'N Sync Announce Spring-Summer Tour

Destiny's Child to open 41-date U.S. outing.

'N Sync will launch a 41-date U.S. tour in May, in support of the potential blockbuster third album they released this week.

Four million copies of the Orlando, Fla., boy band's album, No Strings Attached, were shipped to stores in advance of Tuesday's on-sale date — a huge number, industry insiders have said. The band's 1998 self-titled debut received the Recording Industry Association of America's Diamond Award, meaning 10 million copies have been shipped in two years.

The tour is scheduled to begin May 9 in Biloxi, Miss. 'N Sync will spend the next two-and-half weeks hitting venues in the southeastern states before tearing through Texas and proceeding toward California.

The quintet then will work its way up the coast and move back east. The tour is scheduled to end on July 30 in Hershey, Pa.

No Strings Attached features the hit single "Bye Bye Bye" (RealAudio excerpt), currently #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.

'N Sync said on MTV's "Total Request Live" on Tuesday that R&B group Destiny's Child will be the tour's opening act. (SonicNet's parent company, Viacom, also owns MTV.)

'N Sync tour dates:

May 9; Biloxi, Miss.; Mississippi Coast Coliseum

May 10; North Little Rock, Ark.; Alltel Arena

May 11; Lexington, Ky.; Rupp Arena

May 12; Memphis, Tenn.; Pyramid

May 14; Nashville, Tenn.; Adelphia Coliseum

May 16; Greensboro, N.C.; Greensboro Coliseum

May 17; Raleigh, N.C.; Entertainment & Sports Arena

May 18; Atlanta, Ga.; Philips Arena

May 21; Orlando, Fla.; TD Waterhouse Centre

May 22; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; National Car Rental Center

May 24; Tampa, Fla.; Ice Palace

May 27; New Orleans, La.; Louisiana Superdome

May 29; Austin, Texas; Frank Erwin Center

May 30; Houston, Texas; Compaq Center

June 1; San Antonio, Texas; Alamodome

June 2; Dallas, Texas; Reunion Arena

June 5; Phoenix, Ariz.; America West Arena

June 7; San Diego, Calif.; San Diego Sports Arena

June 9; Pasadena, Calif.; Rose Bowl

June 11; Oakland, Calif.; Oakland Coliseum

June 13; Tacoma, Wash.; Tacoma Dome

June 15; Portland, Ore.; Rose Garden Arena

June 17; Salt Lake City, Utah; Rice Stadium

June 20; Denver, Colo.; Mile High Stadium

June 22; Kansas City, Mo.; Kemper Arena

June 23; Minneapolis, Minn.; Target Center

June 25; Joliet, Ill.; Route 66 Raceway

June 27; Columbus, Ohio; Schottenstein Center

June 28; St. Louis, Mo.; Kiel Center

June 30; Cleveland, Ohio; Gund Arena

July 2; Buffalo, N.Y.; HSBC Arena

July 10; Washington, D.C.; RFK Stadium

July 11; Albany, N.Y.; Pepsi Arena

July 14; Cincinnati, Ohio; Cinergy Field

July 16; Pittsburgh, Pa.; Three Rivers Stadium

July 18; Pontiac, Mich.; Pontiac Silverdome

July 20; Philadelphia, Pa.; First Union Spectrum

July 23; Foxboro, Mass.; Foxborough Stadium

July 25–26; New York, N.Y.; Madison Square Garden

July 30; Hershey, Pa.; Hersheypark Stadium