Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull can’t get enough of their hometown—and vice versa–as they return for their second concert of the year.
Singer-songwriter Enrique Iglesias (left) and rapper Pitbull continue their North American tour, bringing the action right here to their hometown of Miami.
If you’re looking for someone to root for in the summer concert tour competition, Enrique Iglesias can be your hero, and Pitbull, too, as they return to their hometown of Miami for the second time in three months, bringing the heat to AmericanAirlines Arena on November 11. Co-headlining one of the biggest tours in the country, the duo raked in $18 million from their first 15 shows, which puts them at number two on the list of 2017’s topgrossing summer tours, behind only Sting.
Supplying both massive dance beats and swoony ballads, the pop stars are playing all the hits, including “Fireball,” “Culo,” and “Feel This Moment” from Pitbull and “Bailando,” “Escape,” and “Bailamos” from Iglesias. It’s an all-night, on-your-feet affair that fans are sure to be raving about for years. And for those whose taste leans more toward rock, Iglesias has been known to toss in a few covers as well, like “Seven Nation Army” and “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door.”
Longtime friends, Pitbull and Iglesias have toured together before and collaborated on the hit “Messin’ Around.” As their star power grew, the bromance blossomed— no doubt based partly on their shared love for Miami: Iglesias grew up here and, with longtime partner Anna Kournikova, remains a resident of the city, upgrading mansions every so often. Pitbull, of course, is Mr. 305—a first-generation Cuban- American born in Miami.
Together, Pitbull, Iglesias, and about 20,000 of their closest friends are primed for an unforgettable show. If you love Miami as much as they do, it’s a party you won’t want to miss. AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 786-777-1000; aaarena.com
Can’t make it to the show?
Here’s where to spot Pitbull and Iglesias around town.
BRICKELL CITY CENTRE: When the newest shopping center in town opened its doors for the first time last year, Pitbull was on hand to celebrate the occasion, performing for a VIP crowd of about 1,500. 701 S. Miami Ave., 305-998-7922; brickellcitycentre.com
TATEL: The Spanish restaurant Tatel debuted in South Beach in March, where Enrique Iglesias was joined by Spanish tennis superstar Rafael Nadal. 1669 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305- 604-0523; tatelrestaurants.com
ESPAÑOLA WAY: Earlier this year, Pitbull filmed a music video for “Hey Ma,” from the soundtrack to The Fate of the Furious, on the famed South Beach street.
PRIME 112: Iglesias and Anna Kournikova have been regulars at this celebrity-heavy hot spot since it opened its doors in 2004. 112 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, 305-532- 8112; mylesrestaurant group.com