Amy Winehouse announces tour after two year absence

After two years out of the spotlight, UK musical artist Amy Winehouse announced a "one-off tour" set for early next year in Brazil.

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    Amy Winehouse performs at Lollapalooza at Grant Park in 2007. Winehouse announced her first official tour in two years would commence early next year in Brazil.
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Amy Winehouse is set to play her first official shows in two years.

The U.K. singer announced on her website Wednesday a "one-off tour," scheduled for early next year in Brazil.

Winehouse will play three dates for Brazil's Summer Soul Festival -- January 8 in Florianopolis, January 13 in Recife and January 15 in Sao Paulo -- with a January 11 gig at the Arena HSBC in Rio de Janerio in between.

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Alt-soul singer Janelle Monáe will support Winehouse on all dates, with Mayer Hawthorne joining on the Summer Soul Festival gigs.

The dates will mark Winehouse's first proper live shows since 2008, after the beleaguered singer dropped out of several high-profile gigs including the 2009 Coachella festival.

In October, Winehouse played a surprise four-song set at the launch of her Fred Perry clothing line, and she joined Mark Ronson onstage at a London club gig in July.

"It's My Party," Winehouse's first new recording since her 2006 album "Black to Black," appears on the newly released Quincy Jones compilation, "Q: Soul Bossa Nostra."

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