19th December 2010

Location: SECC

Tickets: £40-£45

Shakira European tour announced with one night in Glasgow’s SECC.

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.

In keeping with Shakira’s inspired originality, as well as her sensual rhythms and free spirit, the ‘Sun Comes Out’ world tour promises to push the limits of the live concert experience, bringing fans a pulsating spectacle crossing all musical boundaries.

As the highest-selling Colombian artist of all time, Shakira has won two Grammy Awards, seven Latin Grammy Awards and has been Golden Globe nominated.  She is also the only artist from South America ever to have reached the no. 1 spot in the UK singles chart, the Australian ARIA chart and the US Billboard Hot 100.

Shakira’s latest hit and the official anthem of the 2010 World Cup, Waka Waka (This Time For Africa) has caught on around the globe, immediately following Shakira’s headline performance at the kick-off concert of the FIFA World Cup in South Africa.  The song has exploded onto the scene with the music video quickly becoming the most viewed video on YouTube for the month of June.  ‘Waka Waka’ got to the no. 1 spot on charts in over 15 countries, and sold over 4 million copies worldwide!

Shakira will perform songs from her collection of smash hits including ‘Waka Waka’, ‘She Wolf’, ‘La Tortura’ and the hit single ‘Hips Don’t Lie’  which reached no. 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100, was no. 1 in 55 countries and became the most played song in the history of US pop radio.  There may well also be a sneak preview of songs form her new album ‘Sale El Sol’.

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