Sun May 07 2023


8:00 pm

Seeing Pitbull live is a trip around the world of Mr. 305, jam-packed with his biggest hits, suave personality and overwhelming gratitude. Pitbull has proven himself to be a master showman since his breakthrough in the early 2000s, and his stage show has only improved since then, whirling through his ever-growing roster of global hits and enticing the audience into joining his party. Pitbull has co-headlined tours with fellow Latin superstar Enrique Iglesias, toured with Britney Spears in Europe and delighted audiences around the world from Kodiak, Alaska, to Cape Town.

Born in Miami in 1981, Armando Christian Pérez transformed himself into Pitbull as a teenager, performing in clubs and refining his style, which was influenced largely by reggaeton and crunk. An introduction to Atlanta’s crunk king Lil Jon led to his being featured on a mixtape by the excitable hip-hop star, which then led to Lil Jon coproducing Pitbull’s 2004 breakthrough single, the raucous “Culo.” Pitbull became a huge presence in Latin pop and hip-hop during the ‘00s, collaborating with the Ying Yang Twins, DJ Khaled and Fat Joe, among others.

Pitbull’s pop breakthrough came in 2008, when he released the smash single “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho).” A blend of Latin hip-hop and glittery dance music that shouted out Miami’s Little Havana, it reached No. 1 on multiple charts around the world, and peaked at No. 2 on the Hot 100. The sinewy “Hotel Room Service,” which similarly blended Eurodance and hip-hop, became his second Top 10 single in 2009, establishing Pitbull as a pop force. He solidified that reputation through Top 10 collaborations with Enrique Iglesias (the Jersey Shore–featured “I Like It”), Usher (“DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love”) and Jennifer Lopez (“On the Floor”). He reached No. 1 on the U.S. charts in 2011 with “Give Me Everything,” a party-ready collaboration with Ne-Yo and Afrojack. In 2013, he hit No. 1 again with the country-fried “Timber,” a collaboration with Kesha, while “Time of Our Lives,” his devil-may-care reunion with Ne-Yo, returned him to the Top 10 in 2014. He’s stayed prolific since then, releasing singles with pop stars like Fifth Harmony and Leona Lewis as well as Latin stars like Daddy Yankee and Prince Royce. Everywhere he goes, he brings his message of working hard and partying harder to his appreciative audience.

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Sandia Casino Amphitheater
Sandia Casino Amphitheater
30 Rainbow Rd NE Albuquerque, NM 87113