Updated 4/16. Puerto Rico’s Bad Bunny plays four California dates this April 2019. Below, please find reviews of recent tour dates in Indio, Connecticut, and Miami. Madison Square Garden on 4/27 is sold out: secondary market at ~$130-150 to get in the door at MSG (StubHub). Also: find new fall shows in Las Vegas (Saturday, 11/16), Old Town Station, San Diego (Friday, 11/22), and Ontario, California (Saturday, 11/23).
El conejo malo is a true showman. Bad Bunny lit up Coachella on Sunday night with a dance ’til you drop set.
The audience of the Puerto Rican Latin trap vocalist danced and bounced so vigorously at the sold out April 7 show at the Mohegan Sun Arena, the seats and floors felt like the ocean, undulating and vibrating beneath your feet. The crowd was standing from the moment Bad Bunny popped up on stage. Standing there amongst them, I found myself trying to anchor my leg so I did not topple over from the earthquake of dancing on the aluminum floors. In all of my years attending a concert at the Mohegan Sun, I have never experienced such a sensation simply from fans having a good time.
Bad Bunny returned to his regularly scheduled sermon with “Solo de Mi” as the crowd sang perfectly on-key. Of course, no Latin affair is complete without a rendition of “Te Bote,” which prompted those same two Bad Bunny fans to reach over the barrier again, only to be removed from the area completely.
Puerto Rico’s Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, better known as “Bad Bunny”, “San Benito”, and “Malo Canejo” is on a significant 2019 world tour. Since he last played San Jose‘s SAP Center on April 20, 2018, Ocasio:
sold-out three shows in his native San Juan, Puerto Rico, March 2019,
played an incredible Coachella set featuring an appearance by J Balvin, eg, “Bad Bunny Brings Out J Balvin For Fiery Coachella Set” (Billboard, 4/15)
This April, Bad Bunny plays SAP Center on 4/20 for the second straight year. Last year, the “Nueva Religion” tour rolled through San Jose 4/20. Two months later, the government in Santo Domingo banned several Bad Bunny radio hits (AP, 2018). This Q1 2019, iconic videos supported an avalanche of “X100PRE” singles, sold out March dates in San Juan (8, 9, 10), across the Americas (Bad Bunny X100PRE tour), and headlining Summer 2019 festivals in Paris (Lollapalooza), Rome (Rock In Roma), and Madrid (Rio Babel). “X100PRE” was published Christmas Eve 2018.