Oakland Arena | Oakland, California
Daddy Yankee announced his retirement from music in an emotional three-minute video uploaded on Youtube. The King of Reggaeton, famous for hits such as “Gasolina,” “Dura,” and “Con Calma,” is bidding goodbye to his fans around the world with a massive world tour titled, The La Última Vuelta World Tour (The Last Lap World Tour). The American leg of the tour consists of 42 dates spread across summer and winter. The extensive tour includes a much-awaited stop at the Oakland Arena in California on Tuesday, 2nd August 2022. Since this is Daddy Yankee’s last ever trek in the United States, he promised that this tour will be his career's biggest and most incredible production. If you love Daddy Yankee, this may be the last time you see him perform live. So get your tickets now!
Retirement is probably the last thing that fans expected from Daddy Yankee. The award-winning Latin sensation is currently in his prime with the recent releases of record-breaking songs and chart-topping albums. His latest album, Legendaddy, topped the Billboard US Top Latin Albums and peaked at number 8 on the Billboard 200 chart. Legendaddy’s predecessors also topped the charts and earned multi-platinum certifications from several countries. Moreover, Daddy Yankee has won 148 awards, including the Latin Grammy Awards, Billboard Music Awards, and Billboard Latin Music Awards. He has also earned 484 nominations throughout his three-decade career. His massive hit single “Despacito” with Luis Fonsi also broke records being the first music video to reach five billion views. Daddy Yankee has earned all these unbelievable achievements in a span of 18 years since his breakthrough in 2004 with the release of Barrio Fino. So why is he retiring?
During his video, Daddy Yankee expressed his desire to influence the next generation of Latin artists. "In the neighborhoods where we grew up, the majority of us wanted to be drug dealers. Now when I visit, the majority of them want to be singers, so for me, this means a lot," he mentioned. The reggaeton pioneer added that his career had been a marathon, and he finally saw the finish line. “Now I get to enjoy everything you have given me," he said in Spanish. "This genre, the people say that I made it global, but it was you who gave me the key to open the doors to make this genre the biggest in the world. I confess that this is the biggest treasure I could have in my career."
Tickets to Daddy Yankee’s show at the Oakland Arena on Tuesday 2nd August 2022 are now available!