Honey-voice bachata singer Romeo Santos has extended his "Formula Vol. 1" tour into the spring, including an April 9 show at the Coliseum.
The former Aventura singer has been on quite the hot streak with his debut solo album, which has been at or near the top of the Latin album charts. It has spawned two No. 1 singles on Billboard's Hot Latin Songs chart, "You," "La Diabla" and "Promise," a collab with Usher.
Santos recently released a live album and DVD, "The King Stays King: Sold Out at Madison Square Garden," taken from an SRO three-night run at his hometown arena, with collaborations with Usher, P. Diddy, Luis Vargas, Wisin y Yandel and Anthony Santos.
He was nominated for a Grammy Award last week for Best Tropical Latin Album and seven Premio Lo Nuestro trophies, including artist of the year, contemporary tropical artist of the year, tropical male artist and tropical song of the year for two hits, "La Diabla" and "Mi Santa."
Tickets for the El Paso show range from $37 to $87 and go on sale at 11 a.m. Dec. 19 at the box office, Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com and 800.745.3000.
Bachata, by the way, has yet to become a big seller in El Paso, so the Coliseum will be in what's called a half-hour configuration, meaning the stage will be in the middle of the floor, facing north.
In other concert news:
• Sun Bowl halftime entertainer Lee Brice will play a full show at 8 p.m. Dec. 20 at Graham Central Station, 505 S. Main, in Las Cruces.
Brice probably will sing only three songs during the halftime show here on Dec. 31, but you can expect to hear his hits "A Woman Like You," "Love Like Crazy" and "Hard to Love" and more at the LC show.
Tickets are $20, on sale in Las Cruces at Horse and Hound, the Boot Barn and the club, and online at grahamcentralstationlascruces.com.
• Today's high winds have forced Franklin Mountains State Park staff to cancel tonight's Christmas in the Park program, which was to feature a choir and other attractions to ring in the season in an outdoorsy sort of way.
• Organizers of the monthly arts, crafts and music event known as mARTket say they've outgrown the space at downtown's Loft Light Studios, so they're moving next week's Christmas program, Christmas Version 2.0" to Tricky Falls.
It will be at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19 at the club and will feature music by Lochlan Green and CDR Project, and several local vendors, who'll sell visual art, jewelry and other handmade items.
Cover is $3.
• Listen up jazz fans. The Candice Reyes Quartet headlines Live at Soho .. Ho .. Ho, a concert designed to collect blankets for the La Posada Home.
It will be at 5 p.m. Dec. 18 at the Soho Cocktail Lounge, 500 N. Oregon.
Five other acts are confirmed, with more to be added.
They are: Phat Catz, the Chris Oliver Quintet, Allan Rodriguez and Cesar Duo, the Mireles Rodriguez Trio and Daniel Rivera (who I think is the same guy who wrote some music for UTEP theater's production of "A Christmas Carol," which opens at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Wise Family Theatre).
Cover is $5, or $3 with the donation of a new or good-condition blanket.
• There's been a slight change in the lineup for tonight's Punx for Presents concert and toy drive at M's Lips Lounge, 510 N. Stanton.
Ironsides has canceled. 51/fifty will open the show at 9 p.m., followed by Dubcartel at 10, No Application Fee at 11 and headliners Fixed Idea at 12:10 a.m.
Admission is $5, or a donation of a new toy.
Fixed Idea is wrapping up its 20th anniversary year in grand style.
After releasing a live album and video and playing an anniversary show with members of various incarnations of the Chuco ska-punk band, founder, singer and guitarist Pancho Mendoza says the band has been invited to contribute a track to a new combination by indie label Hellcat Records.
Called "Dale La Bota," it will be, Mendoza said via email, "the first attempt by Hellcat Records to showcase ska-punk music among the Mexican-American musical community." Nice.
They'll share space with the Voodoo Glow Skulls, Inspector, Death by Stereo and others.