NEW YORK, Aug. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- One of today's hottest musical stars,
ENRIQUE IGLESIAS will perform live Thursday, September 5 as part of NEW YORK
CITY AND THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE PRESENT "NFL KICKOFF LIVE FROM TIMES
SQUARE," it was announced today.
NEW YORK CITY AND THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE PRESENT "NFL KICKOFF LIVE
FROM TIMES SQUARE" is slated for Times Square with an unprecedented free
football and music festival to kick off the season and celebrate the resilient
spirit of New York and America. The event leads up to the first-ever
NFL season kickoff on a Thursday in primetime as the San Francisco 49ers play
the New York Giants at Giants Stadium (ESPN, 8:30 P.M. ET)
Iglesias, an international superstar singer and songwriter, has sold more
than 30 million albums worldwide, including 17 million in Spanish. His
"Don't Turn Off The Lights Tour" kicks off September 3. The new album, his
first all-Spanish effort since 1998's multi-platinum "Cosas Del Amor," will be
released September 17. This is his third NFL appearance, having performed at
halftime of both Super Bowl XXXIV in Atlanta in January 2000 and the 2001
Thanksgiving Day game in Detroit.
Iglesias, along with Bon Jovi and other artists to be announced at a later
date, will lead the celebration and the countdown to the NFL's 2002 season.
Portions of the event will be televised live or by tape by CBS, MTV,
VH1 and ESPN as the NFL gets ready to kick off its 83rd season. Radio
coverage and promotions will be provided nationally by Westwood One and Clear
The day will include recognition and support of New York City's
September 11 memorial events.
The four presenting sponsors are Coors, Reebok, PlayStation and Verizon
About Enrique Iglesias
Iglesias has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, including
17 million in Spanish. He has produced 13 #1 singles on the Latin Chart and
has had several #1 singles on the Billboard's Hot 100 list, creating a global
success that has landed him a variety of awards, including: a Grammy; 1996
Billboard's Artist of the Year; Billboard's Album of the Year for "Vivir";
three American Music Awards; a World Music Award and eight Premios Lo Nuestro
awards. Iglesias' latest album, "Escape," is certified triple Platinum and has
sold more than seven million copies worldwide.
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