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Blessd & Ryan Castro Unveil Joint Ay Bendito Ghetto Tour: ‘There’s No Ego, Only Union’

Blessd and Ryan Castro — two of Colombia’s breakthrough urban stars — are hitting the road together in 2024, Billboard can exclusively announce.

The 15-date trek dubbed Ay Bendito Ghetto (named after their nicknames: Blessd’s “El Bendito” and Castro’s “El Cantante del Ghetto”) is powered by Touring the World and Seitrack US and will kick off Oct. 31st in San Jose, Calif. The tour will wrap in Atlanta on Dec. 1st after visiting key cities such as Los Angeles and Miami. 

“It was teamwork being able to do this tour,” Blessd tells Billboard. “It represents the union of both teams. Ryan and Blessd are the duo that’s not a duo but who everyone likes. I think it’s something that people are going to be surprised about and will like it.” 

“This has never happened in Colombia … two urban artists touring together,” Castro adds. “There’s a lot of ego in Colombia, but we have the fortune of being the first ones, and be an example for the new generation.” 

The two former Billboard Latin Artist on the Rise musicians did a joint concert in Colombia in 2022, where Blessd performed his show, then Castro, and it ended with the two singing their various collaborations together. They plan on doing a similar show for the tour, where they also hope to invite special guests and sing their respective bangers such as “Jordan” and “Medallo.”

“The best part is that we’re going to have fun and demonstrate that there’s no ego, only union among the new generation,” Blessd notes. “We have very high expectations because we know what we’re capable of. We know we’re going to kick a– and represent our flag, how we do on the daily with our individual careers.” 

Blessd is currently making the rounds with his Ovy on the Drums-produced single “Mirame” and joint EP with Maluma, 1 OF 1. Castro is promoting his debut studio album, El Cantante del Ghetto, and “El Ritmo Que Nos Une,” which has become Colombia’s official anthem during the 2024 Copa America.

Pre-sale tickets for the ¡Ay Bendito Ghetto! Tour go on sale at 10 a.m. local time on July 10 with thecode BENDITOGHETTO. General tickets go on sale Friday, July 12. Ticketing information is here; see the full list of concert dates below

Oct. 31 – San Jose, Calif. @ San Jose Civic
Nov. 2 – San Diego, Calif. @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
Nov 3. – Los Angeles @ Peacock Theater
Nov. 7 – Boston @ Wang Theatre
Nov. 8 – Reading, Penn. @ Santander Arena
Nov. 9 – Rosemont, Ill. @ Rosemont Theatre
Nov. 10 – Houston @ 713 Music Hall
Nov. 15 – Irving, Texas @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Nov. 17 – San Antonio, Texas @ Boeing Center
Nov. 20 – Newark, N.J. @ Prudential Center
Nov. 21 – Wallingford, Conn. @ Toyota Oakdale Theatre
Nov. 22 – Washington, D.C. @ EagleBank Arena
Nov. 29 – Hollywood, Fla @ Hard Rock Live
Nov. 30 – Orlando, Fla @ Hard Rock Live
Dec. 1 – Atlanta @ Gas South Arena

The “Ay Bendito Ghetto” tour is brought to the U.S. by Globalatino Music Partners/Cigol Music/Dímelo Jara Company in representation of Blessd and AWOO Corp/WK Records/BC Management in representation of Ryan Castro.

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