International Superstar Ricky Martin Launches ‘One Night Only’ Tour in the U.S....

International Superstar Ricky Martin Launches ‘One Night Only’ Tour in the U.S. to Begin January 15th; A portion of the proceeds from each ticket will go to The Ricky Martin Foundation; New album ‘Life’ in stores now



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New York, NY–(HISPANIC PR
WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–December 8, 2005–Coming off of a SOLD OUT Latin American
Tour Ricky Martin will tour throughout the U.S. in January/February and continue
to perform at the winter Olympics in Turin, Italy on February 22, before continuing
throughout the world in 2006 and 2007.

“Starting my tour in
Latin America was a natural thing, as Puerto Rico is my home and Latin America
is my extended family, my heritage. Being back on stage was exhilarating, the
concept that I created for this show is very powerful, it is all about the music
and it reflects where I am at today, it represents my LIFE., the influences
from around the world I encountered when recording this album and my whole life
experience, as well as those I have met while traveling. I am very excited to
bring the second leg of the tour to the US in January and February. We decided
to go for more intimate venues than I have played in the past for one reason…to
reconnect, to create a very special moment with each audience in each city and
make it a night to remember.”

Ricky Martin One Night Only,
will take the performer to 18 cities across the United States in a four week
period. Martin kicks off the tour in El Paso, Texas on January 15th and continues
traveling throughout Texas, to the west coast, mid-west, east coast, and back
to Florida where he will do a special performance for his Miami fans on Valentine’s
Day before concluding the U.S. leg of the tour in Orlando on February 15th.

Life, Martin’s first English
language album in 5 years, since his worldwide smash, Sound Loaded, debuted
October 11th in the top ten of The Billboard 200.

“I believe this album
is global. My dream is to unite lifestyles with my music. That’s why I went
from rock to Middle Eastern sounds, from Asian to hip-hop, from pop to Reggaeton,
making it easy for people from all over the world to relate.”

In addition to announcing
the tour, Martin revealed that a portion of the value of each ticket will be
donated directly to the Ricky Martin Foundation to fund its programs including
People for Children (Martin’s ongoing efforts to help fight child trafficking
internationally), RMF Tsunami Relief Fund (Martin’s partnership with Habitat
for Humanity which builds houses for those affected by the Tsunami in Thailand)
and various other local ongoing programs in Puerto Rico and throughout Latin
America.

For additional information
on the Ricky Martin Foundation, please visit http://www.rickymartinfoundation.org

Ricky Martin One Night Only
performance date and location information is as follows. Additional on-sale
dates and ticket information are available at http://www.rickymartin.com

Date                     
City               
Venue

January 15, 2006         
El Paso, TX         Abraham Chavez Theatre

January 17, 2006         
Hidalgo, TX         Dodge Arena

January 18, 2006         
Houston, TX         Verizon Wireless
Theatre

January 19, 2006         
Dallas, TX          Nokia Live

January 23, 2006         
Phoenix, AZ         Dodge Theatre

January 24, 2006         
Los Angeles, CA     Pantages Theatre

January 25, 2006         
San Diego, CA       Copley Symphony Hall

January 27, 2006         
Las Vegas, NV       Alladin Theatre

January 28, 2006         
Reno, NV            Hilton
Theatre

January 29, 2006         
Oakland, CA         Paramount Theatre

February 2, 2006         
Chicago, IL         Chicago Theatre

February 6, 2006         
New York, NY        Radio City Music Hall

February 8, 2006         
Boston, MA          Opera House

February 9, 2006         
Washington, DC      DAR Constitution Hall

February 10, 2006        
Atlantic City, NJ   Borgata

February 12, 2006        
Atlanta, GA         Tabernacle

February 14, 2006        
Miami, FL           James
L Knight Center

February 15, 2006        
Orlando, FL         Bob Carr Theatre

“Ricky’s new concert
shows off his international style…influences from the Orient, India and all
of Latin America, and the public are hypnotized by Martin’s attack on their
senses…an enormous screen where they can watch images, lights of all sizes,
colors and intensity and an impeccable sound defines the show…to define Martin,
we say talented, mature, sensual …”–El Universal
(Mexico)

“RICKY MARTIN…the
true conqueror…after almost a decade not performing in Chile, the growth of
the artist, his voice and his stage concept are the best the industry can offer.
The dynasty of Latin music has a monarch. But a true musical emperor is capable
of crossing all boundaries.

RICKY MARTIN is the definitive
ruler of international music” – El Mercurio (Chile)

“RICKY MARTIN: ELEGANT!
From his amazing performance to the innovative stage design he created, Martin
drove the sold out crowd crazy in the first concert of his world tour in Mexico
City.” – Milenio (Mexico)

“RICKY MARTIN – SIMPLY
THE BEST…Ricky Martin shows how much he’s grown and more than 30,000 concertgoers
experienced the sensation of enjoying his stage show which offered up his own
soul on the stage..”–El Nacional (Venezuela)

“EL SALVADOR WENT NUTS
FOR RICKY! Between screens and multicolor lights, one of the most respected
artists in the world provokes frenzy in a sold out concert.” – El Diario
de Hoy (El Salvador)

“THEY MISSED HIM, NEVER
FORGOT HIM, THEY LOVE HIM! Sensuality, eroticism and Ricky Martin. Thousands
enjoy the presence and music of the Puerto Rican superstar who seduced them
with his greatest hits.” – La Prensa Grafica (El Salvador)

International Superstar Ricky Martin Launches ‘One Night Only’ Tour in the U.S. to Begin January 15th; A portion of the proceeds from each ticket will go to The Ricky Martin Foundation; New album ‘Life’ in stores now