Two-time GRAMMY Award-winning and five-time Latin GRAMMY Award-winning Marc Anthony along with Two-time GRAMMY Award-winning and ten-time Latin GRAMMY Award-winning Carlos Vives bring their combined UNIDO2 Tour to Allstate Arena, 6920 North Mannheim Road, Rosemont, Illinois 60018 on Friday, September 25th, 2015, at 9:00pm. These two superstars of Latin music will each perform full shows, treating fans to a night of live music, while delivering some of their biggest hits. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster online.
“For me it’s always a great pleasure to share the stage with my longtime friend Carlos Vives, with whom I have worked with in the past. Sharing the stage with him is truly an honor. His energy and professionalism are really contagious, so get ready, because I’m sure we are all going to have an amazing time.” expressed Marc Anthony.
Marc Anthony is one of the most influential performing artists of his time, and an ambassador of Latin music and culture at a global level. He began his recording career singing the English-language dance music known as freestyle, and hit his stride between 1993 and 1997 with his first three salsa albums (Otra Nota, Todo a Su Tiempo, and Contra La Corriente). These productions established him as the top-selling singer in the history of the genre, able to sell out Madison Square Garden and prestigious venues internationally.
He received his first GRAMMY Award in 1998 for Best Latin Tropical Performance for “Contra La Corriente”, followed by the first-ever Latin GRAMMY Song of the Year award for “Dímelo” (I Need to Know) in 2000. With momentum from that hit single, Marc Anthony, his eponymous English-language album debut, went triple-platinum in the US, and helped usher in the Latin pop explosion of 1999-2000. In 2005 he received double best-album GRAMMY Awards — Best Latin Pop Album for Amar Sin Mentiras, and Best Salsa Album for Valió la Pena.
In 2013, he released Marc Anthony 3.0, his first project of original music in the tropical genre in nearly a decade. The first single, “Vivir Mi Vida,” marked his reencounter with producer Sergio George, and became the longest-running #1 salsa single of all time. It received the Latin GRAMMY Award for Recording of the Year.
Anthony has sold over 12 million albums worldwide, receiving numerous gold and platinum certifications from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). He has had 25 Billboard chart hits and has won a total of twenty-five Premio Lo Nuestro Latin Music Awards, twelve Billboard Latin Music Awards, and three Billboard Awards. [from Marc Anthony biography and UNIDO2 Tour press release]
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Singer, composer and actor Carlos Vives is one of Colombia’s most iconic artists and Latin music’s most important figures. With more than 30 million albums sold worldwide, he is considered a pioneer of Colombian pop music, trailblazing a path for international success by many other artists over the last few decades. He was the first Colombian artist to ever win a GRAMMY Award and has won two GRAMMY Awards and ten Latin GRAMMY Awards.
Carlos Vives said: “Being in concert with Marc brings the music experience to a whole different level. The exchange of energy gives audiences a sense of intimacy and singing with Marc it’s always a fun and endearing experience”. [from Carlos Vives biography and UNIDO2 Tour press release]
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Friday, September 25th, 2015
MARC ANTHONY & CARLOS VIVES
6920 North Mannheim Road
Rosemont, Illinois 60018