Pictured above are (L-R): Luis Estrada, General Manager, Universal Music Latino & Machete Music; Alejandro Fernandez; and Victor Gonzalez, President, Universal Music Latin Entertainment.
Photo Credit: Sergio Angon
LOS ANGELES – September 12, 2013 – Latin GRAMMY winner and multiplatinum selling Mexican superstar Alejandro Fernandez was at the GRAMMY Museum at LA LIVE today celebrating the worldwide success of CONFIDENCIAS, his latest album for Universal Music Latino. Victor Gonzalez, President, Universal Music Latin Entertainment, presented Fernandez with Gold and Platinum plaques for sales of the album in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
Los Angeles City Councilman Curren D. Price Jr. , 9th District, read the Los Angeles City Council Proclamation declaring today “Alejandro Fernandez Day” in the City of Los Angeles. “El Potrillo” then presented the GRAMMY Museum with the sombrero from his “charro” suit worn on the cover of his acclaimed, pivotal 1995 release “Que Seas Muy Feliz,” which will be on display in the museum’s permanent collection.
In a Q&A dialogue with the audience, Fernandez also revealed details about his upcoming tour,Confidencias World Tour, and discussed the new production CONFIDENCIAS. "I am very happy and grateful for all that is happening around my album CONFIDENCIAS and my new tour. And the surprises do not stop. This recognition and affection of the public is what motivates me. I’m excited to start the tour and share the new production with my fans and audience.” expressed Alejandro.
The 11-city U.S. leg of the tour begins at the American Airlines Arena in Miami on November 16, and continues to Atlanta, GA (11/17); New York, NY (11/21); Chicago, IL (11/24); McAllen, TX (11/27); Dallas, TX (11/29); Houston, TX (11/30); Laredo, TX (12/1); El Paso, TX (12/4); San Jose, CA (12/6); and Los Angeles, CA (12/7). Tickets for Confidencias World Tour, produced by Cardenas Marketing Network (CMN), are now on sale and can be purchased viawww.Ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000.
The Confidencias World Tour tour promises an unprecedented production from one of the most iconic voices in Mexican musical history. The dazzling show pays homage to Mexico via Fernandez’s exceptional mariachi, orchestra and vocal prowess, featuring a collection of his greatest hits, including traditional “rancheras”, pop hits and songs from his new
Renewed musical arrangements and innovative technology featuring mobile structures in which more than 230 robotic lights dance along with a giant screen give life to breathtaking scenes from Mexico accompany “El Potrillo” throughout his country. The images portray some of Mexico’s most important and beautiful resources: Its people, its traditions, its architecture and its folklore. The costumes are also fascinating, including handmade looms from the Mexican state of Chiapas, shawls from Michoacan, and traditional “charro” suits from Jalisco. On September 15th, at MGM Grand Garden Arena, he will bring the new production to his 11th annual El Grito performance in Las Vegas.
CONFIDENCIAS has become this year’s most dominant Latin album on an international level. Debuting at #1, it is Alejandro Fernandez’s biggest-selling debut in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Within the first week of its release, it was certified Platinum in Mexico and Colombia; and Gold in Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, United States, and Spain. The album also debuted at #1 on iTunes in 19 countries. CONFIDENCIAS continues to be the highest-selling Latin album in the United States and Puerto Rico. Recorded in Los Angeles last summer, the album is available in two formats, standard and deluxe, with 11 tracks and 15 tracks plus a DVD, respectively. Featuring duets with Christina Aguilera, Rod Stewart and Vicente Fernandez, CONFIDENCIAS was produced by the late legendary producer Phil Ramone. The first single and video from the album, “Hoy Tengo Ganas de Ti,” features Christina Aguilera and is the theme song to Univision’s new prime time soap, La Tempestad. The video has been a huge success, racking up more than 3M views the weekend of its release and hitting #1 in 17 countries.
Photos Credit: Sergio Angon