Gloria Trevi & Reik to Headline 2012 Billboard En Concierto
by Leila Cobo, Miami | March 13, 2012 9:55 EDT
For the third consecutive year, Billboard is teaming up with Telemundo Media and Cardenas Marketing Network (CMN) for its 3rd annual Billboard Latin Music Series.
"Billboard En Concierto," presented by State Farm in association with Bud Light, launches April 3 at the House of Blues in Los Angeles. The concert series, which has expanded year to year, will feature shows by Mexican pop trio Reik and pop diva extraordinaire Gloria Trevi and is produced by Latin entertainment firm CMN.
The "Billboard En Concierto" franchise features performances by finalists to the Billboard Latin Music Awards, which air live April 26 on the Telemundo Network. Jen Carlos Canela and XTreme launched the series in 2010 with concerts, and the 2011 edition featured shows by chart-topping Mexican trio Camila.
This year\'s series will feature four shows by Reik taking place April 3 at the House of Blues in Los Angeles; April 5 at New York\'s Best Buy Theatre; April 7 at Houston\'s Warehouse; and April 8 at the House of Blues in Dallas. Trevi will kick off the second half of "Billboard en Concierto" April 10 at the Filmore in San Francsico and will go on to play at Chicago\'s V-Live and Miami\'s Filmore on April 12 and 14, respectively.
Access to the "Billboard en Concierto" series is by invitation only, with fans asked to tune in to their local Telemundo station for give-aways or to participate in promotions. Fans can also visit billboardenconcierto.com to request invitations.
Both Reik and Trevi are finalists for the Billboard Latin Music Awards, which honor the most popular albums, songs and performers in Latin music, as determined by the actual sales, radio airplay and social media activity that informs Billboard\'s weekly charts. The awards are the culmination of the Billboard Latin Music Conference, presented by State Farm, the largest gathering of Latin music professionals in the world, taking place April 24-26 in Miami. For more information and registration to the conference, go to billboardlatinconference.com.
Schedule For the 3rd Annual "Billboard En Concierto" Presented by State Farm:
April 3: Reik (Los Angeles, House of Blues)
April 5: Reik (New York, Best Buy Theatre)
April 7: Reik (Houston, Warehouse Live)
April 8: Reik (Dallas, House of Blues)
April 10: Gloria Trevi (San Francisco, Fillmore)
April 12: Gloria Trevi (Chicago, V-Live)
April 14: Gloria Trevi (Miami, Fillmore)