Multi-talented Puerto Rican artist and cancer fighter Robi Draco Rosa will celebrate his life with a tour in the United States as announced today.
Since Rosa's diagnose of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in 2011 it was a constant battle and treatments to overcome the cancer for two years. Winning the battle he recorded an album, "Vida" (Life) - the album is a personal celebration of life with the collaboration of his closest and best Latin music friends released this year. Draco chose 16 of his best songs from his lengthy career to re-record as duets with Jose Feliciano, Juan Luis Guerra, Juanes, Maná, Ricky Martin, Mima, Ednita Nazario, Romeo Santos, Alejandro Sanz, Marc Anthony, Ruben Blades, Enrique Bunbury, Andres Calamaro, Tego Calderón, Calle 13 and Shakira.
Rosa also premiered this week his "Esto es Vida" video recorded with the popular pioneer Dominican merengue and bachata singer Juan Luis Guerra - watch the video by clicking ===>"Esto es Vida".
And to add to the celebration of life and his recent successful accomplishments, Rosa will embark on his U.S. Vida tour starting in October. The tour will start with five special performances in select cities. Tickets go on sale this Friday, Aug. 23 on ticketmaster.com, livenation.com or designated venue.
Draco Cornelius Rosa Suárez, also known as Robi Draco Rosa and Robby Rosa, was born in Long Island, New York and raised in Ponce, Puerto Rico. He gained fame as a member of the Latin boy band Menudo in the 1980s when he replaced Johnny Lozada. Throughout his lengthy career he’s a Latin Grammy Award winning musician, dancer, singer and songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and actor. He’s written hit songs for Ricky Martin, Julio Iglesias and Ednita Nazario just to name a few. In the 2011 Grammys he was nominated for Best Latin Rock, Alternative or Urban Album for "Amor Vincit Omnia".
Robi Draco Rosa Vida tour schedule:
- Saturday, Oct. 19 - The Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles
- Monday, Oct. 21 - The Regency Ballroom, San Francisco
- Wednesday, Oct. 23 - Best Buy Theatre, New York
- Thursday, Oct. 24 - House of Blues, Orlando
- Saturday, Oct. 26 - The Fillmore, Miami
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