Kicking everything off May 3 in New York, Kravitz will stick around the States for a few shows before jumping the pond where he’ll hit various European festivals. Kravitz returns to North America July 12 to begin his Stateside tour with Pink and Abandoned Pools supporting.

Backing Kravitz will be his band of nine years – Craig Ross (guitar), Cindy Blackman (drums) and Jack Daley (bass).

The Clear Channel-promoted tour will keep Kravitz road-bound well into October. Shows in Japan that were originally scheduled for April have been moved to the end of September. The first of the eight-show tour begins September 28.

It’s been a few years – since 1999, to be exact – since Kravitz has been on tour, but he’s been anything but lazy during his stage absence. His sixth studio album, Lenny, was released last year to rave reviews and has since gone platinum. For Lenny, Kravitz won an American Music Award as favorite male artist and set a Grammy record for the most wins in the best male rock vocal performance category after taking home his fourth consecutive award, this time for “Dig In.”

Pink is currently headlining her own tour and Abandoned Pools begin their supporting tour with Garbage April 19.