Modern soul artist Cee-Lo has been tapped to lead this year's Seagrams Gin Live tour.

Modern soul artist Cee-Lo has been tapped to lead this year's Seagrams Gin Live tour. The run will kick off Sept. 17 in San Jose, Calif., and close Oct. 23 in Miami Beach, Fla. Tweet and Teedra Moses are also on the bill, as is comedian Danté Carter.

The headliner's latest Arista album, "Cee-Lo Green Is the Soul Machine," is among 73 titles on the initial "longlist" for the 2004 Shortlist Music Prize. Released in March, the set debuted at No. 2 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and No. 13 on The Billboard 200.

In 2002, Tweet's Murder Inc./Def Jam debut peaked at No. 2 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums tally and bowed at No. 3 on The Billboard 200. Last month, Teedra Moses' TVT debut, "Complex Simplicity" opened at No. 10 on Billboard's Top Heatseekers chart and reached No. 20 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.

Previous editions of the Seagrams Gin Live tour have boasted Mary J. Blige, Jaheim, Biz Markie and Carl Thomas, among others.

Here are the Seagrams Gin Live tour dates:

Sept. 17: San Jose, Calif. (The Ambassador)
Sept. 20: West Hollywood, Calif. (House Of Blues)
Sept. 22: Houston (Club 713)
Sept. 23: Fort Hood, Texas (Sports USA)
Sept. 24: Birmingham, Ala. (Platinum)
Sept. 25: New Orleans (House Of Blues)
Sept. 26: Jackson, Miss. (Free Lons Groove)
Sept. 29: Memphis (Premiere Palace)
Sept. 30: Saint Louis (Ambassador Entertainment Center)
Oct. 1: Louisville, Ky. (TBD)
Oct. 3: Royal Oak, Mich. (5th Avenue Billiards)
Oct. 5: Waukesha, Wis. (Rooters)
Oct. 6: Chicago (House Of Blues)
Oct. 7: Cleveland (Metropolis)
Oct. 8: Philadelphia (Beyond)
Oct. 10: Washington, D.C. (Fur)
Oct. 12: Baltimore (Latin Palace)
Oct. 13: New York (B.B. King's Blues Club)
Oct. 15: Fort Bragg, N.C. (Sports USA)
Oct. 17: Columbia, S.C. (Holiday City Center)
Oct. 20: Atlanta (Insomnia)
Oct. 21: Macon, Ga. (Studio 32)
Oct. 22: Tampa, Fla. (Club Skye)
Oct. 23: Miami Beach, Fla. (Opium Garden)

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