[artist id="2481017"]Jennifer Hudson[/artist], [news id="1604135"]who recently announced she'll be touring this spring[/news], has released more details about the tour: She will be teaming up with [artist id="1356440"]Robin Thicke[/artist] for a co-headlining jaunt. The duo is set to tour for six weeks, beginning March 31 in Albany, New York.
"I am so grateful" said Hudson — who performed and [news id="1604580"]won Best R&B Album at the Grammy Awards[/news] earlier this month — said in a statement from her record label about the tour, which will stop in cities like Philadelphia, Chicago and Los Angeles before ending May 8 in Houston. "My first Grammy and my first tour, it doesn't get any better than this!"
Just days before Hudson took home the Grammy for "Best R&B Album," label head Clive Davis told MTV News that the singer, whose mother, brother and nephew were [news id="1604464"]murdered last fall[/news], was ready to get back to work. "She's coped internally. She's coped with her family," he said. "I'm sure she's coped within her religion. I was there at the funeral. I think that she has ... to dig down deep, because this has been an indescribable tragedy.
"Through the dialogue we've had over this period, she knows she's got to get on with her life," Davis said. "She knows that she's dedicated to making her family, especially her mother, proud of her."
Jennifer Hudson/ Robin Thicke tour dates, according to Hudson's label:
» March 31 - Albany, NY @ Palace Theatre
» April 2 - Newark, NJ @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center
» April 3 - Philadelphia, PA @ Tower Theater
» April 4 - Baltimore, MD @ Lyric Theatre
» April 5 - Washington, D.C. @ DAR Constitution Hall
» April 9 - Mashantucket, CT @ MGM Grand at Foxwoods
» April 10 - New York, NY @ WAMU Theater at Madison Square Garden
» April 12 - Norfolk, VA @ Chrysler Hall
» April 15 - Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theatre
» April 17 - Charlotte, NC @ Ovens Auditorium
» April 18 - Greensboro, NC @ Special Events Center
» April 19 - Richmond, VA @ Landmark Theater
» April 23 - St Louis, MO @ Fox Theatre
» April 24 - Detroit, MI @ Opera House
» April 25 - Chicago, IL @ Arie Crown Theater
» May 2 - Los Angeles, CA @ Nokia Theatre L.A. Live
» May 3 - Oakland, CA @ Paramount Theatre
» May 7 - Dallas, TX @ Nokia Theatre
» May 8 - Houston, TX @ Verizon Wireless Theater