After completing a spree of summer festival appearances, Grammy-winning blues musician Keb’ Mo’ will launch a full-length tour of the United States and Canada....

After completing a spree of summer festival appearances, Grammy-winning blues musician Keb’ Mo’ will launch a full-length tour of the United States and Canada. The fall outing will pick up on October 14 at The Music Hall in Portsmouth, NH, and continue through December 5 at Nokia Theatre at the LA Live complex in Los Angeles, CA.

The 30-date trek includes an October 21 performance at Nokia Theatre Times Square in New York, NY, an October 27-28 stand at Birchmere in Alexandria, VA, a November 13 concert at the House of Blues in Chicago, IL, and a November 25 gig at Moore Theatre in Seattle, WA.

The tour itinerary includes two bookings north of the border for October 15 at Metropolis in Montreal, QC, and October 16 at Koerner Hall in Toronto, ON. General onsales have already started for several of the fall concerts, and ticketing details are available on Ticketmaster.

The three-time Grammy Award winner, whose real name is Kevin Moore, is working on his ninth studio album, due for release later this year. The as-of-yet unnamed project is a follow-up to 2006’s “Suitcase,” produced by John Porter who also worked with Mo’ on his self-titled 1994 release.

“The creative process involve with the making of this record has been a deeply rewarding experience. Everything from the songwriting sessions to re-connecting with John Porter has been a wonderful journey,” Mo’ explained on his Web site. “The music represents life happening in all of its shades and shapes. I hope that spirit is conveyed to the listener.”

After completing his 2009 itinerary, Mo’ will stay active on the road with a couple concert dates booked within the first few weeks of 2010. He usually tours with his four-man band, consisting of drummer Les Falconer III, bassist Reggie McBride, keyboardist Jeff Paris and guitarist Clayton Gibb.

Keb’ Mo’ itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

June 27 Redmond, WA Rock & Roll Marathon
July 16 Bayfield, WI Big Top Chautauqua
July 17 Apple Valley, MN Minnesota Zoo Amphitheater
July 18 Sioux Falls, SD Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues Festival
July 19 Alta, WY Grand Targhee Festival
July 23 Grand Rapids, MI Frederik Meijer Gardens
July 24 Lisle, IL Morton Arboretum
August 9 Burnaby, BC Burnaby Blues & Roots Festival
September 11 Urbana, IL The Guitar Festival At Krannert Center
September 23 Augusta, GA Westobou Festival
October 14 Portsmouth, NH The Music Hall
October 15 Montreal, QC Metropolis
October 16 Toronto, ON Koerner Hall
October 21 New York, NY Nokia Theatre Times Square
October 22 Burlington, VT Flynn Center For The Performing Arts
October 23 Somerville, MA Somerville Theatre
October 24 State College, PA State Theatre
October 25 Albany, NY Hart Theatre @ The Egg
October 27 – 28 Alexandria, VA Birchmere
October 29 Red Bank, NJ Count Basie Theatre
October 30 Greensburg, PA Palace Theatre
November 1 Westhampton Beach, NY Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
November 2 Princeton, NJ McCarter Theatre
November 3 Ridgefield, CT Ridgefield Playhouse
November 5 Englewood, NJ Bergen Performing Arts Center
November 6 Tarrytown, NY The Tarrytown Music Hall
November 7 Glenside, PA Keswick Theatre
November 8 Wilmington, DE Grand Opera House
November 11 Ann Arbor, MI Michigan Theater
November 12 Kalamazoo, MI The Kalamazoo State Theatre
November 13 Chicago, IL House Of Blues
November 14 Milwaukee, WI Northern Lights Theater
November 17 Denver, CO Paramount Theatre
November 18 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot
November 20 Sparks, NV John Ascuaga’s Nugget Hotel/Casino
November 22 Carmel, CA Sunset Cultural Center
November 24 Portland, OR Aladdin Theater
November 25 Seattle, WA Moore Theatre
December 5 Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE
January 16 Cerritos, CA Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts
January 17 Malibu, CA Pepperdine University