With his latest single burning up the charts, reggae-fusion artist Sean Kingston will hit the North American tour circuit this fall for a headlining...

With his latest single burning up the charts, reggae-fusion artist Sean Kingston will hit the North American tour circuit this fall for a headlining run. The eight-week itinerary includes nearly 40 concerts, beginning September 15 at Harbour Station in St. John, NB, and ending November 13 at Luther College in Decorah, IA.

Along the way, the rising star will stop for performances on September 18 at The Guvernment in Toronto, ON; October 4 at Vogue Theatre in Vancouver, BC; October 17 at Pure Nightclub in Las Vegas, NV; November 4 at Blender Theatre at Gramercy in New York, NY; and November 8 at the House of Blues in Chicago, IL.

15 for $15 with Napster!Up-and-coming rap duo New Boyz will support throughout the tour. Popular rapper Flo Rida will also be on the bill for three consecutive concerts in California on October 12 at the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco, October 13 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, and October 14 at Fox Theatre in Salinas.

Tickets for select dates of the tour are already on sale on Ticketmaster. The next round of public onsales starts on August 28.

Kingston will be promoting his sophomore album, “Tomorrow,” scheduled for release on September 22. The record features the Platinum single “Fire Burning,” which has hit a No. 5 peak on Billboard‘s Hot 100 chart so far. The effort is a follow-up to Kingston’s 2007 self-titled debut, which hit No. 6 on the Billboard 200 and contained the chart-topping single “Beautiful Girls.”

Unlike many artists on the R&B and hip-hop charts, the Jamaican-American performer makes a conscious effort to keep his songs clean and positive.

“With this album I thought it was important to not use curse words or negative language that might offend people,” Kingston said of his debut album on his official Web site. “I write my own songs, so it’s like if I can write a great track without using those words, then that’s the style for me.”

Before hitting the stage as a headliner this fall, Kingston is scheduled to perform at the Virgin Festival in Toronto, ON, on August 30. The two-day event, headlined by Ben Harper & Relentless7 and Nine Inch Nails, was recently relocated to downtown Toronto from the more rural Oro due to organizers’ concerns about soft ticket sales.

Sean Kingston itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

August 30Toronto, ONVirgin Festival
September 15St. John, NBHarbour Station
September 16Sydney, NSCentre 200
September 18Toronto, ONThe Guvernment
September 19Montreal, QCMetropolis
September 27Thunder Bay, ONRockhouse
September 28Winnipeg, MBBlush Nightclub
September 29Saskatoon, SKTCU Place
September 30Medicine Hat, ABCypress Centre
October 1Calgary, ABMacEwan Hall
October 2Edmonton, ABEdmonton Event Centre
October 3Kamloops, BCInterior Savings Centre
October 4Vancouver, BCVogue Theatre
October 8Seattle, WAShowbox at the Market
October 9Portland, ORHawthorne Theatre
October 10Medford, ORMain 1Center for the Arts
October 12San Francisco, CAWarfield Theatre *
October 13Los Angeles, CAClub Nokia *
October 14Salinas, CAFox Theatre *
October 15Scottsdale, AZVenue of Scottsdale
October 16San Diego, CACanes Bar & Grill
October 17Las Vegas, NVPure Nightclub
October 18Ventura, CAMajestic Ventura Theatre
October 20Fort Collins, COAggie Theatre
October 21Denver, COOgden Theatre
October 24Austin, TXEmo’s
October 25Houston, TXHouse of Blues
October 26Dallas, TXHouse of Blues
October 28Cleveland, OHHouse of Blues
October 29Madison, WIAlliant Energy Center Memorial Coliseum
November 1Natick, MAHealy Auditoirum
November 4New York, NYBlender Theatre at Gramercy
November 6Allentown, PACrocodile Rock Cafe
November 7Washington, DCTBA
November 8Chicago, ILHouse of Blues
November 11Mount Clemens, MIEmerald Theatre
November 13Decorah, IALuther College

* with Flo Rida

Last Updated on August 27, 2009 by By Allison Reitz