Spanish music sensation, Enrique Iglesias, will perform a special concert, Enrique Live, at Johannesburg's Emmarentia Botanical Gardens, on September 9, 2010. The event will inaugurate the 2010 Airtel Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20), that gets underway a day later at the Wanderers Stadium.
Enrique Iglesias has sold over 55 million albums worldwide (in both English and Spanish) and has a number of achievements to his name including a TMF Award, several Billboard Awards, 2 Grammy Awards, 7 American Music Awards, ASCAP and BMI awards as songwriter and a handful of nominations for MTV Music Video Awards. With six top 5 singles on the Billboard 100 (2 # 1s) and twenty one No 1 singles on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks from hit singles Do You Know, Addicted, Not In Love, Hero and the new single I Like It, which is getting phenomenal airplay on 94.7 Highveld Stereo (the official Enrique Live partner radio station). Enrique has completed a number of worldwide tours, which included two previously SOLD OUT tours to South Africa in 2004 and 2007.
CLT20 Chairman Shashank Manohar said: "This is a major boost for the tournament. Enrique is a big hit with South African fans and there is no doubt he will light up the Bull Ring on 10 September. It is going to be spectacular.
"Twenty20 cricket has brought out cricket's fun side, and entertainment is part and parcel of the stadium experience. The CLT20 is going to be a 23-day joyride of top class twenty20 over cricket complimented with great family entertainment."
Iglesias, whose hit single I Like It, has been adopted as the theme song for the Airtel CLT20 advertising campaign, confirmed his participation, saying it is always a wonderful experience visiting Africa.
"I am proud to come to South Africa. The support of the fans is heartwarming, and I look forward to performing in September. South Africa is a special place, and after Spain's World Cup win, holds even more significance for me."The concert will be managed by Big Concerts, who will once again work with Enrique, after successfully promoting his two previous tours to South Africa.
Tickets for the Enrique Live concert on 9 September 2010 at Emmarentia Botanical Gardens, are available from Computicket from R330. These can be purchased online at www.computicket.com, or by calling 083 915 8000 or you can visit your nearest Computicket outlet.
The Airtel CLT20 takes place from 10-26 September across four venues in South Africa - Wanderers, Centurion, St. George's Park and Kingsmead - as 10 of the world's top franchise cricket teams battle it out for Twenty20 glory.
Tickets for the Airtel CLT20 are priced from R30, and are available from Computicket outlets, online at www.computicket.com or via telephone, 083 915 8000. Fans can also purchase tickets directly from the host venues.