Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll (born February 2, 1977), known simply as Shakira, is a two-time Grammy Award and eight-time Latin Grammy Award-winning Colombian singer-songwriter, musician and record producer who has been a major figure in the pop music of Latin America since the mid- 1990s.
Hot on the heels of her captivating World Cup performance, Shakira, one of the most exciting and successful global artists in recent history, with more than 214 global award nominations and more than 50 million albums sold worldwide, has announced her 2010 global tour and her highly anticipated return to Europe. The European Tour, produced by Live Nation, will begin on November 16th in Lyon, France at La Halle Tony Garnier.
Shakira has already performed at Rock in Rio in Lisbon and she headlined the festival in Madrid where there were more than 85,000 fans.She will also perform at this weekend’s Glastonbury Festival in the UK on Saturday, June 26th and will be performing at the 2010 FIFA World Cup closing ceremony on July 11.
It has now been confirmed the European leg of her tour will begin in Lyon, France, on November 16. The star will then appear in countries including the UK, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal and Italy.
According to a release, Shakira will “bring fans a pulsating spectacle crossing all musical boundaries”. She will perform a selection of her biggest hits, including Waka Waka, She Wolf, La Tortura and Hips Don’t Lie, and will also give fans an exclusive sneak preview of her new album Sale El Sol.
Shakira’s European tour dates:
December 14 Manchester, UK MEN Arena On sale July 9
December 16 Dublin, Ireland O2 Arena On sale July 7
December 17 Belfast, UK Odyssey Arena On sale July 7
December 19 Glasgow, UK SECC On sale July 9
December 20 London, UK O2 Arena On sale July 2
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