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Enrique Iglesias brings Latino flavor to Puyallup Fair on Sept. 18

Grammy Award-winning Enrique Iglesias has headlined eight world tours in his career. In 2011 he sold out arenas in 58 major cities worldwide, spanning five continents and selling over 650,000 tickets. - Courtesy photo
Grammy Award-winning Enrique Iglesias has headlined eight world tours in his career. In 2011 he sold out arenas in 58 major cities worldwide, spanning five continents and selling over 650,000 tickets.
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Enrique Iglesias is undeniably the biggest Latin recording artist in music history, having sold more than 70 million albums, and boasting 68 No. 1 charted positions on the Billboard charts. Songs like "Hero," "Bailamos," and "Be With You" draw fans to his tours around the world.

Iglesias will perform Sept. 18 at the Puyallup Fair & Events Center, part of Columbia Bank's concert series. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday on the fair website, or by phone 888-559-FAIR (3247), daily, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. To save the convenience charges, purchase tickets in person at the Puyallup Fair & Events Center box office at 9th Avenue Southwest and Meridian Street on Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Golden Circle tickets are $200, with other tickets selling at $120, $100, $80 and $50. All are reserved seating, and include Fair gate admission.

Enrique Preysler Iglesias was born in Madrid, Spain, to Julio Iglesias and Isabel Preysler in 1975. When he was eight he moved to the United States. At the young age of 15 Enrique started writing music. He spent a year studying business administration at Miami University before he decided to pursue music full time. He released his first album in 1995.

To date, Enrique has released nine studio albums and two greatest hits compilations, and has another on the way. His last album, Euphoria includes six No. 1 hit singles and has sold more than 18 million songs. His 11th dance club song, "Tonight (I'm Loving You)," made him the king of the chart beating out Michael Jackson for the most No. 1 hits in Billboard history.

Enrique has 22 No. 1 singles on the Billboard Latin Songs Chart, as well as having multiple #1 songs across the Billboard charts, combining to the 68 No. 1 charted positions. "Escape," "To Love a Woman" (duet with Lionel Richie), "Do You Know" and "Not in Love" draw fans of all nationalities and languages.


Puyallup Fair concert lineup

Sept. 7 – Puyallup Pro Rodeo, Justin Boots Playoffs, 1 p.m., $5*/$18

Sept. 7 – Willie Nelson following PRCA Rodeo, 6 p.m., $60-$35, $40 (General admission standing in the dirt for concert (no rodeo).

Sept. 8 – Puyallup Pro Rodeo, Justin Boots Playoffs, 1 p.m., $30-$16

Sept. 8 – Puyallup Pro Rodeo, Justin Boots Playoffs, including Dancin' in the Dirt (21-and-older), 6:30 p.m., $45-$15, $25 general admission, standing in dirt for concert only.

Sept. 9 – Puyallup Rodeo Finals, Justin Boots Playoffs, 1 p.m., $35-$20

Sept. 10 – Heart (rock), 7:30 p.m., tickets $65-$25

Sept. 12 – Martina McBride (country), 7:30 p.m., $65-$35

Sept. 13 – TobyMac (Christian), 7:30 p.m., $50-$25

Sept. 14 – Jeff Foxworthy (comedy), 7:30 p.m., $65-$25

Sept. 15 – Jackie Evancho with The Tacoma Symphony, 7:30 p.m., $85-$25

Sept. 17 – Big Time Rush with Cody Simpson (pop), 7:30 p.m., $60-$30

Sept. 18 – Enrique Iglesias (top 40/rhythmic), 7:30 p.m., $200-$50

Sept. 19 – The Doobie Brothers (classic rock), 7:30 p.m., $65-$25

Sept. 20 – Jeff Dunham (comedy), 7:30 p.m. $65-$25

Sept. 21 – Pitbull (top 40, rhythmic), 7:30 p.m., $75-$35

Sept. 22 – An Evening with Tim McGraw (country), 7:30 p.m., $95-50

Sept. 23 – Train with special guests Mat Kearney and Andy Grammer (rock, pop), 7 p.m., $65-$30

* $5 rodeo ticket does not include fair gate admission (free gate from 10 a.m.– noon on Sept. 7 only)

More acts at the Puyallup Fair will be announced in the coming months.

The Puyallup Fair started in 1900, is one of the biggest fairs in the world, and is the largest in Washington. Star-studded entertainment, the PRCA Rodeo, rides, exhibits, food, flowers and animals are mainstays of the 17-day event each September. For further information about the Sept. 7-23 Puyallup Fair, visit, or text "FAIR" to 75868.


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