Jessica Simpson is launching a headlining arena/amphitheater tour June 4 at the New Orleans Arena. The 40-plus-date outing -- set to wrap Aug. 1 at the Mid-State Fair in Paso Robles, Calif. -- is Simp

Jessica Simpson is launching a headlining arena/amphitheater tour June 4 at the New Orleans Arena. The 40-plus-date outing -- set to wrap Aug. 1 at the Mid-State Fair in Paso Robles, Calif. -- is Simpson's first major road trip since the bow of her reality TV show, "Newlyweds."

Fittingly titled The Jessica Simpson Reality Tour, the trek will roll out in support of the singer's latest Columbia album, "In This Skin."

The disc is No. 12 in its 37th week on The Billboard 200. Latest single "Take My Breath Away" is No. 21 on Billboard's Hot 100, with the Robbie Williams cover "Angels" slated as the next track to be released from "In This Skin."

Simpson is also awaiting word on whether ABC will pick up her sitcom pilot for the 2004/2005 TV season.

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