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Graphic for World’s Hottest Tour website.

By Shannon Garrido, Editor-in-chief

To all my Spanish-speaking readers who enjoy reggaeton, Bad Bunny’s Instagram announcement should have had you at the edge of your seat. Benito announced on Jan. 24 that he was going on a stadium tour starting August of this year and putting out a new album. 

El Último Tour del Mundo or the World’s Hottest Tour is set to be his biggest one yet, and with five albums under his belt and one on the way, there is no telling how hot these shows will be. He sold out his arena tour with over 480,000 tickets sold, however, his popularity has since skyrocketed around the world. This announcement trended on Twitter almost immediately with distressed fans threatening to sell their homes and unborn babies, so they can attend these shows.   

Prominent Latin artists rarely gain enough traction to fill stadiums all around the United States singing Spanish, so for those who don’t speak the language but enjoy the music, this is your lucky year. You don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to shake your ass to “Yo Perreo Sola and scream at the top of your lungs to “Amorfoda.” For newer fans, not only will you get to hear club favorites like “La Canción” and “Dakiti” booming through a crowd as God intended, but you get to appreciate his upcoming music in person for the first time. DJ Alesso and Diplo will also join the Puerto Rican musician on tour for select dates, which will no doubt resonate with other fans. 

As someone who has seen him twice in concert, I can say that he puts on amazing shows. There is a lot of attention to detail in audio and visual production that feels interactive to the audience. His voice has the same distinct hum that makes his music so unique and gives me the urge to scream violently. I can only imagine how insane his concert would be at Fenway Park, which is arguably a much bigger stage than the ones I saw him perform when he was more known amongst Latin American countries. 

Now a Grammy award-winning artist and God knows how many other awards, there is no doubt that Bad Bunny has established himself as an artist amongst the American music industry. Luckily, he has yet to abandon his roots as he continues to make music that resonates the most with his boricua fans. For anyone who lives in Latin America or amongst Latinx people, you know Bad Bunny’s music is meant to be enjoyed in a crowd of sweaty bodies with the loudest speaker possible. 

Whether that means at the club, a party, or just a few friends, Bad Bunny is meant to be enjoyed in a community of fun, loud, and sexy people. So, Boston residents who used to sing “Sweet Carolineat any given concert, this is not that kind of event. Nevertheless, there is little argument that this tour will be anything short of incredible—anyone at Fenway Park on Aug. 18 that sees me lose my mind, voice, and dignity, mind your business. Tickets for Bad Bunny’s World’s Hottest Tour will go on sale on Jan. 28 at 12 p.m. local time via the tour’s website and through VividSeats. A pre-sale will begin on Jan. 26 at 12 p.m. local time.