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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

So, why did Enrique Iglesias pull out of his co-headlining tour with Britney Spears right after it was announced? Billboard reports that although money was a factor — Britney was slated to make several times more than the Spanish singer would rake in during the tour — most of it was simply the perception that Enrique was Brit’s opener, not her co-headliner. And Enrique is nobody’s opening act!

“Iglesias is a headlining artist and has been for some time, and would carry his own fully themed production on the tour,” the mag reports. “The language in the carefully-worded press release — which was withdrawn from certain outlets shortly after it was sent today — stated the pair would ‘tour together’ but stopped short of calling it a ‘co-headlining’ tour, the phrase commonly used for such superstar pairings as Billy Joel and Elton John, for example.”

We certainly can’t blame Enrique for feeling slighted that his co-headlining tour was made out to seem like he’d be opening for Britney.

But why drop out of the tour pretty much immediately after it was announced on Good Morning America? Why not sit on it for a day, or reach out to media outlets to make sure they point out its a co-headlining tour so the public is fully awarer? Why not make these demands for equal money and exposure before announcing the tour?

And why does Britney need a co-headliner, anyway? Her Circus tour made bank! We don’t think she’ll have any problem selling out arenas all by her pre-recorded self.

Do you think Brit should find another act to tour with? If so, who should it be?


Tonia Sanders said...

Seriously, his decision was dumb. She makes more & gives more. Well, except for that GMA performance, and then Jimmy Kimmel, but hey...those were freebies, and who ever gives out free lunches?

She'd sell out a stadium way quicker than he would. Just cause he has 2 songs on heavy rotation now means nothing. I know the lyrics to only 3 of his songs. Bad decision, IMHO!

What say you?

Anonymous said...

Enrique has his own fan base he sold out everywhere in the uk and all over Europe I love britney and I love Enrique but to put Enrique as an opening act is ridiculous opening acts are made for artists who are no longer selling records, been out of the public eye for so long and making a comeback or simply starting out, Enrique is too good to be anyones opening act not just britney he has his own huge fan base as it is so Defo made the right decision not to tour with her