Grant will be sure to play favorites from the first album to be released under the Universal Music deal, The Very Best of Eddy Grant – The Road to Reparation, which will hit stores July 8 on Mercury/Ume.

The European leg of The Reparation World Tour kicks off June 27 with a slot at the Nelson Mandela At 90 Celebration in London and concludes July 29 at Albi Theatre in Albi, France.

Grant is also playing shows at Concorde 2 in Brighton, U.K. (July 1), Academy in Dublin, Ireland (July 14), Stravinski Auditorium in Montreux, Switzerland (July 16), E Werk in Cologne, Germany (July 22) and a spot at Suikerrock Festival in Tienen, Belgium (July 27).

Dates on the books for the North American leg of the tour span from August 1 at The Mod Club Theatre in Toronto to August 28 at House of Blues in Las Vegas.

Additional U.S. dates include Paradise Rock Club in Boston (August 4), Trocadero Theatre in Philadelphia (August 6), Toad’s Place in New Haven, Conn. (August 9), Neumo’s in Seattle (August 18) and House of Blues in Anaheim (August 24).

More U.S. dates will be added for October 2-30.

The Very Best of Eddy Grant – The Road to Reparation will include 11 classic tracks from his second solo album, 1979’s Walking on Sunshine, to his latest, 2006’s Reparation. The new compiliation album features his two biggest hits in the U.S. (“Electric Avenue” and “Romancing The Stone”) and three U.K. Top 10s (“Gimme Hope Jo’Anna,” “Do You Feel My Love” and “I Don’t Wanna Dance”).

Grant was born in Guyana but raised in North London. Prior to his solo career, in the mid-’60s he founded The Equals, the first multicultural pop-rock group to achieve global acclaim with songs like the hit “Baby Come Back.”