After more than 50 years of recording and touring, acclaimed blues guitarist B.B. King has performed thousands of concerts around the world. The music...

After more than 50 years of recording and touring, acclaimed blues guitarist B.B. King has performed thousands of concerts around the world. The music legend adds to that tally with two brief tour legs in the U.S. and a mid-summer run of Europe.

King’s current itinerary begins and ends in the United States, split between 10-show runs in early and late summer. The first tour leg starts May 16 at the House of Brews in Las Vegas, NV, and temporarily ends May 31 at the House of Blues in Dallas, TX. The second round of dates picks up August 19 at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, MI, and closes September 2 at the Mable House Amphitheatre in Marbleton, GA.

Another U.S. tour leg is in the works for fall, with just four dates currently confirmed. The outing picks up a month after King completes his summer itinerary on October 3 at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach, SC. Details for all concerts are available on B.B. King’s official Web site.

The stateside concert plans bookend a 20-city European tour, set from June 24 at the Manchester Evening News Arena in Manchester, England, through a July 24 concert at Theatre Antique de Vienne in Vienne, France. During that one-month run, King will make the rounds of mainland Europe’s major blues and jazz festivals, including the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland on July 12, and the Cognac Blues Passions Festival in France on July 23.

King continues to tour behind his 24th studio album, “One Kind Favor,” released in August 2008. The effort won King a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album at the 51st Grammy ceremony early in 2009.

In addition to picking up a Grammy, King started his year on tour with fellow blues guitarist Buddy Guy. The pair completed a series of shows together in February and April.

B.B. King itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

May 16 Las Vegas, NV House of Brews
May 17 Dana Point, CA Doheny Blues Festival
May 19 Santa Rosa, CA Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
May 21 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
May 22 Saratoga, CA The Mountain Winery
May 23 Aptos, CA Santa Cruz Blues Festival
May 27 El Paso, TX Palace Theatre
May 29 Houston, TX Arena Theater
May 30 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena
May 31 Dallas, TX House of Blues
June 24 Manchester, ENG Manchester Evening News Arena
June 25 Birmingham, ENG The NIA
June 27 Cardiff, WAL Cardiff International Arena
June 28 London, ENG Wembley Arena
July 1 Helsinki, FIN Ice Hall
July 3 Goteborg, SWE Tradgaarn
July 5 Sonderborg, DEN Molleparken
July 6 Hamburg, GER Color Line Arena
July 8 Ghent, BEL De Bijloke Muziekcentrum Ghent
July 10 Rotterdam, NET North Sea Jazz Festival
July 11 Frankfurt, GER Ballsporthalle
July 12 Montreux, SWI Montreux Jazz Festival
July 15 Prague, CZR Tesla Arena
July 16 Budapest, HUN Budapest Sportarena
July 17 Vienna, AUT Wiener Konzerthaus
July 19 Perugia, ITA Umbria Jazz Festival
July 20 Nice, FRA Nice Jazz Festival
July 22 Paris, FRA Palais des Congres
July 23 Cognac, FRA Cognac Blues Passions Festival
July 24 Vienne, FRA Theatre Antique De Vienne
August 19 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 21 Hyannis, MA Cape Cod Melody Tent
August 22 Cohasset, MA South Shore Music Circus
August 23 Northampton, MA The Pines Theater
August 25 Morristown, NJ Community Theatre at Mayo Center for the Performing Arts
August 27 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
August 28 Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
August 29 Westbury, NY The Capital One Bank Theatre at Westbury
August 30 Vienna, VA Filene Center at Wolf Trap
September 2 Mableton, GA Mable House Amphitheatre
October 3 North Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues
October 6 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore
October 9 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
November 9 San Bernidino, CA Coussoulis Arena