Peso Pluma Cancels Latin American Dates For ‘Personal Reasons’

Peso Pluma canceled his three upcoming Latin American tour stops, including his first appearance at the Viña del Mar International Music Festival slated for March 1.

A spokesperson for the singer confirmed to Billboard that the Mexican star would not play his three scheduled Latin American dates – including stops in Perú and Paraguay — for undisclosed “personal reasons.” In addition to his Viña del Mar date, Pluma was also scheduled to perform on Saturday (Feb. 24) in Asunción, Paraguay and on March 2 in Lima. Paraguay news outlets, including ABC Color, reported the cancelation of his show there, citing “logistic issues.”

However, an official press release sent by Viña del Mar’s press office includes a quote from Peso’s reps which states: “We are sorry to communicate that due to personal reasons, Peso Pluma will not perform in the concerts/festivals slated for Viña del Mar, Lima and Asunción. We hope to return soon to these territories to give them the experience you deserve.”

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In Viña del Mar, Peso Pluma’s headlining slot will be taken over by María Becerra, who was originally scheduled as the second performer of the evening. Becerra is currently on a hot streak, having released a single with Enrique Iglesias, and is prepping for her first stadium show in Argentina. Argentine rapper Trueno will step in to take Becerra’s place as the second act performing on March 1 at the festival.

Peso Pluma’s Latin American tour has been fraught. He was originally scheduled to perform in Paraguay in December of 2023, but that date was later moved to Feb. 24. And, earlier this year, lawmakers in Chile had called for his removal from the Viña del Mar slate of performances, citing concerns over his music “normalizing narcoculture” in the country.

Viña del Mar organizers refused to remove him from the festival. Now, however, Pluma himself has canceled all three shows.

This is not the first time the Mexican singer has canceled performances. Last September, Peso Pluma called off a Tijuana show due to threats from drug cartels. Subsequently, another five shows in Mexico were canceled. Peso Pluma’s upcoming U.S. dates are going on as planned, according to his spokesperson, including performances at Coachella in April.

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