MADRID, Spain (AP) _ Shakira, the queen of Latin American pop music, will begin her world tour later this year in Spain.

``I'm going to give all my creative energy to a loyal public that has witnessed my evolution,'' the 29-year-old singer told reporters Thursday.

The tour will begin in June and continue until the end of the year. It will include nine Spanish cities before moving on to the rest of Europe, Latin America and the United States.

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