Gerald Levert To Take G On Road

R&B singer's summer tour will hit 21 cities, mostly in South, Midwest, East.

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. 18–19; Los Angeles, Calif.; TBA