Singer-songwriter Gavin DeGraw is going back to his roots this spring to promote his latest studio effort. The next performance of the Where It Began tour is set for February 21 at the Ft. Myers High School Stadium in Ft. Myers, FL, with the main body of dates picking up March 27 at Aladdin Theater in Portland, OR.

More than 30 concerts are on the books through May 14 at Cipriani in New York, NY. Highlights include an April 1 concert at El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles, CA, an Aril 15 show at Park West in Chicago, IL, an April 20 gig at Highline Ballroom in New York, NY, and a May 4 session at Exit/In in Nashville, TN.

DeGraw will hit the stage again over the summer for a few festival performances in the U.S. He’ll appear first at Summerfest on July 3 in Milwaukee, WI, followed by a July 4 set at the Heritage & Freedom Festival in O’Fallon, MO.

The tour will be a sort of career retrospective for the musician, whose third studio album “Free” will be release March 31. The outing will feature DeGraw in intimate settings as he performs solo and full-band sets that chart the progress and essence of his career.

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“I got a break, like a lot of people get a break, but it wasn’t an ‘overnight’ thing. I think that keeps everything in check for me,” DeGraw is quoted on his Web site. “Success is such a relative thing, too, because, for me, t was a success to play in a restaurant as opposed to playing in the street. It was a success to play in a bar instead of a restaurant. It was a success to play in a club instead of a bar, you know?”

DeGraw is best known for his ubiquitous single “I Don’t Want to Be,” off his 2003 debut “Chariot.” He issued a “stripped” acoustic version of the album the next year, before releasing an eponymous album in 2008.

The singer-songwriter toured throughout 2008 in support of his second studio effort, which hit No. 7 on the Billboard 200. The last leg of the 2008 tour took DeGraw across the U.S. and Europe through December.

Gavin DeGraw itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

February 21 Ft. Myers, FL Ft. Myers High School Stadium
March 27 Portland, OR Aladdin Theater
March 28 Seattle, WA Tractor Tavern
March 31 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
April 1 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre
April 2 San Diego, CA Soma
April 5 Scottsdale, AZ Martini Ranch
April 6 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
April 8 Austin, TX The Parish Room
April 9 Dallas, TX The Loft
April 10 Houston, TX House Of Blues
April 11 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom
April 13 Columbia, MO The Blue Note
April 15 Chicago, IL Park West
April 16 Decatur, IL Kirkland Fine Arts Center
April 17 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
April 19 Manchester, NH Southern New Hampshire University
April 20 New York, NY Highline Ballroom
April 21 Harrisburg, PA Sunoco Performance Theater
April 22 Philadelphia, PA Theatre Of The Living Arts
April 24 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
April 25 Reading, PA Alvernia College
April 26 Alexandria, VA Birchmere
April 28 Richmond, VA The National
April 29 Knoxville, TN Square Room
May 1 Louisville, KY Kentucky Derby Festival
May 3 Charlotte, NC Neighborhood Theatre
May 4 Nashville, TN Exit / In
May 5 Atlanta, GA The Loft At Center Stage
May 7 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbits
May 8 St. Petersburg, FL The State Theatre
May 14 New York, NY Cipriani – Wall Street
July 3 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest
July 4 O’Fallon, MO Heritage & Freedom Festival