Wisin & Yandel Slay on Their First U.S. Tour in Years: 5 Highlights From LA Concert


Wisin & Yandel's epic reunion tour after a five-year hiatus is not only a hot ticket, but the Puerto Rican reggaeton superstars haven't missed a beat: Their U.S. tour brings breathless sets, spectacular stage effects (including fire!) and at the center of it all are the two beloved showmen masterfully presenting an arresting and soulful show that leaves fans wanting more.

The riveting Como Antes U.S. tour — produced by Live Nation and Cardenas Marketing Network — seriously keeps everyone on their feet (even children) from start to finish. There are plenty of breathtaking moments around fire and unexpected booms (!) that add to the colorful concert, which ultimately celebrates the unmatched music careers of two pioneers of Latin urban music who have had a one-of-a-kind succession of chart hits during an impressive 14-year arc. They rap like no one else and their rich catalog of music brings it back to the dynamic duo's undeniable chemistry.

Backstage at The Forum in Los Angeles, with a large cake celebrating the reunion, it was the raps, iconic music and the reggaeton legends that filled the venue to the ceiling. Here are five highlights that made us take note:

W&Y FACTOR: Yes, both Wisin & Yandel have had amazing solo careers, but together they bring a magical and spirited vibe that women adore, men admire and children simply are left mesmerized. One charming moment was when the duo introduced their classic hit "Rakatá" by borrowing the lyric "If you are not dancing with her (get out!)." The entire venue sang the lyrics like it was 2005 when the track was released on their Pa'l Mundo album Machete Music.

COOL SWAG: Wisin & Yandel worked the stage beautifully and with a robust set that left them drenched in sweat as their nonstop performances triggered more screams. From every angle they looked every bit spectacular in several outfits, including metallic garb that had military themes, but with enough room for them to move, glide and hover between the front stage, the top stage (near the band) and between the female and male dancers that showed their precise and intricate moves.

SLAY THE SELFIE: The show moves fast, but it didn't stop W&Y from occasionally giving a few super happy audience members a special selfie. Others got some W&Y gear — but be quick, because those cool caps fly fast and you've got to be ready to catch them among a sea of die-hard fans.

SI, WORK IT: No, there is no time for sitting! This is a Wisin & Yandel show, and the last thing anyone does is sit as one hit after another makes its way to hard-core admirers. It's that momentum of music that encapsulates the legendary work, impressive catalog and global reach that highlights the musical achievements of the Grammy-winning Wisin & Yandel who continue to keep their act fresh with new work, collaborations, versatility and music from their latest album Los Campeones del Pueblo: The Big Leagues.

BOOM: The musical journey that Wisin & Yandel take us on during this long-awaited tour has plenty of moments that are cool and nostalgic, but it really is a testament to the creative Latin urban mavericks of reggaeton. One last thing: The finale of the Wisin & Yandel Tour is spectacular!

The Como Antes U.S. tour continues through June with shows in Miami (June 21) and Orlando, Fla. (June 23).