Singer/songwriter Tracy Chapman will kick off a U.S. tour June 7 in Seattle. The itinerary currently consists of 31 dates through an Aug. 2 show in Austin, Texas; more are expected. The first half of

Singer/songwriter Tracy Chapman will kick off a U.S. tour June 7 in Seattle. The itinerary currently consists of 31 dates through an Aug. 2 show in Austin, Texas; more are expected. The first half of the tour will feature eastmountainsouth opening through July 8; Joseph Arthur is scheduled to open the rest of the shows.

Chapman will be touring in support of her latest album, last year's "Let It Rain." Released in October, the Elektra set debuted at No. 25 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 238,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Eastmountainsouth will release its self-titled debut in June through DreamWorks. Several songs from the album can be sampled on the duo's official Web site. Arthur issued "Redemption's Son" in November through Enjoy/Universal. His Web site also features streaming audio of tracks from the album.

Here are Chapman's U.S. tour dates:

June 7: Seattle (Marymoor Amphitheatre)
June 8: Portland, Ore. (Keller Auditorium)
June 10: Jacksonville, Ore. (Britt Festival)
June 13-14: San Francisco (Fillmore Auditorium)
June 16-17: Saratoga, Calif. (Mountain Winery)
June 19: Los Angeles (Wiltern Theatre)
June 22: Santa Barbara (County Bowl)
June 23: San Diego (Humphrey's)
June 26: Phoenix (Dodge Theatre)
June 27: Santa Fe, N.M. (Paolo Solari)
June 30-July 1: Denver (Paramount Theatre)
July 2: Colorado Springs, Colo. (Pikes Peak Center)
July 5: Minneapolis (Orpheum)
July 6: Chicago (Chicago Theatre)
July 8: Rochester, Mich. (Meadowbrook)
July 9: Indianapolis (Murat Theatre)
July 11: Northampton, Mass. (Calvin Theatre)
July 12: Portland, Maine (Merrill Auditorium)
July 13: Providence, R.I. (VMA Arts & Cultural Centre)
July 15: New York (Beacon Theatre)
July 18: Boston (Fleet Boston Pavilion)
July 19: Hampton Beach, N.H. (Hampton Beach Casino)
July 20: Shelbourne, Vt. (Shelbourne Museum
July 22: Philadelphia (Kimmel Center)
July 24: Vienna, Va. (Wolf Trap)
July 25: Raleigh, N.C. (Regency Pavilion)
July 26: Baltimore, Md. (Pier Six Pavilion)
July 29: Asheville, N.C. (Thomas Wolfe Auditorium)
July 30: Atlanta (Tabernacle)
July 31: New Orleans (House of Blues)
Aug. 2: Austin, Texas (The Backyard)