After wrapping a January run across the UK with the Pussycat Dolls, R&B artist Ne-Yo will hit the States for a tour of his...

After wrapping a January run across the UK with the Pussycat Dolls, R&B artist Ne-Yo will hit the States for a tour of his own. The Grammy nominated vocalist will start up the U.S. jaunt on February 5 with a show at the Pearl Concert Theater in Las Vegas, NV, and continue on through a March 1 gig at the Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis, MO.

Other highlights for the 15-city, coast-to-coast outing include a February 7 set at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, CA, a February 18 show at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, DC, a February 20 concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York, NY, and a February 25 performance at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA.

Ne-Yo is touring behind his third studio album, the September 2008 release “Year of the Gentleman.” The critically acclaimed album was also commercially well-received and debuted on the Billboard 200 at No. 2. Though his previous albums, “In My Own Words” (2006) and “Because of You” (2007), also received high marks from critics, Ne-Yo has largely remained out of the public eye.

In a statement on his Web site, Ne-Yo acknowledged that he has often felt underappreciated as a musician, though he is thankful for all the support he receives. He attributed his underexposure to being a “fully functional, normal human being” who doesn’t feature prominently in the tabloids and, as a result, is marked as “boring” by the media.

However, since receiving six Grammy nominations, including a nod for Album of the Year, Ne-Yo has changed his tune. “I have to eat my words as of late,” he explained. “Needless to say, I don’t feel very under appreciated anymore.”

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Ne-Yo itinerary:
(Dates subject to change.)

January 12 Nagoya, JAP Zepp Nagoya
January 19 Glasgow, SCO S.E.C.C.
January 21 Newcastle upon Tyne, ENG Metro Radio Arena
January 22 Birmingham, ENG The NIA
January 24 Nottingham, ENG Trent FM Arena
January 27 – 28 London, ENG United Kingdom O2 Arena
January 29 Manchester, ENG Manchester Evening News Arena
January 30 Cardiff, WAL Cardiff International Arena
February 5 Las Vegas, NV Pearl Concert Theater
February 6 Oakland, CA Paramount Theatre
February 7 Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia
February 11 Miami, FL Waterfront Theater
February 13 New Orleans, LA Lakefront Arena
February 14 Houston, TX Reliant Center @ Reliant Park
February 15 Grand Prairie, TX Nokia Theatre @ Grand Prairie
February 18 Washington, DC DAR Constitution Hall
February 19 Baltimore, MD Lyric Opera House
February 20 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall
February 21 Orlando, FL Universal Studios
February 22 Upper Darby, PA Tower Theatre
February 25 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre
February 26 Memphis, TN Orpheum Theatre
March 1 St. Louis, MO Fabulous Fox Theatre