'La Banda' Boy Band CNCO to Tour With Ricky Martin
CNCO, the boy band that won Season 1 of Univision's "La Banda," will be joining Puerto Rican music superstar Ricky Martin on his 2016 "One World" tour.
The group shared a photo on their official Instagram account announcing the news.
"It's an honor for us to have a special appearance at @ricky_martin #OneWorldTour, our first performance will be in #PuertoRico," the group captioned the post.
A photo posted by CNCO (@cncomusic) on Jan 21, 2016 at 3:35pm PST
The tour will take the group to Puerto Rico on Feb. 12, where they will kick of their special appearances in San Juan. This will be followed by performances in Mendoza, Rosario and Buenos Aires, Argentina and Santiago, Chile.
The news comes as no surprise. At a press event after the show's finale, Martin, one of the judges on the show, revealed that the boy band would definitely be touring come 2016, reported Radio Fórmula.
"What I have asked them is that if they have five minutes to sleep, please sleep because what is coming in the coming months is very intense," he said. "God willing, in February we start in Argentina, Chile, we are going to Mexico, going to Colombia, Paraguay, Uruguay, Bolivia, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic...their passports are going to get filled up fast."
CNCO is made up of members Erick Colón, Christopher Vélez, Joel Pimentel, Zabdiel De Jesús, Richard Camacho.
The group won the reality competition, created by Simon Cowell and produced by Martin. The show was originally launched in an effort to create a Latino boy band that could fill the gap left behind by the breakup of Menudo, the group that launched Martin's own career.
According to Billboard, last May it was announced that Season 2 of the Spanish-language reality competition would switch things up and look for a Latin female group.
“I am absolutely delighted to be announcing season 2 of 'La Banda',” Cowell said. “The enthusiasm for this format is already very exciting and most importantly we are seeing some incredibly promising talent.”
CNCO's new single, “Tan Fácil,” will be released on Jan. 29.
Check out the group's performance of "Devuélveme Mi Corazón" in Times Square during Univision's "Feliz 2016" special.