R&B powerhouse Gerald Levert will take his romance on the road this week, performing in 21 cities in support of his March release, G, through most of the summer.
The tour will launch Friday in Little Rock, Ark. Although most venues have not been nailed down, Levert plans on hitting cities in the South, Midwest and East. His only West Coast appearances, Aug. 18 and 19 in Los Angeles, will conclude the tour.
G, Levert's fourth solo album, focuses on romantic ballads with such songs as "Baby U Are" (RealAudio excerpt) and "It Hurts Too Much to Say." The singer shows a sense of humor on "Application (I'm Looking for a New Love)" (RealAudio excerpt), in which he invites women to apply to be his next girlfriend.
As the son of O'Jays founder Eddie Levert, the singer has been immersed in music since he was a child. His solo albums, beginning with Private Line in 1991, have come between work as a producer, record executive and work with Anita Baker, Barry White and LSG, a group with Keith Sweat and Johnny Gill.
Gerald Levert tour dates:
May 12; Little Rock, Ark.; Barton Coliseum
May 13; San Antonio, Texas; TBA
May 14; Jacksonville Fla.; TBA
May 19; St. Louis, Mo.; Casino Magic Bay
June 3; Milwaukee, Wis.; TBA
July 7; Memphis, Tenn.; TBA
July 8; Dallas, Texas; TBA
July 9; Houston, Texas; TBA
July 14; Washington, D.C.; TBA
July 15; Pittsburgh, Pa.; TBA
July 16; Chicago, Ill.; TBA
July 21; Charlotte, N.C.; TBA
July 23; Detroit, Mich.; TBA
July 30; Cincinnati, Ohio; TBA
Aug. 5; Virginia Beach, Va.; TBA
Aug. 6; Atlanta, Ga.; TBA
Aug. 9; Miami, Fla.; TBA
Aug. 11; Raleigh, N.C.; TBA
Aug. 12; New York, N.Y.; TBA
Aug. 13; Cleveland, Ohio; TBA
Aug. 1819; Los Angeles, Calif.; TBA