Meshell Ndegeocello To Tour U.S. Clubs

Soul singer's trek will begin April 28 in Norfolk, Va., and end May 13 in Philadelphia.

Singer Meshell Ndegeocello will take her funky soul ambience on a two-week club tour.

Beginning April 28 in Norfolk, Va., the tour will cover the eastern U.S., hitting Atlanta, Nashville and Washington, D.C., among other cities, before wrapping May 13 in Philadelphia.

Ndegeocello's most recent album, Bitter, was released in August. The album features several songs with sophisticated string arrangements that set evocative moods, such as "May This Be Love" (RealAudio excerpt).

Ndegeocello is known for her bass playing and expressive vocal stylings. Her live performances should have some surprises in store:

"I take a lot of liberties with the songs on my albums, because there's no point in playing live if you just sound like your albums," she said recently.

Meshell Ndegeocello tour dates:

April 28; Norfolk, Va.; The Boathouse

April 29; Baltimore, Md.; University of Maryland

May 4; Knoxville, Tenn.; Bijou Theatre

May 5; Atlanta, Ga.; Music Midtown Festival

May 6; Nashville, Tenn.; River Stages Festival

May 8; Asheville, N.C.; Diana Morgan Theatre

May 9; Durham, N.C.; TBA

May 11; Washington, D.C.; 9:30 Club

May 12; Boston, Mass.; Axis

May 13; Philadelphia, Pa.; Electric Factory