Clear Channel Entertainment announced that global superstar Shakira will embark on her first world-tour visiting 30 countries and 50 cities throughout 2002 and 2003.
Beginning Nov. 8th in San Diego, Shakira’s North American tour will visit 30 cities through February with a European stop-over in December including dates in London, Cologne and Barcelona. Tour Of The Mongoose is sponsored internationally by Pepsi and Reebok and presented by MTV in North America.
A child prodigy, Shakira signed her first recording contract with Sony Music Columbia at the age of thirteen. Her earliest recordings Peligro (Danger) and Pies Descalzos (Barefeet) rendered her a superstar in Latin America, Brazil and Spain. With the release of Donde Estan Los Landrones? produced by Shakira and Emilio Estefan, her phenomenal writing ability, her sensuality, her spectacular voice became a world-wide tour de force. The album garnered a Grammy Award, two Latin Grammy’s and International accolades.
Laundry Service, Shakira’s explosive first recording written with English lyrics has now sold 9 million albums worldwide. She has racked up award after award and the sales statistics are astounding: Quintuple Platinum – India and Venezuela; Quadruple Platinum – Canada, Columbia, Egypt, Spain and Switzerland; Triple Platinum – US and Australia; and Double Platinum in Central America, Ecuador, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Portugal and Turkey.
Shakira is truly a “world artist” and one of the most poetic songwriters of our time. Her music is a fusion of her Columbian background, her Lebanese descent and her love of rock and roll. Her ability to combine all of these elements is readily embraced in the number 1 single “Whenever Wherever” an up-tempo English pop song with a searing Brazilian beat. Her sensitivity and vocal prowess shines in the ballad from the same album “Underneath Your Clothes.”
SHAKIRA TOUR OF THE MONGOOSE 2002
November 8 – San Diego, CA – Sports Arena
November 10 – Phoenix, AZ – America West
November 12 – Anaheim, CA – Arrowhead Pond
November 13 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
November 15 – El Paso, TX – Don Haskins Center
November 18 – Washington, DC – MCI Center
November 20 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
November 22 – Detroit, MI – The Palace at Auburn Hills
November 24 – Philadelphia, PA- First Union Center
November 25 – Uniondale, NY – Nassau Coliseum
November 27 – Montreal, PQ – The Bell Centre
November 28 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
November 30 – Boston, MA – Fleet Center
December 2 – Miami, FL – American Airlines Arena
December 10 – Barcelona, Spain – Palau Sant Jordi
December 12 – Cologne, Germany – Cologne Arena
December 16 – London, England – Wembley Arena
Additional Dates and Cities To Be Announced