Marc Anthony will kick off a North American summer tour July 6 in Mansfield, Mass. The trek, which comes in support of the Latin superstar's upcoming Columbia album "Mended," is slated to last through

Marc Anthony will kick off a North American summer tour July 6 in Mansfield, Mass. The trek, which comes in support of the Latin superstar's upcoming Columbia album "Mended," is slated to last through a Sept. 20 finale in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Opening acts for the tour, which will be produced by Clear Channel Entertainment and sponsored by Budweiser, have not yet been announced.

As previously reported, "Mended" is due May 21, and comes on the heels of last November's Spanish-language album "Libre." It's the artist's first English set since 1999's "Marc Anthony," which spawned the global smash hit "I Need To Know."

The new 13-track album, co-produced by the artist with Cory Rooney, was originally intended for a January release but was pushed back to fine-tune the tracklist. First single "I Need You" is No. 4 in its fourth week on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart.

Prior to the tour's launch, Anthony will appear with other artists at a pair of radio station-sponsored festivals in New Jersey and Pasadena, Calif. On June 2, he'll join Alanis Morissette, Bon Jovi, Celine Dion, the Goo Goo Dolls, P. Diddy, Pink, Shakira and more at WHTZ New York's Z100 Zootopia event at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. On June 15, KIIS Los Angeles' Wango Tango event will once again pair Anthony with Dion, Pink, and Morissette at Pasadena's Rose Bowl, along with Ja Rule, India.Arie, and Paulina Rubio, among others.

Anthony will contend for top Latin albums artist of the year and tropical/salsa album of the year for "Libre" at the Billboard Latin Music Awards. Anthony will also perform at the event, which will take place May 9 at the Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami Beach and air May 12 on the Telemundo network. For a full list of finalists, click here.

Anthony is also among the music nominees for the 2002 American Latino Media Arts (ALMA) Awards, to be handed out during a May 18 ceremony at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium and air June 1 on ABC. Anthony is up for the outstanding male performer honor, while his appearance during NBC's "Christmas at Rockefeller Center" special earned him a nomination in the outstanding performance in a music, variety, or comedy special.

Here are Marc Anthony's upcoming tour dates:

June 2: East Rutherford, N.J. (Giants Stadium; Z100 Zootopia concert)
June 15: Pasadena, Calif. (Rose Bowl; KIIS-FM Wango Tango event)
July 6: Mansfield, Mass. (Tweeter Center)
July 7: Wantagh, N.Y. (Jones Beach)
July 9: Holmdel, N.J. (P.N.C. Bank Arts Center)
July 12: New York (Madison Square Garden)
July 13: Philadelphia (First Union Center)
July 15: Montreal (Molson Centre)
July 16: Toronto (Air Canada Centre)
July 18: Clarkston, Mich. (DTE Energy Music Theatre)
July 20: Chicago (United Center)
July 21: Cleveland (Tower City Amphitheatre)
July 23: Minneapolis (Target Center)
July 26: Seattle (KeyArena at Seattle Center)
July 27: Vancouver (General Motors Place)
July 30: Santa Barbara, Calif. (Santa Barbara Bowl)
July 31: Mountain View, Calif. (Shoreline Amphitheatre)
Aug. 2: Las Vegas (venue TBA)
Aug. 3: San Diego (San Diego Sports Arena)
Aug. 5: Los Angeles (Greek Theatre)
Aug. 10: Phoenix (Dodge Theatre)
Aug. 12: Denver (CityLights Pavilion)
Aug. 14: Las Cruces, N.M. (Pan American Center)
Aug. 16: Selma, Texas (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
Aug. 17: Grand Prairie, Texas (Next Stage at Grand Prairie)
Aug. 18: The Woodlands, Texas (C.W. Mitchell Pavilion)
Aug. 20: Atlanta (Chastain Park Amphitheatre)
Aug. 22: Bristow, Va. (Nissan Pavilion)
Sept. 6: Atlantic City, N.J. (Trump Taj Mahal)
Sept. 7: Uncasville, Conn. Mohegan Sun Casino)
Sept. 10: Orlando, Fla. (TD Waterhouse Centre)
Sept. 13: Miami (American Airlines Arena)
Sept. 17: Tampa, Fla. (Ice Palace)
Sept. 20: San Juan, Puerto Rico (Roberto Clemente Stadium)

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