Latin pop nostalgia
The hottest concert this fall, figuratively and quite literally, is the dynamic Latin trio that is Enrique Iglesias, Ricky Martin, and special guest Sebastián Yatra. Enrique Iglesias and Ricky Martin: Live in Concert is a co-headlining North American tour that kicked off September 25th in Las Vegas. It hit Newark at the Prudential Center in late October.
Superstars Enrique and Ricky are joined by Colombian singer/songwriter Sebastián Yatra, who has recently taken the Latin music world by storm and serves as the opening act. Together, the trio provides nearly four hours of non-stop music. Fans are off their seats and dancing for much of the show. This is more than just a concert; this is a celebration.
Sebastián Yatra opens the show. His set lasts for approximately a half-hour. Sebastián performs a half dozen songs, including popular tracks like “Tracones Rojos,” “Robarte un Beso” and closes out with “Pareja Del Año.” Sebastián can sing, write music, and has swag. With crowd adoration and a rapidly growing Latin fanbase, it is clear Sebastián Yatra is the new Latin music sensation whose sex appeal rivals his tour mates Enrique and Ricky.
Enrique Iglesias performs a setlist full of hits featuring both American and Latin anthems. Enrique opens his set with hits “I’m a Freak,” “Chasing the Sun,” and “I Like How It Feels” before performing a slew of Latin anthems then making his way back to the English hits. Of course, included in the 15-track setlist are the songs which have helped make Enrique Iglesias a household name, including “Bailamos,” “Be with You,” and “Hero.”
Enrique closes out the show with a festive performance of “I Like It,” which features dazzling lights, confetti dropping throughout the arena, and dozens of giant beach balls marked with his initials which make for the perfect selfie.
Ricky Martin has not aged a day. In fact, the Latin heartthrob has grown sexier over time. Ricky kicks off his setlist performing the song, which made him a solo success, “Livin’ la Vida Loca.” Similar to Enrique Iglesias, Ricky Martin does a solid job of integrating his crossover hits with his Latin fan favorites, transitioning in and out of the two.
Highlights of his include “She Bangs,” “Shake Your Bon-Bon,” and the ballad duet with Christina Aguilera’s “Nobody Wants to Be Lonely,” which are all performed back-to-back halfway through the setlist. Ricky closes out the thirteen-track setlist with a lively performance of “The Cup of Life.”
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