Enrique Iglesias excited to launch tour in Boston

BMS talks with the Latin pop star about his upcoming tour

, Contributing Writer

On Thursday evening, Enrique Iglesias will be in Boston to kick off the American leg of his Euphoria tour at the TD Garden. So what can you expect if you’re going? Well, for one thing, it will be, according to Iglesias, an intimate and interactive show.

“I always like getting as close as possible to a crowd and even to the people that are all the way in the back,” he says during a recent conference call with reporters, adding that while he loves to play in an arena, he makes sure to have a stage that makes that type of venue intimate. “We always have that in mind… how we can also get to the people in the sides and all the way to the people in the back to see you up close and we always have that mind.”

Visually, Iglesias hopes that fans remember each song he plays based on the mood created for them. “I like shows when they look simple, but when you truly analyze them you could tell there was a lot of intricacy when it came down to designing the show,” he says. “You want to make sure that when the audience leaves, each song has a different mood and a different color and a different style that you can actually remember the songs by what colors we used or how we used the lighting or how we used the video.”

Iglesias is on the road to promote his latest album, Euphoria. Released last summer, the album is the pop star’s ninth studio album but his first bilingual effort.

“I love doing this album, making it bilingual. I always wanted to make this type of album where I was able to combine English and Spanish,” says Iglesias¬† before explaining that his previous record label nixed the idea.

On Thursday, fans can expect to hear a healthy of dose of Euphoria along with plenty of his previous hits and fan favorites in both languages.

“(This tour) is more eclectic musically than any other tour I’ve ever done, but at the same time, too, I also get to create a set list where I can cover songs from, even Spanish songs, from 1995 to 2011,” explains Iglesias. “So, when you think of a set that’s being able to do songs that I first sang on my first album in Spanish to songs like ‘I Like It’ or ‘Dirty Dance’ or ‘Tonight’. They’re very, very different.”

One thing is certain from listening to Iglesias talk about the upcoming tour, he’s excited to get it started in Boston.

“I love being on the road,” he says. “For me, that’s the funnest part of my job. Actually, it doesn’t feel like a job.”

Enrique Iglesias will perform at Boston’s TD Garden on Thursday, September 22. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $17 to $97, are available through Ticketmaster.



  2. Enrique Iglesias’ show was fantastic! Great song choices, great crowd, and most importantly great artists. I heard all my favorite hits which I, with the rest of the audience, sang along to. I danced the whole night away as well! In case you want an opportunity to see him too, click this link: http://www.ticketmaster.com/Enrique-Iglesias-tickets/artist/777945

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