Latin-Pop Star Ricky Martin To Launch Summer Tour

Singer to follow last fall's sold-out outing with another trip around the U.S.

Latin-pop sensation Ricky Martin will embark on a 27-city U.S. tour June 9 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

After two shows in Florida, the flamboyant singer will head up the East Coast before cutting across the country, finishing up July 27 in Portland, Ore., according to a publicist.

Martin was nominated for four Grammy Awards this year, including Record of the Year, for "Livin' la Vida Loca" (RealAudio excerpt), and Pop Album of the Year, for his self-titled English-language debut, released last spring.

The former Menudo singer was not called to the stage for any honors at the Feb. 24 ceremony in Los Angeles, but he did perform a spectacular rendition of "Maria" (RealAudio excerpt of album version), backed by acrobatic and pyrotechnic stunts.

This will be Martin's second major tour of the U.S. The first, last fall, sold out quickly, prompting promoters to add more dates.

Ricky Martin tour dates:

June 9; Fort Lauderdale, Fla; National Car Rental Center

June 10; Orlando, Fla.; T.D. Water House Center

June 12; Charlotte, N.C.; Charlotte Coliseum

June 13; Greensboro, N.C.; Greensboro Coliseum

June 15; Uniondale, N.Y.; Nassau Coliseum

June 17; Hartford, Conn.; Hartford Civic Center

June 19; East Rutherford, N.J.; Continental Airlines Arena

June 21; Boston, Mass.; Fleet Center

June 24; Washington, D.C.; MCI Center

June 27; Pittsburgh, Pa.; Mellon Arena

June 28; State College, Pa.; Bryce Jordan Center

June 30; Auburn Hills, Mich.; Palace of Auburn Hills

July 1; Chicago, Ill.; United Center

July 3; Milwaukee, Wis.; Bradley Center

July 5; Indianapolis, Ind.; Conseco Fieldhouse

July 6; Columbus, Ohio; Schottenstein Center

July 8; New Orleans, La.; New Orleans Arena

July 10; Atlanta, Ga.; Philips Arena

July 11; Greenville, S.C.; Bi-Lo Center

July 12; Nashville, Tenn.; Gaylord Arena

July 15; El Paso, Texas; Sun Bowl Stadium

July 17; San Diego, Calif.; San Diego Sports Arena

July 18; Phoenix, Ariz.; America West Arena

July 20; Anaheim, Calif.; Arrowhead Pond

July 24; Oakland, Calif.; Oakland Arena

July 26; Tacoma, Wash.; Tacoma Dome

July 27; Portland, Ore.; Rose Garden Arena