The new leg of the tour kicks off May 9 at the International Centre in Bournemouth, U.K. and will make stops in 18 cities including Vienna, Austria (May 16), Copenhagen, Denmark (May 27),Oslo, Norway (May 30) and Istanbul, Turkey (July 7).

Ferry will also make appearances at the Concert For Diana at London’s Wembley Stadium on July 1, the San Sebastian Heineken Jazzaldia in Spain July 25 and the Down on the Farm Festival in Halden, Norway on August 3.

There is no word on whether Ferry will add U.S. dates to his tour at this time.

Ferry’s new release, Dylanesque, which is due to drop in the U.S. on June 19, is just what its title suggests – an album of 11 Bob Dylan covers.

The singer says that working on the album was a challenging yet rewarding experience that came easily once he got started.

“As far as the words are concerned it’s a bit like an actor tackling Shakespeare,” Ferry said on his web site. “I like finding the melodies that Dylan’s hidden away in there.

“I sat down with [pianist] Colin Good and worked out keys, tempo, the feel of the thing. No demos. We just did it. Most of the recording was done inside a week. Then we did a couple of days at 4th Street Recording, a funky old studio in Santa Monica where the Beach Boys used to record.”

Ferry found himself embroiled in a bit of controversy recently regarding remarks he made about the Nazis during an interview with Welt Am Sonntag.

Talking about Nazi iconography rather than any of the atrocities the regime committed, he praised the “just amazing” and “really beautiful” way they staged and presented themselves.

“I’m talking about the films of Leni Riefenstahl and the buildings of Albert Speer and the mass marches and the flags – just fantastic. Really beautiful,” he told the national Sunday paper.

Ferry said he was “deeply upset” about the offense he’d caused and apologized unreservedly, pointing out that his comments were solely made from an art history perspective.

“I, like every right-minded individual, find the Nazi regime, and all it stood for, evil and abhorrent,” Ferry said in a statement.

Jewish leaders in Britain, some of whom had condemned Ferry’s comments and questioned whether he should be dropped from his modeling job with Marks & Spencer, welcomed his clarification.

Even before Ferry had a chance to issue his swift response and apology, his manager Steven Howard told The London Standard his client in no way supports the genocide perpetrated by Hitler.

“To suggest a certain appreciation of art and architecture that happens to be associated with the Nazi regime means condoning the action of that regime is illogical,” he said.