Daddy Yankee & Don Omar Announce 'The Kingdom' Joint Tour
Apparently, Daddy Yankee and Don Omar have settled their differences and plan to hit the road together. The two recently announced an upcoming joint tour billed as "The Kingdom."
Following their years-long beef, Yankee and Omar took everyone by surprise when they appeared onstage together in Puerto Rico back in 2009 and again at the Billboard Latin Music Awards red carpet. Now, fans will be able to see the two reggaeton stars rock the stage together in various cities.
According to Billboard, the 60-date tour is slated to kick off on December 5 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The partnership also includes a joint album and a TV show for the two artists.
"If this were the mainstream market, it'd be like putting together Rihanna and Beyoncé," attorney Edwin Prado, who represents both artists, said.
The run of show is reportedly set up like a musical boxing match, with the two artists trading off musical sets or "rounds." Fans will have the ability to vote for their winner in each city through an app designed for the event, similar to Drake and Lil Wayne's Street Fighter-themed joint tour last summer.
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Despite their rocky past, both artists agreed to engage in a friendly competition for the top spot.
"I was motivated by doing something completely different - and by the size of the offer," Yankee said. "This is a sport, and I like to be the best athlete." Omar shared similar, yet more harsh sentiments, saying, "Let me clarify: I am not his best friend, and he is not my best friend. But we respect each other. That desire to be the best is what has pushed us to be better."
Billboard did not reveal Yankee and Omar's complete itinerary but it was reported that the tour would run for two years.
Last year, the two collaborated on tracks including "Tírate Al Medio (Throw Yourself in the Middle)" and "Yo Soy de Aquí (I'm From Here)" from Don Omar's The Last Don 2 LP, which was released in June.
Stay tuned for more updates.