Christina Aguilera has finally decided to treat her fans with some live shows. The 37-year-old singer just announced U.S. dates for The Liberation Tour, her first in 10 years. Aguilera will embark on a tour in support of her upcoming album Liberation, which is scheduled for release on June 15.
The Liberation Tour, consisting of 22 live shows, will kick off on September 25th with a performance in Hollywood and will wrap up in St. Petersburg on November 13.
Christina Aguilera last toured in 2008, in support of her 2006 album Back to Basics. She released two studio albums after that, 2010’s Bionic and 2012’s Lotus, but didn’t embark on a tour for either of them. A tour in support of Bionic was scheduled to begin in the summer of 2010, only to be postponed to 2011 and then canceled.
The “Genie in a Bottle” singer recently spoke with Billboard and explained why she rarely does tours.
“Touring is so frightening to me, because I am a mom first,” she said. “It’s part of why I stayed in the position I was [as a judge on The Voice]. It’s easy to get comfortable and cushy in the same place and not have to worry about uprooting your kids. I’ve been putting myself on the back burner… [but now] it needs to happen. I’m looking forward to getting back out and actually showing my kids what Mommy really does!”
Christina Aguilera recently released a new song, “Accelerate,” featuring rappers Ty Dolla $ign and 2 Chainz, which also serves as the leading single for Liberation.
You can check out the U.S. dates for The Liberation Tour below.
September – 25 Hollywood, FL @ Hard Rock Live
September 28 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
September 30 – Washington, DC @ The Theater at MGM National Harbor
October 3 & 4 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
October 6 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
October 8 – Boston, MA @ Boch Center Wang Theatre
October 11 – Orillia, ON @ Casino Rama Resort
October 13 – Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre Detroit
October 16 & 17 – Chicago, IL @ The Chicago Theatre
October 19 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
October 22 – Oakland, CA @ Paramount Theatre
October 24 – Indio, CA @ Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
October 26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
October 27 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
October 29 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
November 1 – Sugar Land, TX @ Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
November 3 – Thackerville, OK @ WinStar World Casino and Resort
November 4 – Tulsa, OK @ Paradise Cove at River Spirit Casino Resort
November 6 – St. Louis, MO @ Peabody Opera House
November 9 – New Orleans, LA @ Saenger Theatre
November 11 – Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theatre Atlanta
November 13 – St. Petersburg, FL @ The Mahaffey Theatre