“My songs have become classics thanks to all of you”

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Prince Royce is celebrating more than a decade in music by sharing special moments with fans during his classic tour, which stopped at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Friday (October 7).

A busy night in LA overall – with Christian Nodal, Rosalía and Royce in town for their respective tour stops – those who packed the Microsoft Theater for Royce’s show were thrilled. During the show, he took a trip down memory lane, performing classic bachata hits such as “Stand By Me” and serenading spectators who hoped to be the next one he would invite on stage or receive a red rose.

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The tour, produced by Loud and Live, marked Royce’s return to touring since the pandemic shutdown, which halted his Alter Ego Tour in March 2020. “I am thrilled to be able to share the Classic Tour with all my fans. who went there. for me unconditionally since the very beginning of my career,” the 32-year-old artist said in a statement announcing the new tour. “I’m still here thanks to all of you and this tour is for you. I am filled with gratitude.

Following his show in Los Angeles, Royce will wrap up his classic tour with final stops in San Jose, Calif. on October 8 and Santa Barbara, Calif. the following night.

Here are five takeaways from Royce’s 90 Minute Show in Los Angeles.

A night to celebrate

Royce stepped out in crisp white pants and a sheer white mesh shirt paired with a platinum blue metallic cropped blazer. With a huge smile, he thanked his fans for coming, not only tonight but throughout his career. “It is a pleasure to be here with you. It’s a celebratory tour honoring all my songs that have become classics thanks to all of you.

A lucky crowd

Royce interacted with his fans every second of the show – and those in the front row weren’t disappointed. On several occasions, he came face to face with them and sang for that lucky fan, or held their hand. Throughout the night, he also threw roses (which he licked or kissed) at the crowd and threw towels which he used to wipe his own sweat, while singing and dancing. Multitasking.

“Who here knows how to dance the bachata?”

If you thought you were lucky that Royce hit your hand, the two women who joined him on stage hit the jackpot. “If it was up to me, I’d have you all here,” the singer said with a smirk. But only two were invited to join him. One of them was from Orange County and she was nervously dancing bachata with Royce. Then, a woman from El Salvador joined him in the middle. He asked, “In El Salvador, they dance the merengue, don’t they?” And she proved to him that they did, showing off her best merengue dance moves. At the end, he gave everyone a rose and the one from El Salvador even received a kiss on the lips.

The “hat” moment

After dancing with fans, Royce’s distinctive flat cap-style hat appeared on stage in a glass box. After taking a short break to change his outfit – this time he stepped out wearing a blue leather two-piece – he took the stage and put on the hat, which only meant one thing: he was performing. “Stand By Me”. The career-changing track, released in 2010, peaked at No. 8 on Billboard‘s Hot Latin Songs chart (dated May 7, 2010).

A nostalgic setlist

“When I sing this song, it takes me back to the early days of my career,” Royce explained before singing “Soy El Mismo.” “You’ve all seen me grow up and this track helps keep me grounded.” “Soy El Mismo” was just one of many classics he performed that night. The set opened with his latest hit, “Te Espero”, assisted by María Becerra, which peaked at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Latin Airplay chart (dated June 25). He then performed bachata hymns such as “Carita Inocente”, “Te Robaré”, “Darte Un Beso”, “Las Cosas Pequeñas”, “Te Me Vas” and “Incondicional”.

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