Alejandro Fernández: AMOR Y PATRIA US TOUR
Sat Sep 09, 2023 – 8:30 PM
SAP Center, San Jose CA
Alejandro Fernández on Tour:
He’s part of one of Mexico’s most revered musical dynasties, son of the famed Vicente Fernández and a beloved singer in his own right. Blessed with movie star good looks, Alejandro actually did flirt with the silver screen at one point, playing Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata in the film Zapata. But the lure of music has always taken precedence. Known for next-level stage production, Fernández has mingled rancheras with ballads and pop hits in many tours over the years, including the Confidencias tour in 2015 and his 2017 Rompiendo Fronteras tour, which saw the singer taking a pro-migrant stance. For 2020’s Hecho en México tour, Fernández embraces traditional mariachi yet again, bringing a stirringly romantic version of his Mexican heritage to adoring audiences around the world.
Alejandro Fernández in Concert:
When your father is Mexico’s most famous ranchero singer — none other than Vicente Fernández — it can be hard to chart your own course. But Alejandro Fernández has done it, embracing the classic Mexican music that defined his dad’s career while experimenting with pop music at the same time. Known in Mexico as “El Potrillo” (The Colt), Fernández got his start onstage at the tender age of six, singing at one of his father’s concerts until, paralyzed by fear, he was unable to go on. That stage fright stayed with him for years, and he actually studied architecture before giving singing another shot as an adult. In 1992 he released his self-titled debut album, following it up with the successful Piel De Niña in 1993, which launched several hits, including the title track and “A la vera del camino.” But it was 1995 that saw Fernández gain international stature with the hit single “Como quien pierde una estrella.” His 1997 single “Si tú supieras” became the theme song of the hit telenovela María Isabel, cementing his status as both heartthrob and cultural icon. That single came off the 1997 album Me Estoy Enamorando, which saw the singer successfully expand his repertoire to include pop balladry. The countryside, however, is in Fernández’s blood: He’s reportedly an excellent horseman and skilled in charrería, the Mexican version of rodeo.