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 27Redmond, WARock & Roll Marathon
July 16Bayfield, WIBig Top Chautauqua
July 17Apple Valley, MNMinnesota Zoo Amphitheater
July 18Sioux Falls, SDSioux Falls Jazz & Blues Festival
July 19Alta, WYGrand Targhee Festival
July 23Grand Rapids, MIFrederik Meijer Gardens
July 24Lisle, ILMorton Arboretum
August 9Burnaby, BCBurnaby Blues & Roots Festival
September 11Urbana, ILThe Guitar Festival At Krannert Center
September 23Augusta, GAWestobou Festival
October 14Portsmouth, NHThe Music Hall
October 15Montreal, QCMetropolis
October 16Toronto, ONKoerner Hall
October 21New York, NYNokia Theatre Times Square
October 22Burlington, VTFlynn Center For The Performing Arts
October 23Somerville, MASomerville Theatre
October 24State College, PAState Theatre
October 25Albany, NYHart Theatre @ The Egg
October 27 – 28Alexandria, VABirchmere
October 29Red Bank, NJCount Basie Theatre
October 30Greensburg, PAPalace Theatre
November 1Westhampton Beach, NYWesthampton Beach Performing Arts Center
November 2Princeton, NJMcCarter Theatre
November 3Ridgefield, CTRidgefield Playhouse
November 5Englewood, NJBergen Performing Arts Center
November 6Tarrytown, NYThe Tarrytown Music Hall
November 7Glenside, PAKeswick Theatre
November 8Wilmington, DEGrand Opera House
November 11Ann Arbor, MIMichigan Theater
November 12Kalamazoo, MIThe Kalamazoo State Theatre
November 13Chicago, ILHouse Of Blues
November 14Milwaukee, WINorthern Lights Theater
November 17Denver, COParamount Theatre
November 18Salt Lake City, UTThe Depot
November 20Sparks, NVJohn Ascuaga’s Nugget Hotel/Casino
November 22Carmel, CASunset Cultural Center
November 24Portland, ORAladdin Theater
November 25Seattle, WAMoore Theatre
December 5Los Angeles, CANokia Theatre L.A. LIVE
January 16Cerritos, CACerritos Center for the Performing Arts
January 17Malibu, CAPepperdine University

Last Updated on June 25, 2009 by By Allison Reitz