Ricky Martin To Deliver "Latin Touch" On Tour; Ticket Sale Times Announced

Ricky Martin, the former Menudo member and current poster boy for the Latin pop explosion, hooked up with MTV News' John Norris in Miami to officially announce his fall tour, which kicks off in October.

As we reported on Monday, the fun begins on October 21 in Miami and runs through late November (see "Ricky Martin Lines Up Fall U.S. Tour, Shoots New Video"). While it won't be the first time Ricky has toured the States, it will be the first tour he's mounted since the release of his chart-topping fifth album, "Ricky Martin."

"I'm going to like 15 cities," Martin told MTV News. "You'll have the Latin touch. You'll be dancing a lot in the show, definitely. We're, like, 15 people on stage. We're talking an amazing band. People that I've worked with for many years. People that know the real meaning of the word fusion. And that's exactly what we want to

share with the audience, in this case. Yes, we do want to make a statement... of course." [RealVideo]

We'll have more from Ricky's tour announcement interview with John Norris on Friday afternoon in a special MTV Online Feature "Ricky Martin Up Close."

Here's Martin's full itinerary, plus just-released on-sale dates and times for tickets:

  • 10/21 - Miami, FL @ Miami Arena (on sale 7/10 @ 10 a.m.)
  • 10/22 - Tampa, FL @ Ice Palace (on sale 7/10 @ 10 a.m.)
  • 10/24 - Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena (on sale 7/17 @ 10 a.m.)
  • 10/26 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Union Center (on sale 7/17 @ 10 a.m.)
  • 10/28 - New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden (on sale 7/12 @ 9 a.m.)
  • 10/31 - Chicago, IL @ United Center (on sale 7/17 @ 10 a.m.)
  • 11/1 - Detroit, MI @ The Palace (on sale 7/11 @ 12 noon)
  • 11/4 - Dallas, TX @ Reunion Arena (on sale 7/10 @ 10 a.m.)
  • 11/6 - San Antonio, TX @ Alamodome (on sale 7/17 @ 10 a.m.)
  • 11/7 - Houston, TX @

    Compaq Arena (on sale 7/10 @ 10 a.m.)

  • 11/12 - Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay (on sale 7/17 @ 10 a.m.)
  • 11/13 - Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center (on sale 7/11 @ 12 noon)
  • 11/14 - San Diego, CA @ Sports Arena (on sale 7/10 @ 12 noon)
  • 11/18 - Phoenix, AZ @ America West Arena (on sale 7/10 @ 10 a.m.)
  • 11/20 - Anaheim, CA @ Arrowhead Pond (on sale 7/11 @ 12 noon)
  • 11/21 - San Jose, CA @ San Jose Arena (on sale 7/11 @ 12 noon)