Shakira’s “El Dorado World Tour” comes to cinemas this November
Photo by Xavi Menos, Courtesy of Trafalgar Releasing
In a first for the pop superstar, global music icon Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoli, better known to the world as Shakira, comes to cinema screens around the world this November with Shakira in Concert: El Dorado World Tour. The event, which is presented by Trafalgar Releasing, Sony Music and Shakira Entertainment, will be shown on November 13, 2019 in more than 2,000 theaters in over 60 countries around the world with encore screenings to follow in select locations.
Following the hugely successful release of her 2017 album, El Dorado, which earned the singer a Grammy for Best Latin Pop Vocal Album and a Latin Grammy for Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album, the 42-year-old singer returned to the world stage, performing recent smashes such as Chantaje and La Bicicleta as well as hits from her 20+ year repertoire including Hips Don’t Lie, Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) and Estoy Aqui, to sold out stadiums and arenas around the world. The film will bring fans backstage and behind the scenes on the celebrated tour.
Directed by Shakira and James Merryman, the film relives the thrilling show on the big screen and, through documentary footage and Shakira’s own words, highlights what it took to bring the career-apex concert tour to 22 countries and nearly a million fans, after having to postpone the entire tour due to a vocal cord injury in November 2017.
The dazzling concert footage was predominantly filmed at Shakira’s Los Angeles show in August 2018 at The Forum in Inglewood, which the Los Angeles Times said at the time, “had the feel of a hero’s return.” Further scenes were shot throughout the U.S., Europe and Latin America. The tour spanned 22 countries worldwide where it was seen by approximately 1 million Shakira fans.
Marc Allenby, CEO of Trafalgar Releasing has said: “Trafalgar Releasing are really excited to be bringing to cinemas this incredible story, which illustrates Shakira’s determination and drive from her vocal cord injury through to bringing her amazing El Dorado shows to almost a million fans around the world. Through a mixture of behind the scenes, Shakira’s own words and the hit fuelled shows, this film will bring together Shakira fans everywhere to celebrate her 20 year+ career.”
Shakira has had a successful career, both on the awards circuit and on the pop and Latin charts, a career that has spanned over 25 years. Her first two breakthrough singles in the U.S. were 2001’s Whenever, Wherever and 2002’s Underneath Your Clothes, both of which hit the top 10 on the Billboard charts. Four years later the singer would achieve massive worldwide success with the release of the 2006 hit single, Hips Don’t Lie, which hit number one around the world, including in the United States. The Colombian-born performer has sold over 75 million records worldwide, won three Grammys, 13 Latin Grammys, 4 MTV Video Music Awards, 7 Billboard Music Awards and a staggering 39 Billboard Latin Music Awards. She is currently recording her next studio album.
In addition to her global music career, when she was 18-years-old she founded the Pies Descalzos (Barefoot) Foundation , which currently provides education and nutrition to over six thousand impoverished children in her home country of Colombia and is expanding its work to other countries, including newly launched projects in Haiti and South Africa. In October 2011, Shakira was named a member of President Obama’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.
Reflecting on the tour, Shakira said in 2019, “This was one of the most memorable tours of my career. After I recovered my voice, my fans inspired me to get back onstage as they always do, and it’s pretty surreal to be reliving it with them now in over 60 countries in theaters throughout the world. I know they’ve been asking on my socials for this concert film and now it’s finally ready, so I hope it will be something to remember both for me and all those who have supported me throughout the years.”
Tickets are on sale now at Shakira.film where fans can find the most up-to-date information regarding participating theaters and sign up for event alerts.