Amidst mermaids and sharks, and a sea of fans dressed like Barbies for the occasion, Karol G lit up MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey — five miles west of New York City — on Thursday (Sep. 7).
It was her first of two nights at the 82,500-capacity venue as part of her Mañana Será Bonito stadium tour, which kicked off Aug. 11 in Las Vegas and still has upcoming dates that include Chicago (Sep. 15), Atlanta (Sep. 21) and Boston (Sep. 28).
“Every single person here tonight came with the intention of having the coolest night of their lives,” the Colombian superstar said, shortly after opening the show to a whooping crowd.
And La Bichota did not disappoint.
Her electrifying show included an all-female band, a crew of nearly 20 dancers, an exciting set design and neon-hued laser lights, a story narrated by the legendary Morgan Freeman and a surprise guest appearance by Ryan Castro.
But it was Karol herself — with her stage presence, her combination of sweetness, sensuality and mischievousness, her feminine power, her ability to connect with the audience and her great vocal prowess to perform all her hits live — that kept the entire stadium eating at the palm of her hand.
Produced by Live Nation, the Mañana Será Bonito Tour is named after Karol G’s landmark album that debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 chart. The 17-song set became her first No. 1 on the chart and was also the first Spanish-language album by a woman to top the chart. It follows her 2022 $trip Love arena tour, which became the highest-grossing U.S. tour by a Latin woman in history, grossing $69.9 million from 33 shows, according to figures reported to Billboard Boxscore.
Here are the 10 más bonito (most beautiful) moments of Karol G’s MetLife Stadium show, day one, in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
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