Fans of rapper Pitbull and Latin singer Enrique Iglesias can rejoice! The two powerhouse performers have announced plans for a joint 16-date U.S. and Canada summer tour and have also announced the stops to be included.
It’s the duo’s second tour together, and the timing couldn’t be better. Pitbull just released his 10th studio album Climate Change and Iglesias is gearing up for new music of his own. Fans can expect this new material from both artists on display at the stadium concerts expected to kick off June 3 in Chicago, Illinois.
Following their debut show, they travel to the West Coast to follow up with visits to Denver, Sacramento, San Jose, and Los Angeles. The majority of their dates stay in the southernmost parts of the U.S. like Phoenix, Dallas, San Antonio, Houston, Tampa, Miami, and Atlanta. Afterwards, they spread the love and go up north for stops in Detroit and New York City before crossing the border and finishing off in Canada with their final two shows scheduled for July 5 and 6 in Montreal and Toronto, respectively.
Presale tickets went on sale early this morning, with many of the dates selling quickly in the first few hours.
Following the duo’s joint cross-country tour, Pitbull goes solo to continue his residency show at the Axis at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, slated to begin its next leg on July 21 (only 2 weeks after the conclusion of the summer tour with Iglesias). He is just the latest in a series of top artists opting for a residency show, joining the likes of Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez and even the Backstreet Boys.
The reviews for the rapper’s latest studio album are in and they have been good so far. If fans are expecting a change in style or direction for the Miami-born star, they won’t find it here. The album contains more of the same dance-beat summer fun we’ve come to expect from him. It’s no surprise that the album was released on St. Patrick’s Day, a day known for its drink-filled festivities. As the lyrical content of the album suggests, St. Paddy’s was the perfect date to release it.
Entertainment Weekly notes that the two songs from the album worth special mentioning are “We Are Strong” (which samples Pat Benatar’s “Love is a Battlefield”) and “Sexy Body,” the latter of which features vocals from the rapper’s go-to duet partner Jennifer Lopez. This track will be the eighth time the pair has collaborated.
The album was noted for having a few reggae-infused tracks in the mix, most noticeably the song “Options” featuring Stephen Marley. The dancehall-style song has been well received.
As Billboard reports, the tour dates are as follows:
June 3 — Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena
June 6 — Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
June 8 — Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
June 9 — San Jose, CA @ SAP Center
June 10 — Los Angeles @ STAPLES Center
June 14 — Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena
June 16 — Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
June 17 — San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
June 18 — Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
June 22 — Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
June 23 — Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
June 25 — Atlanta, GA @ Infinite Energy Center
June 28 — Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
June 30 — New York City @ Madison Square Garden
July 5 — Montreal, QC, Canada @ Bell Centre
July 6 — Toronto, ON, Canada @ Air Canada Centre
Get presale tickets for the tour here. The public tickets go on sale March 24 at 12 p.m. CDT.
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