The acclaimed singer/songwriter/actress will perform mainly in theatres in support of her sophomore studio album, Mama’s Gun.

She follows her opener with a two-night stand at the DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., February 12-13, and spends Valentine’s Day performing at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

Other stops on the long-awaited tour include Boston, Toronto, Detroit, Chicago, Atlanta, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Denver. The road trip winds down March 18 in her hometown of Dallas.

Badu reaped numerous awards – including two Grammys – for her 1997 debut album, Baduizm. She toured theatres as a headliner that year and followed with dates on the Smokin’ Grooves and Lilith Fair caravans the next year.

Since then she’s honed her acting chops with appearances on the soap opera “One Life To Live” (her grandmother’s favorite) and most notably in the films “The Cider House Rules” and “Blues Brothers 2000.”

In addition to acting in films, she’s contributed music to them, including two tracks to Spike Lee’s most recent, “Bamboozled.”

Mama’s Gun has already spawned two singles, including “Bag Lady,” which recently earned the multitalented performer two Grammy Award nominations.