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Etheridge Maps Out Full Tour

Melissa Etheridge has confirmed the full itinerary for her summer solo tour, which, as previously reported, will kick off Aug. 6 with the first of three shows at Washington, D.C.'s Warner Theatre. The

Melissa Etheridge has confirmed the full itinerary for her summer solo tour, which, as previously reported, will kick off Aug. 6 with the first of three shows at Washington, D.C.'s Warner Theatre. The newly announced dates of her "live... and alone" tour will find her playing multiple nights in many North American cities, wrapping with a pair of shows Sept. 29-30 in Denver.

The tour comes in support of "Skin" (due July 10 via Island), the follow-up to 1999's "Breakdown." That set debuted at No. 12 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 569,000 copies in the U.S., according to SoundScan. The first single from the new album is "I Want to be in Love," for which a video starring "Friends" actress Jennifer Aniston was shot earlier this month.

"I can't wait to begin performing again," Etheridge said in a statement. "It is my true passion. I love being on the road and I am so proud of this album. This tour is going to be special for me. I am returning to my roots and it will be a personal experience for the audience... and for myself."

Prior to the tour, Etheridge will play July 22 on the second day of radio station KBCO Boulder's World Class Rockfest concert in Winter Park, Colo. An Aug. 10 appearance as part of NBC's "Today" show Friday Concert Series in Rockefeller Center is also planned.

Here is Etheridge's full tour itinerary:
July 22: Winter Park, Colo. (Winter Park Ski Area)
Aug. 6-8: Washington, D.C. (Warner Theatre)
Aug. 11-14: New York (City Center)
Aug. 16-17: Boston (Lowell Memorial Auditorium)
Aug. 18: Montreal (Place des Arts)
Aug. 24: Toronto (Massey Hall)
Aug. 25-26: Detroit (Detroit Opera House)
Aug. 28-29: Chicago (Chicago Theatre)
Sept. 4-5: Atlanta (Civic Center Theatre)
Sept. 7-8: Miami (Jackie Gleason Theatre)
Sept. 10-11: Ft. Worth, Texas (Will Rogers Auditorium)
Sept. 14-16: Long Beach, Calif. (Terrace Theatre)
Sept. 17: Tempe, Ariz. (Gammage Auditorium)
Sept. 20-22: Oakland, Calif. (Paramount Theatre)
Sept. 24: Vancouver (Queen Elizabeth Theatre)
Sept. 25-26: Seattle (Seattle Center Opera House)
Sept. 29-30: Denver (Paramount Theatre)