Ricky Martin Adds Tour Dates; Shakes His "Bon-Bon" For Next Single

One of the hottest tickets of the fall touring season is Ricky Martin's first jaunt since the release of his self-titled English-language album. Now more fans will be able to catch the Latin sensation live with the addition of nine dates to his itinerary.

Martin's outing made headlines when tickets first went on sale in July with all of the dates selling out within an hour. To make that situation worse, tickets soon began surfacing at online scalping sites for prices ranging from $300 for nosebleeds to $1000 for center row seats (see "Ricky Martin And Fans Fume As Scalpers Send Ticket Prices Soaring").

Now fans in Miami, Las Vegas, and San Jose will have another chance to get tickets at the (relatively) cheaper list prices, as the swivel-hipped heartthrob has announced extra dates for each of those cities. Additionally, the tour has added Sacramento, Salt Lake City, Denver, Kansas City, St. Louis, and Minneapolis to its

list of stops.

As for New York and Los Angeles, two cities hit particularly hard by scalpers, Martin has said that he plans to return to those cities next year for more dates.

Martin's spirited performance of "She's All I Ever Had" and "Livin' La Vida Loca" at last week's MTV Video Music Awards, combined with the fact that he took home moonmen for Best Dance Video and Best Pop Video (both for "Livin' La Vida Loca"), will most likely only increase demand for tickets. Fans would be well advised to check local listings for on-sale dates and begin preparing for the next ticket rush as soon as possible.

At the aforementioned VMA ceremony, host Chris Rock joked that Martin needs another hit; Martin's fans are no doubt wondering what that hit might be. Backstage at the VMAs, Tina Landon, who choreographed the "Livin' La Vida Loca" video (and is doing the same for Martin's tour), told MTV News that she and Martin recently finished work on the Latin sensation's video for his

next single, "Shake Your Bon-Bon." One might think that working so often with one artist might drive a choreographer loco, but she says that that's not the case.

"The fact that he's an overall entertainer and the fact that he's a genuinely nice person is not even a choreographer's dream, but just anybody who loves people, is just a dream come true to be able to work with somebody like Ricky," Landon told MTV News. "I'm still working with Ricky. We're gonna fly home [on Friday] and continue working on tour rehearsals."

"We actually have a video coming out in November that we had to shoot a few weeks ago for 'Shake Your Bon-Bon,' which will be his next release."
With a laugh, Landon added, "I hope that's okay to say." [RealVideo]

Here's the entire list of cities and venues that Martin will be hitting:

  • 10/20 - Miami,

    FL @ Miami Arena (new date)

  • 10/21 - Miami, FL @ Miami Arena
  • 10/22 - Tampa, FL @ Ice Palace
  • 10/24 - Atlanta, GA @ Phillips Arena
  • 10/26 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Union Center
  • 10/28 - New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
  • 10/29 - New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
  • 10/31- Chicago, IL @ United Center
  • 11/1 - Detroit, MI @ The Palace
  • 11/4 - Dallas, TX @ Reunion Center
  • 11/6 - San Antonio, TX @ Alamodome
  • 11/7 - Houston, TX @ Compaq Arena
  • 11/11 - Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay
  • 11/12 - Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay (new date)
  • 11/13 - Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
  • 11/14 - San Diego, CA @ Sports Arena
  • 11/18 - Phoenix, AZ @ America West Arena
  • 11/20 - Anaheim, CA @ Arrowhead Pond
  • 11/21 - San Jose, CA @ San Jose Arena
  • 11/22 - San Jose, CA @ San Jose Arena (new date)
  • 11/24 - Sacramento, CA @ Arco Arena (new date)
  • 11/27 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Delta Center (new date)
  • 11/28 - Denver, CO @ Pepsi

    Center (new date)

  • 11/30 - Kansas City, MO @ Kemper Arena (new date)
  • 12/1 - St. Louis, MO @ Keil Center (new date)
  • 12/3 - Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center (new date)
  • 12/5 - Cincinnati, OH @ Crown Arena
  • 12/6 - Cleveland, OH @ Gund Arena