MIAMI – Marc Anthony, Chayanne and Marco Antonio Solis performed to a packed American Airlines Arena in Miami to kick off their “Gigant3s” tour that will take them to 14 cities across the United States.
Puerto Rican salsa star Marc Anthony is doing an encore of a formula that drew crowds last summer when he toured the country with Mexicans Ana Gabriel and Marco Antonio Solis.
On other occasions Marc Anthony has shared billing with Puerto Rico’s Chayanne and with Marco Antonio Solis, but the three have never before taken the stage together.
The vocalists put on a show combining the contrasting styles of three of Latin music’s most popular artists.
“What a pleasure to be where life has brought us all together. It’s a pleasure to be here. Tonight you’re going to sing, laugh and cry,” Marco Antonio Solis told the audience as he opened Friday night’s show intoning “Si Te Pudiera Olvidar” (If I Could Forget You).
The public sang along with numbers like “Morenita” (Dark-Haired Girl), “El Milagrito” (Little Miracle), “Mas que Tu Amigo” (More Than Your Friend) and others among his all-time hits.
Coming on after Solis was salsa star Marc Anthony, who sang some of his repertoire’s best-loved songs like “Valio la Pena” (It Was Worth It), “Contra la Corriente” (Against the Tide), “Mi Gente” (My Folks) and more. Clad in black and wearing dark glasses, Anthony paced from one side of the stage to the other calling on fans in every corner of the stadium to get up and dance with him.
To keep the excitement rolling, Marc Anthony invited Marco Antonio Solis to sing “Y Como Es El” (And What’s He Like).
Chayanne also went through his hits, accompanied by a dance chorus moving to his rhythms that included “Boom Boom,” “Torero,” “Salome” and “Provocame” (Lead Me On).
“What was once just talk among three friends has today become a reality. I’m just one piece in this jigsaw puzzle,” Chayanne said.
The evening ended with the three artists hugging and applauding each other after singing a brief potpourri of their best-known numbers.
Next stop on the tour will be in Orlando, Florida, on Aug. 5, followed by concerts in New Jersey, Connecticut, Illinois, California, Texas, and finally their farewell performance in Las Vegas.