Marc Anthony's pull is still strong
Although he’s performing in town as part of Vegas’ annual celebration of Mexican Independence Day, Marc Anthony reaches far beyond the Latin-music audience. The New York City-born singer has become an international superstar with music in both Spanish and English, and he continues to make hits for a diverse cross-section of fans. Starting in the late 1980s, Anthony has found success in a wide variety of genres, working first in the burgeoning New York freestyle and house music scenes before achieving major stardom as a salsa artist, with multiple Grammys and platinum albums.
Anthony crossed over into English-language pop with his huge 1999 hit “I Need to Know,” and he has subsequently released albums in Spanish and English. His most recent project is a children’s album of instrumental lullaby versions of his past hits titled, yes, Marc Anthony for Babies (since plenty of fans who grew up on Anthony’s music now have kids of their own). On his current Full Circle tour, Anthony is performing in the round. “I want to feel my people very close to me,” he said in a statement announcing the tour. And no matter where those people hail from, Anthony is speaking their language.
Mandalay Bay, 10:30 p.m. Sept. 16, $79 plus tax and fee. 800.745.3000 Ticketmaster