Gigant3s presents Marc Anthony, Chayanne, and Marco Antonio Solis at the All State Arena.
Three of the biggest names in Latin music pulled into town to play at the All State Arena in the Chicagoland area – each artist representing a different genre of Latin music.
Marc Anthony was the first to come up and it seems that the three artist take turns being the closer in each city they tour in, as well as each artist representing more of their fan base in that city. Anthony has been a Salsa legend for over twenty years and tonight, he proved why. Opening the show with Valió la Pena, the crowd responded right away as they started to dance in their seats. Anthony is a true showman, not needing any props and having a full band backing him up but his voice was so powerful – that alone would have made the show. Playing to the crowd during song breaks he was able, with just a look, to have one side of the venue scream to the tops of their lungs as they competed with the other side and middle sections. During No Hay Nadie Como Ella, Chayanne came out to perform as a duet. Anthony also sang the classic Hector Lavoe song, Mi Gente. Each performer represented something in all of us and Marc Anthony would have been the soul and it showed when he closed out his set with Tu Amor Me Hace Bien.
Tonight’s show did not have a break between performers and was over three hours of music. As soon as Marc Anthony was done, it just took about 3 to 5 minutes before Chayanne came on. Chayanne’s set represented the body as he moved all over, along with back up dancers, which gave the mostly lively show and had the women screaming. Opening with Baila, Baila which means Dance, Dance in Spanish, Chayanne’s music is more Latin pop mixed with ballads. Playing songs like, Tu Boca and Salome, he had the women swooning as he showed a more fun and free style, as well his dance moves to his hits. One of the best moments came when he sang, Me Enamore de Ti which displayed his sensitive vocal and sounded great in a large venue. The set ended with Provócame, which left all the ladies hungry for more.
After another 5 minute break, Marco Antonio Solis came on to open with No Puedo Olvidarla. Solis is by far one of the biggest Latin Artist, selling over 80 million records. Solis would be the “Mind” part of the show with his thought-provoking lyrics and a calm sense to him that makes him very inviting as you watch. Solis played songs, Tu Carcel, El Milagrito, Mas Que Un Amigo, which were sung with so much emotion you could not help but feel the words through you. After playing for an hour, the lights dimmed and all three performers came out to sing one of their hits as they each took a part in each other’s song.
With a crowd that was almost 40/40 between Mexican fans and Puerto Rican fans, everyone stayed and enjoyed all three amazing performers.
There is a reason this tour is called Gigant3S – with its full production, the lighting which was amazing and three artists who embodied the Mind, Body, and Soul.
Review and Photos provided by Peter Lizano
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