What an incredible show. JLo went last, and I'd have walked out if Enrique closed. There was NO comparison between the two. The energy, performance skills, beauty and truth of JLos show destroyed everything about Enrique. Plus she sang UIBNM fully live and NAILED it!
Yes, she brought out Wisin Y Yandel for the Newark show, which was cool, but a weird way to close.
So I'm guessing they have just decided she'll close every show? It makes sense, because her show is on a completely different level than Enriques, and should realistically be her own tour, but I thought he had to also close a certain amount?
10 thoughts from Enrique Iglesias, now touring with Jennifer Lopez
BY LAURA EMERICK July 31, 2012 7:42PM
◆ 7:30 p.m. Friday
◆ United Center, 1901 W. Madison
◆ Tickets, $19.50-$199.50
Updated: July 31, 2012 8:04PM
When it comes to collaborations, Enrique Iglesias rules as the ultimate music-action hero.
“Euphoria” (2010), his most recent disc, teams the Latin pop star with no less than six other music muscle men, including Usher on “Dirty Dancer,” Akon on “One Day at a Time” and Pitbull on “I Like It” (with a cameo from Lionel Richie, whose “All Night Long” provides the song’s hook). Toss in the *****cat Dolls’ Nic*ole Scherzinger, tropical Latin icon Juan Luis Guerra and Yandel of reggaeton powerhouse Wisin y Yandel, and it’s like Iglesias is starring in a music version of the “Expendables” franchise, with Enrique as Sly, of course.
Now he’s off on the biggest collaboration of them all: a co-headlining tour with Jennifer Lopez, which stops Friday at the United Center. “It’s a huge production, and you get to know a lot about all the skill required in putting it all together,” said Iglesias, 37, between concerts last week. He filled us in on all things Enrique — including the possibility of a future studio collaboration with Lopez: “We’re hoping to work something out. But after the tour is over. I can’t record while I’m on the road.”
Here are the top 10 soundbites from our interview:
1 “Jenny from the Block” travels with lots of neighborhood buds: “Yeah, it’s a big entourage, there’s a lot of people, but she’s a sweetheart. She’s a perfectionist and a total professional. ... She has a gifted smile. You could be in a bad mood or she could be telling you off, but then she smiles, and you’re like, well, OK.” Just like she did when she guest-starred on “Will & Grace”? [Laughs] “Oh, I never watched those shows.”
Jennifer Lopez and Enrique Iglesias Bring Summer Tour to Atlantic City
By Veronica Dudo at 12:40 am on Wednesday August 1, 2012
Superstars Jennifer Lopez and Enrique Iglesias brought their massive summer tour to historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City Sunday night. The dynamic duo performed their chart topping hits for thousands of screaming fans. The co-headlining tour unites the artists for a 26 date stint. After choosing to leave FOX’s reality hit TV series, “American Idol” Lopez has told fans she belongs right where she is—performing on stage.
Having recently released his new single, “Tienes Que Creer en Mi,” international musician and singer-songwriter Frankie J opened the tour.
Serenading the audience with his hits, Iglesias opened with “I Know You Want Me.” Concert goers were instantly on their feet singing and dancing with the 36-year old who enrique iglesias boardwalk hall atlantic citytold the crowd to be prepared because, “We’re going to get a little crazy!”
Backed by an eight piece band, Enrique Iglesias gave a high energy performance running back and forth on the stage singing “Dirty Dancer,” “Bailamos,” “Tonight (I'm Lovin' You),” “Escape,” “I Like It” and “Hero.” He also sang “Stand By Me,” which he said was his favorite song as a kid.
Next, stage hands prepared the venue for Lopez’s entrance. Her male back-up dancers appeared on stage each wearing a 1930’s inspired tuxedo with top hats and canes. A video package of Lopez getting ready was showed accompanied by “Never Gonna Give Up” as she came out wearing a nude body suit with lots of rhinestones and a long, white feathered skirt. In no time at all the skirt was off and the male dancers lost their jackets and danced in cut-out shirts performing “Get Right” followed by “Love Don’t Cost A Thing,” “I’m Into You” and “Waiting For Tonight.”
The powerhouse performer donned stunning costumes and her show had a theater-like feel to it with great props. For one set of songs, a boxing ring was brought out and Lopez had on sequined pants and top while singing “Goin’ In” followed by her old-school songs such as “Ain’t It Funny” “I’m Real” (Remix) and “Jenny From the Block.”
In-between sets, the songstress appeared in a video with boyfriend Casper Smart featuring smart and playful gestures as the couple flirted whilejennifer lopez boardwalk hall atlantic city sitting on a bench wearing all black.
In addition to her powerful pipes, Lopez’s signature choreography reminded fans of her impressive dance skills. During the concert, the special effects helped to set the mood with more than 200 moving lights, two dozen state of the art video screens. In total the huge stage production weighed more than 130,000 pounds.
Changing again to a blue dress with fringe she performed “If You Had My Love” before wearing a black suit to sing “Let’s Get Loud;” then changing into a black body suit and wrapping up with “Get On the Floor” and “Dance Again.”
Lopez also had a message for fans displayed at the end of her concert up on the big screen: “I still believe in love…” as confetti and fireworks went off inside Boardwalk Hall. The entertaining double performance from Iglesias and Lopez gave fans the ultimate summer concert experience.
Veronica Dudo is an award-winning journalist covering everything from breaking news to red carpet celebrity interviews. Follow her on Twitter @VeronicaDudo and on her Facebook page