Not many artists or bands have moved plenty like RBD did again within the early 2000s after they carried out sold-out reveals at stadiums and arenas throughout the globe. Twenty years later, they’re poised to do it once more with a newly introduced world tour slated to kick off later this 12 months, which is able to mark their highly-anticipated reunion since disbanding in December 2008 after their final present in Madrid.
The Mexican pop band — comprised of Anahí, Dulce María, Christian Chavez, Maite Perroni and Christopher von Uckermann (Alfonso Herrera is not going to be a part of his bandmates) — is about to go to Mexico, Brazil and the U.S. In complete, the 28-date stint will tour 10 stadiums and 18 arenas. The Reside Nation-produced trek will kick off in El Paso, Texas, on the Solar Bowl Stadium on Aug. 25 and can make stops in key U.S. cities resembling Chicago, New York, Miami and Los Angeles.
“It’s a brand new period that makes us actually excited and it’s a brand new alternative to share the stage as soon as once more and really feel a novel power,” Perroni tells Billboard. “There’re cycles in life and every considered one of us needed to deal with our careers as actors and musicians and that meant we needed to give these tasks time, power and plenty of dedication. It additionally allowed every considered one of us to develop professionally and personally. Now, the time [for the reunion] is ideal as a result of we’re now extra aware, extra mature, we’ll get pleasure from it from a distinct perspective now as adults.”
The comeback tour announcement comes a month after the band’s social media accounts shared a minute-plus video, captioned “Soy Rebelde,” which mixes a scene from the telenovela Rebelde and up to date footage of the present 5 group members at an intimate dinner.
Conversations for a dwell, in-person tour had been occurring sporadically however nothing ever got here to fruition due to conflicting schedules. It wasn’t till late final 12 months that the conversations grew to become critical in any case members attended Perroni’s marriage ceremony in October. “Once I was planning the marriage, the DJ requested me which songs to not play and I strictly stated, ‘No RBD songs,’” Perroni remembers. “I defined that I didn’t need my bandmates, who had been my company, to really feel pressured into having to sing.”
Then, one thing sudden occurred: The day of the marriage, RBD members went to ask the DJ to play “Rebelde” and “Sálvame” they usually all began singing in unison. “It was an unbelievable second. A couple of days later we began a gaggle chat, and all agreed it was time to have that reunion tour. We deliberate all of it in a month and a half and right here we’re.”
When RBD final toured, in complete it grossed $72.5 million and offered over 1.5 million tickets, in line with figures reported to Billboard Boxscore. On the Billboard charts, RBD had a complete of seven entries on the Billboard 200 chart together with Rebelde, Celestial and Nuestro Amor, and eight entries on Top Latin Albums with six hitting the highest 10. Over on Hot Latin Songs, the band had 10 complete entries and out of these, 5 hit prime 10.
“20 years later, we’re closing a cycle of our lives that was so vital and so spectacular. Our intention this time round is to get pleasure from it to the fullest, to share, thank everybody and have some form of closure that I don’t suppose we had final time round. We had a goodbye tour again then, nevertheless it didn’t really feel like we actually stated goodbye.”
This time round, Anahí, Dulce María and Perroni shall be touring as moms. Anahí has two children, Dulce María one and Perroni just lately introduced she’s anticipating her first little one. “I’m getting ready myself bodily and mentally for this new stage in my life, which shall be difficult however an ideal alternative as properly. My buddies, Dulce and Anahí, who have already got expertise in motherhood shall be there to information me and provides me suggestions. It is going to be a really particular 12 months for all of us.”
Tickets for RBD’s Soy Rebelde Tour are set to go on sale Jan. 27 at 10 a.m. See the tour dates and particulars here.
—Further reporting by Jessica Roiz