After an 18 month tour hiatus due to the pandemic, global Latin music idol and box-office phenomenon Maluma is back to what he does best. He kicked off the North American leg of his Papi Juancho Maluma World Tour this weekend with sold out arena shows at Sacramento’s Golden 1 Center on Thursday night and Los Angeles’ The Forum on Friday night; and filled the Las Vegas’ Michelob Ultra Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Saturday night.

An elated Maluma was visibly excited and emotional as he performed to the euphoric sold out crowds that totaled more than 30,000 people in the tour’s first three shows. The audiences sang along, danced, screamed and ovationed the global idol.

The concerts featured an impressive cross-shaped stage surrounded 360 degrees by fans where the artist, eight dancers and his seven-piece band performed. The concert opened with global smash hit “HAWÁI” and went through more than 20 songs of his repertoire of recent hits off his Papi Juancho and #7DJ albums as well as the classics like “Borró Cassette”, “Felices los 4”, “Corazón” and “Chantaje”. The show featured an acoustic interlude in which the young idol was accompanied only by a piano to perform “Marinero” and “ADMV”.
Maluma expressed his happiness and gratitud on several occasions during each show for being able to perform and give his heart to those in attendance. His outstanding showmanship was a testament to that, as the artist gave his all during the 90+ minute shows which featured live band music, choreography, pyrotechnics, several outfit changes, and a Maluma that did everything possible to get closer to his audience.Six LED screens with the highest resolution were suspended from the ceiling projecting video content as well as live concert footage as they rotated to the rhythm of the songs adding life to the show. The tour is traveling with 500 square meters of video, 360 degree stereo sound, more than 80 channels of live sound amplification, 20 motors of variable speed motors, 17 closed circuit cameras, 400 lighting machines, more than 3,000 lighting programming cues, 600 pyrotechnic cues, more than 450 pounds of highway cargo, 11 fifty-three foot trucks of equipment, 5 tour buses and 90 people as part of the tour staff and more than 200 local staff support staff in each market. The North American leg of the tour is being produced by Cardenas Marketing Network (CMN).

Maluma has incorporated into the concert experience his recent NFT drop on Ethernity Chain, the revolutionary digital NFT art series for Maluma’s Icon Universe «Papi Juancho». Designed by Alejandro Robledo Mejia and utilizing technical and artistic excellence inspired by special moments from Maluma’s career, the recently sold NFTs are a groundbreaking usage of digital art crossing over into a real world 360 immersive musical production.

The next stops for the Papi Juancho Maluma World Tour will be in California; in San Jose, Ontario, and San Diego. After visiting a total of 27 cities in the United States and Canada, the tour finishes on October 14th in Chicago, Illinois.

Papi Juancho Maluma World tickets are now on sale via for select venues only, and for Odessa, Texas.

The remaining dates for the North American leg of the PAPI JUANCHO MALUMA WORLD TOUR include:
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 – Footprint Center
Friday, September 24th: El Paso, TX – Don Haskins Center
Saturday, September 25th: Odessa, TX – La Hacienda Event Center
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 – FTX 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 17th: Houston, TX – Smart Financial Centre
Thursday, October 21st:  Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
Friday, October 22nd: Montreal, QC – Centre Bell
Sunday, October 24th: Chicago, IL – Allstate Arena