Bad Bunny kicks off ‘World’s Hottest Tour’ in Orlando
The sold out tour accompanying his latest album, ‘Un Verano Sin Ti,’ got off the ‘hottest’ of starts last night.
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Love him or hate him, Bad Bunny is an icon of music on a global scale in this digital age. Everything the 26-year-old touches, turns to gold, and his tours are spectacles being added to more and more bucket lists around the world.
It’s why some fans interviewed by Orlando’s WESH 2 admitted to spending more money on a ticket to the kickoff concert for Benito’s newest ‘World’s Hottest Tour’ than they did for plane tickets there from California.
Per the local NBC-affiliate, the scene outside Orlando’s 65,000-capacity Camping World Stadium before the concert was one reminiscent of a tailgate before a Saturday college or Sunday NFL football game. Shuttles also ran as far as a half mile from the stadium to get fans to the door in a more timely manner.
All 65,000 of the stadium’s seats were filled for the concert, and the Friday night sky was illuminated with the flashlights of cell phones as Bad Bunny took the stage and performed his setlist.
Orlando was the first stop on what is a two-legged stadium tour over the next four months. The initial tour consisted of 29 shows, 17 of which were in the U.S. before the second leg tour of Latin America.
Most tickets were sold out within minutes of going on sale at almost every stop. Additional dates were added to U.S. stops in Miami, Houston, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Los Angeles. In Latin America, additional performances were added in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and Santiago, Chile. Those additional shows also sold out in minutes.
The next stop on The World’s Hottest Tour for Bad Bunny is Atlanta, at the Brave’s 41,000-seat Truist Park on Aug. 9. The biggest venue of the whole tour is Dallas’ AT&T Stadium, which can be expanded to accommodate 105,000 people. The biggest in Latin America is Mexico City’s Estadio Azteca, at more than 87,000.
The World’s Hottest Tour is the first stadium tour of Bad Bunny’s career, and is in support of his most recent album, Un Verano Sin Ti, which has been the soundtrack of the Summer in 2022 ever since it dropped on May 6, 2022.
The album is Bad Bunny’s second number one album on the US Billboard 200, and only the second number one record to ever be entirely recorded in Spanish. The first was Benito’s previous album, El Último Tour Del Mundo, released in 2020. The tour accompanying that project also sold out.
On Spotify, Un Verano Sin Ti is the most-streamed album of 2022 just three months after its release.
The Puerto Rican’s popularity speaks for itself when looking at scenes of his concerts.