Latin pop music singer Emmanuel during a press conference on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at the Gibson Showroom in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Marvin Vasquez/Living Out Loud LA)
BEVERLY HILS, Calif. – Latin pop music singer Emmanuel is hoping for the best in his upcoming shows, which are part of his current U.S. tour dubbed “Two’r Amigos.”
The Mexican singing legend’s slated to perform with Mijares on Friday, March 13, 2015 at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE at 8 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit www.AXS.com.
“I hope they go as well as they’ve gone recently. We have performed in Las Vegas, El Paso, [Texas] and the tour will continue in other cities around the U.S.,” Emmanuel says of the scheduled concerts. “So far, everyone has had a great time at the shows, with lots of singing along and dancing. So far we’ve done over 50 shows including Mexico. Our show is very fun, and everyone participates equally. Also we tend to do different things at each show, and it’s never the same.”
Throughout the venues Emmanuel and Mijares have performed, both have managed to deliver their musical repertoire that dates back to their beginnings – something that Emmanuel believes is almost a must-do these days.
“I sing a lot of my greatest hits, with few new songs in between as well. I put myself in the audience’s shoes…if they come to one of my shows and hear 4-5 new songs in a row, they’ll get lost,” Emmanuel says as he laughs.
Emmanuel’s Inédito, which was recorded in Los Angeles and Mexico, is now available.
The album, his first in a decade, includes 10 tracks – some of which were written by youthful artists in the likes of Paty Cantú and Ángela Dávalos in “Ella,” and his son Alexander Acha and Mónica Vélez in “Serás.”
“Working with Alexander was, and will always be, a pleasure. We worked on a song called, ‘Serás’ and it came out great,” Emmanuel says when asked about collaborating with his 30-year-old son.
“Working with different people and sharing ideas has always worked out well. We performed at Viña del Mar, which was an incredible experience. This isn’t the first time we worked together. We did ‘Guadalupana’ and the video for that, believe it or not, has the most views on YouTube of any other in my career,” he adds.
Inédito also carries songs from experienced songwriters: Mexican Fato’s “Privilegio” and “Cómo Quieren Que La Olvide,” Cuban Amaury Gutiérrez’s “No Existe,” and “Deja Que Te Vuelva A Querer” by the trio of Rafael Esparza Ruíz, Pedro Capo and Carlos Law.
Additionally, “La Primera Vez” from Claudio Baglioni and Antonio Coggio, “Hoy Me Toca Vivir” by Ettore Grenci and Sonia Molina, “Largo De Noche O Falda Corta” from Claudio Baglioni, and “A Tí (A Te)” from Jovanotti are included.
Emmanuel, born Jesús Emmanuel Acha Martinez 59 years ago in Mexico City, began his now illustrious career in the mid-1970s. “Todo Se Derrumbó Dentro De Mí,” “Tengo Mucho Que Aprender De Ti,” “Este Terco Corazón,” and “La Chica De Humo,” amongst numerous other hits, earned him much global recognition.
Emmanuel acknowledges that he’s proud of his career thus far.
“It’s been beautiful. It feels complete, in the sense that I’ve experienced everything one can expect from a musical career,” he says. “I’ve had obstacles and walls I’ve had to climb, but at the end of the day, it’s been wonderful.”
The Universal Music Group artist adds, “I’ve always taken risks and done things a little differently for my fans. I took risks because it makes it all the more worthwhile once things come together. It’s like jumping out of a plane or climbing a mountain and reaching the top – the adrenaline of it all. The risks I took also allowed me to reach a younger audience that I otherwise would not have. I have fans who are in their teens, in their 30s-40s, and also a smaller number of fans in their 50s and 60s.”
“Two’r Amigos” also has stops in San Jose, Calif. at SAP Center (March 15th), Chicago at Allstate Arena (May 28) and New York at The Theater at Madison Square Garden (May 30).
“We hope people will continue to enjoy what we’re doing,” Emmanuel says.
For more information on “Two’r Amigos,” visit tworamigos.com.