Courtesy of CMN
UTEP will be a stop in Columbian singer Maluma’s world tour, at the Don Haskins Center at 8 p.m. Sept. 24.
Nearly a year later since the COVID-19 pandemic limited concerts, UTEP’s Office of Special Events announced on Monday it will be hosting Maluma’s Papi Juancho 2021 World Tour.
“I couldn’t be any more excited to announce my return to the concert stage,” Maluma said in a news statement. “It’s what I have been dreaming for months and we are going to celebrate like never before.”
The U.S. leg of his tour will kick off on Sept. 2 at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, Calif., and will run until Oct. 24 at Allstate Arena in Chicago, IL, according to a news release sent by Latin Entertainment’s authority, CMN.
The tour is set to perform in several other Texas cities including Dallas, San Antonio, Odessa, Laredo, and Hidalgo.
UTEP is preparing for the event by planning safety precautions for people who plan to attend.
“From now until then, many things may change,” Jorge Vasquez, executive director of special events at UTEP, said. “We will take all precautions deemed necessary at that time including implementing mandatory mask wearing and temperature checks among many other appropriate measures.”
Although, the office is not sure what cases in El Paso will look like by then, fans are looking forward to Maluma’s return to UTEP since his fall 2019 performance.
Sarai Reyes and Priscilla Rojas, both UTEP alumni, plan on attending the concert.
“I’ve seen him before, but I’d love to go again,” Reyes said.
Reyes and Rojas also plan on taking extra safety measures when they attend the concert.
“I don’t want any uncertainty to let my guard down,” Rojas said. “I want to have a good time, but I also want to come out feeling safe and confident.”
According to the City of El Paso, as of Feb. 24, 6,600 COVID-19 cases remain active, while 176,178 vaccines have been administered by providers in the city.
“Vaccines and treatments looking promising, so we’re hoping cases will be at a minimum,” Vasquez said.
Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 26 via Ticketmaster. An exclusive fan pre-sale will be made available Thursday, Feb. 25 by Maluma on Instagram.
More details regarding safety regulations will be released by UTEP’s Office of Special Events as the date approaches.
See the U.S. dates for Maluma’s Papi Juancho 2021 World Tour below:
Thursday, September 2nd: Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
Friday, September 3rd: Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
Saturday, September 4th: Las Vegas, NV – Michelob Ultra Arena
Thursday, September 9th: San Jose, CA – SAP Center
Saturday, September 11th: Ontario, CA – Toyota Arena
Sunday, September 12th: San Diego, CA – Pechanga Arena
Saturday, September 18th: Seattle, WA – WaMu Theater
Sunday, September 19th: Portland, OR – Moda Center
Thursday, September 23rd: Phoenix, AZ – Phoenix Suns Area
Friday, September 24th: El Paso, TX – UTEP
Saturday, September 25th: Odessa, TX – La Hacienda
Sunday, September 26th: San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
Thursday, September 30th: Bridgeport, CT – Webster Bank Arena
Friday, October 1st: New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Saturday, October 2nd: Washington DC – Capital One Area
Sunday, October 3rd: Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum Complex
Thursday, October 7th: Atlanta, GA – StateFarm Arena
Friday, October 8th: Orlando, FL – Amway Center
Saturday, October 9th: Miami, FL – AmericanAirlines Arena
Sunday, October 10th: Fort Myers, FL – Hertz Arena
Thursday, October 14th: Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
Friday, October 15th: Laredo, TX – Sames Auto Arena
Saturday, October 16th: Hidalgo, TX – Payne Arena
Sunday, October 24th: Chicago, IL – Allstate Arena
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