Since closing out last year with a performance on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve telecast, pop singer Jesse McCartney has been on a break. But the 21-year-old will be back to work soon enough, with a recently announced U.S. tour on the books for later this winter.

The nearly 20-city tour will kick off February 13 at Palladium Ballroom in Dallas, TX, and conclude March 10 at the House of Blues in San Diego, CA. McCartney will stop along the way for a February 18 concert at the House of Blues in Chicago, IL, a February 26 gig at Nokia Theatre in New York, NY, and a March 3 set at Center Stage in Atlanta, GA, among other shows.

McCartney is continuing to support his May 2008 release “Departure,” his third solo album. The disk maintained the vocalist’s momentum from his 2006 release “Right Where You Want Me” by peaking at No. 14 on the Billboard 200.

The singer got his start with the late ’90s boy band Dream Street, but after the group broke up in 2002, McCartney moved on to an acting career. It wasn’t until 2004 that the singer-songwriter returned to music with his debut “Beautiful Soul.”

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Jesse McCartney itinerary:
(Dates subject to change.)

February 13 Dallas, TX Palladium Ballroom
February 14 Houston, TX House of Blues
February 17 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
February 18 Chicago, IL House of Blues
February 19 Pontiac, MI Clutch Cargo’s
February 21 Cincinnati, OH Bogart’s
February 22 Indianapolis, IN Murat Egyptian Room
February 23 Columbus, OH Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
February 24 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
February 26 New York, NY Nokia Theatre Times Square
February 27 Boston, MA House of Blues
February 28 Atlantic City, NJ Tropicana Casino & Resort
March 1 Charlotte, NC Amos’ SouthEnd
March 3 Atlanta, GA Center Stage
March 4 Tampa, FL The Ritz
March 5 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live
March 9 West Hollywood, CA House of Blues
March 10 San Diego, CA House of Blues