After the successful launch of his North American tour in Mexico this past May, Mexican icon Juan Gabriel will launch the U.S. leg of his tour with a show Sept. 2 at the Allstate Arena in Chicago.

Gabriel will play arenas in a total of 25 American cities, including San Antonio, Las Vegas, New York, Atlanta and Miami. He will finish the first run of his "La Gira de la Historia: Juan Gabriel Eterno" the first week of December and then will continue playing other Mexico dates in the first semester of 2008.

Gabriel's tour is presented by Roptus Inc. and sponsored by EL Mexicano products. In a twist, the singer is currently not signed to a label nor is he promoting an album.