Musician Fiona Apple is heading back out on tour a year after scrapping a trek in South America.

The Criminal hitmaker ran into trouble with the law last year (12) when she was arrested for drug possession in Texas.

She subsequently axed a number of shows in Brazil to stay at home with her dying dog, but now she has announced a new string of concerts in the U.S. this October (13).

Apple will hit the road with singer Blake Mills, who she worked with on her latest album The Idler Wheel.

A statement from the pair reads, "Fiona Apple & Blake Mills (that's us), are doing a little tour as a duo. We know it'll be something special, and we aren't being coy here - it's just that we have about 26 per cent of an idea of what the f**k we will be playing for you."