Her ex-husband's doing it, now she is too.
This summer, Jennifer Lopez is hitting the road with Enrique Iglesias
and Wisin y Yandel, embarking on the North American leg of a globe-spanning tour that kicks off in Montreal on July 14.
"I think it's going to be one of the most historic tours ever," Lopez said at yesterday's announcement event. "I don't know that there has ever been something where these Latinos have come together like this as family."
Surprisingly, it's Lopez's first world tour.
Jennifer Lopez, Enrique Iglesias
and Wisin y YandelSummer 2012 North American Tour Schedule
July 14 Bell Centre, Montreal, QC
July 17 Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON
July 20 Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
July 25 TD Garden, Boston, MA
July 28 Verizon Center, Washington, D.C.
July 29 Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, NJ
August 3 United Center, Chicago, IL
August 8 HP Pavilion, San José, CA
August 11 Honda Center, Anaheim, CA
August 16 Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
August 18 Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas, NV
August 23 AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX
August 25 American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
August 26 Toyota Center, Houston, TX
August 29 Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA
August 31 American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL
"It's daunting a little bit," Lopez tells The Hollywood Reporter. "I've always done a little bit of this and a little bit of that. But this is a big musical year for me."
Lopez is reaching out to fans on her website, encouraging them to follow her "from show to show" by registering for updates and "exclusive photos, videos, giveaways, and more." It's a rebranding of sorts.
Last month, the singer released her first single of 2012, "Dance Again," a collaborative joint with Pitbull. The song is a follow-up to the pair's 2011 hit, "On the Floor." Despite its popularity, not everyone's happy with the sex-crazed video.
"Jennifer Lopez's skanky new video shows how desperate she is to retain her fame despite her fading relevance," Culture and Media Institute's Dan Gainor tells Radar. "A video filled with an enormous orgy scene of dozens of people groping one another serves as a backdrop for such high-class lyrics as 'Let me open your treasure chest.' Such sexualized videos aren't appropriate for any children to watch, including Lopez's own twins."
Speaking of J-Lo's twins...
Her tour wraps in Miami just 20-some-odd days after the twins' father, Marc Anthony, embarks on his co-headlining Gigant3s tour with Marco Antonio Solis and Chayanne from the American Airlines Arena.
Jennifer Lopez with Enrique Iglesias
and Wisin y Yandel. Friday, August 31. American Airlines Arena. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets go on sale Friday, May 4 via ticketmaster.com. Call 786-777-1000 or visit aaarena.com.
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