Latin rock superstar Juanes, who just picked up his second Grammy Award, announced additional dates Monday for his upcoming "Loud & Unplugged Tour."
Already booked is a June 13 date at the Congress Theater in Chicago. New dates include New York City (June 22, Radio City Music Hall) and Washington, D.C. (June 19, Wolf Trap). A day after winning the Latin pop album Grammy for his "MTV Unplugged" disc, the Colombian singer-songwriter launched the tour with an exclusive private concert Monday in Los Angeles for 600 fans. For more tour details, go to juanes.net.
Though Juanes holds a record for most Latin Grammy wins ever with 19, his prize for "MTV Unplugged" marks only his second "regular" Grammy. He also performed Sunday on the Grammy telecast (above), in a tribute to Elton John, singing the Rocket Man's "Your Song" in English and Spanish.
Meanwhile, the Congress continues to the leading local venue for Latin rock and pop. Also recently booked: Spain's Mikel Erentxun, on a rare U.S. tour, March 21, and Lila Downs, winner of this year's regional Mexican Grammy for her outstanding "Pecados y Milagros," March 30. (It topped this writer's best Latin music discs list of 2011.) More details: congresschicago.com