Steady girls, it's a date with Spanish star Enrique
Published 03/09/2007 | 14:02
Heart-throb popstar Enrique Iglesias is to return to Belfast later this year to stage his first show in the city in five years.
The Madrid-born superstar will play the Odyssey Arena on Tuesday, November 6, to promote his current album, Insomniac.
In 2002 he sold out the Odyssey and promised then that he would come back to play Belfast again. Enrique, the son of legendary Latin crooner Julio Iglesias, has sold over 40 million albums in the last decade and is the biggest-selling Spanish-language singer in the world.
His catalogue of hits include the number one ballad Hero, Bailamos, Could I Have This Kiss Forever, Rhythm Divine, Be With You and the recent Do You Know (The Ping Pong Song).
The singer, who is romantically linked with tennis star Anna Kournikova, spent the last three years working on his new album, which he claims is a " humorous nod to his sleepless nights and obsessive artistic persona".
"When I make a record, I work at night," he said. "So basically, I've spent three years working at night and sleeping during the day. I've been hyperactive all my life. The word insomniac was the first that came to mind when I was trying to come up with a suitable title for the album."
According to Enrique, the album was also a "journey of soul searching and self discovery".
"I'm not going to claim, as we all artists do with a new album, that this is my best album ever or the one with the best production or the best songs," he said.
"One thing is for sure, though. I gave myself completely into the making of this one record - heart and soul."
Tickets go on sale this Friday at 9am from the Odyssey Arena box office, Virgin and usual Ticketmaster outlets.