Regional Mexican artist Espinoza Paz will visit 12 U.S. cities on his “Nace Una Estrella” tour, promoted by AEG Live. The tour starts June 19 at Denver’s Wells Fargo Theatre and wraps Aug. 28 at New York’s Nokia Theatre.

This is the first U.S. headlining tour for Paz, a prolific songwriter who has penned hits for El Coyote y Su Banda Tierra Santa, Cuisillos and many others. Paz -- whose latest album “Yo No Canto, Pero Lo Intentamos” has sold 67,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan -- won songwriter of the year and regional Mexican airplay artist of the year, male at the 2010 Billboard Latin Music Awards.

Here are the upcoming “Nace Una Estrella” tour dates:

June 19: Wells Fargo Theatre (Denver)
June 26: The Rail Event Center (Salt Lake City)
July 2: Celebrity Theatre (Phoenix)
July 3: San Diego Sports Arena (San Diego)
July 10: Sacramento Convention Center (Sacramento, Calif.)
July 17: The Joint (Las Vegas)
July 25: Wamu Theatre (Seattle)
August 6: Club Escapade (Houston)
August 7: Verizon Theatre (Dallas)
August 14: Aragon Ballroom (Chicago)
August 21: Warfield Theatre (San Francisco)
August 28: Nokia Theatre (New York)