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Maluma Kicks Off His ‘PapiJuancho Tour’ In The Golden State Capital

Maluma is ready to kick off his much anticipated PapiJuancho Tour at the Golden One Center in downtown Sacramento tonight, Sept. 2, at 8 PM.

The Latin heartthrob will be doing a 24 city tour across the United States with multiple stops in California, Texas, Florida, any major cities, ensuring that fans will have more than one chance to view his performance. Following the tour’s inaugural performance in Sacramento, Maluma will be making his way down to Inglewood, California, for his Friday show at The Forum before jet-setting to Las Vegas on Saturday.

Earlier in the week, the “Hawaii” singer uploaded to his Instagram a carousel of pictures of him arriving at the Golden One Center – where he celebrated with an impromptu dance, courtesy of the arena’s music – and even shared videos of his rehearsals.

Over the past year, the Latin singer has kept very busy with the release of his albums Papi Juancho (2020), followed by his most recent album, #7DJ, which came out earlier this year. 

His album Papi Juancho has also ranked in the top 20 for Billboards Top Latin Albums chart, with its single “Hawaii” become a global hit. Additionally, the remix to “Hawaii” featuring The Weeknd is currently sitting at no.12 on Billboards Latin Streaming Songs chart. In an interview with Billboard, he relyed that the album was crafted during the lockdown as he worked alone in his studio in Medellin. “That’s why this album has so much of my true essence; because I did so much of it alone,” he told the magazine.

The album shows a more upfront, honest, and sensual side to the singer. The track “Cuidau” promises to fulfill untold pleasures both on land and in the air, while his song “Cielo a un Diable” is about a bad boy who can’t be tied down no matter how much the girl likes him. When speaking to Billboard about the song, he called the track “dark” and “honest.”

“I like this song because it tells the truth. The guy is being totally honest. He asks her why she fell in love with him, if she knew how he was; she liked him because he was a bad boy.” He adds, “’Don’t ask a devil for heaven.’ It’s a dark song, but it’s also very commercial and I’m sure many of us go through that. Me? I’m behaving now. I’m devoted to this album.”

Since the debut of the follow-up album, #7DJ, earlier this year, Maluma has also released the chart-topping single “Sobrio” (#13 Billboard Hot Latin Songs, #14 Latin Airplay, #4 Latin Pop Airplay), along with many collaborative tracks such as “Amor en Coma” with Manuel Turizo, “Aloha” feat. Darell, Mambo Kingz & Dj Luian, “Perfecta” feat. Reik, as well as doing a remix to Blessed’s single, “Imposible.”

Last night the “Pretty Boy” singer uploaded a behind-the-scenes video of his tour to Instagram, where he talked about his hopes and dreams as he embarks on this tour after almost two years of not performing. “I feel very emotional,” he says. “Obviously nervous because I want all the shows to be sold out and for people to enjoy to the max my shows.” He continues to say, “I’ve been in rehearsals for six months, and I just want to give the best of me after the pandemic.”

The Golden One Center is exercising Covid-19 safety protocols and posted the following on their site: “UPDATE: August 20, 2021: In accordance with the State of California mandate, starting September 20, all fans will be required to show proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the event for entry into Golden 1 Center. Prior to September 20, guests will need to self-attest to being fully vaccinated or having a negative test within 72 hours of the event. In compliance with Sacramento County Public Health order, masks must be worn at all times while in the arena except when actively eating at seat or in designated eating areas.

Tickets to the Maluma PapiJuancho Tour can be purchased at cmnevents.com.

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Lidia Mosqueda

Lidia Mosqueda, a graduate from California State University Fullerton, has been a news correspondent for MUSE TV since 2017. She has covered various newsworthy events such as; press junkets, film & tv screenings, premieres, concerts, red carpets and other public events. As a bilingual journalist she has written about various musicians and artists in Latin entertainment, helping to bring attention to many Latin American talent, here in the states. As a journalist in the entertainment field. Her goal is to break down the stereotypes and assumptions that surround entertainment journalism.

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