She spent three years working on “Motomami”, her acclaimed third studio album, and now Rosalía is ready to hit the stage for a world tour that has her “very ‘excited’ (excited).”
The Spanish sensation, winner of eight Latin Grammys and a Grammy, announced his “Motomami World Tour” on Monday, a 46-concert tour of 15 countries that kicks off July 6 in Almería, Spain, and includes stops in Barcelona. , Madrid, Ciudad de Mexico, São Paulo, Santiago de Chile, Buenos Aires, Bogotá, New York, Toronto, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Milan, Amsterdam, London and more, before closing on December 18 at Paris.
“No no no no no. There are days, days, days, months and months and months devoted as a “performer” (artist) to dancing, singing. not a day goes by that I don’t practice, there goes a day that I don’t study all of this,” the 28-year-old singer-songwriter told The Associated Press in an interview on Monday. Zoom in from Miami when asked how she is physically and emotionally preparing for such an itinerary.
“But I’ve always loved traveling a lot, and in the end I feel like being able to go to other countries also keeps me inspired, keep making music, because in the end I hope that during the tour I be able to keep writing songs even though I’m on the road. “(travelling),” he added.
Indeed, “Motomami”, his expected album after 2018’s “El Mal Querer”, was an international project carried out between Barcelona, Miami, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, New York and Los Angeles, largely during the pandemic.
With its combination of flamenco, reggaeton, bachata, salsa, electro-pop and hip hop, and songs like “Saoko”, “La Combi Versace” with Tokischa, “La fame” with The Weeknd and “Chicken teriyaki”, the 16 cortes’ eclectic album debuted at number one on Spotify’s global chart when it was released on March 18 (the first by a Spanish artist to achieve the feat) and also achieved the highest debut for a Latin album on Billboard to date.
About her musical influences and references, the first thing Rosalía mentions is that she grew up in an environment of nature.
“Ultimately, nature is God’s most brilliant creation. It was a reference for me, or rather an inspiration, let’s say. Since I was little it has marked me,” said the artist born in San Cucufate del Vallés, a municipality located in the region of Vallés Occidental, in the province of Barcelona, in the autonomous community of Catalonia.
Then he highlights the great women in his life: “My grandmother took me to mass and that marked me. My mother has always been a reference; she is a very strong woman, a very independent woman. Or my sister, who is a visual artist and who has always inspired me a lot too, a very intelligent woman”.
“Well, my mother always taught me Nina Hagen, Patti Smith, Janis Joplin, women who create. Björk,” he continued. “My mother taught me all of this because she really loved music, so all of this has been a reference for me.”
Transferring a project as ambitious and varied as “Motomami” to a live performance is “a very exciting challenge” for Rosalía, who prefers “not to condition and anticipate too much and that, when you really give, people can benefit from this experience ” .
However, he enthusiastically announced that it would be a very different tour to his previous one in 2019 in support of “El Mal Querer”, which also included over 40 concerts on both sides of the Atlantic.
On this occasion, in New York, he performed two evenings at Webster Hall. This time it will be at the iconic Radio City Music Hall on September 18-19.
“Two nights! Two nights! I can’t wait. New York is one of my favorite cities. I hope at some point in my life I can live there. But for now at least I can go sing “, said the performer of hits that also include “With height” with J Balvin, “TKN” with Travis Scott and “Las noche de noche” with Bad Bunny.
He also said he was delighted to play again in his country, where he has scheduled 12 presentations, as well as in Mexico and Argentina “because the public there gives you a lot, a lot, a lot of love. ; it’s such a dedicated audience that it brings out the best in me”; arrive at the San Juan Coliseum, “because many artists who inspired this project, such as (Daddy) Yankee, Tego (Calderón), Zion, Don Omar”, filled this place, and La Romana in the Dominican Republic, “because that there is also bachata in ‘Motomami'”.
Tickets for the “Motomami World Tour” will be available for purchase from Friday on rosalia.com.
American Express members in North America can purchase tickets in select markets starting Monday, while Verizon customers will have access to a pre-sale Wednesday through Thursday.
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