PHOENIX, AZ – Rigo Entertainment welcomes the return of one of Latin music’s most defining artists of the last decade Gerardo Ortíz at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, November 1st at the historic Celebrity Theatre.
At just 29, Gerardo Ortíz is already a veteran of the music business. Ortíz has scored more No. 1s than any other solo act in the 24-year-old history of the Billboard Regional Mexican Airplay chart. In addition, Ortíz is an online and social media powerhouse– with over 22.3 million followers on social media, and an astounding one billion and counting views on VEVO.
His album, Comeré Callado Vol. 2 (8th studio album) was released in April 2018 and debuted #1 in iTunes Latin and Regional Mexican Chart. It maintained #1 for one week on Billboard Regional Mexican Albums charts. The album contains 15 band version songs, of which 10 of them are unpublished and 5 are new versions of songs previously published on his last album Comeré Callado Vol. 1. The hit singles include the banda ballad “Regresa Hermosa” (Return, Lovely) and the banda heart breaker “Para Qué Lastimarme” (Why Hurt Me).
The two-time Latin GRAMMY® nominee is one of the architects of the alternative corrido movement, and in turn has amplified Latin music in general. Ortíz has won a number of prestigious awards including twenty Billboard Latin Music Awards, eight Premios Lo Nuestro, and has earned four Platinum records and five Gold records as certified by the RIAA.
The year 2015 saw Ortíz make his acting debut in a cameo appearance in the movieSpare Parts. He also joined Latin Grammy winner Ana Bárbara as a judge on the 11th season of Estrella TV’s talent contest Tengo Talento, Mucho Talento, which aired September through November 2014. In 2011, Ortíz, whose repertoire has included narcocorridos, survived an ambush attempt in Mexico that left his cousin and business manager dead.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets ($35, $55, $100 and $190) are on sale now at Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., in Phoenix, or online atwww.celebritytheatre.com. To charge by phone, call 602-267-1600. All tickets are subject to sales tax, facility and ticketing fees. All ages welcome.