MTV's first TRL tour will kick off July 18 in Albany, N.Y., and run through a two-night finale Sept. 21 and 21 in Honolulu. As previously reported, the tour will feature headliner Destiny's Child, who

MTV's first TRL tour will kick off July 18 in Albany, N.Y., and run through a two-night finale Sept. 21 and 21 in Honolulu. As previously reported, the tour will feature headliner Destiny's Child, whose third Columbia album, "Survivor," was released yesterday (May 1).

Named after the cable music channel's popular Carson Daly-hosted show "Total Request Live," the pop music extravaganza will also feature Nelly, Eve, Jessica Simpson, Dream, and 3LW. Venue details and on-sale dates will be announced soon.

Prior to the TRL tour, Destiny's Child will appear June 17 in London's Finsbury Park, as well as stateside July 2 in Milwaukee and July 5 in New Orleans. The latter performance is part of the three-day Essence Music Festival, which will also feature Erykah Badu, Carl Thomas, Joe, Patti LaBelle, Jill Scott, Kelly Price, the Roots, Jeffrey Osborne, and others. In the midst of the TRL tour, the group will make a July 27 appearance at the California Mid-State Fair in Paso Robles, Calif.

In related news, the MTV musical "Carmen," starring Destiny's Child leader Beyonce Knowles, will debut May 8 on the network. Set in Philadelphia, the hip-hop version of George Bizet's classic opera will be narrated by Da Brat, and feature Mos Def, Jermaine Dupri, Lil' Bow Wow, and Wyclef Jean. A soundtrack album will be released next month via Columbia.

The title track of Destiny's Child's "Survivor" is atop Billboard's Hot 100 Airplay chart, and is No. 2 on The Billboard Hot 100. The song addresses the drama the trio endured through the last year, including some well-publicized personnel changes. "Words can't describe how we felt when we recorded that song," newest Child Michelle Williams told Billboard. "Some of us were crying, others were jumping up and down."

Here is the TRL tour itinerary:
July 18: Albany, N.Y.
July 19: Hartford, Conn.
July 20: Virginia Beach, Va.
July 21: Raleigh, N.C.
July 22: Washington, D.C.
July 25: Buffalo, N.Y.
July 28: Atlanta, Ga.
July 29: St. Louis, Mo.
Aug. 1: Minneapolis, Minn.
Aug. 2: Kansas City, Mo.
Aug. 3: Oklahoma City
Aug. 4: Houston
Aug. 5: Dallas
Aug. 8: Holmdel, N.J. (PNC Bank Arts Center)
Aug. 9: Philadelphia
Aug. 10: Boston
Aug. 11: New York
Aug. 15: Nashville
Aug. 16: Cincinnati
Aug. 17: Charlotte, N.C.
Aug. 18: Tampa, Fla.
Aug. 19: Miami
Aug. 22: Indianapolis
Aug. 23: Detroit
Aug. 24: Pittsburgh
Aug. 25: Cleveland
Aug. 26: Chicago
Aug. 29: Lancaster, Calif.
Aug. 30: San Diego
Aug. 31: Las Vegas
Sept. 1: Oakland, Calif.
Sept. 2: Irvine, Calif.
Sept. 3: Phoenix
Sept. 8: Albuquerque/Las Cruces, N.M.
Sept. 9: Denver
Sept. 13: Seattle
Sept. 14: Portland, Ore.
Sept. 15: Vancouver
Sept. 17: Edmonton, Alberta
Sept. 19: Anchorage, Alaska
Sept. 21, 23: Honolulu