04/16/2013 04:45 EDT | Updated 06/16/2013 05:12 EDT

Selena Gomez To Kick Off Tour In Canada


Young pop sensation Selena Gomez has decided to launch her first solo world tour in Canada.

The former Disney actress and singer, who split with Canadian pop star Justin Bieber in November, will kick off her Stars Dance World Tour in Vancouver on Aug. 14.

Announced Monday, the tour is in support of her forthcoming new album Stars Dance. Gomez will travel across Canada — including concert stops in Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Montreal and Toronto — before moving onto dates in Europe and the U.S.

The 20-year-old Texan, most recently seen in the film Spring Breakers, previously released albums as lead singer of the group Selena Gomez & the Scene.

Gomez debuted Come and Get It, her new album's first track, at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday night. The song incorporates percussion and vocal elements drawn from South Asian music.

Her Bollywood-inspired dance performance sparked criticism across social media for being culturally insensitive. She was blasted for her choice to wear a bindi — traditionally considered a religious and spiritual form of decoration — on her forehead.

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