Crossover musician Jewel will continue to explore her country roots this summer with plans for the one-month Star Light Café Tour. The 20-date tour...

Crossover musician Jewel will continue to explore her country roots this summer with plans for the one-month Star Light Café Tour.

The 20-date tour begins June 1 at Fargo Theatre in Fargo, ND, and wraps June 27 at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, WA. Along the way, Jewel will also stage her acoustic show on June 4 at Vic Theatre in Chicago, IL; June 16 at The Midland in Kansas City, MO; and June 24 at the Knitting Factory in Spokane, WA.

Beginning with a June 11 concert at the Cobb Energy PAC in Atlanta, GA, singer-songwriter Radney Foster will warm up the stage for Jewel’s headlining set. But on June 21, Jewel will share lead billing with Brandi Carlile as the two musicians co-headline an event at the Botanical Gardens in Boise, ID.

Public ticket sales for the Star Light Café Tour begin April 23. So far, only one event has been listed on Ticketmaster.com: a June 17 set at the Stiefel Theatre in Salina, KS, where ticket prices range from $45 to $65. Ticketing information for other tour stops will be updated on Jewel’s official Web site.

Over the past year, Jewel has been writing and recording her new country album “Sweet and Wild,” slated for release on June 8.

The forthcoming title will stand as the eighth studio record for Jewel, who first forayed into country music with 2008’s “Perfectly Clear.” Last year, she took yet another new direction, releasing her first independent effort, the children’s album “Lullaby.”

“There is nothing more rewarding for me than getting the chance to perform some of my new songs along with the hits I’ve had over the course of my career,” Jewel said in a statement. “These shows really become a sneak peek into my songwriting and my life.”

Jewel’s most recent tour was also an acoustic outing in fall 2009, which had 15 performance dates on the U.S. itinerary.

Jewel itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

June 1Fargo, NDFargo Theatre
June 2Saint Paul, MNThe O’Shaughnessy
June 3Milwaukee, WIPabst Theater
June 4Chicago, ILVic Theatre
June 5Florence, INBelterra Casino Resort
June 6St. Louis, MOSheldon Concert Hall
June 11Atlanta, GACobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
June 12Tunica, MSHorseshoe Casino
June 13Huntsville, ALVon Braun Center Concert Hall
June 15Midwest City, OKRose State Performing Arts Theatre
June 16Kansas City, MOThe Midland by AMC
June 17Salina, KSThe Stiefel Theatre for Performing Arts
June 18Arvada, COArvada Center
June 19New Braunfels, TXWhitewater Amphitheatre
June 21Boise, IDIdaho Botanical Garden
June 22Missoula, MTWilma Theatre
June 24Spokane, WAKnitting Factory Concert House
June 25Portland, OROregon Zoo Amphitheatre
June 26Jacksonville, ORBritt Festival
June 27Seattle, WAWoodland Park Zoo

Last Updated on April 10, 2010 by By Allison Reitz