Brian McKnight To Bring Back At One Onstage

702, Eric Benet scheduled to open soul singer's U.S. tour.

Soul singer Brian McKnight, who has a hit with the pop song "Back at One," will begin a U.S. tour next month.

The two-month outing begins Feb. 3 at Allen Theatre in Cleveland and winds up March 24 at Madison Square Garden in New York. R&B group 702, whose "Where My Girls At" was a smash last summer, and Eric Benet, another soul singer, will alternate as the tour's openers.

McKnight's album Back at One was released in September and debuted at #8 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. The title track (RealAudio excerpt), a slow, romantic ballad with echoing piano and soaring vocals, is at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.

Brian McKnight tour dates:

Feb. 3; Cleveland, Ohio; Allen Theatre

Feb. 5; Detroit, Mich.; Fox Theatre

Feb. 9–10; Washington, D.C.; Constitution Hall

Feb. 11; Richmond, Va.; Landmark Theatre

Feb. 13; Atlanta, Ga.; Civic Center

Feb. 16; New Orleans, La.; Saenger

Feb. 17; Houston, Texas; Arena Theatre

Feb. 18; Dallas, Texas; Bronco Bowl

Feb. 20; Phoenix, Ariz.; Celebrity Theatre

Feb. 22; Las Vegas, Nev.; Mandalay Bay Events Center

Feb. 25; Universal City, Calif.; Universal Amphitheatre

Feb. 26; Oakland, Calif.; Paramount Theatre

Feb. 28; Seattle, Wash.; Paramount Theatre

March 1; Salt Lake City, Utah; Kingsbury Hall

March 2; Denver, Colo.; Paramount

March 4; Minneapolis, Minn.; Orpheum Theatre

March 5; St. Louis, Mo.; Fox Theatre

March 6; Indianapolis, Ind.; Murat Centre

March 7; Cincinnati, Ohio; Taft Theatre

March 9; Orlando, Fla.; Bob Carr Auditorium

March 10; Clearwater, Fla.; Ruth Eckerd Hall

March 11; Miami, Fla.; James L. Knight Center

March 12; Jacksonville, Fla.; Florida Theatre

March 15; Memphis, Tenn.; Sam's Town

March 16; Louisville, Ky.; Palace Theatre

March 18; Chicago, Ill.; Chicago Theatre

March 19; Columbus, Ohio; Palace Theatre

March 21; Toronto, Ontario; Massey Hall

March 22; Buffalo, N.Y.; Shea's Performing Arts Center

March 23; Boston, Mass.; Wang Center

March 24; New York, N.Y.; Madison Square Garden