As tipped here last month, U.K. singer/songwriter James Blunt will spend seven weeks on the road in North America this fall.

As tipped here last month, U.K. singer/songwriter James Blunt will spend seven weeks on the road in North America this fall. The tour begins Oct. 1 in Montreal and will wrap Nov. 18 in Las Vegas. Blunt's Web site will host a presale for some of the best tickets at each venue, beginning Aug. 8.

Blunt is also auctioning a one-on-one meet and greet for each show, with proceeds to benefit the humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders.

The upcoming tour follows closely on the heels of the Blunt live DVD "Chasing Time: The Bedlam Sessions," due Aug. 8 via Atlantic. Filmed in London at the BBC studios on Nov. 5, 2005, the DVD features Blunt and his band members accompanied by backing vocalists and a string section. In addition to performing hits such as "You're Beautiful" and "High" from his breakthrough album, "Back to Bedlam," Blunt rounds out the show with a cover of the Pixies' "Where Is My Mind."

Here are James Blunt's North American tour dates:

Oct. 1: Montreal (Bell Centre)
Oct. 2: Ottawa, Ontario (Scotiabank Place)
Oct. 3: Toronto (Air Canada Centre)
Oct. 5: Pittsburgh (Palumbo Center)
Oct. 6: Philadelphia (Tweeter Center)
Oct. 7: Providence, R.I. (Dunkin' Donuts Center)
Oct. 9: Wallingford, Conn. (Chevrolet Theatre)
Oct. 10: New York (Radio City Music Hall)
Oct. 13: Washington, D.C. (Merriweather Post Pavilion)
Oct. 14: Charlotte, N.C. (Bobcats Arena)
Oct. 15: Atlanta (Gwinnett Center)
Oct. 17: Louisville, Ky. (Palace Theatre)
Oct. 18: Cleveland (Wolstein Center)
Oct. 19: Detroit (Fox Theatre)
Oct. 20: Indianapolis (Conseco Fieldhouse)
Oct. 21: Champaign, Ill. (Assembly Hall)
Oct. 23: Chicago (Aragon Ballroom)
Oct. 26: Kansas City, Kan. (Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall)
Oct. 28: Denver (Magness Arena)
Oct. 29: Omaha, Neb. (Qwest Center)
Oct. 30: Minneapolis (Northrop Auditorium)
Oct. 31: Winnipeg, Manitoba (MTS Centre)
Nov. 2: Edmonton, Alberta (Rexall Place)
Nov. 3: Calgary, Alberta (Pengrowth Saddledome)
Nov. 5: Vancouver (GM Place)
Nov. 6: Seattle (Everett Events Center)
Nov. 7: Portland, Ore. (Theater of the Clouds)
Nov. 9: Sacramento, Calif. (Sacramento Memorial Aud.)
Nov. 10: San Jose, Calif. (San Jose Event Center @ SJSU)
Nov. 11-12: Oakland, Calif. (Paramount Theatre)
Nov. 14: San Diego (Sports Arena)
Nov. 15: Universal City, Calif. (Gibson Amphitheatre)
Nov. 17: Phoenix (Dodge Theatre)
Nov. 18: Las Vegas (The Joint/Hard Rock)