As we reported on Monday morning, Aventura just announced their first U.S. tour in over 10 years. And while the seven date tour includes cities like Los Angeles, Boston, D.C. and Miami, many fans took to their social media to express their dismay of New York City’s exclusion on the announced dates.
— Chuey (@ChueyBear_) December 10, 2019
How you have an Aventura Tour but no dates in NYC?!?!?!?!?!??!?!? Im Confusion.
— Milly ✨ (@_jmilz) December 9, 2019
The Bronx-bred band, comprised of Romeo Santos, Henry Santos, Lenny Santos and Max Santos made their name by taking the sounds of Dominican bachata that were (and still are) ubiquitous with uptown New York, and updating them to encompass other influences they grew up with, including hip-hop and R&B.
It’s this deep connection with New York City – and particularly uptown – that has fans wondering why the band seemingly chose to leave their own hometown off from their upcoming tour.
So.. Aventura isn’t performing In NYC?!?! The place where it all began 20 years ago?!?!? Makes no sense but okay
— Chakira (@Chakiraaz) December 9, 2019
i feel personally disrespected that Aventura announces their tour with no date in NYC. like we MADE y'all
— chrismel (@mel25416) December 10, 2019
But other fans were also quick to point out the three day gap between the Boston and Washington D.C. dates – speculating that there may yet be a surprise in store.
Wait pero are we rioting bc there’s no NYC date or are we trusting that between the March 1 & 5 DC &
Boston dates they are planning some epic shit? I have March 1-5 blocked off in my cal por si acaso
— Verónica Bayetti Flores (@veroconplatanos) December 9, 2019
Patiently waiting for aventura to say jk and pull out 5 dates for NYC
— Mel (@EloelMelanie) December 10, 2019
If we’ve learned anything from watching Romeo Santos’ career, is that the self-proclaimed king of bachata loves to revel in theatrics, and truly takes joy in giving fans some of the most extra announcements in the game.
We wouldn’t give up hope just yet. In the meantime, pásanos la hookah, and let’s wait this out.