After Bryan Adams, David Guetta and Pitbull, Pune is now ready to welcome another huge name in the music industry — Enrique Iglesias. The singer has a huge number of fans and it comes as no surprise that the city’s excitement levels are high as the singer gears up for his first live performance here.
He is in the country on his second tour and the three-city tour kicks off from Pune today. Post today’s performance at the Amanora Town Centre, he will be heading to New Delhi and Bengaluru for concerts on October 19 and 21 respectively. Iglesias has sold more than a100 million albums (albums and singles combined) worldwide, released nine studio albums and two greatest hits compilations.
He has headlined nine world tours throughout his career and has performed in almost every country in the world. We chatted up with the international singing sensation as he spoke about a variety of things, from music to his love for Indian food. Excerpts from the interview:
Will you be performing any new unreleased singles in India?
I don’t know the set list yet, but I promise fans will get a good mix of hits — old and new.
You have collaborated with Sunidhi Chauhan in the past. How was the collaboration and are you looking to collaborate with any other Indian artistes in the coming season?
Working with Sunidhi Chauhan was a great experience, really didn’t expect the overwhelming response I got after the collaboration. I am open to work with many artists. Any suggestions from you or the fans?
You have performed before in this country, how does it feel to have a second outing here?
I’ve been looking forward to this trip for years. Been trying to come back for a while, and just waiting for the right opportunity. Besides the show, I’m looking forward to the fans who are so amazing and enthusiastic, as well as the great food.
On October 17, 6 pm onwards
At Amanora Town Centre, Hadapsar.