Ciara's New Album 'Jackie' to Drop May 4; Tour Starts May 3

Courtesy of Epic

Ciara has just announced the release date of her sixth album and the initial dates for her first tour in six years. Jackie, named for her mother, will drop Tuesday, May 4. The album's only single to date, "I Bet," has already hit No. 15 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and No. 43 on the Hot 100.

Watch Ciara as a Badass Ballerina in 'I Bet' Video

Ciara has assembled a roster of star collaborators for the album, including Dr. Luke, Polow da Don, Rock City, Ester Dean and Diane Warren. "I Bet" is also getting a dance remix featuring Joe Jonas and T.I. The cover art, an intimate shot that the singer praised as "a timeless image," was shot by noted fashion photographer Francesco Carrozzini.

The Jackie tour, which starts May 3 (the day before the album drops) in Chicago, is Ciara's first in six years, as she didn't tour to promote her 2013 eponymous release. The tour dates are listed below -- better start practicing your "One, Two Step."

Preorder the album here, and find tickets via Live Nation.

May 3 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
May 5 - New York, NY @ Best Buy Theatre
May 7 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
May 9 - Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
May 10 - Glenside, PA @ Kenswick Theatre
May 12 - Charlotte, NC @ Fillmore
May 13 - Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
May 15 - Miami, FL @ Fillmore
May 16 - Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Ybor
May 19 - New Orleans, LA @ Joy Theatre
May 20 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues
May 22 - Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
May 23 - San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec Theatre
May 24 - Corpus Christi, TX @ Brewster Street Ice House
May 27 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
May 29 - Riverside, CA @ Riverside Municipal Auditorium
May 30 - Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia
May 31 - San Francisco, CA @ Regency