Lately, it’s been a headline rollercoaster for the Colombian pop star J Balvin. From being the subject of the infamous Residente diss track to releasing his major crossover tracks with English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, it seems like he’s being talked about from all angles. But now, citing production-related difficulties, Balvin announced today (April 12) that his JOSE tour has been postponed — merely a week before it was supposed to kick off in San Antonio.
“Throughout the past year, we have been working tirelessly to bring you an exciting and immersive ‘Jose’ Tour USA experience where everyone feels welcome to the party. Covid has caused some unforeseen production challenges, and I wouldn’t be able to keep my promise of giving you the absolute best show possible,” the “In Da Getto” singer announced on Instagram. “Because I believe you deserve that, I’ve made the difficult decision to reschedule the tour.”
“All the details are still being worked through with my incredible team, but we’ll be getting you the new dates within the next few weeks and honoring your tickets,” he continued. “I’m continuously in awe of all your love and support and I can’t wait to see you on the road where we will celebrate together and keep the good vibes rolling.”
This was supposed to be his biggest U.S. tour to date – in a recent conversation with Remezcla while promoting his latest album, JOSE, he had hinted about a few production details. “[The stage will be] Way bigger than everything that we have done before. My mission was: ‘What would Michael Jackson do if he was still alive?’ That was the mission for the team. I bet you it has to be one of the best tours ever seen on the planet,” Balvin said about the production at the time.
The tour’s postponement comes after a criticized performance at Bogotá’s annual Estereo Picnic Festival, where his set was described as “the poorest show” by the businessman and manager Julio Correal, who’s known for bringing huge acts to Colombia. We’ll see in a “few weeks” what the Colombian star will do.