Soul diva Erykah Badu has announced a new round of North American tour dates, on which she will be supported by rap acts Common and Dilated Peoples. The trek begins Aug. 1 in Portsmouth, Va., and will

Soul diva Erykah Badu has announced a new round of North American tour dates, on which she will be supported by rap acts Common and Dilated Peoples. The trek begins Aug. 1 in Portsmouth, Va., and will wind down Sept. 3 in Boston. Beforehand, Badu will appear at New Orleans' Essence Music Festival on July 5, and will hit Europe for eight shows through July 18.

An Aug. 8 show outside of Detroit will feature an expanded lineup, including Macy Gray, Jill Scott, and Sunshine Anderson. Badu is touring in support of last year's "Mama's Gun" (Motown), which debuted at No. 11 on The Billboard 200 and spawned the single "Bag Lady," which spent several weeks atop Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart. The album has sold nearly 1.1 million copies in the U.S., according to SoundScan.

Badu is also a finalist for top R&B/hip-hop artist - female at the inaugural Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, to be handed out Aug. 30 in New York. Sade, Scott, and Tamia are also finalists for the award.

Here are Erykah Badu's tourdates:
July 5: New Orleans (Superdome - Essence Festival)
July 9: Munich, Germany (Colosseum)
July 10: Bonn, Germany (Museumplatz)
July 11: Hamburg, Germany (Stadtpark)
July 13: Bern, Switzerland (Gurtenfestival)
July 15: The Hague, Netherlands (Congressgebouw)
July 16: Manchester, England (Apollo Manchester)
July 17-18: London (Brixton Academy)
Aug. 1: Portsmouth, Va. (Harbor Center)
Aug. 3: Washington, D.C. (D.A.R. Constitution Hall)
Aug. 4: Richmond, Va. (Landmark Theatre)
Aug. 5: Baltimore (Pier Six)
Aug. 6: New York (Central Park SummerStage)
Aug. 8: Clarkston, Mich. (DTE Energy Music Theatre)
Aug, 10: Columbus, Ohio (Palace Theatre)
Aug. 11: Milwaukee (Riverside Theatre)
Aug. 12: Minneapolis (Orpheum Theatre)
Aug. 15: Seattle (Summer Nights at the Pier)
Aug. 18: Santa Barbara, Calif. (Santa Barbara Bowl)
Aug. 19: Los Angeles (Greek Theatre)
Aug. 22: San Diego (Humphrey's)
Aug. 23: Morrison, Colo. (Red Rocks)
Aug. 25: St. Louis (Pageant)
Aug. 26: Chicago (Arie Crown Theater)
Aug. 30: Toronto (Molson Amphitheater)
Sept. 2: Atlantic City, N.J. (Trump Taj Mahal)
Sept. 3: Boston (Fleet Pavilion)