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Joan Sebastian, the Pride of Mexico
It's been a rough year for Joan Sebastian. Back in April 2014 the 62-year-old singer revealed that he is battling cancer for the fourth time. Several months later he was the victim of a death hoax that quickly spread, causing concern among fans across the world. In fact, unfounded rumors of the singer's alleged demise attracted nearly one million 'likes' to 'R.I.P. Joan Sebastian' Facebook page.
We're happy to report that although Sebastian is going through a difficult time, he apparently has no plans to leave the stage. "The love and the claps from the audience is what keeps me going, I will not be retiring," he told morning show "Hoy."
The "Secreto de Amor" singer was originally diagnosed with cancer in his bones back in 1999, and it came back in 2007 and again in 2012. He did not specify what type of cancer he has now, and although he isn't retiring, he will no longer be performing the "jaripeos" shows that typically have him singing in a rodeo atop a horse.
Sebastian has long been recognized by colleagues, fans and critics for his contribution to the Mexican culture, as well as having his songs recorded and performed by prominent Latin artists. He started his music career after leaving the seminary at the age of 17. By 1977, the then-José Manuel Figueroa decided to call himself Joan Sebastian. The name change was his way paying tribute to San Sebastian, where he used to work.
Among his career highlights, Sebastian has had the chance to play a role in the Latin series "Tú y Yo" and received the title of King of Jaripeo. A year after his cancer diagnosis, "Secreto de Amor" received awards for song and album of the year in the Regional/Mexican category.
Joan Sebastian Discography
|Album name||Release date|
|Pegadito al corazón||2009|
Top 10 Joan Sebastian Songs
|Rank||Track Name||Play Count||Listener Count|
|3||ESO Y MAS||3,344||1,719|
|4||Secreto De Amor||2,674||1,479|
|5||Mas alla del sol||1,677||1,036|
|7||Y Las Mariposas||1,249||812|
|10||Verdad Que Duele||692||451|
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Joan Sebastian Tour Dates 2014
date city state venue 11/30/2014 Las Vegas NV Orleans Arena 11/29/2014 Phoenix AZ US Airways Center 11/23/2014 San Jose CA SAP Center 11/22/2014 Fresno CA Selland Arena 11/21/2014 Indio CA Fantasy Springs Resort 11/16/2014 Sacramento CA Sleep Train Arena 11/15/2014 Bakersfield CA Rabobank Arena 11/02/2014 Dallas TX American Airlines Center 10/25/2014 West Valley City UT Maverik Center 10/05/2014 Phoenix AZ US Airways Center 09/21/2014 West Valley City UT Maverik Center 09/20/2014 West Valley City UT Maverik Center 09/07/2014 Hidalgo TX State Farm Arena 09/06/2014 El Paso TX El Paso County Coliseum 08/30/2014 Anaheim CA Honda Center 08/24/2014 Salinas CA Salinas Sports Complex 08/23/2014 Reno NV Reno Livestock Events Center 08/09/2014 Bonner Springs KS Cricket Wireless Amphitheater - KS 05/10/2014 Los Angeles CA Nokia Theatre LA Live 04/27/2014 Rosemont IL Allstate Arena
Joan Sebastian Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 11/29/2013 Los Angeles CA Los Angeles Sports Arena 11/24/2013 San Jose CA SAP Center 11/23/2013 Fresno CA Selland Arena 11/09/2013 Kissimmee FL Silver Spurs Arena 09/29/2013 Loveland CO Budweiser Events Center 09/28/2013 Rio Rancho NM Santa Ana Star Center 09/20/2013 Hidalgo TX State Farm Arena 09/01/2013 Ontario CA Citizens Business Bank Arena 08/30/2013 Wenatchee WA Town Toyota Center 08/24/2013 Laredo TX Laredo Energy Arena 06/14/2013 Tacoma WA Cheney Stadium 05/17/2013 Universal City CA Gibson Amphitheatre 05/11/2013 Mexico City Dif Palacio de los Deportes
Joan Sebastian Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 12/16/2012 Houston TX Arena Theatre 12/14/2012 Rio Rancho NM Santa Ana Star Center 12/13/2012 Loveland CO Budweiser Events Center 12/08/2012 Hoffman Estates IL Sears Centre Arena 12/02/2012 Houston TX Arena Theatre 11/18/2012 Bakersfield CA Rabobank Arena 11/04/2012 Anaheim CA Honda Center 10/21/2012 San Jose CA SAP Center 10/20/2012 Phoenix AZ US Airways Center 09/30/2012 Hidalgo TX State Farm Arena 09/28/2012 El Paso TX El Paso County Coliseum 09/23/2012 Rosemont IL Allstate Arena 09/22/2012 Kansas City MO Sprint Center 09/02/2012 Pico Rivera CA Pico Rivera Sports Arena 09/02/2012 Pico Rivera CA Pico Rivera Sports Arena 08/05/2012 Fresno CA Selland Arena 08/04/2012 Bakersfield CA Rabobank Arena 07/15/2012 Dallas TX American Airlines Center 07/14/2012 Houston TX Toyota Center 07/13/2012 San Antonio TX Freeman Coliseum 07/01/2012 Salinas CA Salinas Sports Complex 06/30/2012 Stockton CA Stockton Arena 06/29/2012 Las Vegas NV Orleans Arena 06/24/2012 East Rutherford NJ Izod Center 06/22/2012 Fairfax VA Patriot Center 06/17/2012 Del Mar CA Del Mar Fairgrounds 06/16/2012 Nashville TN Grand Ole Opry House 02/12/2012 Universal City CA Gibson Amphitheatre
Joan Sebastian Tour Dates 2011
date city state venue 11/25/2011 Universal City CA Gibson Amphitheatre 11/20/2011 Rosemont IL Allstate Arena 10/16/2011 San Antonio TX Freeman Coliseum 10/08/2011 Hidalgo TX State Farm Arena 10/02/2011 El Paso TX El Paso County Coliseum 09/04/2011 Pico Rivera CA Pico Rivera Sports Arena 09/04/2011 Pico Rivera CA Pico Rivera Sports Arena 09/01/2011 Highland CA San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino 08/31/2011 Phoenix AZ Celebrity Theatre 07/30/2011 Tucson AZ Anselmo Valencia Amphitheater 05/06/2011 Tucson AZ Anselmo Valencia Amphitheater 04/30/2011 Tucson AZ Anselmo Valencia Amphitheater
Joan Sebastian Tour Dates 2010
date city state venue 11/07/2010 Dallas TX American Airlines Center 10/24/2010 Denver CO Pepsi Center 08/28/2010 Universal City CA Gibson Amphitheatre 08/27/2010 Universal City CA Gibson Amphitheatre 05/30/2010 Dallas TX American Airlines Center 05/28/2010 Houston TX Toyota Center 04/25/2010 Rosemont IL Allstate Arena 04/24/2010 Rosemont IL Allstate Arena 04/18/2010 Sacramento CA Sleep Train Arena 04/17/2010 San Jose CA SAP Center 04/09/2010 Anaheim CA Honda Center
Joan Sebastian Tour Dates 2009
date city state venue 11/27/2009 Los Angeles CA Staples Center