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B.B. King launches 2013 North American outing

Blues legend B.B. King has not yet retired from the tour trail and will kick back up with the New Year, scouring the nation well into the spring.  // Tour dates at SoundSpike

Blues legend B.B. King has not yet retired from the tour trail and will kick back up with the New Year, scouring the nation well into the spring.

The 87-year-old performer will begin the run with a New Year's Eve (12/31) performance in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and work his way throughout Florida before heading to the West Coast. The 37-city trek finishes up on the East Coast with an April 27 concert in Tunica, MS.

Tickets for most of the shows are available now; details are available via the bluesman's website.

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's most recent studio set, "One Kind Favor," surfaced in 2008. In 2009, the T-Bone Burnett-produced album earned the blues legend a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album.

In October, a documentary about the blues icon entitled "B.B. King: The Life of Riley" was released. Morgan Freeman narrates the Jon Brewer-directed feature. More information is available at the film's Facebook page.

 tour dates and tickets

December 2012
31 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Broward Center for the Performing Arts

January 2013
1 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live Orlando
4 - Fort Pierce, FL - Sunrise Theatre
5 - Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall
6 - Jacksonville, FL - Florida Theatre
8 - Pensacola, FL - Pensacola Saenger Theatre
11 - Houston, TX - House of Blues
12 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues
13 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live
15 - Midland, TX - Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center
17 - Tyler, TX - Caldwell Auditorium
18 - Jackson, MS - Thalia Mara Hall
19 - Baton Rouge, LA - Baton Rouge Center Theater
20 - New Orleans, LA - Tipitina's

February 2013
17 - Agoura Hills, CA - The Canyon
20 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up Tavern
22 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues Anaheim
23 - Indio, CA - Empire Polo Club
26 - Monterey, CA - Golden State Theatre
27 - Stockton, CA - Bob Hope Theatre
28 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater

March 2013
2 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
8 - Richmond, British Columbia - River Rock Casino Resort
9 - Bellingham, WA - Mount Baker Theatre
10 - Eugene, OR - Hult Center for Performing Arts

April 2013
7 - Toledo, OH - Stranahan Theater
11 - Port Chester, NY - The Capitol Theatre
13 - Worcester, MA - The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts
16 - New York, NY - B.B. King Blues Club and Grill
17 - Glenside, PA - Keswick Theatre
19 - Harrisburg, PA - The Forum
20 - Sewell, NJ - TD Bank Arts Centre
21 - Durham, NC - Durham Performing Arts Center
23 - North Charleston, SC - North Charleston Performing Arts Center
25 - Nashville, TN - Schermerhorn Symphony Center
26 - Huntsville, AL - Von Braun Center Concert Hall
27 - Tunica, MS - Gold Strike Casino

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