With so much star power between them, it’s no wonder why the Trilogy Tour featuring Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull, and Ricky Martin packed Footprint Center in downtown Phoenix for a night of Latin flair and plenty of hits.
Mr. Worldwide himself was the first on stage, sending the younger end of the crowd into a frenzy — Pitbull has seen a resurgence in popularity thanks to TikTok, and a few fans were dressed in suit jackets and bald caps to see him. And with bangers like “Don’t Stop the Party,” “Fireball” and “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho),” it’s easy to see why. He delivered 15 songs and two mini DJ sets during costume changes (read: switching out his jackets for new colors) along with some motivational words: “Every day above ground is a good day. Remember that.”
With the crowd warmed up, the party continued courtesy of Enrique Iglesias. The Spanish superstar has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons, but the crowd ate up his every move — even the infamous stage humping — as he ran between the main stage and the smaller secondary stage at the other end of the floor. “Escape” saw him in the crowd, and “Hero” saw phone flashlights in the air as the fans sang along. Closing with “Bailando,” Enrique Iglesias left things on a high note for the night’s final set.
Ricky Martin had the most dramatic entrance yet with a supercut of video footage reminding us just how illustrious of a career he’s had so far. He’s a global icon with the charm and charisma that earned him the deafening cheers of the crowd, and judging by his grin throughout the performance, he couldn’t be happier. Flanked by backup dancers, he brought favorites like “She Bangs” and “Shake Your Bon-Bon” to life, along with, of course, an exuberant “Livin’ La Vida Loca”. It’s been nearly 25 years since its release, but no other song the entire night generated as much excitement.
It’s not often you see three artists of this caliber on the same tour, which is a big reason the hitmakers added 2024 dates to the Trilogy Tour. Luckily for everyone, there are plenty more opportunities to join the party.
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Story and photos by Taylor Knauf