Fluffy On The Field: Gabriel Iglesias Adds Second Show At Dodger Stadium
Three years ago Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias had the honor of taking to the pitcher’s mound at Dodger Stadium on May 8, 2019, to throw out the ceremonial pitch for a game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Atlanta Braves.
This May he’ll return to the Los Angeles venue as a headliner, making history as the first comedian to perform at the largest MLB stadium in the U.S. Not only that – but after selling out the Saturday, May 7 show, he’s just announced a second performance on Friday, May 6.
“Gabriel has had this in the back of his mind for a long time and for a comedian this is the closest thing to playing in the Super Bowl. He has been training for decades and is ready for this monumental event,” Matt Blake, head of CAA’s comedy touring department, told Pollstar.
“He has had the same team around him since the beginning – even the crew shooting his special is the same crew that shot his first special, ‘Hot and Fluffy,” Blake continued. “It makes it that much more of a sentimental experience as we have all been part of the growth from comedy clubs to theatres, arenas and now Dodger Stadium!”
Other legendary artists who have headlined Dodger Stadium include Elton John, Madonna and Elvis Presley.
During a recent executive profile interview Blake spoke about how he’s worked with Iglesias for more than 20 years. Although Iglesias was playing comedy clubs at the time, Blake says he “knew where he could go. … When I saw Gabriel Iglesias and his charisma on stage and the trajectory of his career, I knew I had to represent him.”
The May 6 and 7 shows will be taped for Iglesias’ third Netflix special. While Saturday’s show will feature regular seating for concerts with a capacity a little north of 50,000, the “Fluffy On The Field” show on Friday will just have seating on the field for an intimate experience. Blake says Friday’s capacity will be between eight and 10,000 and Saturday’s show will also have the field filled, less any seats that are obstructed due to the production.
Presale tickets for the May 6 show are available now and the general onsale begins Friday, March 25 at 10 a.m. PT.
Reflecting on the stupendous appeal of Iglesias’ material, Blake says, ““He’s spectacular at painting a picture in your mind so you see exactly what he is talking about. Gabriel tells stories based on his life experience and I believe that since he is such a genuinely good person who is really down to earth, it’s easy for so many people to relate to what he is saying. He steers away from religion, politics and sports so everyone can enjoy exactly what he is talking about.”
Iglesias is set to take the stage next at United Wireless Arena in Dodge City, Kan., March 25. He’s got a busy schedule booked through October with a mix of casino, fairs and more arenas performances across the country, as well as a run of dates in Europe in June.
In other Fluffy news, Iglesias was recently announced as a series regular on the NBC pilot “Hungry,” which is executive produced by Demi Lovato. His multi-cam, Netflix original comedy series “Mr. Iglesias” – which the comedian stars in and executive produced – is currently streaming season one through three.
Reports submitted to Pollstar’s Boxoffice for Iglesias include a Feb. 20 show at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena that sold 8,585 tickets and grossed $542,361.
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