Enrique Iglesias: Touring with J.Lo is Chaotic
July 27, 2012
Enrique Iglesias is currently on tour with Jennifer Lopez, and tells ET that given the magnitude of both of their live shows, things don't always come together so smoothly.
"A co-headline is always tough. In this case you have two production teams and you're joining them together, and that can be a little chaotic at times," Iglesias admits. "It's always chaotic the first few shows but...when things get going, it's definitely worth it. In this case, it's already our fifth show so it's starting to kick in, and I think fans are enjoying [these] two completely different shows."
Iglesias also teases that he's recorded new music with Lopez!
"Actually one night we were talking at dinner and we were saying, 'OK you know, it would be kind of cool to do this,' and we actually recorded a few songs together," he confirms. "Unfortunately a lot of the times it doesn't come down only to the artists, it also comes down to the record companies. We both have different record companies and we all have to be on the same page, so it doesn't always work out exactly how you want it. "
Though he does remain 'hopeful' that fans will have some new music to look forward to from the two of them.
But although Iglesias is having a blast on tour with Lopez this summer, he was faced with some disconcerting news this past Friday while he was in transit from Toronto to New York, and took a moment to give his reaction to the Colorado theater tragedy after his show.
"I was watching the news and it felt like you were going back in time again with all this violence," Iglesias says of the mass shooting the resulted in 12 dead and more than 50 injured. "You can't believe these type of things are still going on. All you can do is pray and hope for the best and pray for the people that have been killed."
The Madrid-born singer who was raised in Miami reveals that he made reference to the tragedy during his concert that had occurred earlier that night in Newark, New Jersey.
"When I was on stage, [I] said, 'Just forget about all your problems and try to be as peaceful as possible,'" Iglesias says. The 37-year-old singer then related the situation to his life and the crucial role that music played in his upbringing.
"Sometimes music can really change your life. It can be an escape," he says. "It was for me when I was in my teens. It really...did help me and it was, in a way, therapy."
Iglesias' tour continues on the East Coast with the following shows, with more tour dates to be announced.
Saturday, July 28 -- Washington DC, Verizon Center.
Sunday, July 29 -- Atlantic City, NJ, Boardwalk Hall
Friday, August 3 -- Chicago, IL, United Center.
Wednesday, August 8 -- San Jose, CA, HP Pavilion.
Saturday, August 11 -- Anaheim, CA, Honda Center
Thursday, August 16 -- Los Angeles, CA, Staples Center
Saturday, August 18 -- Las Vegas, NV, Mandalay Bay Resort
Thursday, August 23 -- San Antonio, TX, AT&T Center
Saturday, August 25 -- Dallas, TX, American Airlines
Sunday, August 26 -- Houston, TX, Toyota Center.
Wednesday, August 29 -- Atlanta, GA, Philips Arena
Friday, August 31 -- Miami, FL, AmericanAirlines Arena
Saturday, September 1 -- Miami, FL, AmericanAirlines Arena
Sunday, September 2 -- Orlando, FL, Amway Center