Mexican rockers Mana selected Puerto Rico as the spot to kick off their "Drama y Luz" world tour this week because it is a location that brings them "luck and good vibrations," frontman Fher Olvera said here Monday.

"Puerto Rico is a great place. It brings us a lot of luck and good vibrations," he said at a press conference with bandmates Alejandro Gonzalez, Sergio Vallin and Juan Calleros at San Juan's Jose M. Agrelot Coliseum.

The 51-year-old lead singer said that his mother, Rosario Sierra, who died March 10, 2010, asked him to take her specifically to three places, but Puerto Rico was her favorite.

"This island is pleasant. We have great chemistry with our fans," Fher said.

Drummer Alejandro Gonzalez said that the tour "will be a challenge" due to the many concerts and the hours they will spend playing before thousands of people.

He said that some of the things the group wants to do on the tour are to connect with the public, enjoy playing their songs and for everyone to watch and enjoy the impressive shows they have planned.

"We're going to try and (give our best). Before arriving, my heart was racing," Gonzalez said.

Vallin, Mana's guitarist, said that the tour will be rather special due to the things the band experienced over the past year, but those situations encouraged Fher to continue with his music-making activities.