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New Edition announces dates for anniversary tour

Eighties R&B group New Edition had high expectations for 2012, and they're not letting fans down.

According to Centric TV, all six original members have laid out a schedule for their 30th anniversary tour, starting with a stop in Louisville Kentucky on February 10.

With Ronnie DeVoe, Bobby Brown, Johnny Gil, Ricky Bell, Ralph Tresvant and Michael Bivins all on board, fans can expect to hear old hits like "Can You Stand the Rain" as well as the singles that launched their solo careers.

The initial 13 stops appear to be part of the group's plan to return to the spotlight in anticipation of celebrating the 30th anniversary of the release of their first album, "Candy Girl," in 2013.

Ronnie DeVoe told Billboard.com last year, "2012 is going to be an incredible year for us. Of course, we want to get to the 40th and 50th [anniversaries], too, but we just feel like our road to the 30th is going to be special...It's just gonna be an incredible ride."

If you want to join them on that ride, check out the rest of initial tour dates below. Ticket prices range from $59.50 to $125 according to Ticketmaster, and are currently on pre-sale, with a general sale starting January 17.

Date                                         Location   

February 10                          Louisville, KY

February 11                          Southaven, MS

February 12                          Nashville, TN

February 14                          Cincinnati, OH

February 16                          Upper Marlboro, MD

February 17                          Greensboro, NC

February 18                          Uncasville, CT

February 19                          Newark, NJ

May 11                                     Jacksonville, FL

May 13                                     Raleigh, NC

May 18                                     Atlanta, GA

May 19                                     Charlotte, NC

May 20                                    Baltimore, MD