Diva Dish: Lilian's big week

Diva Dish: Lilian's big week

To commemorate the release of her album ¡Quiero Vivir!, Lilian and her band will perform tonight on Raw in Grand Rapids, Mich. Get prepared for her album release with this very special performance live on the USA Network at 8/7 CT.

This week, we're offering a special all-Lilian Garcia edition of Diva Dish, in honor of her highly-anticipated album, ¡Quiero Vivir!, which hits stores Tuesday, Oct. 9. Diva Dish recently caught up with the Raw ring announcer to dish on her big, upcoming release week.

"Everything kicks off this weekend. I'm going to the Rolling Stone Hot List party in L.A. -- I'm walking the red carpet for that. Tuesday is the day of my release! On Wednesday I'll be with the band doing showcases and having rehearsal with them. Thursday is the CD release party, which I'll tell you more about," Lilian said.

"Friday I'll be in New York City for an autograph signing. Sunday I take off to go to the U.K. for our show on Monday. Then I go straight from the U.K. to L.A. to do a CD signing there. Then I go to Miami to do a CD signing there," she explained. "Also, I'm going to visit a lot of radio stations between now and then, in all these different cities."

The Diva admitted the next few weeks are very busy, but she assured us she is up for the task.

"It's going to be a grueling schedule, but I'm not complaining one bit because this is what I wanted, for so long. This is the one thing I wanted in my life," she beamed.

"Every time I lay my head on the pillow at night, I am exhausted, but it's a good exhausted. I've done something that I have a passion for. That's different. You will work hard in your life when you're passionate about something. That's why I say to everybody to find something that you're passionate about because you'll enjoy it a whole lot more."

Lilian told Diva Dish she's been practicing with her band every day, preparing for the ¡Quiero Vivir! record release party Thursday, Oct. 11, in New York City.

"It's approaching quickly. I'm so excited. I'm thrilled! It's at the Knitting Factory, next Thursday at 11 p.m. So many people have already said they're definitely going," she smiled. "So I'm thrilled about that. The band sounds incredible. These are top notch musicians I'm using, so they sound awesome. They are rockin'! That's what I've always wanted." (Click here for tickets to the record release party.)

When Lilian isn't at band practice, working on her record release party or announcing in the Raw ring, she's sorting through e-mails from her music advice column on WWE.com. (Ask Lilian for advice.)

"I am getting tons and tons of e-mail. I'm supposed to pick one letter a week, but there are two or three or more, easily, I can do a week. They're asking such great questions. I'd love to be able to use my life experiences to help people," she said.

Stay tuned to WWE.com for more on next week's release of ¡Quiero Vivir!. Don't forget to pre-order your copy now! Also, check out Lilian's list of appearances to see when she'll be autographing copies of ¡Quiero Vivir! in a city near you.

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