Latin trap is on the rise, finding its way onto the charts with Spanish rappers and singers appearing in English songs, and not to mention, dominating the charts with their own songs. Theyre doing a fantastic job of getting listeners who cant speak a word of Spanish to nod their heads.
At the forefront of this wave is 24-year-old Bad Bunny (his real name is Benito Antonio Martnez Ocasio). Hes the flashy Puerto Rican superstar known for his conversational delivery. Many became familiar with him after he featured on Cardi Bs smash hit, I Like It.
Bad Bunny is a bonafide star with hitmaking power and the performing chops to go along with it. Speaking of the latter, Bad Bunny will hit the road for a North American tour come Spring 2019.
So for those of you who are fans, make sure to get your tickets fast - he sells out in no time!
Bad Bunny Tour Details
Bad Bunnys North American trek will consist of a relatively short series of shows, some of which will be at iconic at high-traffic venues. Theres no official setlist at the moment, but weve put a list of tracks together based on Bad Bunnys biggest hits and the songs he has performed at more recent shows.
- Estamos bien
- Soy peor
- Si tu novia te deja sola
- No te hagas
- Ahora me llama
- T no metes cabra
- Dime si te acuerdas
- Dura (Remix)
- Escpate conmigo
- T no vive as
- Me acostumbr
- I Like It
- Te bot
- Buya kummar
- Krippy Kush
While we dont have an official setlist, we do have venue details below for you to check out.
Bad Bunny Tour Dates
March 9 - San Juan, PR @ Coliseo De Puerto Rico
March 14 - Reading, PA @ Santander Arena
March 16 - Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
March 22 - Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
March 24 - Rosemont, IL @ Allstate Arena
March 28 - Cedar Park, TX @ HEB Center at Cedar Park
March 29 - Hidalgo, TX @ State Farm Arena
March 31 - El Paso, TX @ Don Haskins Center
April 4 - Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
April 5 - Laredo, TX @ Sames Auto Arena
April 7 - Mohegan Sun Arena @ Uncasville, CT
April 11 - Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
April 12-14 - Indo, CA @ Empire Polo Field (Coachella Music Festival Weekend 1)
April 12 - Estero, FL @ Hertz Arena
April 19 - Indio, CA @ Empire Polo Field (Coachella Music Festival Weekend 2)
April 20 - San Jose, CA @ SAP Center
April 27 - New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
Bad Bunny Tour Background
So where did Bad Bunny come from? He seems like one of those stars who went from being an unknown artist to earning billions of streams and views. Well, he did have humble beginnings.
He started uploading self-produced, self-written music onto Soundcloud back in 2016 where he quickly gained popularity. He did all of this while studying at the University of Puerto Rico and working at a supermarket bagging groceries.
But those initial uploads catapulted him to fame. They were discovered by DJ Luian who signed Bad Bunny to his label. He has since gone on to collaborate with the biggest names in music right now including Cardi B, J Balvin, Drake, Nicki Minaj, and Future.
Of course, Bad Bunnys solo career is moving in the fast lane. His most successful chart single to-date is Mia (which means Mine), featuring none other than Drake, who sings in his verse in Spanish. Mia is the second single he released from his debut album, X 100pre (2018), the title serving as an acronym for Por Siempre in Spanish, which translates to Forever.
The album was released to very positive reviews. It was written almost entirely by Bad Bunny himself and features production from Major Lazer member, Diplo, as well as Roberto Rosado (a.k.a La Pciencia).
Bad Bunnys upcoming tour is supporting the release of this album in addition to his older material, which will please his earlier fans and win over his newer listeners.
Bad Bunnys Shortlist of Accomplishments
Bad Bunny is still a relatively new talent with lots more to accomplish in his career. But it is worth reflecting on what hes already achieved in his short tenure on the pop music landscape. Just take a look at his accolades.
Bad Bunnys Accomplishments
- In just two years, Bad Bunny went from uploading music on Soundcloud to becoming the biggest artist on the Latin Trap scene.
- His most successful single to-date, Mia, reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on the US Hot Latin Songs chart (also owned by Billboard).
- He acquired four billion views on YouTube in 2017.
- Bad Bunny has received a Grammy nomination (Record of the Year) alongside Cardi B and J. Balvin for I Like It.
- Bad Bunnys upcoming tour will be his second headling concert act.
Bad Bunny - A Latin Trap King Set Free
If you dig the funky and hip-shaking vibes of Bad Bunnys music, then you need to go beyond those living room dance sessions or the car rides blasting his tunes. Make sure to see him live. In just a short span of time, hes demonstrated his great stage presence and knows how to keep a crowd on their feet and singing.
Hes finally been able to unleash his talent to the world, and that means you can see him in person. As we mentioned at the beginning of this article, Bad Bunny tour tickets sell out fast, so dont wait - it would be a shame to miss this show!