Ledisi’s Truth

Ledisi has lined up a spring tour to go along with previously announced appearances at and . The R&B singer/songwriter has new tunes to show off, including her latest single “I Blame You.”

The single hails from her upcoming album, The Truth, due out March 11.

The Truth is the follow-up to Ledisi’s fifth studio album, 2011’s Pieces Of Me.

She described the 2011 LP as a project that was very personal to her. Ledisi told the Associated Press, “I want women to hear themselves in the music and find a way to celebrate and embrace who they are.”

Photo: Jason Moore
Essence Music Festival, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, La.

Ledisi will have more truth to share with fans on tour. Following a March 7 set at the Arizona Jazz Festival in Phoenix, “The Truth Tour” launches April 16 in Jacksonville, Fla.

Here’s the schedule, featuring Robert Glasper Experiment as her special guest:

April 16 – Jacksonville, Fla., Florida Theatre     
April 17 – Mobile, Ala., Saenger Theatre     
April 18 – Memphis, Tenn., Orpheum Theatre     
April 19 – Indianapolis, Ind., Murat Theatre     
April 22 – Toledo, Ohio, Stranahan Theater     
Apirl 24 – Detroit, Mich., Detroit Opera House     
April 25 – Chicago, Ill., Chicago Theatre     
April 26 – Louisville, Ky., The Louisville Palace Theatre     
April 27 – Cleveland, Ohio, House Of Blues     
April 28 – Toronto, Ontario, The Danforth Music Hall     
April 30 – New York, N.Y., Beacon Theatre     
May 1 – Upper Darby, Pa., Tower Theatre     
May 2 – Norfolk, Va., Chrysler Hall     
May 3 – Washington, D.C., DAR Constitution Hall     
May 4 – Baltimore, Md., Pier Six Pavilion     
May 6 – Durham, N.C., Durham Performing Arts Center     
May 8 – Charlotte, N.C., Fillmore Charlotte     
May 9 – Atlanta, Ga., Chastain Park Amphitheatre     
May 10 – St. Louis, Mo., The Pageant     
May 11 – Nashville, Tenn., War Memorial Auditorium     
May 13 – Kansas City, Mo., Arvest Bank Theatre At The Midland     
May 14 – Dallas, Texas, Majestic Theatre     
May 16 – Houston, Texas, Bayou Music Center     
May 17 – Austin, Texas, Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater   
May 21 – San Francisco, Warfield Theatre
May 22 – Los Angeles, Calif., Club Nokia     
May 23 – Las Vegas, Nev., House Of Blues     
May 24 – Carlsbad, Calif., La Costa Resort (San Diego Jazz Festival)
May 25 – Sacramento, Calif., Woodlake Hotel

Essence Music Festival, which takes place July 3-6 at New Orleans’ Mercedes-Benz Superdome, hasn’t announced its daily lineup yet.

Tickets for Charlotte will be available Feb. 7. Presales for select dates begin Feb. 12. Tickets go on sale to the general public Feb. 14.

For more information visit Ledisi.com.