Variety International is reporting that up to sixteen artists who were part of Somos El Mundo, including Ricky Martin, Gloria Estefan, Celia Cruz, Luis Fonsi, Chayanne, and David Archuleta, have signed on for a two-week South American concert tour. Proceeds are slated to go to charity.

We’ve also heard through the mango vine that David might sing Prayer of the Children in Spanish.  In discussing the news about the tour announcement this morning, one of the our close-to-the-family fans exclaimed, “maybe that’s why he was translating Prayer of the Children… He consulted with his mom and his abuelita about some of the words.” Would there be a dry eye in the house if David sang Oración de los niños?

The following dates and locations were released, but no word yet on ticket availability.

06.15 – Explanada Estadio Monumental – Lima, Peru
06.17 – Museu Nacional – Brasilia, Brazil
06.20 – Pepsi On Stage – Porto Alegre, Brazil
06.21 – Master Hall – Curitiba, Brazil
06.23 – Credicard Hall – São Paulo, Brazil
06.24 – Citibank Hall – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
06.27 – Movistar Arena – Santiago, Chile
06.29 – Luna Park – Buenos Aires, Argentina
07.01 – Parque Jaime Duque – Bogota, Columbia

Personally, I haven’t been this excited about an Archu-announcement in a long time. Something happens when David sings in Spanish, when he connects with his Latino heritage, and everyone feels it — fans and non-fans alike. Contigo en la Distancia was easily the pinnacle performance of the past year (for me, anyway), and the thought of David doing an entire program in the vein, well — it may only be April, but I will be an ODD Fool until June!