Shakira to kick-off 2010 global tour in North America on 21 September


MUMBAI: Shakira has announced her 2010 global tour and her return to North America. The Live Nation produced summer tour will visit New York’s Madison Square Garden on 21 September, Houston’s Toyota Center on 8 October, and the Staples Center in Los Angeles on 23 October.


In addition, the tour will bring her show to top arenas and a host of additional cities throughout the summer and fall. Additional dates to be announced soon.


Tickets for Shakira go on sale in select markets beginning 7 May at To ensure affordability for all of her fans, Shakira is offering a limited quantity of tickets priced at $9.50 in select markets.


Shakira Fan Club members will have exclusive access to presale tickets beginning 3 May.


Shakira has toured the United States just twice in her career, first in 2002 for the Tour of the Mongoose and again in 2006 for the Oral Fixation Tour, which grossed more than $100 million.


In keeping with Shakira’s inspired originality, as well as her sensual rhythms and deliciously unpredictable spirit, the tour promises to push the limits of the live concert experience, bringing fans a pulsating spectacle crossing all musical boundaries.


In addition to her summer tour, Shakira will take the stage at some of the year’s hottest summer festivals including London’s legendary Glastonbury Festival and Rock In Rio in Lisbon and Madrid. Shakira’s song, "Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)" has also been selected as the official anthem of the 2010 World Cup.


Shakira will perform songs from her collection of smash hits and her new album, She Wolf, released in the US on 23 November, 2009, by Epic Records.