Nelly Furtado Testing New Material On Spring Tour

Ms. Jade, Citizen Cope tapped as openers.

Fresh off her Grammy victory for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, Nelly Furtado will demonstrate her prowess during a 27-date spring tour of North America, which begins Friday in Atlanta.

The outing mostly covers the Midwest, South and Furtado's homeland, Canada.

In addition to playing songs from her debut album, Whoa Nelly!, Furtado is expected to road test some new material from her second record, which she hopes to finish by the fall (see "Nelly Furtado Recording With Friends, Writing New LP").

Ms. Jade, a female rapper signed to Timbaland's Beat Club label, will join Furtado on the road starting March 17 in Miami Beach, Florida. During the trek, Ms. Jade and Furtado will likely duet on Jade's "Ching Ching Ching," since the album track features samples from Furtado's "Baby Girl."

Citizen Cope will link onto the tour on March 26 in Houston and will play 11 dates, ending April 8 in Cleveland.

After the tour wraps up on April 21 in Ottawa, Ontario, Furtado is expected to return to the studio.

Nelly Furtado's spring tour, according to her publicist:

  • 3/15 - Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle

  • 3/16 - Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live

  • 3/17 - Miami Beach, FL @ Level

  • 3/19 - St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Landing

  • 3/20 - Birmingham, AL @ Five Points Music Hall

  • 3/22 - Nashville, TN @ Ryan Auditorium

  • 3/23 - Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theatre

  • 3/24 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues

  • 3/26 - Houston, TX @ Verizon Wireless Theater

  • 3/27 - Austin, TX @ Austin Music Hall

  • 3/28 - Dallas, TX @ Bronco Bowl

  • 3/30 - St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant

  • 3/31 - Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theatre

  • 4/1 - St. Paul, MN @ Roy Wilkins Auditorium

  • 4/3 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave

  • 4/4 - Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre

  • 4/6 - Detroit, MI @ State Theatre

  • 4/7 - Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Egyptian Room

  • 4/8 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre

  • 4/10 - Montreal, QC @ Metropolis

  • 4/11 - Saint John, NB @ Harbour Station

  • 4/12 - Halifax, NS @ Metro Centre

  • 4/16 - Hamilton, ON @ Copps Coliseum

  • 4/18 - Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall

  • 4/19 - Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall

  • 4/20 - Barrie, ON @ Barrie Molson Centre

  • 4/21 - Ottawa, ON @ Congress Centre