After undergoing successful cancer surgery, all Sheryl Crow wants to do is hit the road.
The 44-year-old singer-songwriter was forced to scrap a spring tour after she was diagnosed with breast cancer last month. But on Friday, she announced that she would make up most of those North American dates in support of her most recent Grammy-nominated album, Wildflower, beginning June 12 at the Murat Theater in Indianapolis and wrapping July 8 with a stop at Boston's Fenway Park opening for the Dave Matthews Band.
Country artist Jack Ingram is set to open most of the shows. The trek will take Crow to such cities as Minneapolis; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Corpus Christi, Texas; Memphis; Atlanta and Toronto.
Promoters still hope to reschedule some of the stops on the original trek, including Omaha, Nebraska; Newark, New Jersey; Manchester, New Hampshire; Norfolk, Virginia; Erie, Pennsylvania; Verona, New York; and London, Ottawa.
The tour news is bound to hearten Crow fans, considering it was just weeks ago that the nine-time Grammy winner revealed in a statement on her Website that she was battling breast cancer.
She said her doctors detected the disease early, she underwent a "minimally invasive" procedure and received precautionary radiation treatment--reportedly near her family's home in Nashville--and had been given an excellent prognosis.
On her side was ex-fiancÚ Lance Armstrong, whom she split with just three weeks prior. He offered his support and help from his own cancer organization. The 34-year-old cycling legend famously survived a bout with testicular cancer, which he was diagnosed with in 1996, and went on to win a record seven consecutive Tour de France titles.
A week after her operation, the rocker turned up on the red carpet at the Power Benefit in Beverly Hills sponsored by Saks Fifth Avenue, where she watched as fellow breast cancer survivor Melissa Etheridge received an honorary award.