The trek kicks off May 5 at Joe’s Pub in New York City, with stops at Schuba’s Tavern in Chicago (May 6), The Khyber in Philadelphia (May 7), Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis, Md. (May 8) and Hotel CafĂ© in Los Angeles (May 15).

Dico will also squeeze a quartet of gigs with fellow Danish singer/songwriter Teitur: May 9 at La Sala Rosa in Montreal, May 10 at Le Cercle in Quebec City, May 12 at The Courthouse in Toronto and May 13 at The Ark in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Tickets for a few shows are available at

Count, which is due April 8, is Dico’s fourth album, but only her second international release.

The singer said the disc, which she self-produced with long-term musical buddy / multi-instrumentalist / guitarist in her band Dennis Ahlgren, took some effort.

“It wasn’t an easy album to make. I always have a pretty clear idea of the finished sound of a song when I’m writing it but usually it’s a terrible struggle for me to actually create that sound or vibe when it comes down to recording. The music always takes on a life of its own and it never works out quite like you plan it – which is mostly a beautiful thing! Dennis is a great partner because he knows me so well and he’s very spontaneous and intutive.

“It feels like my most personal album so far, probably also because of the very introvert, nerve-wrecking process of creating it. This time there were no industry people on the sideline to guide and advise. It was just me and Dennis and our own ambitions and intuitions.”

The album features 11 original tracks, including “Sacre Coeur” – a haunting melody set at the famed Parisian cathedral – and the rollicking, confessional “On the Run.”