Don Omar Retires: Reggaeton Star Announced Farewell Tour [DATES]

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The King of Reggaeton, Don Omar, announced his retirement with his farewell tour "Forever King ... The Last Tour", the first of its kind to be released in Puerto Rico. Photo: Getty Images

Reggaeton star Don Omar, in a statement through SBS Entertainment, a company specializing in entertainment events in Puerto Rico and the United States, said he will be headlining the "Forever King... The Last Tour," which "marks the end of the more than 15-years of musical career that has captivated every country in the world."

The interpreter of "Danza Kuduro" will perform the series of concerts on December 15, 16 and 17 in the Coliseum of Puerto Rico, José Miguel Agrelot. According to the statement, due to "the difficult times that the island is experiencing, the greatest exponent of urban music has decided to give his audience the opportunity to be with him and enjoy his talent at prices never before seen. Tickets will be sold from 99 cents, while they last, at a special event on Saturday, September 9 at the ticket window of the Coliseum.

"For our company, Spanish Broadcasting System, it is a pleasure to have been able to finalize a negotiation where the artist Don Omar made very clear the consideration to his people given the economic situation that Puerto Rico is going through at the moment," explained SBS executives.

"It is an honor to be part of a historic moment for the artist Don Omar and Puerto Rico, and we thank him and the Puerto Ricans for allowing us to create and bring the best entertainment," said Lucas Piña, senior vice president of SBS Entertainment.

"This is how i feel! Walking among the waters, on my way to what was promised, determined to give them the best to receive again new heaven and new earth. I promise to visit every country and every city giving thanks for becoming king of my castle! Always in debt of love with you," wrote Don Omar on Instagram.

Don Omar became one of reggaetons first international superstars, thanks to his early-2000s work with Luny Tunes, but even more so to "Reggaeton Latino," his 2005 anthem that became one of the styles first genuine crossover hits. Born William Omar Landrón on February 10, 1978, in Villa Palmeras, Puerto Rico, Omar got involved in the church at a young age.

He became a preacher; eventually left the church and channeled his talents toward music. It wasnt that far of a stretch from his days in the church, and Omar quickly took to the burgeoning reggaeton movement then sweeping through Puerto Rico.

His big break came courtesy of the popular duo Héctor & Tito, initially Omar produced and wrote songs for the duo, but it wasnt long before he was given the opportunity to collaborate with them vocally, as featured on the song "A la Reconquista." His solo career took off around this same time, with one of his first hits being "Desde Que Llego" in 2002. He made his album debut the following year on the VI Music label.

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