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ENRIQUE IGLESIAS AND PITBULL RETURN TO AMWAY CENTER FOR THE THIRD TIME ON FRI, SEPT 29
ORLANDO, FLORIDA [April 21, 2017] - One of the hottest tours of the summer continues well into the fall when two of the most engaging live performers in music today, multi-platinum selling and multi- Grammy® Award-winning global superstars Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull, share the stage for 18 additional dates. The fall dates are September 22 – October 28 and are exclusively produced by Live Nation and presented by Corona Extra. CNCO will join as special guest on all but three of the of the fall dates. Iglesias and Pitbull return to Orlando’s Amway Center for the third time on September 29. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 28 at 10 a.m.
Iglesias has sold more than 150 million albums worldwide, released 10 studio albums plus two greatest hits compilations, and is a multi-platinum artist in many countries around the world. He has headlined 10 world tours to more than 10 million fans throughout his career having performed in literally every corner of the world from New York to Sydney to Cape Town to Minsk to London to Belgrade to Santiago to Mexico among many more.
Undeniably the biggest Latin recording artist in music history, Iglesias has 27 number one singles on the Billboard Latin Songs Chart as well as having multiple number ones across all the Billboard charts with a combined total of 105. His most recent track, “Duele El Corazon,” got him his 14th number one Billboard dance track making him the king of the chart beating out Michael Jackson for the most number ones in Billboard history. He continues to be one of the most successful artists in modern music holding the record for most weeks at number one on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart with his hit, “Bailando” at 42 weeks, and the music video has garnered over 1.9 billion views on YouTube – with more than six billion combined views of all his videos on YouTube.
Iglesias has been celebrated with just about every award an artist can receive including multiple Grammys, Billboard Awards, World Music Awards, American Music Awards, Premios Juventud, ASCAP and BMI honors and many more totaling over 200.
From Mr. 305 to Mr. Worldwide, Armando Christian Perez, aka Pitbull, rose from the streets of Miami to exemplify the American Dream and achieve international success. His relentless work ethic transformed him into a Grammy® Award-winning global superstar and entrepreneur. Along the way, he has been the subject and host of prestigious cable and network specials. His music has appeared in “Men In Black III” and “The Penguins of Madagascar,” and he even had a starring voiceover role in the 3D-animated movie, “Epic.” Landing number one hits in over 15 countries, nine billion YouTube/VEVO views, 70 million single sales and six million album sales, Pitbull does not stop. His social networking channels include nearly 90 million combined Facebook (@Pitbull), Twitter (@Pitbull) and Instagram (@Pitbull) followers, plus more than eight million YouTube subscribers (PitbullVEVO and PitbullMusic).
Making global music, Pitbull flaunts a style that’s indisputably his own. Releasing his full-length debut, “M.I.A.M.I.” in 2004, followed by the success of 2006’s “El Mariel,” and 2007’s “The Boatlift.” In tribute to his father, he delivered his first Spanish-language album, “Armando,” in 2010. He completed it on the road and touched down everywhere from the Far East and South America to Europe and all across the U.S. His success continued as he went on to release additional chart-topping platinum hits, including “Timber” [featuring Ke$ha], “Fireball” [featuring John Ryan] and more. On March 17, Pitbullreleased his 10th full-length album, “Climate Change,” after wrapping his second headlining arena run – The Bad Man Tour, named after the “Climate Change” hit single performed on the 2016 Grammy Awards.
Pitbull also continues to forge a presence in the business world with his vodka, Voli, fragrance line, Pitbull, a strategic alliance with Playboy Enterprises and brand partnerships such as Norwegian Cruise Line. His, Honey I’m Home production company, has partnered with Endemol Shine North America for three New Year’s Eve Revolution live TV shows on FOX, and Pitbull’s Globalization (Ch. 4) on Sirius XM features some of the most prominent DJs from around the world.
Honored by his accolades and awards, Pitbull is especially proud that he has received a key to the city of his beloved Miami, has a wax figure on display at Madame Tussaud’s Orlando, and received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the Celia Cruz Plaza on Hollywood Boulevard.
CNCO is Latin music’s newest phenomenon. Winners of the 2015 Univision musical competition, “La Banda,” the talented quintet -- Christopher Vélez, Erick Brian Colón, Joel Pimentel, Richard Camacho, and Zabdiel De Jesús -- won over millions of viewers as well as the renowned judges: Ricky Martin, Laura Pausini and Alejandro Sanz. Winning the competition included a contract with Sony Music U.S. Latin and a management deal with Ricky Martin. In 2016, CNCOwere crowned the year’s breakout act with multiple gold and platinum certifications of their debut album, “Primera Cita.” The award-winning quintet became Billboard’s Latin Awards New Artist of the Year with a string of number ones including singles, “Tan Fácil,” “Reggaetón Lento,” “Para Enamorarte,” and “Quiseria” – the videos for all combined have more than 960 million views. Their music has been celebrated by their peers including winning five awards at the Premios Juventud 2016 and three Latin American Music Awards including “New Artist of the Year,” “Favorite New Artist - Pop/Rock,” and “Favorite Duo or Group - Pop/Rock.” So far in 2017, CNCOreceived four Billboard Award nominations, and three Premio Lo Nuestro nominations, as well as a nomination for Best Latin Artist at the iHeartRadio Music Awards. CNCO are poised to conquer the U.S. Latin market in 2017.
TICKETS: $36.95, $56.95, $76.95, $96.95, $126.45 & $166.45. Buy tickets at amwaycenter.com, Chase Box Office at Amway Center, Ticketmaster retail locations, charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000 or at Ticketmaster.com. All dates, act(s) and ticket prices are subject to change without notice. All tickets are subject to applicable taxes, service, handling and facility fee charges. For Amway Center box office and ticket information, visit amwaycenter.com (phone purchases are not available through the Amway Center box office). The Amway Center is located at 400 West Church Street and the box office is located on the north side of the Amway Center, near the intersection of Church Street and Hughey Avenue.
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ABOUT AMWAY CENTER
The Orlando Magic served as the developer of the Amway Center, which hosts major national events, concerts and family shows. Opened in the fall of 2010, the facility is owned and operated by the City of Orlando on behalf of the Central Florida community. The Amway Center was designed to reflect the character of the community, meet the goals of the users and build on the legacy of sports and entertainment in Orlando. The building’s exterior features a modern blend of glass and metal materials, along with ever-changing graphics via a monumental wall along one facade. A 180-foot tall tower serves as a beacon amid the downtown skyline. The 875,000 square foot, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certified building features a sustainable, environmentally-friendly design and unmatched technology, including 1,100 digital monitors, the tallest high-definition video board in an NBA venue and multiple premium amenities available to all patrons in the building. Amway Center was recently honored with TheStadiumBusiness Awards’ 2013 Customer Experience Award and named SportsBusiness Journal's 2012 Sports Facility of the Year. For more information about the Amway Center, visit www.amwaycenter.com.