Guerra will perform songs from his upcoming album “Literal” and his greatest hits.
Juan Luis Guerra will tour the U.S. this fall, supporting his upcoming album Literal and performing his greatest hits. The seven-city string of concerts by Guerra and his band 4.40 is set to kick off Sept. 26 in Boston — where the tropical music innovator and crossover attended Berklee College of Music — and will wrap in Orlando on Oct. 27.
Guerra will talk about his career on Wednesday (April 24) in Las Vegas as the subject of the Legend Q&A during Billboard Latin Music Week. At the 2019 Billboard Latin Music Awards on Thursday (April 25) he will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award.
With some 30 million albums sold around the world, Guerra, 61, is a Latin music godfather whose early international successes included the classic “Ojalá Que Llueva Café." The track, which foreshadowed the global impact of current tropical urban stars is still instantly recognizable from its first notes. Throughout his prolific career, Guerra has been reinventing the joyful rhythms of his native Dominican Republic with his band 4.40 and writing magical realist lyrics mined from the everyday lives of people in Latin America and beyond, empowering listeners at the same time as they dance their troubles away to his messages of “peace, harmony and love.”
In a recent interview with Billboard, Guerra described Literal, set for release May, as “something new and very modern.”
Tickets for Guerra’s U.S. tour, presented by Loud and Live, go on sale this Friday (April 26).