R&B superstar Usher has lined-up a North American tour for this spring and summer, set to kick off May 8 in Seattle. While the timing of the 8701 Evolution Tour is similar to what was announced in

R&B superstar Usher has lined-up a North American tour for this spring and summer, set to kick off May 8 in Seattle. While the timing of the 8701 Evolution Tour is similar to what was announced in February, the itinerary has been completely revamped. The trek, which will also feature singer Faith Evans, and rappers Nas and Mr. Cheeks as opening acts, is set to wind down to a July 14 show in Atlanta.

As previously reported, Usher was forced off the road last November when he dislocated his shoulder while rehearsing for his original planned tour. "I had to postpone my tour because of my shoulder surgery, but now that my arm is healed, I'm ready to get out there and interact with my fans," Usher said earlier this year in a statement. "Nothing compares to that excitement and energy. This is one tour you don't want to miss."

Usher will be out in support of his Arista album "8701," which debuted last August at No. 4 on The Billboard 200. The album -- which has been certified triple-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for U.S. shipments of 3 million copies -- spawned the singles "U Remind Me" and "U Got It Bad," both of which topped the Hot 100 and Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart.

"U Remind Me" earned Usher a Grammy for best male R&B vocal performance, while "8701" netted him the Soul Train award for best R&B/soul album (male). "U Got It Bad" was also nominated for the Soul Train best R&B/soul single (male) award.

Usher's latest single, the Neptunes-produced "U Don't Have To Call," is No. 2 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart and No. 8 on the Hot 100 this week.

Here are Usher's confirmed tour dates:

May 8: Seattle (Key Arena)
May 10: Sacramento, Calif. (Sacramento Valley Amphitheater)
May 11: Concord, Calif. (Chronicle Pavilion)
May 12: San Diego, Calif. (Sports Arena)
May 15: Albuquerque, N.M. (Journal Pavilion)
May 17: Las Vegas (Manadalay Bay)
May 18: Irvine, Calif. (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater)
May 19: Phoenix (Cricket Pavilion)
May 23: Minneapolis (Target Center)
May 24: Tinley Park, Ill. (Tweeter Center)
May 25: Detroit (DTE Music Theater)
May 26: Cleveland (Gund Arena)
May 27: Milwaukee, Wis. (Marcus Amphitheater)
May 30: Nashville (AmSouth Amphitheater)
May 31: Charlotte, N.C. (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater)
June 1: Raleigh, N.C. (Alltel Pavilion)
June 2: Virginia Beach, Va. (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater)
June 6: Columbus, Ohio (Polaris Amphitheater)
June 7: Cincinnati (Riverbend Music Center)
June 8: St. Louis, Mo. (UMB Bank Pavilion)
June 9: Kansas City, Kan. (Sandstone Amphitheater)
June 12: Toronto (venue TBA)
June 13: Scranton, Pa. (Montage Amphitheater)
June 14: Wantagh, N.Y. (Jones Beach)
June 15: Mansfield, Mass. (Tweeter Center)
June 16: Camden, N.J. (Tweeter Center)
June 20: Albany, N.Y. (Pepsi Arena)
June 21: Hartford, Conn. (Meadows Amphitheater)
June 22: Bristow, Va. (Nissan Pavilion)
June 23: Burgettstown, Pa. (Post Gazette Pavilion)
June 27: Noblesville, Ind. (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater)
June 28: Hershey, Pa. (Hershey Stadium)
June 29: Holmdel, N.J. (PNC Bank Arts Center)
June 30: Buffalo, N.Y. (venue TBA)
July 4: San Antonio, Texas (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater)
July 5: Houston (Cynthia Mitchell Woods Pavilion)
July 6: Dallas (Smiroff Music Center)
July 11: Orlando, Fla. (T.D. Waterhouse Arena)
July 12: Miami (American Airlines Arena)
July 13: Tampa, Fla. (Ice Palace)
July 14: Atlanta (Hi-Fi Buys Amphitheater)