Gerardo Ortiz joins forces with Alfredito Olives for the "2 Mundos, Una Historia 2015" tour.
Regional Mexican artists Gerardo Ortiz and Alfredito Olivas are joining forces for the first time for the upcoming U.S. tour, “2 Mundos, Una Historia 2015.”
Del Records Entertainment announced the upcoming tour at a press conference, where the artists were also present to answer questions and provide a more detailed insight into their concert series. Also present were Grupo Los Migueles and Banda Culiacancitos, who are also part of the lineup.
The U.S. tour serves in part as an homage to the late Ariel Camacho, who passed away this past February. Ortiz discusses his feelings about the tour and what the audience can expect.
“I’m very happy and excited. We’ll be visiting different cities across the U.S., and it will be a beautiful thing to celebrate Ariel’s life. We’ll be singing some of his songs to remember him by. He left us too soon, and his fans were left wanting more of his music. We used to always go on tours and sing together, and this time we’ll be doing the same with Alfredito.”
Ortiz also states that he aims to bring the same show he performs in Mexico to the states, with a heavier banda and norteno feel, as well as incorporating mariachi – as both he and Olivas sing several popular mariachi tunes. This, he hopes, will make the show more dynamic.
He recently released his latest project, Hoy Mas Fuerte, which he will be introducing songs from throughout the tour.
“This 2015 will be in full force. We have a more organized team with us, and that makes us stronger. It’s important that our fans can relate with our work,” he says. “2014 was a bit chaotic, yet it gave way to lots of hits. We’ll use that as a starting ground to do even better this year.”
On his part, Olivas hopes to make a strong return to the stage after surviving an assassination attempt in Mexico and seemed in high spirits at the conference.
“I’m very happy and honored that they would think of us for this. I’ve been a fan of Gerardo’s since I was a kid, and truly admire his work. The fact that he invited me to do this with him is a great honor for me,” he says. “The goal will be to give it my all and leave it all on stage. We have mutual respect for each other and great chemistry, which is why this will be a fantastic experience.”
Olivas is also currently promoting a new project titled El Privilegio, which debuted at No. 1 on iTunes’ Latin chart and contains 14 unedited tracks of norteno and mariachi varieties.
Addressing his recent experiences and the name of his album, Olivas expresses how fortunate he feels to be alive.
“It’s a privilege to be alive, and I feel that word itself is not enough to express that. Nevertheless, I feel privileged to return to the stage, especially in this manner (such a large tour across the U.S.), and the goal is to measure up to such a great opportunity.”
For more information, visit delrecords.com.