Beth Ditto will celebrate the release of her debut solo album, Fake Sugar, with a North American headline tour.
The run will kick off on July 12 in Washington, D.C., and conclude on July 26 with a show at The Independent in San Francisco. She will perform at Chicago's Lincoln Hall on July 17.
Virgin Records released Fake Sugar on June 16. Tour tickets are on sale; see www.facebook.com/gossipmusic/ or LH-st.com .
In addition to releasing six albums with the Gossip, Ditto has recorded with such artists as Blondie and disco legend Cerrone; collaborated with Jean Paul Gaultier on her eponymous plus-sized luxury clothing line; modeled for Marc Jacobs; and appeared in Tom Ford's Oscar-nominated film Nocturnal Animals.