She’ll stick to beach towns with stops in Santa Cruz, Solana Beach and San Juan Capistrano lined up February 14 – 18.

Whole New You will mark the singer’s first full-length recording since 1998’s Holiday Songs & Lullabies, and the first of original material since 1997’s Grammy-winning effort, A Few Small Repairs.

Colvin picked up two gramophone statuettes that year for the hit single, “Sunny Came Home.”

She kept busy during the long break from writing and recording. Last year, she toured a bit with Sting, and in 1999 was on the road as part of a pop supergroup of sorts with Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, and Bruce Hornsby.

She’s done voices for “The Simpsons,” and appeared on television with Chris Isaak, the Boston Pops, and on the new series “Music In High Places.”

What most people – even fans – may not realize is that Colvin is quite the athlete, and she spent much of last year preparing for and competing in triathalons (swimming, bicycling and running).

With all that conditioning, it seems only natural she’d be ready to hit the road for an extended tour to support the new album – but reps are, so far, keeping mum about her future touring plans.