Since the Amway Center opened its doors in 2010, the downtown Orlando venue has hosted some of the biggest names in entertainment. In September 2022, you can laugh with comedy great Kevin Hart or jam to your favorite reggaeton artists and indie rockers.
Latin trap artist Anuel AA will bring his “Legends Never Die Tour” to the Amway Center on September 5, 2022, at 8 p.m.
Anuel AA grew up in Carolina, Puerto Rico, east of San Juan. His father worked in A&R for Sony Music and often brought his son to the studio. Encounters with famous salsa singers like Héctor Lavoe and Fania All-Stars inspired Anuel AA to pursue music, though he preferred to listen to hip-hop acts like Tupac.
The artist began recording music at the age of 14.
By 18, he was marketing his songs online. Anuel AA’s music uploads reached thousands of listeners. One of these early fans was music exec Rick Ross, who quickly signed the artist. He released his debut LP, Real Hasta La Muerte, in 2018.
The album reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart.
So did his follow-up record, Emmanuel. His next release, Las Leyendas Nunca Mueren also topped the charts. Anuel AA will try for four No. 1’s in a row later this year when he releases Las Leyendas Nunca Mueren 2.
Tickets for Anuel AA’s Amway Center concert start at $41.
Jowell & Randy
On Friday, September 9, 2022, at 8 p.m., Joel “Jowell” Muñoz and Randy Ortiz will take the Amway Center stage. Tickets start at $35.95.
The energetic reggaeton duo met in 2000 at a house party in Puerto Rico. Both had spent the 1990s trying to find their place in the music world, with Jowell finding some success opening for established artists. Jowell used what he had learned to mentor Randy.
Eventually, the two decided to record together, with Randy singing and Jowell rapping.
Jowell & Randy signed their first record contract, with Diamond Music, in 2002. A local radio station agreed to play their songs if the duo would record the station’s jingles. While signed to Diamond, they began to build a local fanbase.
However, they didn’t achieve international fame until getting a new record deal with White Lion Records in 2005.
The following year, their single “Agresivo” reached No. 27 on the Billboard Latin Rhythm Airplay chart. Since then, Jowell & Randy have enjoyed a string of international hits, both as a duo and while collaborating with reggaeton stars like J Balvin, Guelo Star, and Wisin.
The Killers with special guest Johnny Marr
Somebody told me that Nevada-based rock band the Killers will play at the Amway Center on September 14, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $21.25.
In 2001, lead singer Brandon Flowers responded to a “bandmates wanted” classified ad in a Las Vegas newspaper. The ad had been placed by guitarist Dave Keuning, who had recently moved from Iowa. The two met and discovered a shared love of ‘80s alternative bands like the Cure and Depeche Mode. They started writing songs together.
Bandmates Mark Stoermer and Ronnie Vannucci Jr. joined the following year.
Their debut album, Hot Fuss, produced the hits “Mr. Brightside,” “Somebody Told Me,” and “All These Things That I’ve Done.” In total, the band has released seven critically acclaimed albums. Their most recent release, Pressure Machine, came out in 2021.
Alt-rock superstar Johnny Marr will join the Killers at the Amway Center.
Marr is best known for his jangly guitar playing as a member of the Smiths. The band formed in Manchester, England, in 1982. While the act only lasted five years, they became fixtures in the indie rock scene and released iconic songs like “There Is a Light That Never Goes Out” and “How Soon Is Now?”
Since the Smiths broke up, Marr has made multiple solo albums and has recorded with acts like the Pretenders, Modest Mouse, and Talking Heads.
Comedian and actor Kevin Hart is embarking on his first stand-up tour in four years.
The “Reality Check” tour comes to Orlando’s Amway Center on September 16, 2022, at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $66. Multiple shows on the tour have already sold out, so get your tickets soon.
Kevin Hart grew up in Philadelphia. As a child, he turned to comedy to cope with his strained relationship with his father. After high school, he took a few classes at the Community College of Philadelphia and spent time as a salesman in Massachusetts.
Still, the stage called to him.
Hart moved back in with his mother and started performing in Philly and NYC comedy clubs. At first, he struggled to find his place in stand-up, trying too hard to emulate big-time comedians like Chris Rock. Comedy fans thought Hart’s early routines were, well, routine.
