Over six years have passed since Alejandro Sanz last set foot in the American Airlines Arena in Miami during his La Música No Se Toca Tour. But despite the time, Sanz stayed loyal to his 305 fans, assuring them one thing during his #LaGira tour stop on Saturday (Sept. 7): “Miami, when I saw you for the first time, I fell in love and now that we’re older, I continue loving you.”
Sanz kicked off his concert at 8:22 p.m., moments after opening act Cuban sensation Cimafunk. On six screens at the top of the stage, black-and-white videos presented the crucial part of Sanz’s concert: his 12 band members. “Miami, so what?” the Spanish singer asked the crowd ahead of the opening title “Hoy Que No Estas.” “It’s such a pleasure seeing you here, thank you for coming,” he said. “We are home.”
As the night unfolded, Sanz crooned the crowd with songs from his new album #ElDisco, including “Back to the City,” “Te Canto un Son” and “Mi Persona Favorita.” He also dropped some classics such as “Mi Marciana” and “Aquello Que Me Diste” before closing off his show at around 10:15 p.m. with “Corazon Partio.” “Don’t waste your time on dumb things. Only on being happy,” Sanz signed off.
Check out other highlights from his Miami show below:
Luis Fonsi surprised the crowd
Although Sanz performed some of his collaborative songs, Nicky Jam, Camila Cabello, Alicia Keys and Residente refrained from making surprise appearances — but Luis Fonsi did. The Puerto Rican singer, who has not collaborated with Sanz, joined Sanz to sing “No Tengo Nada.”
Sanz & Son
During the show, Sanz introduced his “favorite Boricua ever,” his son Alexander, who forms part of the band as a trombone player. “My son Alexander has accompanied me in the concerts of #LaGira with an infinite talent. We share life, we share passions,” Sanz previously expressed on Instagram.
Social causes got major support
Sanz also used his platform to raise awareness on social topics that matter to him such as protecting the ocean and Dreamers. “Now is the time to make history,” the screens read, inviting everyone to donate to Greenpeace. Ahead of performing “Looking For Paradise,” his song with Alicia Keys, Sanz said: “This song is for all the dreamers who are fighting in this country.”
A heartfelt '90s medley
One of the most special moments of the night was when Sanz left the stage and returned about three minutes later to delight his fans with a heartfelt throwback. “I left too soon. I forgot to sing a song that I like a lot,” he said before performing a medley of ‘90s hits, “Y ¿Si Fuera Ella?,” “Amiga Mia,” and a new version of “Mi Soledad y Yo.”
#LaGira Tour continues Sunday, Sept. 8 with a second show at the American Airlines Arena before making its way to cities in Texas, California and Arizona.