Sultry songstress Sade has picked newcomer India.Arie to open a slew of newly announced tour dates.
The 30-date tour includes previously announced July shows on the West Coast, but extends the road show throughout the U.S. before wrapping up in New Orleans, Louisiana on September 1.
India.Arie will open all dates except for the July 22 show at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, which will feature West African star Youssou N'Dour as the opening act.
Sade's Lovers Rock her first new material since 1992's Love Deluxe was released in November and debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Her past five albums Diamond Life, Promise, Stronger Than Pride, Love Deluxe and The Best of Sade together have sold more than 50 million copies worldwide.
India.Arie's debut album, Acoustic Soul, which features the single "Video," came out in March.
Sade tour dates, according to SFX Entertainment:
- 7/14 - Vancouver, BC @ General Motors Place
- 7/15 - Seattle, WA @ Key Arena at Seattle Center
- 7/17 - Concord, CA @ Chronicle Pavilion at Concord
- 7/18 - Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater
- 7/20 - Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
- 7/22 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
- 7/23 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
- 7/26 - Chula Vists, CA @ Coors Amphitheatre
- 7/27 - Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden
- 7/29 - Schertz, TX @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
- 7/30 - Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
- 8/01 - Spring, TX @ C.W. Mitchell Pavilion
- 8/04 - Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
- 8/05 - Rosemont, IL @ Allstate Arena
- 8/07 - Rosemont, IL @ Allstate Arena
- 8/10 - Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
- 8/11 - Camden, NJ @ Tweeter Center at the Waterfront
- 8/13 - New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
- 8/15 - New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
- 8/16 - Wantagh, NY @ Jones Beach
- 8/18 - Cleveland, OH @ Cleveland State University
- 8/19 - Auburn Hills, MI @ Palace of Auburn Hills
- 8/21 - Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Arena
- 8/22 - Boston, MA @ FleetCenter
- 8/24 - Bristow, VA @ Nissan Pavilion
- 8/25 - Raleigh, NC @ Alltel Pavilion at Walnut Creek
- 8/27 - Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
- 8/29 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ National Car Rental Center
- 8/30 - Tampa, FL @ Ice Palace
- 9/1 - New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Arena