Fresh off back-to-back festival performances on September 13-14, R&B singer Eric Benét is on the road again in support of his new album, “Love...

Fresh off back-to-back festival performances on September 13-14, R&B singer Eric Benét is on the road again in support of his new album, “Love & Life.” The tour continues September 19 when Benét performs at the sixth annual Hoodie Awards in Las Vegas, NV.

The 20-date tour, which kicked off on September 6 at the Majic 30th Anniversary Jam in St. Louis, MO, is scheduled to wrap October 18 at the Nokia Theatre in Dallas, TX. Highlights include a September 26 gig at the House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach, SC, and an October 7-8 run at the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA.

“Love & Life,” released September 9, is the fourth studio album for Benét, who debuted in 1996 with “True to Myself.” The Milwaukee, WI, native has had three No. 1 hits, including his Grammy nominated duet with Tamia, “Spend My Life With You.”

“Some of the best R&B for me growing up had a dash of gospel, a couple dashes of jazz. You could feel the social consciousness and you could feel where the artist was in their life,” Benét said in a statement on his Web site. “I want people to be able to discover some of the truths that I have and to feel the passion for life written between the lines and, to just to put it pure and simply, to be moved by my music.”

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Soul singer-songwriter Dwele opens for Benét throughout the trek, touring in support of his own recent album, “Sketches of a Man.” His current single, “I’m Cheatin,” gave Dwele his highest solo chart placement, peaking at No. 29 on U.S. R&B charts. The singer placed at No. 12 on the same charts as a featured guest on Kanye West‘s 2007 single “Flashing Lights.”

Eric Benét itinerary:
(Dates subject to change.)

September 19Las Vegas, NVHoodie Awards
September 20Milwaukee, WIRiverside Theatre
September 25Jacksonville, FLRitz Theatre
September 26North Myrtle Beach, SCHouse of Blues
September 27Atlanta, GAChastain Park Amphitheatre
September 29Chicago, ILHouse of Blues Chicago
October 1Detroit, MISouth Beach
October 2Cleveland, OHPlayhouse Square
October 5New Brunswick, NJState Theatre
October 6New York, NYB.B. King Blues Club & Grill
October 7 – 8Alexandria, VABirchmere
October 10Norfolk, VAAttucks Theatre
October 11Durham, NCCarolina Theatre
October 12Charlotte, NCNeighborhood Theatre
October 16Houston, TXArena Theatre
October 17Baton Rouge, LARiver Center
October 18Dallas, TXNokia Theatre

Last Updated on September 18, 2008 by By Allison Reitz