After a successful 2014 end-of-the-year concert in the 305 with pal Prince Royce, it seems as if Pitbull wants to make “celebrating New Years Eve in his hometown” a thing now–he wants the world to join the party.
Earlier this year, the Cuban-American rapper revealed his plan to take an ever bigger party to Miami’s Bayfront Park and have it broadcast live around the world.
“The world needs to get ready to un-mute New Year’s Eve, because we are taking the party from the Big Apple to the Pineapple,” he said in a written statement.
“New Year’s Eve is officially in Miami and hosted by yours truly, Mr. Worldwide. P.S. Whatever happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but whatever happens in Miami never happened, Daleee!
Much like ABC does with the annual tradition “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” FOX Network is (tentatively) teaming up with Mr. 305 to broadcast the live phenomenon called “Pitbull’s New Year’s Revolution.”
The plan is as follows: The two-hour event will start at 8 p.m. and then will return post-news from 11 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. In the midst of the party, Pitbull –born Armando Christian Perez– will not only host and perform, but will be joined by superstar musicians and DJs.
The expected pachanga became all the buzz as fans, Miami residents and even tourists, count down for December 31st to arrive.
But putting aside all the hype, “Pitbull’s New Year’s Revolution” is yet to be a done deal.
Weve been working on this for a while. But we still havent signed contracts, said Miami Commissioner Frank Carollo, chairman of the Bayfront Park Management Trust.
Its still not a done deal, even though I believe were getting there, he told The Miami Herald this week.
Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado said the proposal is extraordinary. To have three hours on live television, on the network, competing with Times Square. The only difference is they have a ball and we have an orange.
Though the contract isn’t signed still, it’s known that the production cost is estimated to exceed $4 million and that the committee was working out a deal with Pitbull and Fox Network, which already have a three-year deal for a New Years event.
“Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” is a classic and all, but we can’t wait to countdown and party it up with Mr. Worldwide.
10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1… Happy New Yeeeaaar, Dale!