Which Latin concerts will go on and which have been postponed by Omicron?
Find out about some of the concerts that were scheduled for the first quarter of the year that have been affected by new COVID protocols.
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The beginning of 2022 was looking lively, full of awards, plays and lots of music. However, as the world entered the Christmas holiday season, 2021 said goodbye with an increase in the number of COVID-19 infections thanks to the Omicron variant. Many of the concerts scheduled for the beginning of the year are being postponed, while others are still on.
Many Latin musicians had planned to tour the United States, but a lot of those have had to change course for now.
Here is a list of some Latin and Hispanic musicians that have switched up amid the newest wave of the pandemic.
Colombia's Carlos Vives announced the postponement of his tour “Después de todo… Vives” scheduled to start in the United States on Jan. 15. The same measure was taken by Ivy Queen, who despite starting 2022 with great energy, canceled her return to the stage in Mexico and the United States for February and March. She has yet to reschedule the concerts.
The group Bacilos also postponed its "¿Dónde nos quedamos?" tour, which was intended to return to "normal" concerts. Likewise, the Spanish rock group Hombres G postponed their "Resurrección" tour until further notice.
Still, many of the artists who have scheduled concerts for February have not made any changes, and have so far confirmed that the concerts will take place normally.
One of them is the salsa singer Victor Manuelle, who confirmed that he will still perform on Feb. 4 at the Orpheum Theatre. Similarly, Ricardo Montaner, who had to cancel concerts in 2020 and 2021 hopes not to have to do so and for the moment, and confirmed the start of his tour on Jan. 21 in Miami.
Ricardo Montaner Tour 2022 por los Estados Unidos !! @montanertwiter— Montaner Channel (@MontanerChannel) January 3, 2022
Entradas en https://t.co/4nSwwovLYu @loudliveinc#Miami #Orlando #Atlanta #Washington #NewYork #Hidalgo #Houston #Dallas #SanJose #LosAngeles #EstadosUnidos pic.twitter.com/3OXFB8PjaM
In addition, Puerto Rico's Nicky Jam confirmed that he will return to the stage on Jan. 8, performing at the Feria de los Manizales in Colombia, in spite of the increase of COVID cases. He will resume his "Infinity Tour" on March 19, a tour that will take him to Los Angeles, Boston, New York, Miami and Hidalgo, among other cities.