In his new video for the "Impacto" remix, Daddy Yankee appears to be doing some heavy traveling as he raps across the globe. More on that in a minute, but as it turns out, he'll be logging a lot of miles offscreen later this year: His record label, Interscope, just announced dates for Yankee's U.S. tour, which starts August 31 at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois, and ends October 14 in Houston.
Yankee is running a special promotion in conjunction with iTunes in which fans who preorder his June 5 release, El Cartel: The Big Boss, can also preorder concert tickets before they go on sale June 15.
The reggaetón king's Cartel features guest spots from Will.I.Am, the omnipresent Akon, Nicole Scherzinger of the Pussycat Dolls, and Fergie — who sings on the aforementioned, Scott Storch-produced "Impacto" remix (see "Daddy Yankee Hoping To Light Up Next Album With Diddy, Dre"). Mr. Collipark is also a featured producer on the album.
"You see the magic of TV," Yankee said on the set of the "Impacto" remix video, which was directed by the Saline Project. "We went to Mexico, New York, Japan, London ... and Puerto Rico. Everything was on green [screen]. Obviously you're gonna see a lot of green in the studio, but once you see the video [on television,] it's another game. We're pretending to be on one worldwide tour with Daddy Yankee because Daddy Yankee's sound is a worldwide sound."
Daddy Yankee's tour dates, according to his record label:
» 8/31 - Rosemont, IL @ Allstate Arena
» 9/2 - Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena at Boston University
» 9/7 - New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
» 9/8 - Fairfax, VA @ Patriot Center at George Mason University
» 9/9 - Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
» 9/14 - Miami, FL @ AmericanAirlines Arena
» 9/15 - Orlando, FL @ Amway Arena
» 9/21 - Hidalgo, TX @ Dodge Arena
» 9/22 - Laredo, TX @ Laredo Entertainment Center
» 9/23 - San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
» 9/28 - Phoenix, AZ @ US Airways Center
» 9/29 - Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay
» 9/30 - Fresno, CA @ Save Smart Center
» 10/5 - Daly City, CA @ Cow Palace
» 10/7 - Universal City, CA @ Gibson Amphitheatre
» 10/13 - Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
» 10/14 - Houston, TX @ Toyota Center