Ricky Martin Tacks On 11 Dates To U.S. Tour

Latin-pop sensation's sold-out concert trek now stretches into December.

Latin-pop sensation Ricky Martin has added 11 dates to his sold-out tour

of the U.S., his label announced Thursday.

The tour now is slated to begin a day early, on Oct. 20, with an additional

performance in Miami. Other newly added shows include a second date in

Las Vegas on Nov. 11, and additional shows in San Jose and Sacramento,

Calif.; Salt Lake City; Denver; Kansas City, Mo.; St. Louis; Minneapolis;

and Cincinnati.

Each of the initial dates on the tour sold out within an hour, according

to Martin's label, Columbia Records.

The 27-year-old star has scored his biggest hit to date with "Livin' la

Vida Loca" (RealAudio

excerpt), the first single from his self-titled English-language

debut. The song and its accompanying video quickly became ubiquitous on

radio and MTV, and the album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200

albums chart in May.

The album also includes the ballad "She's All I Ever Had," the crowd-rouser

"Shake Your Bon Bon" (RealAudio

excerpt) and a duet with Madonna on the track "Be Careful (Cuidado Con Mi

Corazón)."

Martin, born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, was a member of the

teen-pop group Menudo. He went on to become an actor on the soap opera

"General Hospital" and a 1996 cast member of the Broadway show "Les

Miserables."

Ricky Martin Tour Dates:

Oct. 20-21; Miami, Fla.; Miami Arena

Oct. 22; Tampa, Fla.; Ice Palace

Oct. 24; Atlanta, Ga.; Philips Arena

Oct. 26; Philadelphia, Pa.; First Union Arena

Oct. 28-29; New York, N.Y.; Madison Square Garden

Oct. 31; Chicago, Ill.; United Center

Nov. 1; Auburn Hills, Mich.; Palace of Auburn Hills

Nov. 4; Dallas, Texas; Reunion Arena

Nov. 6; San Antonio, Texas; Alamodome

Nov. 7; Houston, Texas; Compaq Arena

Nov. 11; Las Vegas, Nev.; Mandalay Bay

Nov. 12; Las Vegas, Nev.; TBA

Nov. 13; Los Angeles, Calif.; The Staples Center

Nov. 14; San Diego, Calif.; Sports Arena

Nov. 18; Phoenix, Ariz.; America West Arena

Nov. 20; Anaheim, Calif.; Arrowhead Pond Arena

Nov. 22; San Jose, Calif.; San Jose Arena

Nov. 24; Sacramento, Calif.; Arco Arena

Nov. 27; Salt Lake City, Utah; Delta Center

Nov. 28; Denver, Colo.; Pepsi Center

Nov. 30; Kansas City, Mo.; Kemper Arena

Dec. 1; St. Louis, Mo.; Keil Center

Dec. 3; Minneapolis, Minn.; Target Center

Dec. 5; Cincinnati, Ohio; Crown Arena

Dec. 6; Cleveland, Ohio; Gund Arena