John Legend is returning to the scene with a brand-new album called ‘Love in the Future’ and a set of upcoming concerts designed to preview the new material.

The soul man made the announcement in a new video on YouTube that featured an audio preview of one of Legend’s new songs, ‘Caught Up,’ a sexy R&B song in which he sings, “The only thing on my mind is how we’re ’bout to get it on.

Legend didn’t reveal the album’s release date, but he did say that the tour is the best way for fans to hear the new stuff. “Tickets go on sale this week,” Legend said in the video. “Make sure you get ‘em, because you gotta see what we’re working on … I can’t wait for you to hear all this.”

‘Love in the Future’ is Legend’s fourth studio album, not counting ‘Wake Up!,’ a collaborative effort with the Roots that won two Grammy Awards. His last solo release was 2008′s ‘Evolver,’ an album that featured Andre 3000 and Kanye West.

Legend’s month-long tour takes him to theaters across the U.S., beginning Oct. 16 in Clearwater, Florida, as reported by Idolator. Tickets go on sale on Friday, Aug. 17.

John Legend 2012 Tour Dates:
10/16 – Clearwater, Fla. | Ruth Eckerd Hall
10/17 – Hollywood, Fla. | Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
10/19 – Sarasota, Fla. | Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
10/20 – Atlanta, Ga. | Chastain Park Amphitheatre
10/22 – Washington, D.C. | Constitution Hall
10/23 – Bethlehem, Penn. | Sands Bethlehem Event Center
10/25 – Montclair, N.J. | Wellmont Theatre
10/26 – Mashantucket, Conn. | MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods
10/27 – Atlantic City, N.J. | Borgata Spa & Resort – Event Center
10/29 – Brooklyn, N.Y. | Cushman & Wakefield Theater at Barclays Center
10/30 – Boston, Mass. | Wang Theatre
11/01 – Philadelphia, Penn. | Tower Theatre
11/03 – Toronto, Ont. | Massey Hall
11/04 – Detroit, Mich. | Fox Theatre
11/07 – Chicago, Ill. | Chicago Theatre
11/08 – Nashville, Tenn. | Andrew Jackson Hall, Tennessee Performing Arts Center
11/10 – Houston, Texas | Bayou Music Center
11/11 – Grand Prairie, Texas | Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
11/13 – Albuquerque, N.M. | Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
11/14 – Phoenix, Ariz. | Comerica Theatre
11/16 – Indio, Calif. | Fantasy Springs Special Events Center
11/18 – Los Angeles, Calif. | The Wiltern
11/21 – Oakland, Calif. | Fox Theatre

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