Gwen Stefani Officially Announces 40 Date Concert Tour: The Sweet Escape Tour Presented By Verizon

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Joining Gwen on tour is the platinum-selling singer Akon, who also sings on and produced her new hit single “The Sweet Escape.” Rounding out the bill is British MC Lady Sovereign.

“I’m excited to have this opportunity to tour with Akon and Lady Sovereign, two original artists that I have so much respect for,” Gwen said. “I can’t wait to get out there. This show is going to be spectacular!”

Tickets for “The Sweet Escape” tour go on sale Saturday, February 10th. Fans can buy tickets at, at and Ticketmaster retail locations nationwide.

                                 GWEN STEFANI

                            THE SWEET ESCAPE TOUR

  DATE             CITY                   VENUE

  Sun-Apr 22       San Diego, CA          Coors Amphitheatre**
  Tues-Apr 24      Fresno, CA             Save Mart Center**
  Wed-Apr 25       Bakersfield, CA        Rabobank Arena**
  Fri-Apr 27       Los Angeles, CA        Gibson Amphitheatre***
  Sat-Apr 28       Phoenix, AZ            Cricket Pavilion
  Mon-Apr 30       Salt Lake City, UT     The E Center
  Wed-May 2        Denver, CO             Pepsi Center
  Thu-May 3        Albuquerque, NM        Journal Pavilion
  Sat-May 5        Dallas, TX             Smirnoff Music Centre
  Sun-May 6        Houston, TX            Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
  Tues-May 8       Tampa, FL              Ford Amphitheatre
  Wed-May 9        West Palm Beach, FL    Sound Advice Amphitheatre
  Fri-May 11       Atlanta, GA            HiFi Buys Amphitheatre
  Sat-May 12       Charlotte, NC          Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
  Mon-May 14       Raleigh, NC            Alltel Pavilion
  Tue-May 15       Virginia Beach, VA     Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
  Thu-May 17       Washington, DC         Nissan Pavilion
  Fri-May 18       Holmdel, NJ            PNC Bank Arts Center
  Sun-May 20       Wantagh, NY            Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
  Mon-May 21       Uncasville, CT         Mohegan Sun Arena
  Wed-May 23       Boston, MA             Tweeter Center
  Thu-May 24       Philadelphia, PA       Tweeter Center at The Waterfront
  Sun-May 27       Atlantic City, NJ      Borgata Hotel and Casino***
  Tue-May 29       Montreal, QC           Bell Centre
  Wed-May 30       Toronto, ON            Air Canada Centre
  Fri-June 1       Detroit, MI            Palace of Auburn Hills
  Sat-June 2       Indianapolis, IN       Verizon Wireless Music Center
  Mon-June 4       Omaha, NE              Qwest Center
  Tues-June 5      St. Paul, MN           Xcel Energy Center
  Thu-June 7       Milwaukee, WI          Bradley Center
  Fri-June 8       Chicago, IL            First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
  Sun-June 10      Winnipeg, MB           MTS Centre
  Tue-June 12      Edmonton, AB           Rexall Place
  Wed-June 13      Calgary, AB            Pengrowth Saddledome
  Fri-June 15      Vancouver, BC          General Motors Place
  Sat-June 16      Seattle, WA            White River Amphitheatre
  Mon-June 18      Sacramento, CA         Sleep Train Amphitheatre
  Tue-June 19      San Francisco, CA      Shoreline Amphitheatre
  Fri-June 22      Irvine, CA             Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
  Sat-June 23      Irvine, CA             Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

  **  Akon only
  *** Lady Sovereign only

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