He eventually developed a more original, self-deprecating sense of humor. Audiences went wild for it.
Hart broke out of the comedy club circuit in 2001, when he landed a role in Judd Apatow’s TV show Undeclared. From there, he began to get parts in films like Scary Movie and Soul Plane. In 2017, he launched Laugh Out Loud Productions, which produces comedy shows, web series, and podcasts.
See Colombian reggaeton-pop artist Camilo at the Amway Center on September 18, 2022, at 8 p.m.
Camilo Echeverry grew up in Medellín. He and his sister, Manuela, grew up listening to their parents’ collection of classic rock and Latin folk records. As teenagers, Camilo and Manuela formed a singing duo. In 2006, they auditioned for XS Factor (the Colombian version of The X Factor) but did not reach the finals.
Camilo returned to the show the following year as a solo act and won the competition.
His breezy, upbeat songs have spread cheer across the U.S. and Latin America. His single “Tutu,” recorded with Pedro Capó and Shakira, became a multiplatinum hit. Camilo is also an accomplished songwriter. He has composed music for Becky G, Juanes, Bad Bunny, and his wife, Evaluna Montaner.
Tickets for Camilo’s Orlando concert start at $83.
Florence + the Machine with special guest King Princess
The dog days are over: Florence + The Machine just released Dance Fever, their first album in four years.
The British indie rock band will promote the album when they tour this fall. You can catch them at the Amway Center on September 23, 2022, at 8 p.m. Tickets to Florence + the Machine’s Orlando show start at $36.50.
Ethereal lead singer Florence Welch grew up in London and wanted to be a singer from an early age. As a child she admired female singers like Grace Slick and Stevie Nicks. In 2007, Welch formed a band with a friend, keyboard player Isabella “The Machine” Summers.
The group soon got a record deal and released their first album, Lungs, in 2009.
Lungs was met with critical acclaim and produced the multiplatinum hit “Dog Days Are Over.” Since then, the band has continued to release hit songs like “Shake It Out” and “Ship to Wreck.” They also recorded songs for the films The Twilight Saga: Eclipse and Cruella.
Alt–pop singer King Princess will open for Florence + the Machine.
Since performing her first single, “1950,” on Saturday Night Live in 2019, King Princess has toured with Kacey Musgraves, Shawn Mendes, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The artist will release her second album, Hold on Baby, later this year.
Trailblazing Latin trap and reggaeton singer Karol G will bring her “$trip Love Tour” to the Amway Center on September 24, 2022, at 8 p.m.
The Colombian artist signed her first record contract as a teenager. She released a few songs while studying music at the University of Antioquia. After college, Karol G headed to Miami to try to secure a major record deal. She was turned away by execs who didn’t think a woman could make it as a reggaeton artist.
Karol G returned to Colombia, even more determined to succeed.
She enrolled in a few music business classes and began to book her own gigs at clubs and festivals. Her song “Ricos Besos” became a minor hit in 2014. The success of this song helped her get a big record deal and a job as a judge on the Univision talent show Pequeños Gigantes USA. In 2017, she and Bad Bunny released “Ahora Me Llama,” which reached number 10 on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart.
Since then, Karol G has released three multiplatinum albums, including 2021’s KG0516.
Wisin & Yandel
Wisin & Yandel will play two Amway Center shows this fall, on September 29 and October 1, 2022.
Both concerts start at 8 p.m. The shows are part of the reggaeton duo’s farewell tour, “La Última Misión.” The tour shares its name with the act’s 10th and final album, which features the single “No Se Olvida.”
Juan “Wisin” Morera and Lladel “Yandel” Vegilla have performed together since 1998 when they met in Cayey, Puerto Rico.
The duo’s first album, 2000’s Los Reyes del Nuevo Milenio, rose to No. 35 on Billboard’s Latin Albums Chart. By collaborating with Latin artists like Daddy Yankee and Don Omar and rappers like Eve and 50 Cent, Wisin & Yandel built a big, international fanbase.
They were one of the first reggaeton artists to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 and the first to win a Grammy.
In 2013, Wisin & Yandel went on a hiatus. Over the next five years, both artists enjoyed successful solo careers. They reunited to perform in the 2018 Puerto Rican Day parade in New York City.
Tickets for “La Última Misión” start at $35.95.
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