CHERINE is spreading her wings and winning over new fans one show at time. Cherine, who was recently honored with the "Vocalist of the Year 2009" award at the 6th Annual EME Awards, is currently on a 47 date North American arena tour, joining Michael Franti and Spearhead to open for multi-platinum selling, Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter John Mayer. Recently, the tour hit Canada with an energetic, sold out show at Toronto's Air Canada Center. Cherine, performing with Franti and Spearhead, are set to play to similar audiences in Ottawa and Montreal before heading back stateside. Mayer's "Battle Studies" tour started a little over a week ago in South Florida and will wrap up in Chicago in April.

Franti's Impact:
Cherine, whose talents were featured on several tracks on Franti and Spearhead's latest album All Rebel Rockers, including the Billboard Chart topping hit "Say Hey (I Love You)", continues to fly the Jamaican flag very high, sharing her brand of Dancehall Soul music with the world. This is Cherine's first arena tour, and from updates on her YouTube channel "CherineTV" , it is clear that the songbird is having a great time. Regarding Cherine's rapidly progressing career, she spoke of her recently released video for her powerful song "Shine On Jamaica" and said, "Every night is a new opportunity to shine on this tour." She continued, "The fans that are coming out for the tour are so amazing. The arenas are mostly full by the time we hit the stage, and by the end of the set people are standing and dancing. Being a part of this amazing show with the high energy of the audience is truly rewarding. "

Mayer's Impact:
Cherine, who is a big fan of Mayer's music, says, "The first show of the tour I was like a kid in a candy store. I got to watch his show from the sound box (in the middle of the arena). Just being in the midst of the crowd and feeling the energy of the thousands of fans and singing along to all the songs was an incredible feeling. I am learning so much on this tour, and I'll take a lot of positive experiences forward with me. I enjoy meeting the many music fans throughout the tour and thank them for their support."

"Cherine to Di World!"

Tour Dates

• Feb 4 2010 Bank Atlantic Center, Sunrise, Florida

• Feb 5 2010 St. Pete Times Forum Tampa, Florida

• Feb 6 2010 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena Jacksonville, Florida

• Feb 8 2010 North Charleston Coliseum North Charleston, Florida

• Feb 9 2010 BJCC ARENA Birmingham, Alabama

• Feb 10 2010 Sommet Center Nashville, Tennessee

• Feb 12 2010 Place of Auburn Hills Auburn HIlls, Michigan

• Feb 13 2010 John Labatt Centre London, Ontario , CANADA

• Feb 14 2010 Air Canada Centre Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

• Feb 16 2010 Scotiabank Place Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA

• Feb 17 2010 Centre Bell Centre Montreal, Quebec, CANADA

• Feb 19 2010 Mohegan Sun Arena Uncasville, Connecticut

• Feb 20 2010 Verizon Center Washington DC

• Feb 21 2010 Wachovia Center Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

• Feb 24 2010 TD GARDEN Boston, Massachusetts

• Feb 25 2010 Madison Square Garden New York, New York

• Feb 26 2010 Madison Square Garden New York, New York

• Feb 28 2010 Van Andel Arena Grand Rapids, Michigan

• Mar 1 2010 Bradley Center Milwaukee, Wisconsin

• Mar 2 2010 Xcel Energy Centre St.Paul, Minnesota

• Mar 4 2010 Qwest Center Omaha Omaha, Nebraska

• Mar 5 2010 Ford Center Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

• Mar 6 2010 Toyota Center Houston, Texas

• Mar 8 2010 Frank Erwin Center Austin, Texas

• Mar 9 2010 American Airlines Center New Orleans, Louisiana

• Mar 12 2010 Nationwide Arena Columbus, Ohio

• Mar 13 2010 Freedom Hall Louisville, Kentucky

• Mar 15 2010 Greensboro Coliseum Complex Greensboro, North Carolina

• Mar 16 2010 John Paul Jone Arena Charlottesville, Virginia

• Mar 17 2010 Philips Arena Woolsey, Georgia

• Mar 19 2010 Fedex Forum Memphis, Tennessee

• Mar 20 2010 Scottrade Center Saint Louis, Montana

• Mar 22 2010 Sprint Center Kansas City, Montana

• Mar 23 2010 Pepsi Center Denver, Colorado

• Mar 25 2010 STAPLES Center Los Angeles, California

• Mar 26 2010 HP Pavillion San Jose, California

• Mar 27 2010 Mandalay Bay Events Center Las Vegas, Nevada

• Mar 30 2010 Rose Garden w/ John Mayer Portland, Oregon

• Mar 31 2010 Key Arena Seattle, Washington

• Apr 1 2010 General Motors Place Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA

• Apr 3 2010 Pengrowth Saddledome Calgary, Alberta, CANADA

• Apr 4 2010 Rexall Place Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA

• Apr 6 2010 Credit Union Center Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, CANADA

• Apr 7 2010 MTS Centre Winnipeg, Manitoba

• Apr 8 2010 Fargodome Fargo, North Dakota

• Apr 10 2010 United Center Chicago, Illinois

*** All photos by Ben Renschen
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