On May 21, tickets go on sale for Camilo’s first-ever US release, the Mis Manos (My hands) tour, so titled after his recently released album. The tour, produced by Loud and Live, hits theaters in 14 cities, starting in Miami on October 22 at the Filmore and ending on December 3 at the Coca-Cola Theater in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
“This is the first time that I am going on stage to perform my songs with my band”, says Camilo. Billboard. âThe expectation to look my fans in the eye and see them look me in the eye and sing these songs, which are hymns of hope, makes for an almost mystical encounter.â
Because Camilo has been a frequent collaborator with people like Ozuna, Shakira, and Karol G, it is likely that he will have different guests at multiple stops. But the âfundamentalâ guest will be his wife Evaluna Montaner, also record artist, who will perform with him in as many stops as her schedule will allow.
âMy music doesn’t exist with Evaluna; more than a guest, she is an integral part of each of my songs, âsays Camilo.
Hope and love have always been the common thread not only of Camilo’s music, but of his very personality. In an era where hard core reggaeton dominates the charts and twerking dancers dominate music videos, Camilo has stood out with music that often has reggaeton beats but leans more pop and innocent, celebrating love and life rather than the gender and perreo. This allowed the 27-year-old singer and songwriter to stand out in a crowded field, and now, to tour solo after only a year on the market, an anomaly in Latin music.
And although Camilo has often performed at major events and festivals, he has always done so only with his guitar.
âIt will be the first time that I go on stage to sing my songs with my band. With the group I dreamed of. It’s a very key ingredient, âhe says.
The five-piece group includes a multi-percussionist, guitarist / tres / ukulele, bassist, keyboardist and Camilo, who also plays cuatro and guitars, âdefendingâ the loud.
âUntil now, I’ve always stood up for my songs as I wrote them: with my guitar and my voice,â he laughs. “Even I didn’t see myself playing with a band.”
Don’t think for a minute, however, that this will be an improvised show. Camilo is meticulous both in his music and in his message and aesthetic (as anyone who follows him on social media knows).
He used his pandemic downtime to build a show around the concept of “tribe,” the name he gave to his fans and the people around him.
Although this is a theatrical tour, the outfits, lighting and accessories – even the texture of the floors – have been carefully thought out.
However, the core remains “those songs that have never been sung together by human beings in the same physical space,” he says. âNo matter how many photos and Tik Toks you post, I’m a person with a very clear need to share memories live with people. This is the Key ingredient. “