Mexican pop diva Gloria Trevi will be kicking off the U.S. leg of her El Amor world tour at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on Aug. 21, the same day she releases her highly anticipated new album.
“These are songs that have transformed my life, that have taught me about love and how I want to be loved,” Trevi said in a statement. “I know I will leave pieces of my soul on this tour, which will be very physically and emotionally demanding but it will be worth it.”
For her as-yet-untitled new album, Trevi enlisted Chilean producer (and David Foster collaborator) Humberto Gatica. The first single will be released May 19.
Trevi recently attended the premiere of her new biopic last month at South by Southwest. Directed by Christian Keller from a screenplay by Sabina Berman (Backyard, Pancho Villa, Naked Woman) and starring Sofia Espinosa,Gloria chronicles the pop provocateur’s tumultuous rise to stardom, how she came to be known as the “Mexican Madonna,” her stint in a Brazilian jail due to bizarre criminal allegations, her exoneration and eventual comeback.
“I watched the movie at my fans’ suggestion,” Trevi told Billboard’s Leila Cobo during a Q&A at SXSW prior to the film’s first U.S. screening. “It’s not easy to see your life reflected and I personally had to understand that it’s not a documentary, but a film with dramatic license. It made me laugh, it made me cry, it made me get angry. It was hard to watch, but even with all the dramatic license it took, it’s a film with a positive message.”
“It’s hard to play me,” she added with wry humor. “I’m like a tragicomedy; I make people laugh and cry.”
Tickets for Trevi’s “El Amor” tour will go on sale April 24 on axs.com. Shows from Los Angeles to El Paso, Texas, have been announced so far, with more to follow.
First U.S. Dates of Gloria Trevi’s ‘El Amor’ World Tour:
Aug. 21 – Los Angeles @ The Greek Theatre
Aug. 22 – San Jose, Calif. @ City National Civic Performing Arts Theatre
Aug. 23 – Modesto, Calif. @ Gallo Center For The Arts
Sept. 11 – McAllen (Hidalgo), Texas @ State Farm Arena
Sept. 12 – Laredo, Texas @ Laredo Energy Arena
Sept. 18 – Houston @ Bayou Music Center
Sept. 19 – Dallas @ Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
Nov. 6 – Phoenix @ Comerica Theatre
Nov. 7 – El Paso, Texas @ El Coliseo