Photos: Bad Bunny kicks off sold-out 3-night residency at Chicago’s Allstate Arena

Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny celebrated his birthday in Chicago on Thursday night with the first of three sold-out shows at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL.

Bad Bunny performs at the Allstate Arena on March 10, 2022 (Photo by Dan Garcia).

BY TER STAFF

Latin trap rapper Bad Bunny is one of the biggest artists in the world. You may only hear him on Top 40 stations domestically when he teams up with artists like Cardi B and Drake, but when it comes to live shows, no one can fill a room like the 28-year-old superstar.

Bad Bunny’s success was further validated this week as the “I Like It” rapper performed for three sold-out crowds in Chicago at the Allstate Arena, as part of his El Último Tour Del Mundo (in support of his third solo LP of the same name). And if three arena shows wasn’t enough, Bad Bunny is returning to the city this summer for a massive headlining stadium show at Soldier Field. You can get your tickets for the forthcoming performance now at Ticketmaster.

With one of the biggest names in music coming to town, and while celebrating his 28th birthday, fans couldn’t wait another moment for Bad Bunny to hit the stage on Thursday night. And it wasn’t just any ole’ stage, as Bad Bunny performed on a literal transformer that went from a big rig semi truck with pyro to a stage that lowered toward the crowd in the middle of the arena floor.

Opening with his 2020 record, ‘Booker T’, the huge wrestling fan and part-time WWE wrestler got the night started with a banger. Bad Bunny continued the first half of his sets with a number of records from his latest album.

Through the second act of the night, Bad Bunny performed a huge selection of tracks from his career, giving fans everything they wanted and more with a 30+ song setlist, including tracks like ‘La santa’, ‘Vete’ and ‘Volvi’ (his collab with Aventura) to name a few.

All in all, Bad Bunny proved to us everything we already knew. He is one of the biggest rappers in the world and he is a performer before anything else. His songs are great and beloved by many but the performance of his songs is as important as the recordings. While many rappers mail in their live shows with 20 songs and a basic stage, Bad Bunny puts time, effort and plenty of money into his shows, and we can’t wait to see what he has in store for his stadium tour this summer.

Bad Bunny’s tour resumes this weekend with his remaining Chicago performances, you can pick up tickets for his remaining tour dates here.

Check out our favorite photos from Bad Bunny’s Chicago performance below.

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