Aventura, the “Kings of Bachata” or KOB, is a bachata band from The Bronx who defined modern bachata. Romeo Santos is lead singer.
Radio City Music Hall
Monday-Thursday, March 16-19, 2020 & Sunday, March 22, 2020 ~ The band carrys on with Romeo Santos at Radio City Music Hall in Midtown, Manhattan at 8pm. From $109.
This concert was cancelled to keep New Yorkers safe during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The band’s name translates as adventure, but it really means an affair. That’s NYC baby.
They stretched traditional bachata with R&B and pop elements. They also expanded bachata lyrics beyond their traditional heartbreak themes. Aventura more or less creates the modern bachata that became popular worldwide.
Their song “Obsesión” (2002) was a global hit. Other hits include “Un Beso,” “Los Infieles,” “El Perdedor,” “Por Un Segundo,” “Dile Al Amor” and others.
Aventura was active from 1997 -to 2011.
They reunited in 2016 for twenty shows at the United Palace in Washington Heights, Manhattan.
The band reunited again in 2020 as Aventura: Inmortal.