It’s hard to believe that Jennifer Lopez is nearly 20 years into her music career and just now getting ready to launch her first solo tour. But on Monday the multi-hyphenate diva announced that she will spend her summer on the road with two of the biggest names in Latin music: Enrique Iglesias and Wisin Y Yandel.
The trio will hit more than 20 cities on the outing, beginning with a July 14 date in Montreal at the Bell Centre, and running through gigs in Boston, Chicago, San Jose, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Dallas, Houston and an August 31 date in Miami at American Airlines Arena. More dates will be announced soon for the tour.
“This is my first tour, but I want to give my fans everything that they’re waiting for,” Lopez told MTV News on Monday, while sitting on a couch flanked by Iglesias and Llandel Veguilla Malave of the popular reggaeton duo. “All the hits, lots of dancing, all the stuff they love. But some new surprises. Lot of energy, lots of great music, obviously. A little bit of English, a little bit of Spanish, a little bit of everything I think that our fans really want.”
She praised her tourmates, calling them “great performers,” and promising that she and Iglesias, who will reportedly flip-flop headlining slots, will do some songs together as well. Lopez co-headlined a 2007 tour with ex-husband Marc Anthony in what was then billed as her first-ever tour.
In addition to her gig as a judge on “American Idol,” and the upcoming Las Vegas stage debut of her other competition how, “Q’Viva” due on May 26, not to mention a greatest-hits album scheduled for release this summer, Lopez has plenty to keep her busy until the tour kicks off in mid-July.
Iglesias was in talks to join Britney Spears for a tour last summer, but opted instead to go out on his own with openers Pitbull and Prince Royce.
Jennifer Lopez, Enrique Iglesias and Wisin Y Yandel tour dates:
» 7/14 – Montreal, QC 2 Bell Centre
» 7/17 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
» 7/20 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
» 7/25 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
» 7/28 – Washington DC 2 Verizon Center
» 7/29 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Boardwalk Hall
» 8/3 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
» 8/8 – San Jose, CA @ HP Pavilion at San Jose
» 8/11 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
» 8/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ STAPLES Center
» 8/18 – Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Resort
» 8/23 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
» 8/25 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Arena
» 8/26 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
» 8/29 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
» 8/31 – Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena