Christina Aguilera announces 2010 international tour, 20 North American dates

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Christina Aguilera has announced an international tour in support of forthcoming album Bionic, the singer's first since 2006. The tour begins in July 15 and is so far confirmed to include 20 North American tour dates.

Bionic reportedly features collaborations with Sia, Tricky Stewart, Le Tigre, and Ladytron, among many others, and includes a ballad produced and written by Linda Perry titled "Lift Me Up." The album's first single, the tribal house-inspired "Not Myself Tonight," was released at the end of March.

Tickets go on sale May 21 for the North American tour dates, which will feature British pop singer Leona Lewis as opening act.

2010 tour dates:

15 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
17 - Darien Center, NY - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
18 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
20 - Toronto, ON - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
22 - Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center
24 - Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
25 - Chicago, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
28 - Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
30 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
31 - Boston, MA - Comcast Center

3 - Pittsburgh, PA - First Niagara Pavilion
5 - Atlanta, GA - Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood
7 - West Palm Beach, FL - Cruzan Amphitheatre
8 - Tampa, FL - Ford Amphitheatre
10 - Dallas, TX - Center
12 - Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
14 - Phoenix, AZ - US Airways Center
15 - San Diego, CA - Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
18 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View
19 - Irvine, CA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

Christina Aguilera is a five-time Grammy-winner with more than 30 million albums sold worldwide. Bionic will be her first studio album since 2006's Back to Basics, which went platinum in more than a dozen countries and earned a Grammy Award for Best Pop Female Vocal Performance.

Aguilera is set to appear on the MTV Movie Awards on June 6, two days before the release of Bionic.