‘It’s a big birthday’: Jennifer Lopez celebrates 50 with a tour, adds second Miami date.

Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez

UPDATE: The AmericanAirlines Arena announced on Wednesday that they have added a second show for Jennifer Lopez’s It’s My Party: The Live Celebration Tour. The added date is July 26. She will also play the Miami venue on July 25.

Mark the date: July 24, 2019.

That’s when Jennifer Lopez turns 50, and you feel duly inadequate.

To celebrate her milestone birthday, the multihyphenate entertainer is headed out on the road this summer.

JLo recently announced on“The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” the “It’s My Party: The Live Celebration” Tour, her first in over six years. Lopez’s last one was 2012’s “Dance Again World Tour” with Enrique Iglesias.

“My birthday’s in July, and so this summer I decided I wanted to do something big,” the “On the Floor” singer said. “Because it’s a big birthday.”

Produced by Live Nation, “It’s My Party” will kick off June 7 in Phoenix, and make stops in 24 cities, including a final concert in Miami on the added date, July 26, two days after the momentous birthday, at AmericanAirlines Arena. JLo is also playing at the AAA on July 25.

Another stop in Florida is Orlando’s Amway Center July 23.

Fans can expect the age-defying mother of two’s “distinctive choreography,” as well as “incredible production and set design, dazzling wardrobe, and a nonstop party mix of new and classic J.Lo anthems,” according to a release.

The tour will also feature the “World of Dance Experience,” in which audiences will be treated to surprise cameos from Lopez’s NBC show “World of Dance.”

Singer Jennifer Lopez and former baseball player Alex Rodriguez have been dating since 2016. The celebrities, who both run their own empires, are clearly crazy about each other.

It was unclear from her announcement on “Ellen” when tickets will go on sale.

“Soon,” Lopez said, seeming not to know. “You gotta keep checking.”

We did. Presale tickets will go on sale Thursday, March 28, Miam’s AmericanAirlines Arena said in a tweet.

For the #JLOItsMyParty Tour on July 25 and 26 use code AAAJLO, the arena said.

Tickets will be at

Celebrity/real time news reporter Madeleine Marr has been with The Miami Herald since 2003. She has covered such features as travel, fashion and food. In 2007, she helped launch the newspaper’s daily People Page, attending red carpet events, awards ceremonies and press junkets; interviewing some of the biggest names in show business; and hosting her own online show. She is originally from New York City and has two daughters.
Miami Herald Real Time/Breaking News reporter Howard Cohen, a 2017 Media Excellence Awards winner, has covered pop music, theater, health and fitness, obituaries, municipal government and general assignment. He started his career in the Features department at the Miami Herald in 1991.
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