US singer Stevie Wonder has announced that he is tour Europe for the first time in more than a decade.

The Grammy-winning songwriter will begin the tour at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham on September 8th.

And he is expected to finish at the Bercy in Paris twenty days later.

Wonder will perform in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Germany, the Netherlands and Italy during his tour.

"I am looking forward to performing in these venues in Europe," the 58-year-old singer said in a statement.

"We are going to have some wonderful nights of intimate excitement."

Tickets go on sale for the shows from 09:00 BST on 13th June.

The US star is best known for the 1973 hit Superstition and I Just Called To Say I Love You, which won him an Oscar in 1985.

Wonder has sold over 70 million albums worldwide since signing for Mowtown Records at the age of 11.

05/06/2008 18:21:24