It's a match made in pop heaven: Enrique Iglesias and Jennifer Lopez will kick off their joint tour Saturday night in Montreal. The international tour gets underway in Canada, then hits the U.S., and will eventually move overseas. And Enrique says he's excited to hit the road with his longtime friend.
"I think we get along, which is great!" he tells ABC News Radio when asked to describe his relationship with J-Lo. "That's a great place to be at, and knowing each other for so many years, that makes it a lot easier." The two won't be fighting over backstage amenities, either: Enrique says his list of demands consists of two things: water and Atlantico rum.
Right now, Enrique tells ABC News Radio that the plan is for J-Lo to take the stage first, and for him to close the show each night, but he says that may change. The two also plan to do some kind of collaboration on stage together. Overall, Enrique says he looks at a co-headlining tour like this as an educational experience.
"From an artist's perspective, you get to learn a lot," Enrique tells ABC News Radio. "In the past, any collaboration I've done, everybody has their style and their technique and their way of working, and you get to sit on the side and watch 'em and learn."
The team-up is great for the fans as well, says Enrique, because his and Jennifer's live shows are so drastically different. "Our show is more of a rock show, you could say," he explains. "It's a little simpler. Her stage is more elaborate, more dancers. Our show's more band-driven....Her show is more costume changes. The fans are gonna be able to see two completely different shows...and then when you blend them together, that's, I think, a cool combination."
Not only is that "cool combination" an excellent package for fans from an entertainment perspective, it also makes sense financially.
"For the price of one, they get to see two artists which is good nowadays, you know, with...what's going on with the economy. I think it's good for the fans," says Enrique.
Perhaps during their downtime on the tour, Enrique can get Jennifer to tell him whether or not she really plans to remain a judge on American Idol. What does he think she should do? "Ooh, I have no idea," Enrique tells ABC News Radio. "I think she does a great job on American Idol ....I guess TV can be pretty grueling but I love seeing her on American Idol . From my perspective, it'd be cool [if she stayed] but I don't know how she feels about it."
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