Rosalía ready to take the stage on a world tour
She spent three years working on “Motomami”, her acclaimed third studio album, and now Rosalía is ready to take the stage on a world tour that has her “very ‘excited’ (excited)”.
The Spanish sensation, winner of eight Latin Grammys and one Grammy, announced on Monday his “Motomami World Tour”, a tour of 46 concerts in 15 countries that begins on 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 in Paris.
“No no no no no. There are days, days, days, months and months and months dedicated as a ‘performer’ (artist) to dancing, singing. There isn’t a day that I don’t train, there isn’t a day that I don’t study all of this,” the 29-year-old singer-songwriter told The Associated Press on Monday in a Zoom interview from Miami when asked how she prepares physically and emotionally for such a route.
“But I have always really liked traveling, and in the end I feel that being able to go to other countries also keeps me inspired, keeps making music, because in the end I hope that during the tour I can continue writing songs even if I’m on the road. ‘ (traveling),” he added.
In fact, “Motomami”, his anticipated 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 eclectic album de 16 cortes debuted at number one on Spotify’s global chart upon its release on March 18 (the first by a Spanish artist to achieve the feat) and also had the best debut for a Latin album on Billboard to date. anus.
About her influences and musical references, the first thing that Rosalía mentions is that she grew up in an environment of nature.
“In the end, nature is God’s most brilliant creation. That has been a reference for me, or rather an inspiration, let’s say. Since I was little, that marked me”, said the artist born in San Cucufate del Vallés, a municipality located in the Vallés Occidental region, 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 has always inspired me a lot too, a very intelligent woman”.
“And well, my mother always taught me Nina Hagen, Patti Smith, Janis Joplin, women who create. Björk,” she continued. “My mom taught me all that because she really liked music, so all of that has been a reference for me.”
Transferring a project as ambitious and varied as “Motomami” to a live show is “a very exciting challenge” for Rosalía, who prefers “not to condition and anticipate too much and that, when you really give, that people can enjoy that experience”.
However, he enthusiastically announced that it will be a very different tour from his previous one in 2019 in support of “El mal Querer”, which also included more than 40 concerts on both sides of the Atlantic.
On that occasion, in New York, he performed two nights at Webster Hall. This time she will do it at the emblematic Radio City Music Hall, on September 18 and 19.
“Two nights! Two nights! I can not 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 interpreter of hits that also include “With height” with J Balvin, “TKN” with Travis Scott and “La noche de noche” with Bad Bunny.
He also said that he is excited 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 affection; it is such a dedicated audience that it brings out the best in me”; arrive at the San Juan Coliseum, “because many of the artists who have inspired this project, such as (Daddy) Yankee, Tego (Calderón), Zion, Don Omar”, have filled that venue, and La Romana in the Dominican Republic, “because there is also bachata in ‘Motomami’”.
Tickets for the “Motomami World Tour” will be available for purchase starting Friday at rosalia.com.
American Express members in North America can purchase tickets in select markets beginning Monday, while Verizon customers will have access to a pre-sale Wednesday through Thursday.