Following a battle with breast cancer, Sheryl Crow, who went back on the road this month, will get the chance to connect with even more fans later this summer. She and John Mayer are embarking on a jo

Following a battle with breast cancer, Sheryl Crow, who went back on the road this month, will get the chance to connect with even more fans later this summer. She and John Mayer are embarking on a joint tour that kicks off in Pittsburgh on Aug. 24.

Crow, 44, described herself as a huge Mayer fan, and Mayer, in a separate interview, rattled off some of her hits as he talked about how he admired her work. While no final plans have been made, both Crow and Mayer plan to perform together on tour each night.

"That's when being an artist is really interesting, when you get to stand next to another artist that allow you to kind of shine in a different way," said Mayer, whose new album, "Continuum," is due in September via Columbia.

For Crow, the stage has become more than a place to play. Though she says she only finished her treatment six weeks ago, she was eager to return to the routine of performing. "I'm always on the go, and for all of the sudden my life to be halted by a life-threatening illness really caught my attention," she said.

Tickets for the tour go on sale June 24. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Here are Crow/Mayer's tour dates:

Aug. 24: Pittsburgh (Post-Gazette Pavilion)
Aug. 25: Saratoga, N.Y. (Saratoga Performing Arts Center)
Aug. 26: Hartford, Conn.(New England Dodge Music Center)
Aug. 27: Holmdel, N.J. (PNC Bank Arts Center)
Aug. 29: Boston (Tweeter Center)
Aug. 30: Wantagh, N.Y. (Nikon at Jones Beach Theater)
Sept. 2: Philadelphia (Tweeter Center)
Sept. 3: Bristow, Va. (Nissan Pavilion)
Sept. 5: Cincinnati (Riverbend Music Center)
Sept. 6: Detroit (DTE Energy Music Theatre)
Sept. 8: Indianapolis (Verizon Wireless Music Center)
Sept. 9: Chicago (First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre)
Sept. 10: St Louis (UMB Bank Pavilion)
Sept. 18: Morrison, Colo. (Red Rocks Amphitheatre)
Sept. 22: Vancouver (GM Place)
Sept. 23: Seattle (White River Amphitheatre)
Sept. 24: Portland, Ore. (The Amphitheater at Clark County)
Sept. 26: San Diego (Bayside Amphitheater)
Sept. 27: Irvine, Calif. (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater)
Sept. 29: Concord, Calif. (Sleep Train Pavilion)
Sept. 30: Sacramento, Calif. (Sleep Train Amphitheatre)
Oct. 1: Mountain View, Calif. (Shoreline Amphitheatre)
Oct. 6: Houston (Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion)
Oct. 11: West Palm Beach, Fla. (Sound Advice Amphitheatre)
Oct. 12: Tampa, Fla. (Ford Amphitheatre)


AP LogoCopyright 2006 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Questions? Comments? Let us know: @billboard

Print