Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull & CNCO Kick Off Tour With Sold-Out Concert in Chicago
The sold-out concert took place June 3 -- a music-filled Saturday in Chicago with Iglesias and Pit on one side of town and U2 on the other performing their first out of two concerts at Soldier Field -- where boy band CNCO served as opening act and hyped up the crowd with songs from their debut album, Primera Cita, including their chart-topping hit "Reggaetón lento (Bailemos)."
Then it was Mr. 305's turn to take the stage with his sidekicks The Most Bad Ones set the stage on fire with classics like "Culo," "Feel This Moment," "Fireball" and his latest hit "Hey Ma."
His set, which lasted more than an hour, did exactly what Pit does best with his music, provide an escape for his fans to forget about anything and everything and just feel the moment. "With everything that's going on in the world right [now], let's forget about that tonight," he said, adding, "I don't believe in politics ... I actually call them poli-tricks."
Following Pitbull's performance, and after an almost hour intermission, Spanish heartthrob Iglesias took the stage and opened with "Súbeme la radio." He couldn't help but get emotional when he reminisced on his first-ever concert at the Allstate Arena more than 20 years ago at the of 18. "Time sure does fly by," he told the crowd.
As expected, fans found their way around security, and a few lucky ones were able to get onstage to hug their "Hero" while he performed the 2002 pop-ballad. Iglesias' set, also more than an hour long, took fans through the chart-topping singer's greatest hits, including "Bailamos," "I'm a Freak," "Bailando," "Escape," "Cuando me enamoro" and "Loco."
To close the show with a bang, the two Latin superstars came together onstage to close the show singing "I Like It."
Iglesias, Pitbull and CNCO's next stop on their summer trek is Denver, Colo., on June 6.