Tori Kelly announces Inspired by True Events tour kicking off in January

Benjo Arwas

Benjo ArwasTori Kelly will be kicking off the new year with a brand new tour.

The singer will be launching the Inspired by True Events tour on January 28, in support of her album of the same name. The headlining North American run will include stops at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City on January 31 and The Wiltern in Los Angeles on February 26.

The trek wraps March 1 in Anaheim, CA, before heading overseas for a U.K./European leg.

Tickets for the North American dates go on sale Friday, October 25 at 10 a.m. local time at LiveNation.com.

Tori’s Inspired by True Events album, released in August, deals with some recent major events in the singer’s life, including her parents’ divorce, her engagement and subsequent marriage, and the death of her grandfather.

“Playing these songs live is a reminder that everyone goes through these sorts of things, and we all need to know that we’re not alone,” Tori says in a statement. “If I were to put out an album that didn’t talk about these personal stories, I would just be faking it and hiding from the truth.”

She adds, “It turns out that the uncomfortable place was the most honest and true. It was right where I needed to be, and from there I could tell my story.”

Here are the North American tour dates:

1/28 — Cleveland, OH, House of Blues
1/30 — Boston, MA, House of Blues
1/31 — New York, NY, Manhattan Center Hammerstein Ballroom
2/2 — Toronto, ON, Meridian Hall
2/4 — Washington, DC, The Anthem
2/5 — Raleigh, NC, The Ritz
2/7 — Birmingham, AL, Alabama Theatre
2/8 — Atlanta, GA, Coca-Cola Roxy
2/9 — Charlotte, NC, The Fillmore
2/11 — Louisville, KY, Old Forester’s Paristown Hall
2/12 — Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorium
2/14 — Madison, WI, The Sylvee
2/16 — Chicago, IL, Riviera Theatre
2/18 — Memphis, TN, Minglewood Hall
2/19 — Tulsa, OK, Cain’s Ballroom
2/21 — Houston, TX, Revention Music Center
2/22 — Irving, TX, The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
2/23 — Austin, TX, ACL Live at The Moody Theater
2/26 — Los Angeles, CA, The Wiltern
2/29 — San Francisco, CA, The Masonic
3/1 — Anaheim, CA, House of Blues

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