R&B singer Brian McKnight will kick off a U.S. tour Sept. 19 in Cleveland. Confirmed dates for the intimate theatre tour extend through Nov. 18 in Jacksonville, Fla., although the run is expected

R&B singer Brian McKnight will kick off a U.S. tour Sept. 19 in Cleveland. Confirmed dates for the intimate theatre tour extend through Nov. 18 in Jacksonville, Fla., although the run is expected to close in December in Hawaii. Additionally, McKnight is scheduled to appear Saturday (July 21) as part of Cincinnati's Coors Light Music Festival.

The Sears-sponsored trek will be in support of the artist's upcoming album, "superhero," due Aug. 28 via Motown. "On this album I set out to give my fans more of myself," McKnight said in a statement. "And that is the same spirit I am putting behind the tour."

Sears' sponsorship will include a contest where a grand prize winner will receive a shopping spree with McKnight in one of the retail chain's stores, as well as the opportunity to hang out with the artist backstage in Hawaii. Previously Sears has sponsored tours by the Backstreet Boys, Christina Aguilera, Phil Collins, Gloria Estefan, and Juan Gabriel.

McKnight's fifth studio album, "superhero," is led by the single "Love of My Life," which was shipped to U.S. radio outlets this week. The album is the follow up to McKnight's 1999 Motown album "Back at One," which debuted at No. 7 on The Billboard 200, and has been certified by the Recording Industry Association of America for U.S. shipments of 2 million copies.

Here are Brian McKnight's tour dates:

July 21: Cincinnati (Coors Light Music Festival)
Sept. 19: Cleveland (State Theatre)
Sept. 20: Columbus, Ohio (Palace Theater)
Sept. 21: Detroit (Fox Theatre)
Sept. 22-23: Chicago (Chicago Theater)
Sept. 25: Cleveland (Orpheum)
Sept. 27: New York (Radio City Music Hall)
Sept. 28: Boston (Orpheum)
Sept. 29: Philadelphia (Tower Theater)
Sept. 30: Baltimore (Morgan State Univ. Activity Center)
Oct. 4: Washington, D.C. (D.A.R. Constitution Hall)
Oct. 5: Greensboro, N.C. (Events Center)
Oct. 6: Columbia, S.C. (South Carolina State Fair)
Oct. 7: Richmond, Va. (State Fair of Virginia)
Oct. 11: Charlotte, N.C. (Ovens Auditorium)
Oct. 12: Atlanta (Civic Center)
Oct. 13: Birmingham, Ala. (BJCC Concert Hall)
Oct. 14: New Orleans (Saenger Theatre)
Oct. 17: Nashville (Ryman Theater)
Oct. 18: Memphis, Tenn. (Sam's Town)
Oct. 19: St. Louis, Mo. (Fox Theater)
Oct. 21: Denver (Paramount Theater)
Oct. 24: Seattle (Paramount Theater)
Oct. 26-27: Oakland, Calif. (Paramount Theater)
Oct. 28: Los Angeles (Greek Theater/Universal Amphitheater)
Oct. 31: San Diego (Symphony Hall)
Nov. 1: Phoenix (Celebrity Theater)
Nov. 2-3: Las Vegas (Paris)
Nov. 5: Salt Lake City, Utah (Kingsbury Hall)
Nov. 7: Kansas City, Mo. (Midland Theater)
Nov. 9: Austin, Texas (Music Hall)
Nov. 10: Dallas (Bronco Bowl)
Nov. 11: Houston (Arena Theater/Ariel Theater)
Nov. 13: Tampa, Fla. (TEPAC)
Nov. 16: Orlando, Fla. (House of Blues)
Nov. 17: Miami (Sunrise Theater/Knight Center)
Nov. 18: Jacksonville, Fla. (venue TBA)