SOURCE: CMN

September 23, 2013 13:21 ET

Worldwide Multiplatinum Superstar Alejandro Fernandez to Donate $1 per Ticket Sold for CONFIDENCIAS U.S. TOUR to the Maestro Cares Foundation

Celebrated Artist to Join Marc Anthony in Charitable Efforts to Improve the Lives of Children Throughout Latin America

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - September 23, 2013) - The Maestro Cares Foundation announced that Latin Grammy Award-winner and multiplatinum international artist Alejandro Fernandez will donate $1 per ticket sold for his upcoming CONFIDENCIAS U.S. TOUR to the non-profit organization. Fernandez's donation will provide essential support for Maestro Cares, which seeks to ensure the wellness of homeless and neglected children throughout Latin America. The celebrated Mexican icon is set to kick off his stateside tour on Saturday, November 16 at the American Airlines Arena, visiting a total of 12 cities (13 shows).

"I'm excited to contribute to this great cause. Children are our future, and if we can make a difference in their lives, we are making a difference in the world," said Fernandez. "Everyone who purchases a ticket to my show will be a part of this effort, and together we are making a difference. This is a true blessing."

Along with his monetary contributions, Fernandez will provide signed memorabilia to the non-profit organization as well as a backstage experience for winners of Maestro Cares raffles that will take place at each of his upcoming U.S. shows. To see a full schedule of the CMN-produced CONFIDENCIAS U.S. TOUR or to purchase tickets, click here.

Fernandez is a long time supporter of children's causes. He worked to raise $20 million to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities, appearing in television spots with Destiny's Child and participating in their World Children's Day events. He supports Eva Longoria's PADRES Contra El Cáncer, a non-profit organization committed to improving the quality of life for Latino children with cancer and their families, and he is a spokesperson for Mexico's Fundación CIE, which is a burn prevention program for children and their parents. He has also performed for victims of the earthquakes in Peru. In Mexico he has made extensive donations after natural disasters and has hosted several fundraisers.

"We're inspired by the way in which Alejandro has pledged to support the Maestro Cares Foundation," said fellow Grammy Award winner and Maestro Cares co-founder Marc Anthony. "We have a profound respect for Alejandro's work as an artist and as a person and are moved by his generosity. Maestro Cares is honored to call him a friend."

Fernandez was recently recognized with Gold and Platinum plaques for reaching record sales for his new album, CONFIDENCIAS. On September 15, Fernandez offered a sneak preview of his CONFIDENCIAS WORLD TOUR to wide acclaim, as 16,000 spirited fans gathered at the MGM Grand Garden Arena to celebrate Mexican Independence Day with the superstar. Watch a highlight of the show here.

The CONFIDENCIAS WORLD 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 album CONFIDENCIAS. The new recording features duets with his legendary father, Vicente Fernandez and global pop icons Rod Stewart and Christina Aguilera and has remained No. 1 on the Top Latin Albums chart for three consecutive weeks.

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.

CONFIDENCIAS has become this year's most dominant Latin album on an international level. Debuting at #1, it is 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. 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.

ABOUT MAESTRO CARES

The Maestro Cares Foundation was launched in January 2012 by international pop icon Marc Anthony and entrepreneur Henry Cardenas. Maestro Cares improves the quality of life for orphaned children throughout Latin America and works to achieve the mission by providing housing, classrooms, health clinics, dining, and recreational facilities to children in need. In November 2012, Maestro Cares celebrated the groundbreaking of the new Orfanato Niños de Cristo, an orphanage in La Romana, Dominican Republic. The new facility, which will consist of a residence and learning center, is scheduled to open in the Spring of 2014. Learn more at www.maestrocares.org. Follow us on Twitter @MaestroCares and Facebook (Facebook.com/Maestro Cares).

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