San Juan, Puerto will be the chosen city for Diego El Cigala to begin his worldwide premiere of his new tour and album: Indestructible, an intense tour which will take him to the stages of various American cities like New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Miami.
Less of a title and more of a vindication, Diego El Cigala’s new work, Indestructible, imagines the meeting of Flamenco vocals with the world of Salsa. Many big names in the genre collaborated in the project; the new album comes accompanied by a large tour which begins Saturday, October 1st, at 8:30 p.m., in the Centro de Bellas Artes of San Juan, Puerto Rico, the city in which part of the album was recorded with the help of several Puerto Rican artists. On this special night, featured artists will participate like the veteran bongosero and orchestra director Roberto Roena, and the prestigious musical arranger and trumpeter Luis Perico Ortiz, who in addition to propelling urban salsa forward with “Fania”, has been part of international groups of artists as diverse as Tito Puento, Mongo Santamaria, and David Bowie.
After the big premiere on the enchanting island of Puerto Rico, Diego El Cigala’s new tour will arrive in the United States on October 21st. Beginning on the stage of Berklee Performance Center in Boston, it will then go to New York, with a concert in The Town Hall the next day, and Miami on the 29th before traveling to the west coast where Diego El Cigala will tour through the state of California the entire month of November. Jackson Hall in Davis, CA with receive the artist November 1st. Then, four straight days of concerts in San Francisco, from Thursday, November through Sunday, November 6th in the Miner Auditorium in SFJazz Center, a concert in Los Angeles Friday, November 18th in The Luckman Fine Arts Complex and, finally, on Saturday, November 19th, a concert at Copley Symphony Hall in San Diego. The last confirmed date as of now is in Canada, where Chan Shun Hall in Vancouver will house the artist and his band on Sunday, November 20th.