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Kravitz To Hit North American Theaters

Lenny Kravitz will begin a North American theater tour April 5 at the Nokia Live Theater in Dallas.

Lenny Kravitz will begin a North American theater tour April 5 at the Nokia Live Theater in Dallas. Shows for the 27-date "Electric Church: One Night Only!" outing will go on sale Feb. 19. The tour wraps May 22 at the Wiltern in Los Angeles.

Kravitz, who cancelled a tour last year, has not toured North America since 2002. The new outing will support his seventh release, "Baptism" (Virgin).

"When I was planning my American tour, I decided that I wanted to get back to my roots, strip down the production and do something different," Kravitz says. "I haven't played theaters in years, and don't know when I'll be able to do it again, so this tour is going to be a great way to get out there and really connect with my fans."

The run will follow Kravitz's first tour of Latin America, which begins March 4 in Mexico City. Following the North American dates, he is scheduled to tour Europe.

"Baptism" debuted in June at No. 14 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 465,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Here are Kravitz's tour dates:

April 5: Dallas (Nokia Live)
April 7: Houston (Verizon Theater)
April 9: Atlanta (Tabernacle)
April 10: Charlotte, N.C. (Owens Auditorium)
April 13: Miami (Jackie Gleason Theater)
April 16: Philadelphia (Electric Factory)
April 17: Atlantic City, N.J. (Borgata)
April 20: Washington, D.C. (D.A.R. Constitution Hall)
April 21: New York (Beacon Theater)
April 23: Hartford, Conn. (Oakdale)
April 24: Boston (Orpheum)
April 26: Cleveland (Music Hall)
April 27: Toronto (Massey)
April 29: Detroit (State Theater)
May 1: Chicago (Congress Theater)
May 4: Minneapolis (State Theater)
May 6: Milwaukee (Rave)
May 7: St. Louis (Pageant)
May 9: Kansas City, Mo. (Memorial Hall)
May 11: Denver (Fillmore)
May 13: Portland, Ore. (Schnitzer Hall)
May 14: Vancouver (Orpheum Theatre)
May 16: Seattle (Paramount Theatre)
May 18: San Francisco (Bill Graham Civic Center)
May 19: San Diego (Copley Symphony)
May 21: Las Vegas (the Joint)
May 22: Los Angeles (Wiltern Theatre)