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Gwen Stefani Plans ‘Sweet Escape’

Stefani goes it alone with a nationwide tour, perhaps for the last time.

With her second solo album, The Sweet Escape, out tomorrow, Gwen Stefani has announced dates on her website for a two-month arena tour beginning in late April. The tour begins on the West Coast, moving East, then North, then back out West by late June. Dates will be released soon for worldwide shows in Australia, Asia, Europe, Central and South America.

Stefani’s album is already gaining buzz on account of lead single “Wind It Up,” jumping from No. 25 to No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100. A DVD documenting Stefani’s 2005 tour, Harajuku Lovers Live, will also be released tomorrow. This could be the last time fans see Stefani performing on her own, as she announced recently plans to put her solo career on hold, perhaps indefinitely, after The Sweet Escape to reunite with No Doubt, who have not released an album since 2001’s Rock Steady.

Here are Stefani’s upcoming tour dates:

4/21, Phoenix, AZ (Cricket Pavilion)
4/22, San Diego, CA (Coors Amphitheatre)
4/24, Fresno, CA (Save Mart Center)
4/25, Bakersfield, CA. (Rabobank Arena)
4/28, Las Vegas, NV (MGM Grand Garden Arena)
4/30, Salt Lake City, UT (E Center)
5/2, Denver, CO (Pepsi Center)
5/3, Albuquerque, NM (Journal Pavilion)
5/5, Dallas, TX (Smirnoff Music Centre)
5/6, Houston, TX (Mitchell Pavilion)
5/8, Tampa, FL (Ford Amphitheatre)
5/9, West Palm Beach, FL (Sound Advice Amphitheatre)
5/11, Atlanta, GA (Hi-Fi Buys Amphitheatre)
5/12, Charlotte, NC (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
5/14, Raleigh, NC (Alltel Pavilion)
5/15, Virginia Beach, VA (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
5/17, Bristow, VA (Nissan Pavilion)
5/18, Holmdel, NJ (PNC Bank Arts Center)
5/20, Wantagh, NY (Jones Beach)
5/21, Uncasville, CT (Mohegan Sun)
5/23, Mansfield, MA (Tweeter Center)
5/24, Camden, NJ (Tweeter Center)
5/26, Atlantic City, NJ (Borgata)
5/27, Burgettstown, PA (Post-Gazette Pavilion)
5/29, Montreal (Bell Centre)
5/30, Toronto (Air Canada Centre)
6/1, Auburn Hills, MI (Palace of Auburn Hills)
6/2, Noblesville, IN (Verizon Wireless Music Center)
6/4, Omaha, NE (Qwest Center)
6/5, St. Paul, MN (Xcel Energy Center)
6/7, Milwaukee, WI (Bradley Center)
6/8, Tinley Park, IL (First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre)
6/10, Winnipeg (MTS Centre)
6/12, Edmonton (Pengrowth Saddledome)
6/15, Vancouver (GM Place)
6/16, Auburn, WA (White River Amphitheatre)
6/18, Sacramento, CA (Sleep Train Amphitheatre)
6/19, Mountain View, CA (Shoreline Amphitheatre)
6/22, Irvine, CA (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)

On SPIN.com:
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