Dominican Bachata superstar Romeo Santos, along with Sony Music Latin, Endeavor Streaming and iNDemand, will premier two films — the concert film “Romeo Santos: Utopia Live From MetLife Stadium” and documentary “Romeo Santos: King of Bachata” — on pay-per-view June 25, 2021.
Guests appearing in the films include Aventura, Cardi B, Daddy Yankee, El Chaval De La Bachata, Elvis Martínez, Emilio Estefan, Frank Reyes, Joe Veras, Kiko Rodríguez, Luis Vargas, Marc Anthony, Monchy & Alexandra, Raulín Rodríguez, Sergio Mendes, Thalia, Zacarías Ferreira and more.
“These films have been such a special project for me, and I’m honored and eager to show it to the world and pull back the curtain on the history of Bachata,” said Romeo Santos. “For the film to showcase my upbringing and build up to my performance at MetLife Stadium, where I became the first Latin artist to sell out the venue, it gives me an opportunity to relive one of the most incredible nights of my life while also bringing it inside the homes of my fans across the world.”
The concert film includes the bachateros from his album “Utopia” and the reunion of Aventura.
According to the announcement, “Romeo Santos: King of Bachata” combines the history of Bachata with “the musical legacy of Romeo Santos, following fellow Dominican The Kid Mero as he traces the ascent of the disenfranchised genre of Bachata from the oppressed countryside of the Dominican Republic to its unprecedented international recognition. Santos also travels the countryside, performing for free on his ‘La Gira del Pueblo’ tour to small towns and villages—most of which have never held a concert before.”
The digital pay-per-view event will be powered by Endeavor Streaming. Starting today, May 13, fans can purchase their digital ticket to the event on romeosantosonline.com. In addition, apps will be made available on iOS, Android, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast and Android TV in their respective app stores. iNDemand, the leading transactional video-on-demand and PPV programming provider in North America, will serve as the exclusive U.S. cable and telco PPV provider for the event.
Both films, which will be primarily in Spanglish with English and Spanish subtitles, are the first projects within the newly launched film division of Romeo Santos’ production company Chimby Productions.
“Romeo Santos: King of Bachata” and “Romeo Santos: Utopia Live From Metlife Stadium” are produced by Sony Music Latin and Chimby Productions. Romeo Santos, Artie Pabon and Ruben Leyva serve as executive producers.