John Legend is returning to the scene with a brand-new album called ‘Love in the Future’ and a set of upcoming concerts designed to preview the new material.

The soul man made the announcement in a new video on YouTube that featured an audio preview of one of Legend’s new songs, ‘Caught Up,’ a sexy R&B song in which he sings, “The only thing on my mind is how we’re ’bout to get it on.

Legend didn’t reveal the album’s release date, but he did say that the tour is the best way for fans to hear the new stuff. “Tickets go on sale this week,” Legend said in the video. “Make sure you get ‘em, because you gotta see what we’re working on … I can’t wait for you to hear all this.”

‘Love in the Future’ is Legend’s fourth studio album, not counting ‘Wake Up!,’ a collaborative effort with the Roots that won two Grammy Awards. His last solo release was 2008′s ‘Evolver,’ an album that featured Andre 3000 and Kanye West.

Legend’s month-long tour takes him to theaters across the U.S., beginning Oct. 16 in Clearwater, Florida, as reported by Idolator. Tickets go on sale on Friday, Aug. 17.

John Legend 2012 Tour Dates:

10/16 – Clearwater, Fla. | Ruth Eckerd Hall

10/17 – Hollywood, Fla. | Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

10/19 – Sarasota, Fla. | Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

10/20 – Atlanta, Ga. | Chastain Park Amphitheatre

10/22 – Washington, D.C. | Constitution Hall

10/23 – Bethlehem, Penn. | Sands Bethlehem Event Center

10/25 – Montclair, N.J. | Wellmont Theatre

10/26 – Mashantucket, Conn. | MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods

10/27 – Atlantic City, N.J. | Borgata Spa & Resort – Event Center

10/29 – Brooklyn, N.Y. | Cushman & Wakefield Theater at Barclays Center

10/30 – Boston, Mass. | Wang Theatre

11/01 – Philadelphia, Penn. | Tower Theatre

11/03 – Toronto, Ont. | Massey Hall

11/04 – Detroit, Mich. | Fox Theatre

11/07 – Chicago, Ill. | Chicago Theatre

11/08 – Nashville, Tenn. | Andrew Jackson Hall, Tennessee Performing Arts Center

11/10 – Houston, Texas | Bayou Music Center

11/11 – Grand Prairie, Texas | Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

11/13 – Albuquerque, N.M. | Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

11/14 – Phoenix, Ariz. | Comerica Theatre

11/16 – Indio, Calif. | Fantasy Springs Special Events Center

11/18 – Los Angeles, Calif. | The Wiltern

11/21 – Oakland, Calif. | Fox Theatre