Mariah Carey To Kick Off World Tour In June

Charmbracelet world tour to hit U.S. shores July 18 in Anchorage, Alaska.

More than three years since she last hit the road, Mariah Carey has announced the details of an upcoming world tour.

The singer will launch the trek June 24 in Osaka, Japan, and play 10 other dates in Japan before beginning a North American leg July 18 in Anchorage, Alaska.

The Charmbracelet world tour will play at least 20 cities across the U.S., according to an Island Records spokesperson.

After the North American leg, Carey will visit Asia and Europe. A November 4 date in Paris is the only one of those dates so far confirmed.

Tickets in most markets go on sale May 3, although members of Carey's Honey B. Fly fan club, or those who join by end-of-day Friday (April 25), can buy them beginning Monday.

Before her world tour, Mariah will perform at Z100's Zootopia June 1 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, alongside Ja Rule, Ashanti and others (see "TLC To Give Final Performance At New Jersey Concert In June"), she also announced Friday.

Carey is promoting Charmbracelet, which has sold more than 1 million copies in the U.S., according to SoundScan.

Her latest hit, "I Know What You Want," is a collaboration on Busta Rhymes' album It Ain't Safe No More, and sits at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 (see "Busta Rhymes, Mariah Carey Steal Page From R. Kelly's 'Down Low' For New Video").

Charmbracelet world tour dates, according to Island Records:

  • 7/18 - Anchorage, AK @ Sullivan Sports Arena

  • 7/26 - St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center

  • 7/29 - Chicago, IL @ United Center

  • 8/1 - Auburn Hills, MI @ Palace of Auburn Hills

  • 8/4 - Washington, DC @ MCI Center

  • 8/7 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre

  • 8/10 - Atlantic City, NJ @ Boardwalk Hall

  • 8/13 - Cleveland, OH @ CSU Convocation Center

  • 8/16 - Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center

  • 8/19 - Phoenix, AZ @ America West Arena

  • 8/22 - Sacramento, CA @ ARCO Arena

  • 8/24 - San Jose, CA @ HP Pavilion

  • 8/27 - Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center

  • 8/30 - Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Events Center

  • 9/3 - Sunrise, FL @ Office Depot Center

  • 9/6 - Tampa, FL @ St. Pete Times Forum

  • 9/9 - Duluth, GA @ Gwinnett Center

  • 9/14 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Union Center

  • 9/17 - New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden

  • 9/20 - Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Coliseum

  • 9/23 - Manchester, NH @ Verizon Wireless Arena