According to a Live Nation press release, the U.S. leg of the “El Dorado World Tour,” previously scheduled for January 2018, will be postponed to August due to prolonged recovery from a vocal cord hemorrhage. European dates, postponed last month for the injury, will begin in June.

“Shakira’s doctors have determined that she needs to spend the next few months working towards recovery in order for her vocal cords to be in optimal condition for touring,” the statement reads.

“While disappointed to not be able to perform in January as scheduled, Shakira is happy to be able to get back on the road by summer with her best show yet, and remains incredibly grateful for all the loyalty, patience and support her fans have shown her”.

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The singer reiterates her gratitude for fans’ patience in a letter posted to her website and social media pages.

“Though I very much hoped to be able to recover my vocal cords in time to pick the tour back up in January, and after exploring many options to that effect, I have accepted that this is an injury that simply needs more time and care to heal,” Shakira writes.

“I feel for all of you who planned ahead to come to these shows and who have been so patient as I took the time needed to figure out the best course of action with my doctors.”

She adds: “I promise to give you all of me and more from the minute I get on that stage and I am counting the days till showtime!”

Shakira’s full letter is below:

The new “El Dorado World Tour” dates are as follows:




June 5, 2018 

Cologne, Germany

Lanxess Arena

June 7, 2018

Antwerp, Belgium


June 9, 2018

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Ziggo Dome

June 13, 2018

Paris, France

AccorHotels Arena

June 14, 2018

Paris, France

AccorHotels Arena

June 17, 2018

Munich, Germany


June 19, 2018

Luxembourg, Luxembourg


June 21, 2018

Milan, Italy

Mediolanum Forum

June 22, 2018

Zurich, Switzerland


June 25, 2018

Montpellier, France

Park&Suites Arena

June 28, 2018

Lisbon, Portugal

Altice Arena

June 30, 2018

Bilbao, Spain

Bilbao Exhibition Centre

July 1, 2018

La Coruña, Spain

Coliseum de Coruña

July 3, 2018

Madrid, Spain

WiZink Center

July 6, 2018

Barcelona, Spain

Palau Sant Jordi 

July 7, 2018

Barcelona, Spain

Palau Sant Jordi

August 3, 2018

Chicago, IL

United Center

August 4, 2018

Detroit, MI

Little Caesars Arena

August 7, 2018

Toronto, ON

Air Canada Centre

August 8, 2018

Montreal, QB

Bell Centre

August 10, 2018

New York, NY

Madison Square Garden

August 11, 2018

Washington, DC

Capital One Arena

August 14, 2018

Orlando, FL

Amway Center

August 15, 2018

Sunrise, FL

BB&T Center

August 17, 2018

Miami, FL

AmericanAirlines Arena

August 18, 2018

Miami, FL

AmericanAirlines Arena

August 21, 2018

Dallas, TX

American Airlines Center

August 22, 2018

Houston, TX

Toyota Center

August 24, 2018

San Antonio, TX

AT&T Center

August 26, 2018

Phoenix, AZ

Talking Stick Resort Arena

August 28, 2018

Los Angeles, CA

The Forum

August 31, 2018

Anaheim, CA

Honda Center

September 1, 2018

Las Vegas, NV

MGM Garden Arena

September 5, 2018

San Diego, CA

Valley View Casino Center

September 6, 2018

San Jose, CA

SAP Center

Last Updated on December 27, 2017