Arie Recasts U.S. 'Voyage'
In support of "Voyage to India," her just released sophomore Motown album, India.Arie will kick off a U.S. tour Nov. 6 in Baltimore. At deadline, only 13 November dates were confirmed, all in the eastIn support of "Voyage to India," her just released sophomore Motown album, India.Arie will kick off a U.S. tour Nov. 6 in Baltimore. At deadline, only 13 November dates were confirmed, all in the eastern half of the country; more are expected.
The dates are vastly different from a list released in August that had the artist on the road through much of October and November. Prior to the U.S. run, Arie will perform tomorrow (Oct. 3) in Tokyo, as well as a pair of Canadian dates, Oct. 16 in Montreal and Oct. 17 in Toronto.
Released last week, "Voyage to India" is expected to debut high on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and The Billboard 200, which will be officially posted tomorrow on Billboard.com. The album's first single, "Little Things," is rising on Billboard charts, already reaching No. 45 on last week's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks tally, and debuting at No. 92 on the Hot 100.
"Voyage to India" is the follow-up to "Acoustic Soul," which earned the artist seven Grammy nominations, and debuted at No. 3 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums tally and No. 10 on The Billboard 200. The set has sold 1.7 million copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Here are India.Arie's confirmed tour dates:
Oct. 3: Tokyo (Akasaka Blitz)
Oct. 16: Montreal (St. Denis Theatre)
Oct. 17: Toronto (Massey Hall)
Nov. 6: Baltimore (Murphy Fine Arts Center)
Nov. 8: Washington, D.C. (DAR Constitution Hall)
Nov. 9: Atlanta (Civic Center)
Nov. 10: Charlotte, N.C. (Ovens Auditorium)
Nov. 13: Memphis, Tenn. (Orpheum Theatre)
Nov. 14: Dallas (Bronco Bowl)
Nov. 15: Houston (Arena Theatre)
Nov. 16: New Orleans (Saenger Theatre)
Nov. 17: Nashville (Ryman Auditorium)
Nov. 22: Los Angeles (Universal Theatre)
Nov. 23: Oakland, Calif. (Paramount Theatre)
Nov. 27: Newark, N.J. (NJ Performing Arts Center)
Nov. 29: Chicago (Auditorium Theatre)