Julio Iglesias is a legend in the music world, and this legend is ready to further cement his reputation
as a fantastic performer by hitting the road for yet another tour. From March through June, Iglesias will be taking his act
all over the United States and into Canada for a string of shows that will have fans all over the continent scrambling for
access. Iglesias will kick things off in March out west with shows in Arizona and New Mexico before playing several gigs in
Texas. On April 1st he is set to take the stage in Austin, TX at the ACL Live at the Moody Theater, and three nights later
he can be found performing at the Arena Theatre in Houston. By the end of the month of April, Iglesias will have arrived at
the East Coast for a show in New York and several other stops up and down the Eastern Seaboard. These shows are sure to be
well-attended by his scores of devoted fans, and tickets won't last long. In June this icon will head north of the border
into Canada, where he is set to perform several shows. On June 19th he'll entertain all those in attendance at Casino Rama
in Rama, ON, and two nights later he'll arrive in Montreal for a two-night set at the Place des Arts. Fans all over the United
States and Canada are sure to be clamoring to get to at least one show on this current tour, and you can be one of them if
you act quickly enough. Don't miss out on your chance to see one of music's greats.
Did you know
that Julio Iglesias has set records that have been in the Guinness book of World Records?
That's right; in 1970, when
his career was just getting started, he beat performance records by performing 41 concerts in 41 cities in 30 days. By 1976,
the singer was setting box-office records when he performed at the iconic Madison Square Gardens in New York. In 1983, Iglesias
set the Guinness World Record for selling the most records in the most languages in history. In 1995, the singer became the
first and only foreign artist to have sold the most records in China. And in the year 2013—45 years after he first took
the stage professionally—Iglesias received another Guinness World Record for becoming the Best-selling Male Latin Artist
of all time.
About the Artist
Julio Iglesias was born in Madrid, Spain, the son of a doctor. Although
he was raised around the culture and music of the Spanish people, he did not consider a musical career until much later in
life. As a child and young man, he was a gifted football player. He played throughout his school years and during his years
at Colegio Mayor Universitariou San Pablo in Madrid. But when he was just a few credits short of graduating, he was involved
in a serious car accident that changed his life forever. His lower spine was crushed in the accident and left his legs weakened.
He still undergoes therapy for his injuries today.
While he was in the hospital, a nurse gave him a guitar to keep his
hands busy and his mind off of his devastating injuries. He learned how to play the instrument and discovered he had a talent
for music. He entered a songwriting contest in Spain with the song "La vida sigue igual," which means "Life Goes On The Same."
It was later used in a film about the singer's life. After winning the contest, Iglesias signed with Columbia Records and
represented Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1970. His song was a hit, and helped to spawn other songs like "Un Canto
A Galicia" that sold more than a million copies in Germany. He continued to find success all over Europe, topping the charts
in Italy and the UK. In 1979, he earned his first English-speaking hit with "Begin the Beguine." The song became a huge hit
in the UK, earning a No. 1 spot on the charts. Iglesias became a star in the US after releasing his album, 1100 Bel Air Place.
It sold more than four million copies in the US. One of the most popular singles on the album was a duet with Willie Nelson
entitled "To All the Girls I've Loved Before." It earned a No. 1 spot on the country charts and earned a top five spot on
the Billboard Hot 100.
He went on to win a Grammy Award in 1988 for Best Latin Pop Album for his album Un Hobmre Solo
(A Man Alone). He achieved more crossover success when he recorded a duet with Stevie Wonder in 1988 called "My Love." Throughout
the 90s, Iglesias continued to rack up awards and accolades and become better known on the world stage. Today, the singer
continues to perform all over the world, including in Equatorial Guinea where tickets to his concert went for $1,000 each.
After Iglesias discovered his gift for music, the world was his oyster. He instantly
capitalized on his new-found talent, entering songwriting contests and performing around his native country. After signing
with Columbia Records, the Latin singer began recording his first album. His first project was an instant success, and his
career was off and going. He achieved international appeal in the 1980s, with his album 1100 Bel Air Place. Since then, the
singer has become an icon not only in the world of Latin music, but the music world as a whole.
seems time stands still for this iconic Latin singer. He has as much youthful vigor and enthusiasm as he did when he was first
beginning his career. With a compliment to the audience and a comment about "getting crazy tonight," the singer goes right
into his set, belting out one of his classic love songs. The audience joins in on the chorus, and he raises his arms, encouraging
their participation. With sultry lighting and a full band to back him up, Iglesias shines like the star he is.