R&B soulster Joe is preparing to launch his first American tour April 13 in Rahway, N.J. A live band will back the Jive recording artist on the 23-date outing, which will boast Maze featuring Fran

R&B soulster Joe is preparing to launch his first American tour April 13 in Rahway, N.J. A live band will back the Jive recording artist on the 23-date outing, which will boast Maze featuring Frankie Beverly. Joe will be out on the road in support of his latest Jive release, "Better Days," which bowed at No. 3 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart last year and has sold more than 510,000 units in the U.S. to date, according to SoundScan.

"Let's Stay Home Tonight," the set's lead single, peaked at No. 18 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, while current single "What If a Woman," is No. 27 on the same chart.

Here are Joe's tour dates:

April 13: Rahway, N.J. (Union County Arts Center)
April 16: Houston (Jones Hall)
April 18: Dallas (Music Hall)
April 19: Shreveport, La. (venue TBA)
April 20: Tampa, Fla. (venue TBA)
April 21: Miami (James Knight Center)
April 25: Poughkeepsie, N.Y. (Mid Hudson Civic Center)
April 26: Philadelphia (Tower Theatre)
April 27: New York (Beacon Theatre)
May 1: Cleveland (Palace Theatre)
May 2: Columbus, Ohio (Palace Theatre)
May 3: Washington, D.C. (DAR Constitution Hall)
May 4: Atlanta (Chastain Park)
May 5: Birmingham, Ala. (venue TBA)
May 7: Kansas City, Mo. (Music Hall)
May 10: Detroit (Fox Theatre)
May 11: Merriville, Ind. (Star Plaza)
May 12: Chicago (Chicago Theatre)
May 15: Seattle (Paramount)
May 16: Sacramento, Calif. (Memorial Auditorium)
May 17: Oakland, Calif. (Paramount)
May 18: Los Angeles (Greek Theatre)
May 19: San Diego (venue TBA)

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