Jennifer Lopez, Enrique Iglesias May Unveil New Duet on Tour
'We've been working on different things together for the past few months,' says J. Lo
Fans can count on seeing Jennifer Lopez and Enrique Igelesias sing together when their co-headlining tour hits the road next month. They just don't know what the songs will be yet.
"We're planning it, definitely," Iglesias told Billboard.com during a conference call with reporters to talk about the tour, which begins July 14 in Montreal and plays 26 dates before finishing Sept. 2 in Orlando, Fla., with Wisin Y Yandel opening. "Her show is so different to my show; that's what I think is going to be the cool combination. That's what I think fans are gonna appreciate. I think it's unexpected, and I've already seen what her show consists of, and I think fans are really going to appreciate that. And definitely, if we can combine that at one point, both of us together, it's gonna be fun for the fans."
There are some obvious possibilities, of course, including "Mouth 2 Mouth," from the re-released edition of Iglesias' 2010 album "Euphoria;" and Lopez's recent single "Dance Again," which Iglesias co-wrote and which provides the title track for a compilation she's releasing on July 24. But nothing is in stone yet.
"We've been working on different things together for the past few months, maybe even more than that," said Lopez, who's currently on tour in South America. "Maybe like a year now we've been talking about doing something together. The tour was a natural thing that came out of our desire to do something together. As far as what we'll do on stage together...I'm coming back in a few weeks and we're going to get together and figure out exactly what we're gonna do."
Iglesias revealed that the two also have "a new song we're trying to figure out how to incorporate into the show" but added that he's open to anything. "We might be able to come up with something where I collaborate on a song that's... one of (Lopez's) or her on one of mine. We still have to figure it out. Or maybe at one point Jennifer and I do the dancing, which would be cool...I can actually bust a move."
Lopez, meanwhile, said that "Dance Again...The Hits," which also includes the new single "Goin' In" with Flo Rida, was inspired by the impending tour. "We had recorded some (new) songs and we just decided that, with the tour and everything, it might be the right time, since I'm going to perform all those songs right now, to do a great compilation," she explained.
Iglesias views the tour as the end of his "Euphoria" cycle. After it's finished, he said he'd like to "lay back a little and just try to finish and record some songs," although he says his next album has started to take a little bit of shape. "I'm starting to come up with stuff," he said. "It's taking me a while...and I don't know how much of it is going to be in Spanish or how much of it is gonna be in English. I need to come back and get in the studio and work... Right now I have a little more English than Spanish, so it's leaning more that way, but I'm not 100 percent sure. I'm at a point where if I don't feel 100 percent confident about the song or the album, I'd rather stay home."