Mexican pop singer Cristian Castro will be bringing his "Viva El Principe" (Long Live the Prince) tour to several U.S. cities beginning July 28, his record company said.

The like-named album, which pays tribute to legendary Mexican singer Jose Jose, known as "El Principe de la Cancion" (The Prince of Song), topped the Billboard Latin Pop Albums chart for 10 weeks earlier this year and was also the No. 1 CD in Mexico for 15 weeks.

Jose Jose sings a duet with Castro on the album and also recites a poem.

Castro told a press conference Thursday at Los Angeles' Greek Theater that the first leg of the tour will kick off on July 28 in Chicago, the Universal Music Latino record label said in a statement Thursday.

The singer will then perform in McAllen, Texas, on July 30 and in Houston on July 31 before heading to California for concerts from Aug. 5-7 in Los Angeles, San Jose and San Diego and then on to Florida for shows in Orlando on Aug. 12 and Miami on the following night.

The 36-year-old Castro, who has sold more than 10 million albums in his career, will visit Puerto Rico on Aug. 19 for a concert in San Juan.

On Thursday, Castro's lastest album received Double Platinum certification after more than 200,000 copies were sold in the United States and Puerto Rico.

The singer also is scheduled to visit Latin America as part of the "Principe" tour.