LATINO music star Ricky Martin has arrived in Newcastle ahead of his Australian tour.
The Livin’ la Vida Loca singer travelled to Newcastle with five year old twin boys Matteo and Valentino on the weekend, after flying into Sydney International Airport on Friday.
‘‘It’s been beautiful,’’ he said at Newcastle Entertainment Centre during a break in rehearsals on Monday morning.
‘‘I took a walk yesterday [Sunday] early in the morning, still dealing with jetlag, so it was 6.30 in the morning when I was taking a walk along The Foreshore and it was very beautiful, very special, very relaxing, other than that we’ve been locked in here all day rehearsing.’’
Martin and his family will stay in the Hunter until his Thursday night show in Newcastle, the earliest and only regional stop on his first Australian tour for more than 10 years.
‘‘The show is liberating, at the end of the show everybody will be sweating – there’s a lot of dancing,’’ he said.
Martin will also perform at the NRL Grand Final on Sunday.
‘‘I was invited to an amazing celebration of music and sports and I’m not going to say no to that,’’ he said.
‘‘There is a lot I need to learn about rugby league because we don’t practice it back in Puerto Rico, but I’m ready.’’
Ricky Martin will perform at Newcastle Entertainment Centre on Thursday October 3.
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