Dulce Amor Tour
|Dulce Amor Tour|
|Tour by Selena|
|Supporting album||Dulce Amor|
|Start date||November 26, 1988|
|End date||July 26, 1989|
|Selena tour chronology|
|Preciosa Tour (1987-88)
||Dulce Amor Tour
The Dulce Amor Tour was the seventh small concert tour by American singer Selena. The tour was to promote her seventh independent LP record Dulce Amor (1988). The tour began on November 26, 1988, in Corpus Christi, Texas. The concert ended on July 26, 1989, in Houston, Texas. Selena had sung a lot of covers during this tour. She also had begun designing her own clothing.
Selena was inspired by Janet Jackson, Madonna and Paula Abdul for designing her own clothing. Selena was inspired by Michael Jackson for dance moves that she could perform. In some concerts, Selena was underpaid by venues across Texas. She was not paid fairly because she was a female lead-singer in a male-dominated genre. Selena had food thrown at her by Tejano fans at one of her concerts.
The concert tour had grossed only $4,500. The concert ended because of angry fans and because Selena was being promoted to EMI Latin.
About this tour[change | change source]
The Dulce Amor Tour started on November 26, 1988, in Corpus Christi, Texas, Selena's hometown. The tour was also her last independent tour before signing a contract with EMI Latin. Selena had asked her father, Abraham Quintanilla Jr, if she could design the band's clothing. Her father did not want her to choose the band's clothing. However, he did give her permission to design her own clothing.
Selena had inspiration from Madonna, Paula Abdul and Janet Jackson. She also had inspiration for dance moves from Micheal Jackson and other popular 1980s singers. When the tour had begun, Selena had performed more cover versions then her own songs. Selena felt that she should sing popular music to help the band become more popular. The concerts had usually lasted for an hour and a half.
Selena was paid only $150 for each concert. However, some venues underpaid Selena because she was a female lead-singer in a male-dominated genre. Venues who booked Selena felt that she would never become a huge successful singer. Some even laughed at Selena's father for even promoting her. During several concerts, food was thrown at Selena by Tejano fans.
Selena was discriminated against and was not allowed to perform at some venues. However, the Dulce Amor Tour became the most successful tour in Selena's early career. This was because, more venues had booked Selena to perform and attendance to her concerts were growing. The Dulce Amor Tour had grossed $4,500.
In some concerts such as the December 10, 1988 Dallas, Texas concert, Selena had performed "Tú Solamente Tú", "Qué", "Soy Amiga", "Dame Tu Amor", "Dame Un Beso" and "A Million To One". In this concert, she only had done two covers that night.
On February 20, 1989, Selena performed in Odessa, Texas. Her concert had ended early because Tejano fans were throwing food at Selena. Selena only got to perform "Costumbres", "Quisiera Darte", "I Like It", "No More Lies" and "Dulce Amor". Selena and her band were taken back to their tour bus. The club owner did not pay Selena. He felt that he now needed the money to clean up the mess. He also banned Selena to ever perform again at his venue until 1994, after she had won a Grammy Award.
Set list[change | change source]
- "No More Lies" - cover by Michel'le
- "Quisiera Darte"
- "I Like It" - cover by Dino
- "I Think We're Alone Now" - cover by Tiffany
- "Could've Been" - cover by Tiffany
- "Dulce Amor"
- "Cariño, Cariño Mio"
- "Thriller" - cover by Michael Jackson
- "Break" - Pete Astudillo sings in this period or Selena talks with the fans.
- "Open Your Heart" - cover by Madonna
- "Cien Anos"
- "La Bamba"
- "Anything for You" - cover by Whitney Houston
- "Always Mine"
- "No Llores Mas Corazon"
Concert Dates[change | change source]
|November 26, 1988||Corpus Christi, Texas||Unknown|
|November 30, 1988||San Antonio, Texas||Unknown|
|December 10, 1988||Dallas, Texas||Unknown|
|December 12, 1988||Mission, Texas||Unknown|
|December 13, 1988||McAllen, Texas||Unknown|
|December 15, 1988||Corpus Christi, Texas||Unknown|
|January 6, 1989||Lubbock, Texas||Unknown|
|January 11, 1989||Corpus Christi, Texas||Unknown|
|January 20, 1989||Houston, Texas||Unknown|
|February 3, 1989||Austin, Texas||Escape Club|
|February 17, 1989||Houston, Texas||Unknown|
|February 20, 1989||Odessa, Texas||Unknown|
|March 27, 1989||San Antonio, Texas||Unknown|
|April 2, 1989||Victoria, Texas||Unknown|
|April 14, 1989||Dallas, Texas||Unknown|
|April 16, 1989||Corpus Christi, Texas||Unknown|
|May 23, 1989||Poteet, Texas||Unknown|
|June 10, 1989||Eagle Pass, Texas||Unknown|
|June 17, 1989||San Juan, Texas||Unknown|
|July 20, 1989||Kingsville, Texas||Unknown|
|July 26, 1989||Houston, Texas||Unknown|
Personnel[change | change source]
- Selena - vocals
- A.B. Quintanilla III - guitar
- Roger Garcia - backup guitar
- Suzette Quintanilla - drums
- Ricky Vela - keyboards
- Abraham Quintanilla Jr - set design
- Marcella Quintanilla - set design
Notes[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- Patoski, Joe Nick (1996). Selena Como La Flor. Little Brown and Company. ISBN 0-3166-9378-2.
- Richmond, Clint (1995). Selena: The Phenomenal Life and Tragic Death of the Tejano Music Queen/Selena!. Pocket Books. ISBN 0-6715-4522-1.
- Wheeler, Jill C. (1996). Selena: The Queen of Tejano music. Abdo Group. ISBN 1-5623-9523-8.
- Arraras, Maria Celeste (1997). El Secreto De Selena : LA Reveladora Historia Detras De Su Tragica Muerte / The Secret Of Selena: LA Reveladora Historia Detras De Su Tragica Muerte. Fireside. ISBN 0-6848-3135-X.
- Geraldo, Ruiz (1995). Selena: The Last Song. Warner Pub Service. ISBN 1-8875-9901-0.
- Castrejon, Cristina (2010). Selena: Su Vida Despues de su Muerte. Punto de Lectura. ISBN 978-6-0711-0416-8.
- Paredez, Deborah (12 August 2009). Selenidad: Selena, Latinos, and the Performance of Memory. Duke University Press Books. ISBN 978-0-8223-45022.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Official Website Archived 2011-06-16 at the Wayback Machine