The Sun Comes Out World Tour (also known as the Sale el Sol World Tour) is the fifth concert tour by Colombian singer-songwriter, Shakira. The tour is in support of her sixth and seventh studio albums, She Wolf and Sale el Sol. The tour reached the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa. The South American leg of the tour will be a part of The Pop Festival 2011 The tour grossed over $16.9 million for its 23 North American dates from September 2010 to October 2010, becoming the 40th highest grossing tour in North America of 2010. Additionally, the tour ranked 11th in Pollstar's "Top 50 Worldwide Tour (Mid-Year)", earning 40 million dollars in 2011 so far and 100 million dollars overall. Shakira gave several concerts in Brazil for the first time after 14 years of absence since Tour Pies Descalzos in 1997.
In November 2009, Shakira announced a contest to feature unsigned bands and/or singers to be featured as an opening act for her upcoming tour. The tour was officially announced in May 2010 with dates in North America. The singer describes the tour as being "energetic" and "interactive" stating, "It's going to have themes and there'll be a lot of audience interaction. My live show will have a lot of that - a lot of dancing, a joie de vivre. I feel such freedom on stage. It's such a rush to be performing. I like to see everybody's faces on stage, to see the reaction. [...] So you'll see a lot of [my] energy... but there are also going to be other moments that I hope are artistically energetic. I want people to feel things up close," she finished.
The tour began with a preview date at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec before officially commencing at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.
There have been four separate incidents of fans rushing the stage while Shakira was performing on stage. The third of these rushers fell over on her way to Shakira. Shakira has gained both criticism and praise for helping the fan up and giving her a hug before security escorted her out. The first stage rush did not end so happily however, and the man got rugby tackled on the stage by security before being escorted off. After her sold out performance at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, Shakira gave an impromptu performance on top of a car and invited fans to join her in her dancing.
The show begins with the interpretation of "Pienso en ti", in which Shakira walks on a catwalk wearing a pink dress. After greeting fans, "Why Wait" the follows, standing out as one of the best on tour inerpretations for its choreography, "Te Dejo Madrid" and "Si te vas" start in their original version and "Whenever, Wherever" begins in a version with more rock which containing samples of the song from the British band EMF "Unbelievable." After the small sample of the song, Shakira invited several people on stage and begin to dance hip movements can, in the end plays Shakira "Inevitable" with an acoustic guitar. After an interlude, begins to sound small samples of "Ojos asi" and "Nay Nay A'atini" of the Lebanese singer Fairuz, a dancer does a few steps to the rhythm of the sample and Shakira begins to play a small medley from "Nothing Else Matters" and "Despedida", after this interpretation, she starts singing "Gypsy" in a version more 'Folk. "La Tortura" is a performed with a background vocalist, followed by "Ciega, Sordomuda", "Underneath Your Clothes" and finally "Gordita" which begins with various lighting effects and a large screen on which the interpreter Residente Calle 13 is portrayed, the end begins ends this part of the show with "Sale el Sol" which is dedicated people who are in the 'dark'.