Singer-songwriter Neko Case has a reputation in the music industry for a fiery stage presence, fierce sense of independence and soothing voice. She’ll display these qualities across the nation this summer during two new legs for her Middle Cyclone Tour.

The first leg of the summer trek launches May 28 at Sunshine Theatre in Albuquerque, NM, and briefly closes after a June 14 appearance at the Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, TN. The next round of concerts picks up with a July 10-11 stand at the Winnipeg Folk Festival in Winnipeg, ON, and concludes August 9 at Lollapalooza in Chicago, IL.

In all, Case’s tour will take her to more than 30 cities across the U.S. and Canada over the course of about 10 weeks, including a May 30 show at Ogden Theatre in Denver, CO, a July 14 concert at Massey Hall in Toronto, ON, and a July 28 gig at Ram’s Head Live in Baltimore, MD. Details about ticket pre-sales and public on-sales are available on Case’s official Web site.

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Case has outlined several supporting guests for the first portion of her tour. Joey Burns and John Concertino, of the Tejano-influenced rock band Calexico, will appear on the first five dates. Jason Lytle of indie group Grandaddy will accompany on the rest of the early summer jaunt, except for the closing Bonnaroo gig. Support has not yet been announced for Case’s late summer concerts.

The alternative-country chanteuse is touring behind her fifth studio album, “Middle Cyclone,” which hit stores on March 3. The release earned Case her highest ever position on the Billboard 200, peaking at No. 3, an marked improvement over 2006’s “Fox Confessor Brings the Blood,” which hit No. 54.

She launched the Middle Cyclone Tour on March 31 at Stubb’s Bar-B-Q in Austin, TX, and snaked across the nation through a late April closing gig. Case also toured throughout late 2008, filling her itinerary with solo dates, as well as a couple performances with her other musical project, The New Pornographers.

Neko Case itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

May 28 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theatre
May 29 Boulder, CO Chautauqua Auditorium
May 30 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
May 31 Salt Lake City, UT Red Butte Garden
June 2 Tacoma, WA Pantages Theater
June 3 Vancouver, BC Vogue Theatre
June 4 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre
June 5 – 6 Portland, OR McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
June 7 Eugene, OR McDonald Theatre
June 9 – 10 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre
June 12 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre
June 14 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo Music Festival
July 10 – 11 Winnipeg, MB Winnipeg Folk Festival @ Birds Hill Park
July 12 Ottawa, ON Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest @ Lebreton Flats Park
July 14 Toronto, ON Massey Hall
July 16 Grand Rapids, MI Frederik Meijer Gardens
July 17 Indianapolis, IN Clowes Memorial Hall
July 18 Omaha, NE Slowdown
July 19 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theater
July 22 Pontiac, MI Crofoot Ballroom
July 23 Buffalo, NY Lafayette Square
July 24 Norfolk, VA NorVa
July 25 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
July 26 Atlanta, GA Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
July 28 Baltimore, MD Ram’s Head Live
July 29 Philadelphia, PA Verizon Hall at Kimmel Center
July 31 West Homestead, PA Riverplex Amphitheatre At Sandcastle
August 1 Jersey City, NJ All Points West @ Liberty State Park
August 2 Newport, RI Newport Folk Festival @ Fort Adams State Park
August 5 Burlington, VT Flynn Theatre
August 9 Chicago, IL Lollapalooza @ Grant Park