Machete Music Tour 2010

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Machete Music Tour 2010
Tour by Machete Music
Machete Music Tour 2010 poster.jpg
Promotional poster for the tour
Associated album Various
Start date October 22, 2010
End date November 26, 2010
No. of shows 5 in North America

The Machete Music World Tour 2010 was an international tour by artists of the Latin Urban music label Machete Music. Headlined by Ivy Queen,[1] and Tego Calderón,[2] the tour also features Chino & Nacho, Flex, Jowell & Randy, Don Omar, Cosculluela, Angel & Khriz, J-King & Maximan and R.K.M & Ken-Y.[3] The tour launched with a sold out concert at the Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York.[4]

Originally to feature more than 15 dates, the tour was cut short to five dates due to unknown circumstances.[5] Of the seven initial concerts, dates for Florida and others in Texas were cut from the five final concerts. Dates for a 2011 leg were announced but never fulfilled.[6] Christopher Lopez of the Miami New Times expected a Miami date to be announced, being that Miami would be a major market for it.[7]

Background[edit]

Machete Music is an urban and reggaetón music label owned by Universal Music Group. Claiming 80% of Latin Rhythm Billboard chart sales, Machete has had 27 top ten albums on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart with eleven of those being number one albums.[2][6]

After the success of Ivy Queen's 2007 effort Sentimiento, which spawned the Top 10 hit "Que Lloren" and was later certified Platinum by the United States Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), a substantial live album, Ivy Queen 2008 World Tour LIVE! was distributed by Machete in 2008.[8] Subsequently, Queen signed a new record deal with the label in April 2010 as it celebrated its fifth anniversary. The tour was then launched later that year in celebration of the new artist and its fifth anniversary.[9][10]

Concert synopsis[edit]

Music[edit]

Opening acts for the tour included Don Omar, Ricky Rick, R.K.M & Ken-Y,[11] among others. Songs performed by Don Omar include "Pobre Diabla", "Angelito", and "Vuele" from his debut studio album The Last Don.[12] While Chino & Nacho usually follow. Songs they performed were "Mi Niña Bonita", "Tu Angelito", and Lo Que Tu Supieras".[12] Following the Venezuelan duo, was Panamanian Flex who performed "Te Quiero", "Te Amo Tanto", "Dime Si Te Vas Con El" and "Besos De Amor".[12]

Flex was dressed in a grey jacket and black hat with dark shades.[12] Tego Calderón followed performing songs from his early discography.[12] Closing the tour was usually handled by Ivy Queen who was dressed in a pink miniskirt sporting blonde hair with white boots which reached past her knees.[12] Songs she performed included "Dime", "La Vida Es Así", "Que Lloren" and "Cosas De La Vida" which are featured on her most recent albums.[12]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
North America
October 22, 2010 New York City United States Madison Square Garden
October 23, 2010 Charlotte Bojangles' Coliseum
November 4, 2010 El Paso El Paso Country Coliseum
November 5, 2010 San Francisco The Warfield
November 6, 2010 Los Angeles Nokia Theatre L.A. Live

Cancellations and rescheduled shows[edit]

October 15, 2010 Orlando United States Amway Arena Cancelled due to unknown circumstances[13][14]
October 16, 2010 Charlotte United States Bojangles' Coliseum Rescheduled to October 23, 2010[15][16]
October 23, 2010 Chicago United States Aragon Ballroom Cancelled due to unknown circumstances[17]
October 27, 2010 Austin United States The Frank Erwin Center Cancelled due to scheduling conflicts[18]
October 28, 2010 Houston United States Club Escapade Cancelled due to unknown circumstances[19]
October 29, 2010 Grand Prairie United States Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie Cancelled due to unknown circumstances[20]
November 7, 2010 Los Angeles United States Nokia Theatre L.A. Live Rescheduled to November 6, 2010[21]
November 8, 2010 San Jose United States HP Pavilion at San Jose Cancelled due to unknown circumstances[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lopez, Carla (April 10, 2010). "Ivy Queen Signs With Machete Music". PR Web. Vocus PRW Holdings, LLC. Retrieved February 10, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Ben-Yehuda, Ayala (June 4, 2010). "Brothers of the Road". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 16, 2013. 
  3. ^ Event Info: Machete Music Tour 2010: Ivy Queen, Tego Calderon, Cosculluela. N.Y. Remezcla. Mosaico Media LLC. Retrieved February 10, 2013.
  4. ^ Cobo, Leila (October 21, 2010). "Machete Music Tour 2010 To Launch With Sold Out NY Concert". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 10, 2013. 
  5. ^ Ben-Yehuda, Ayala (July 16, 2010). "Machete Tour 2010 Announces First Seven Concerts". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 16, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "SESAC Latina Sponsors Machete Music Tour". SESAC. January 12, 2011. Retrieved February 11, 2013. 
  7. ^ Lopez, Christopher (July 16, 2010). "Machete Music Tour Celebrated Kickoff Last Night at Mia at Biscayne". Miami New Times. Cablevision. Retrieved May 13, 2013. 
  8. ^ "American album certifications – Ivy Queen – Sentimiento". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved May 13, 2013.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click Type, then select Latin, then click SEARCH
  9. ^ Ben-Yehuda, Ayala (July 25, 2010). "Ivy Queen Brings the 'Drama,' Eyes Timbalando, Ne-Yo Collaborations". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 10, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Exclusive: Ivy Queen drives a 'Machete' Through Here two Identities". Latina. Latina Media Ventures. October 12, 2010. Retrieved October 7, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Confirmados R.K.M. & Ken-Y para el Machete Music Tour 2010". Primera Hora (in Spanish). GFR Media. September 9, 2010. Retrieved October 7, 2013. 
  12. ^ a b c d e f g Domínguez, Lehisy. "El Reguetón Reinó - Nigga en el cierre de Machete tour". El Siglo Digital (Panamá). El Siglo. Retrieved February 16, 2013. 
  13. ^ Abbott, Tim (July 15, 2010). "Machete Music Tour headed to Amway Arena". Orlando Sentinel. Tribune Company. Retrieved April 2, 2010. 
  14. ^ "Press Release: Two Music Giants Bring Together the Best Latin Urban Music has to Offer". The Frank Erwin Center. September 13, 2010. Retrieved April 2, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Machete Music Tour: Bojangles Coliseum". Creative Loafing Charlotte. SouthComm, Inc. Retrieved May 13, 2013. 
  16. ^ "The Machete Music Tour 2010". Denver Post. The Denver Post. Retrieved 2013-05-13. 
  17. ^ "Machete Music Tour 2010, Chicago IL, Saturday, October 23, 2010, Aragon Ballroom". Club Zone. clubZone Media Inc. Retrieved May 13, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Press Release: Machete Music Tour 2010 Scheduled for October 27 at the Frank Erwin Center is Cancelled". The Frank Erwin Center. September 13, 2010. Retrieved April 2, 2013. 
  19. ^ "Machete Music Tour 2010 - Club Escapade Houston". Arts Hound. Houston Arts Alliance. Retrieved May 13, 2013. 
  20. ^ "Cancelled: Machete Music Tour 2010: Ivy Queen, Tego Calderon, Cosculluela". Dallas News. The Dallas Morning News. October 29, 2010. Retrieved April 26, 2010. 
  21. ^ "Machete Music 2010 Tour Dates". Latin Rapper. Inferno Labs. September 15, 2010. Retrieved June 20, 2013. 
  22. ^ "Machete Music Tour 2010 ft. Tego Calderon". Remezcla. Mosaico Media LLC. Retrieved June 20, 2013. 

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