In support of a new pop album, Alejandro Fernandez will kick off a U.S. tour Nov. 18 in Sacramento. McDonald's will sponsor the Mexican balladeer's 14-date run.

In support of a new pop album, Alejandro Fernandez will kick off a U.S. tour Nov. 18 in Sacramento. McDonald's will sponsor the Mexican balladeer's 14-date run. In turn, he will promote Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) efforts in the Hispanic community.

Fernandez will release his new album, "A Corazon Abierto," Tuesday (Sept. 7) via Sony Discos. First single "Me Dedique a Perderte" is No. 12 on Billboard's Latin Pop Airplay chart and No. 17 on the Hot Latin Tracks tally.

Fernandez will to appear in public service announcements supporting such programs as RMHC/Hispanic American Commitment to Education Resources scholarship program and the global fundraising effort World Children's Day.

"It is very gratifying to know that I can use my talent to contribute to these great causes that benefit so many of my fans," Fernandez says. "And of course, I am really looking forward to bringing the new show to everyone in the United States." The artist has just one show planned prior to the tour, a Sept. 15 Las Vegas date at Caesar's Palace.

Fernandez' new album and tour comes on the heels of two solo albums and a ranchero album with his father, Mexican legend Vicente Fernandez. The younger Fernandez' "Bellas Artes En Vivo: Un Canto De Mexico" rose to No. 6 on Billboard's Regional Mexican Albums chart and No. 32 on the Heatseekers tally, while "Nina Amada Mia" reached No. 10 on the Regional Mexican list and No. 22 on the Top Latin Albums chart.

The Vicente Y Alejandro Fernandez album "En Vivo: Juntos Por Ultima Vez" topped the Regional Mexican chart in November 2003 and reached No. 4 on the Top Latin Albums chart. Last night (Sept. 1), the collaboration won the Latin Grammy award for best ranchero album.

Here are Fernandez' tour dates:

Nov. 18: Sacramento, Calif. (Memorial Auditorium)
Nov. 19: Los Angeles (Universal Amphitheatre)
Nov. 20: San Diego (San Diego Sports Arena)
Nov. 23: Tucson, Ariz. (Anselmo Valencia)
Nov. 24: El Paso, Texas (Coliseum)
Nov. 26: Hidalgo, Texas (Dodge Arena)
Nov. 27: Houston (Verizon Wireless Theater)
Nov. 28: Laredo, Texas (Laredo Entertainment Center)
Nov. 30: Dallas (Nokia Live)
Dec. 3: Denver (Filmore Auditorium)
Dec. 5: Chicago (Rosemont Theater)
Dec. 8: New York (Theater at Madison Square Garden)
Dec. 10: Miami (Waterfront Theater at AA Arena)
Dec. 12: Atlanta (Tabernacle)

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