Mariah Carey will go out on the road starting in October for a world tour in support of her latest album Me. I Am Mariah...The Elusive Chanteuse. The tour is her first since 2006.

The tour launches with two dates in Japan, a country that has always embraced the singer, making her the biggest selling international artist with over twenty million albums sold. It then moves to the rest of Asia.

Carey said "I want to experience the spontaneity and emotion that I put into this album on stage with my fans. I can’t stop writing songs so don’t be surprised if you hear a brand new song that I just wrote the night before the show in your city!"

Tickets are already on sale for some dates in China while sales for the two Japan shows start Saturday (August 23).

The dates announced so far:

10/04 - Tokyo, Japan - Makuhari Messe Arena
10/06 - Yokohama, Japan - Yokohama Arena
10/10 - Beijing, China - Workers' Stadium
10/12 - Chengdu, Sichuan, China - Chengdu Stadium
10/15 - Chongqing, China - Olympic Center
10/19 - Shanghai, China - Hongkou Stadium
10/22 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Stadium Merdeka
10/24 - Singapore Singapore - Indoor Stadium
10/28 - Manila, Philippines - Mall of Asia Arena