YouTube became the most watched video on the platform and top-selling single of the decade 2010-2019. Its success led Daddy Yankee to become the most listened to artist worldwide on the streaming service Spotify in June 2017 – the first Latin artist to do so. In 2019, his single “Con Calma’’ ft. Snow became the Top Latin Song of 2019 and Top 10 Most-Listened song globally. It also became the No. 1 Most Watched Video on YouTube generating over 2.4 billion views. Daddy Yankee has won 110 awards and has received more than 300 nominations. He has been named one of the “Most Influential Hispanics’’ by both Time Magazine and CNN Network. In December, Daddy Yankee kicked off the holiday season, giving a new experience to his fans worldwide by releasing “DY2K20,” a digital version of his unforgettable 12 sold-out shows “Con Calma Pal’ Choli,” driving over 1.2 views within the first hour. Additionally, in mid-December, he fulfilled one of his biggest dreams which was to record his favorite Christmas song “De Vuelta Pa’ La Vuelta” with Marc Anthony. With 300 million views, the song charted No. 1 on Billboard’s Tropical Airplay chart and debuted No. 5 on the Hot Latin Songs chart. Daddy Yankee also released “Problema,” as his first song of 2021 which has accumulated over 1 billion streams since its initial release. He performed the song on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and the next day on Good Morning America. Most recently, he was awarded Songwriter Of The Year for the third time at the 2021 ASCAP Latin Music Awards and was honored with the Billboard Hall of Fame Award becoming the first urban Latino artist to be recognized with that award. In March he announced his last tour “La Última Vuelta” and his last album Legendaddy.
CMN is the leader in Live Latin entertainment. As a multicultural agency, our common goal is to create and build unique experiences between fans, artists and brands. Henry Cárdenas, entrepreneur, philanthropist and founder of CMN, is a pioneer in bringing Latin entertainment and live sport events to the United States. The Chicago-based company with offices in Miami operates through professionals constantly creating cutting-edge experiences and producing the best events in the country. To learn more about CMN and its roster of artists, visit www.cmnevents.com or follow us at @cmnevents.
About T-Mobile Arena
T-Mobile Arena, the 20,000-seat venue located on the Las Vegas Strip between Park MGM and New York-New York, opened April 6, 2016. The arena hosts more than 100 events annually including major headline entertainment, awards shows, UFC, boxing, basketball and other sporting events, family shows and special events. T-Mobile Arena also is the home of the Vegas Golden Knights, a National Hockey League expansion team and the city’s first professional sports team, as well as UFC’s exclusive Las Vegas arena destination. The venue, named the No. 1 venue on Billboard Magazine’s 2018 Arena Power List as well as the “Best New Major Concert Venue” by Pollstar Magazine in 2016, features 50 luxury suites, more than two dozen private loge boxes, complete broadcast facilities, and other specially designed exclusive hospitality offerings and fan amenities destined to create a guest experience second to none. Toshiba Plaza, an adjacent two-acre outdoor entertainment space, features performance stages, a variety of video screens and other interactive content and display areas. Industry-leading architect Populous designed T-Mobile Arena to meet the U.S. Green Building Council’s standards for LEED® Gold Certification. T-Mobile Arena is a privately funded joint venture between AEG and MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information, visit T-MobileArena.com or follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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