WHAT: CARLOS VIVES | COMO LE GUSTA A MI PUEBLO TOUR
WHEN: FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2013 | 8 P.M.
WHERE: AMWAY CENTER | ORLANDO, FLORIDA
ON SALE: TICKETS ON SALE NOW
ORLANDO, FLORIDA [April 26, 2013] – SBS Entertainment (SBSE), the division of concerts and events of (SBS) Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc., is pleased to announce Carlos Vives Como Le Gusta a Mi Pueblo tour. After an absence of almost eight years, Vives launches his tour on July 6, including eight North American cities and the Caribbean. Vives performs at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida on July 12. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, April 30 at 10 a.m.
With more than 14 million albums sold and 18 Grammy® and Latin Grammy® nominations, Vives was the first Colombian to win a gramophone from the American Recording Academy. Since returning to the studio in 2012, Vives topped the Billboard charts at number one with his two singles “Volví a Nacer” and “Como Le Gusta a Tu Cuerpo.”
“It’s an honor for SBS Entertainment to present Carlos Vives’ tour, the iconic Colombian artist that achieved international recognition with Colombian music and the “Vallenato” (traditional genre). In honor of his mother country, Colombia, Vives will perform his concerts during July, the month of Columbian Independence,” affirmed Lucas Piña, Senior Vice President of SBS Entertainment.
Vives has been involved in the arts for more than three decades, studying at the National School of Dramatic Art and playing various roles at the Candelaria Theater, Colombia’s first independent theater. In 1984, he graduated with a post-graduate degree in communications and television production.
In 1993, Vives released his album “Clásicos de la Provincia” in which he fused Vallenato with rock, pop and other Caribbean and Colombian ethnic rhythms. The style of Vallenato has been a huge success in Colombia and many other Latin countries. “Clásicos de la Provincia” won the Billboard Latin Music award for Best Album. His follow-up album, “La Tierra del Olvido” further showcased his desire to fuse rock, funk and pop with traditional Colombian genres. His subsequent releases, “Tengo Fe” (1997), “El Amor de Mi Tierra” (1999), “Déjame Entrar” (2001) and “El Rock de Mi Pueblo” (2004), were all commercially successful and well received by critics. In 2002, Vives won his first Latin Grammy® with “Déjame Entrar” for Best ContemporaryTropical Latin Album. He earned another Latin Grammy® for Best Contemporary Tropical Latin Album with “El Rock de mi Pueblo.” In 2009, his album “Pombo Musical” awarded him his fourth Latin Grammy® for Best Latin Children’s Album.
TICKETS: $19, $49, $79, $99 & $119 – Buy tickets at amwaycenter.com, Chase® Box Office at Amway Center, Ticketmaster retail locations, charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000 or at Ticketmaster.com. All dates, act(s) and ticket prices are subject to change without notice. All tickets are subject to applicable taxes, service, handling and facility fee charges. For Amway Center box office and ticket information, visit amwaycenter.com (phone purchases are not available through the Amway Center box office). The Amway Center is located at 400 West Church Street and the box office is located on the north side of the Amway Center, near the intersection of Church Street and Hughey Avenue.
ABOUT AMWAY CENTER
The Orlando Magic served as the developer of the Amway Center, which hosts major national events, concerts and family shows. Opened in the fall of 2010, the facility is owned and operated by the City of Orlando on behalf of the Central Florida community. The Amway Center was designed to reflect the character of the community, meet the goals of the users and build on the legacy of sports and entertainment in Orlando. The building’s exterior features a modern blend of glass and metal materials, along with ever-changing graphics via a monumental wall along one facade. A 180-foot tall tower serves as a beacon amid the downtown skyline. At 875,000 square feet, the new arena is almost triple the size of the old Amway Arena (367,000 square feet). The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certified building features a sustainable, environmentally-friendly design and unmatched technology, featuring 1,100 digital monitors, the tallest high-definition video board in an NBA venue and multiple premium amenities available to all patrons in the building. Awarded 2012 Sports Facility of the Year by SportsBusiness Journal. For more information about the Amway Center, visit www.amwaycenter.com.
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