Veteran singer/songwriter Suzanne Vega is set to release her sixth studio album -- and first in five years -- in late September via Interscope/Geffen/A&M. "Songs In Red and Gray" will be the artis

Veteran singer/songwriter Suzanne Vega is set to release her sixth studio album -- and first in five years -- in late September via Interscope/Geffen/A&M. "Songs In Red and Gray" will be the artist's first all-new long-player since 1996's "Nine Objects of Desire," and will be supported by a fall U.S. tour.

The 13 tracks on "Songs In Red and Gray" will include "Machine Ballerina," "Soap and Water," and "(I'll Never Be Your) Maggie May." Vega, who is currently on tour in Europe, will return to the States in mid-September and remain on the road for most of October and November in support of the new album.

Vega debuted with her self-titled album on A&M in 1985, then released a standout sophomore record, "Solitude Standing," two years later. That set peaked at No. 11 on The Billboard 200 and spawned the single "Luka," a No. 3 hit on The Billboard Hot 100. Three years later, two British DJs going under the name DNA added beats to the "Solitude" a capella cut "Tom's Diner," and took the remix to No. 5 on the Hot 100. A career-spanning package, "Best of Suzanne Vega: Tried and True," surfaced in 1999.

Here are Suzanne Vega's confirmed tour dates:
July 18: Ancona, Italy (Square Del Comune)
July 19: Rome (Regina Magherita Square)
July 22: Cumbria, England (Brampton Live Festival)
July 23: Dublin (Christchurch Cathedral)
July 24: Galway, Ireland (Black Box)
July 27: Nice, France (Nice Jazz Festival)
July 29: Cambridge, England (Cambridge Folk Festival)
July 30: London (Shepherd's Bush Empire)
Sept. 14: Naples, Fla. (Philharmonic Center)
Sept. 15: Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (Au Rene Theatre)
Oct. 4: Los Angeles (UCLA)
Oct. 5: San Luis Obispo, Calif. (San Luis Obispo PAC-Cal Poly)
Oct. 6: San Francisco (Warfield Theater)
Oct. 7: Cerritos, Calif. (Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts)
Oct. 17: Chicago (Park West)
Oct. 18: St. Louis (Sheldon Concert Hall)
Oct. 19: Milwaukee (Pitman Theater)
Oct. 20: Batavia, Ill. (Ramsey Auditorium)
Oct. 25: New York (Bowery Ballroom)
Oct. 26: Morristown, N.J. (Community Theater)
Oct. 27: Englewood, N.J. (John Harms Center)
Nov. 1: Harrisburg, Penn. (Whitaker Arts)
Nov. 2: Annapolis, Md. (Rams Head)
Nov. 3: Lebanon, N.H. (Lebanon Opera House)
Nov. 6-8: Alexandria, Va. (the Birchmere)
Nov. 10: Philadelphia (Theatre of Living Arts; 2 shows)
Nov. 13: Portland, Maine (State Theater)
Nov. 14: Boston (Berklee Performance Center)
Nov. 15: Portsmouth, N.H. (Music Hall)
Nov. 27: Pittsburgh (Rosebud)
Nov. 28: Cleveland (Odeon)
Nov. 29: Ann Arbor, Mich. (Michigan Theater)
Dec. 4: Cincinnati (Bogart's)
Dec. 5: Madison, Wisc. (Barrymore Theatre)
Dec. 6: St. Paul, Minn. (O'Shaughnessy Auditorium)

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