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Susan Boyle fans are rejoicing today after the singing sensation announced dates for her first headline US tour.

The 53-year-old star has sold more than 19 million albums around the world, since shooting to fame on Britain's Got Talent in 2009.

She will begin her string of concerts in the Balboa Theatre, San Diego, California, on 8 October. The gigs are kicking off her highly anticipated 2014 world tour.

"This is a brilliant moment for me. I am so very proud to be announcing that I will be performing in my very own tour in the US. This is very exciting," she told the Sun. "The past five years have been incredible and it just keeps getting better."

Boyle captivated hearts across the globe with her rendition of I Dreamed and Dream on the ITV talent show.

"I have spoken so often about wanting to tour America and it is actually happening," she continued. "The Americans have embraced me since the beginning and I can't wait to hit the road."

"I'm hoping it will be in a tour bus, so I can see more of the country as we travel across the US."

The Grammy-nominated songstress, who is worth an estimated £22m ($36.8m, €27m) will be hoping to emulate the success of her 2013 and 2014 sell-out UK tours.

Tickets for go on sale on Monday, 9 June.

The full tour dates are as follows:

8 October – San Diego, CA at Balboa Theater

9 October – Santa Barbara, CA at Arlington Theater

11 October – San Francisco, CA at SHN Orpheum Theater

12 October – Sacramento, CA at Community Centre Theater

14 October – San Jose, CA at San Jose Center for the Performing Arts

16 October – Costa Mesa, CA at Segerstrom Centre for the Arts

17 October – Phoenix, AZ at Orpheum Theater

19 October – Midland, TX at Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center

20 October – Fort Worth, TX at Bass Hall

21 October – San Antonio, TX at Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

23 October – Kansas City, MO at Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland

24 October – Louisville, KY at Whitney Hall

26 October – Atlanta, GA at Atlanta Symphony Hall

27 October – Greenville, SC at Peace Center for the Performing Arts

29 October – Durham, NC at Durham Performing Arts Center

30 October – N. Charleston, SC at North Charleston Coliseum & Performing Arts Center

1 November – Clearwater, FL at Ruth Eckerd Hall

2 November – Melbourne, FL at Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts

3 November – Ft. Lauderdale, FL at Broward Center for the Performing Arts

5 November – Sarasota, FL at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

6 November – Jacksonville, FL at Moran Theater, Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts