Bad Bunny, J Balvin to Help Raise Money for Shooting Victims at Uforia Concert Series
In the wake of two widely-publicized mass shootings last weekend — first in El Paso, Texas, then in Dayton, Ohio — urbano hitmakers Bad Bunny and J Balvin will use their pop star powers for good.
As the headliners of Univision’s concert series, Uforia Latino Mix Live, Bad Bunny and Balvin will perform songs from their blockbuster joint album, Oasis, live for the first time since its June release. Balvin will perform new songs solo on Thursday, August 8th in Dallas; Bunny will join him on Saturday, August 10th in Houston.
The concert series, which had been scheduled long before the shootings, is now part of Univision’s initiative to raise funds for those recovering from and impacted by the massacres. They will offer concertgoers the opportunity to donate to the El Paso Community Foundation, Paso del Norte Community Foundation and The Dayton Foundation; Univision will also match the first $50,000 of donations from the two concerts. Those unable to attend can donate to community groups by visiting Univision’s charity page, Unidos Por Los Nuestros.
“Following the tragic events in El Paso, we are honored to do our part to bring the local Latino community in Dallas and Houston together and to provide an opportunity for fans to support local organizations assisting those impacted on-site and via our first-ever livestream,” says Jesus Lara, president of radio at Univision.
J Balvin and Bunny will share the stage with many a familiar face. In Dallas, J Balvin will be joined by Wisin y Yandel, Reik, Sech, Dalex and Play N Skillz. And in Houston, Balvin and Bunny are billed alongside Ozuna, Natti Natasha, Pedro Capo, Sebastian Yatra, Tito El Bambino, Reik, Dalex, Play N Skillz and Lyanno.
Univision will share their first-ever livestream of a Uforia event during the Dallas show. The concert will be broadcast live on UforiaMusic.com, as well as on Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook.
Tickets are on sale now via LiveNation and Ticketmaster.