R&B singer Monica Brown gave her faithful fans the news they've been waiting for on Sunday.
The mother of 3 announced the release date for her long-anticipated LP Code Red.
Code Red is set for a Dec. 18 release in stores and on iTunes. Monica made the announcement on her Facebook page on Sunday. She also leaked a snippet of a new track off the album.
In anticipation of Code Red's release, Monica is embarking on a 22-city Code Red "small arena" tour to promote the album.
The tour kicks off in Las Vegas on Nov. 12 and wraps in New York City on Dec. 13. Code Red drops 5 days later.
Monica and her record label is hoping that a pre-album tour will boost album sales for Code Red, like Janet Jackson's sold out arena tour did for her #1 album, Unbreakable.
But the lack of a red hot single will significantly hurt Monica's album sales. Music critics are predicting sales figures of 35K-75K. Excellent numbers for a newcomer, but not for a Grammy winner whose golden pipes can run circles around Adele, Beyonce and Rihanna.
Monica Brown Code Red Small Arena Tour
Nov. 12 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
Nov. 13 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
Nov. 14 – Los Angeles, CA – Club Nokia
Nov. 15 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
Nov. 17 – Phoenix, AZ – Celebrity Theater
Nov. 19 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
Nov. 21 – Orlando, FL – Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts
Nov. 22 – Memphis, TN – New Daisy
Nov. 23 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
Nov. 25 – Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
Nov. 27 – Norfolk, VA – The Norva Theatre
Nov. 28 – Raleigh, NC – Ritz
Nov. 29 – Charlotte, NC – Fillmore
Dec. 1 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
Dec. 2 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
Dec. 3 – Atlanta, GA – Special Performance
Dec. 4 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
Dec. 6 – Detroit, MI – MotorCity Casino Hotel
Dec. 8 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
Dec. 9 – Silver Spring, MD – Fillmore
Dec. 10 – Baltimore, MD – Sound Stage
Dec. 13 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theater