Acclaimed singer-songwriter Regina Spektor has outlined the beginnings of a North American tour for late summer in support of her latest studio album. The vocalist/pianist has just eight shows booked so far, beginning September 11 at Myth in St. Paul, MN, and continuing through September 24 at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia, PA.

A New York City resident by way of Russia, Spektor will stay close to home with her current itinerary, which does not extend far beyond the states and provinces of the Northeast. Her confirmed stops north of the border are September 16 at Sound Academy in Toronto, ON, and September 17 at Metropolis in Montreal, QC.

During her September run, Spektor will also stop for two performances in Boston, MA. Her first concert in the city is slated for September 21 at the House of Blues, followed by a September 22 gig at the Orpheum Theatre.

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The quirky songstress is touring behind her fifth full-length record, “Far,” which hit the U.S. market today, June 23, a day after its European release. The album has already received mostly glowing reviews from critics, and its first single “Laughing With” has fared well on iTunes sales charts.

The record is a follow-up to Spektor’s June 2006 release “Begin to Hope,” which signaled her debut on the Billboard charts with a No. 20 peak on the Billboard 200 and a top position on the Top Heatseakers list. Spektor’s earlier work was mostly self-released before she signed with Sire Records for her iconic 2004 effort “Soviet Kitsch.”

Regina Spektor itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

September 11 Saint Paul, MN Myth
September 12 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre
September 15 Ann Arbor, MI Michigan Theater
September 16 Toronto, ON Sound Academy
September 17 Montreal, QC Metropolis
September 21 Boston, MA House of Blues
September 22 Boston, MA Orpheum Theatre
September 24 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory