Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony en Concierto

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Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony en Concierto
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Promotional poster for the tour
Tour by Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony
Associated album Brave, Como Ama una Mujer, El Cantante
Start date September 28, 2007 (2007-09-28)
End date November 7, 2007 (2007-11-07)
Legs 1
Shows 20 in North America
Box office $10 million ($11.37 in 2014 dollars)[1]
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(2007)
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(2012)
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(2006)
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(2007)
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(2010)

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony en Concierto[2] (also known as the El Cantante Tour,[3] Jennifer & Marc en Concierto,[4] and simply En Concierto[5]) was a co-headlining concert tour by American recording artists Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony. The tour began on September 28, 2007 and ended on November 7, 2007, reaching North America. The tour has grossed an estimated ten million.[6]

Background[edit]

In January 2005, Lopez revealed to MTV News that was in the midst of planning a tour to support her fourth studio album, Rebirth. Lopez stated: "I've tried to plan a tour so many times [...] And we're planning it again. It's exciting. We'll see if it happens [...] I've learned not to get my hopes up. I can't wait!" Lopez also added that she envisioned the tour as "Just me doing my thing".[7] However, details for a tour were never unveiled and there subsequently was never one.[8]

As a performer, Marc Anthony was completed several tours with his "Juntos en Concierto" concert. Here, Anthony would be joined on stage by other latin pop singers (including Laura Pasini,Cheyenne, Alejandro Fernandez and Marco Antonio Solis), touring hispanophone regions within the United States and South America. The concert series became an annual event for Anthony, beginning in 2004.[9]

Lopez commented on the tour saying:[10]

"I'm going to do a couple of new songs, obviously from this album, and also from my Spanish album, and then of course my old, kinda standard hits. This is the first time, so a lot of my fans haven't gotten to see me at all perform these songs, so I'm going to try to pick all the best ones that they want to see. But you never know."

Anthony describes the tour as:[10]

"It's just a monster show. As we creep up to it, just in a couple days, that's when I'm getting the magnitude of this, you know what I'm saying? I sit back and watch her set, and it's exciting. I'm so proud of her."

For the tour, one dollar from each ticket sold was donated to "Run for Something Better"—a charitable organization supporting physical fitness programs for children.[4]

Setlist[edit]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
North America[2][4][10]
September 28, 2007 Atlantic City United States Etess Arena
September 29, 2007
October 3, 2007 Uncasville Mohegan Sun Arena
October 5, 2007 Washington, D.C. Verizon Center
October 7, 2007 New York City Madison Square Garden
October 8, 2007
October 10, 2007 Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre
October 12, 2007 Montreal Bell Centre
October 14, 2007 Chicago United States United Center
October 17, 2007 San Jose HP Pavilion at San Jose
October 19, 2007 Los Angeles Staples Center
October 20, 2007 Anaheim Honda Center
October 24, 2007 San Diego Cox Arena at Aztec Bowl
October 26, 2007 Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena
October 30, 2007 Dallas American Airlines Center
October 31, 2007 Houston Toyota Center
November 2, 2007 Miami American Airlines Arena
November 3, 2007
November 4, 2007 Orlando Amway Arena
November 7, 2007 Miami American Airlines Arena
Cancellations and rescheduled shows
November 23, 2007 San Juan, Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum
November 24, 2007 Caguas, Puerto Rico Coliseo Héctor Solá Besares
November 25, 2007 Ponce, Puerto Rico Juan Pachín Vicéns Auditorium

Box office score data[edit]

Venue City Tickets Sold / Available Gross Revenue
Verizon Center Washington, D.C. 9,006 / 15,504 (58%) $858,184[11]
Bell Centre Montreal 11,422 / 11,422 (100%) $1,186,301[12]

Critical reception[edit]

  • Kelefa Sanneh (The New York Times) gave the tour a mixed review. Although he praised Anthony's performance, he had doubts about Lopez stating, "But no one expects Ms. Lopez to morph into a lung-busting powerhouse, and in some ways her shaky voice may add to her appeal: on the stage of an arena (and perhaps nowhere else), the A-list star is once more an underdog, getting by with a little help from her band and her husband and a few thousand friends".[13]
  • Justin Smith (Pegasus News) described the Anthony's performance as a throwback to the 1970s Tropicana Club. He further stated: "[Anthony] has a voice so powerful and seductive, it is no surprise that every woman in the audience melted the second the opening note was sung. The band pumped out the salsa clave just like it would have been at the Tropicana in New York in the 1970s, and I desperately wanted to get up and dance."[14]
  • Jane Stevenson (Jam! Showbiz) praised Anthony's performance but thought less of Lopez's skills remarking: "For Lopez, it's more about coming up with some kick-ass dance moves to distract and divert from her weak voice. JLo can usually shake her ample behind with the best of them given her Fly Girl history on In Living Color but with an apparent bun in the oven, Lopez's movements were kept to a minimum -- she performed them in short spurts with the exception of Get Right -- and let her dancers take over most of the A-moves."[15]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–2014. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Jennifer Lopez & Marc Anthony Launch ING Presents Jennifer Lopez & Marc Anthony En Concierto at Bronx PS36" (Press release). PR Newswire. 2007-09-25. Archived from the original on 28 May 2012. Retrieved 2010-09-04. 
  3. ^ http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20159086,00.html
  4. ^ a b c Kilgore, Kym (2007-08-13). "Jennifer Lopez to drop 'Brave' new album". LiveDaily. Archived from the original on 28 May 2012. Retrieved 2010-09-04. 
  5. ^ "Jennifer Lopez And Marc Anthony Roll Out Tour Dates; Plus Lindsay Lohan, Gwen Stefani, Nas, Amy Winehouse & More, In For The Record". MTV News. MTV Networks. 2007-08-06. Archived from the original on 28 May 2012. Retrieved 2010-09-04. 
  6. ^ Cobo, Leila (7 June 2008). "Together Again". Billboard (New York City, New York: Nielsen Business Media, Inc) 120 (23): 10. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved 28 May 2012. 
  7. ^ Vineyard, Jennifer (2005-01-11). "Jennifer Lopez Going On Tour ... Probably ... Maybe - Music, Celebrity, Artist News". MTV. Retrieved 2012-04-29. 
  8. ^ "For The Record: Quick News On Eminem, Jennifer Lopez, Harry Potter, Janet Jackson, Suge Knight & More - Music, Celebrity, Artist News". MTV. 2006-04-06. Retrieved 2012-04-29. 
  9. ^ Cobo, Leila (2008-05-30). "Marc Anthony plots fourth Juntos en Concierto tour". Thomson Reuters. Thomson Corporation. Retrieved 2010-09-04. 
  10. ^ a b c "Jennifer Lopez And Marc Anthony Wipe Off Tears, Set Sights On 'Monster Show'". MTV News. MTV Networks. 2007-08-06. Retrieved 2010-09-04. 
  11. ^ "Top Boxscore". Billboard Magazin (Nielsen Business Media, Inc.) 119 (46): 24. 2007-11-17. 
  12. ^ "Top Boxscore". Billboard Magazin (Nielsen Business Media, Inc.) 119 (43): 24. 2007-10-27. 
  13. ^ Sanneh, Kelefa (2007-10-09). "Sure, Bring Your Family to Work". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 2010-09-04. 
  14. ^ Smith, Justin (2007-11-01). "Concert Review: Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony". Pegasus News. Fisher Communications. Retrieved 2010-09-04. 
  15. ^ Stevenson, Jane (2007-10-10). "Concert Review: JENNIFER LOPEZ". Jam!. Sun Media. Retrieved 2010-09-04.