Mérida, Yucatán — The singer of the summer hit “Despacito” is coming to town as part of his international tour.
The Puerto Rican pop star Luis Fonsi arrives Saturday, Oct. 28. But that’s all we know. Tiny details like the venue and ticket prices were not announced.
It’s been a big year for Fonsi, 39, whose January release of “Despacito,” or “Slowly” in English, has broken records. Its music video was the first to reach 3 billion views on YouTube.
The reggaeton-pop track topped the charts in 45 countries, and a remix featuring Justin Bieber became the first song sung mostly in Spanish to top the Billboard Hot 100 since the Bayside Boys Mix song “Macarena” in 1996.
Fonsi’s tour of Mexico lasts 10 days, and also includes Cancun, Queretaro, Monterrey, Guadalajara and Mexico City, among others.
This is Fonsi’s second trip to Yucatán. In 2016 he recorded segments of the video “Wave Your Flag” in some locations of Valladolid.
Also this year, Fonsi has been named as an ambassador for tourism in Puerto Rico.
Although only approximately 300 passengers disembarked from the ship, local and state authorities hailed the arrival of the Breeze as a victory and sign that Yucatán’s cruising industry is finally beginning to recover.