Bad Bunny goes for Cy Young at MLB ballparks
As he sets off on a stadium tour, Bad Bunny is no stranger to the world of sports
For the second time since Petco Park opened in 2004, a Cy Young will headline there. In 2008, the 2007 Cy Young award winner, Jake Peavy, toed the rubber for the San Diego Padres. Now, Bad Bunny, who demanded the award in the intro of his latest album “El Último Tour Del Mundo,” is set to launch his first stadium tour.
“Yo siempre picheo, denme el Cy Young,” the Puerto Rican rapper said in the track. “I always pitch, give me the Cy Young.”
“Bad Bunny: World’s Hottest Tour” will hit 29 stadiums across the United States and Latin America in the span of four months. It includes stops in eight Major League Baseball ballparks, including Yankee Stadium, Fenway Park, and Minute Maid Park. And, of course, the Padres’ beautiful Petco Park.
Joining him on select dates in the United States, are Grammy-nominated DJ and record producer Alesso and Diplo. Tickets will go on pre-sale Wednesday at noon EST.
Another Bad Bunny Milestone
For the second consecutive year, Bad Bunny was named the most listened to artist in the world by Spotify for 2021. He did so by beating out the likes of Taylor Swift, BTS, Drake, and Justin Bieber.
Also, for the third consecutive year, Bad Bunny is No. 1 in Billboard’s 2021 Year-End Charts. Rauw Alejandro came in second place on the chart while Karol G finished in third
The Stadium tour will come months after his record-breaking arena tour, “El Último Tour Del Mundo 2022.” Kicking off on Feb. 9, tickets for the arena tour broke a Ticketmaster record for most ticket sales on the first day. All 35 shows — more than 500,000 tickets — sold out in mere hours.
This marks a major accomplishment for the San Juan native, who can officially be declared a global superstar.
The Sports Connection
Though the “World’s Hottest Tour” will mark the first time Bad Bunny embarks on a stadium tour, it isn’t the only connection he has with the sports world.
Early in 2020, he performed the hit song “I Like It” alongside Shakira at the Super Bowl. Later that month, The Boricua artist scored two points in the 2020 NBA Celebrity All-Star game.
Then, In 2021 he performed his song “Booker T” at the Royal Rumble. Later that evening, after WWE wrestler The Miz overturned his turntables, Bad Bunny charged the ring and took The Miz out from the top rope.
His WWE cameos didn’t end there. Later that year, the rapper-turned-wrestler pinned Akira Tozawa to capture the 24/7 Title.
There’s nothing El Conejo can’t do. Now he’s coming for the Cy Young at a stadium near you.
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