By Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner Dallas symphonic pop group The Polyphonic Spree is taking its trademark sound — fusion of strings, brass, rock...

By Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner

Dallas symphonic pop group The Polyphonic Spree is taking its trademark sound — fusion of strings, brass, rock and choir — on the road for a co-headlining club and theater tour with Los Angeles quintet Rooney.

The 26-date, coast-to-coast U.S. tour, which begins in mid-October and runs to mid-November, supports their new albums, The Spree’s “The Fragile Army” and Rooney’s “Calling the World.”

With 23 members and a recent visual change from colorful robes to black military garb, The Spree are one of the more unique rock acts touring today. As for Rooney, the band continues to build on its exposure from the former hit TV show “The O.C.” . . .

Kicking off Oct. 14 in Pontiac, MI and winding down Nov.17 in Baltimore, Chi-Town’s The Redwalls will support all dates.

Just prior to the tour, The Spree will perform at The Echo Project, a three-day, green music festival outside Atlanta featuring The Killers, Phil Lesh & Friends, The Flaming Lips, and others.

The Polyphonic Spree and Rooney Tour Dates
Oct 12 – Fairburn, GA – – The Echo Project (Polyphonic Spree only)
Oct 14 – Pontiac, MI – Crofoot Ballroom
Oct 15 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
Oct 17 – Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre
Oct 18 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater
Oct 19 – Minneapolis, MN – Pantages Theatre
Oct 20 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theatre
Oct 22 – Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre
Oct 24 – Boise, ID – Big Easy Concert House
Oct 25 – Seattle, WA – Showbox At The Market
Oct 26 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre
Oct 27 – Eugene, OR – McDonald Theater
Oct 30 – Anaheim, CA – Grove Of Anaheim
Oct 31 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
Nov 1 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern
Nov 2 – Los Angeles, CA – Music Box @ Henry Fonda Theatre
Nov 3 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
Nov 6 – Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
Nov 7 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
Nov 8 – Houston, TX – Verizon Wireless Theater
Nov 10 – Jacksonville, FL – Talleyrand Music & Arts Festival
Nov 11 – St. Petersburg, FL – State Theatre
Nov 13 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
Nov 14 – Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero
Nov 15 – Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
Nov 16 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
Nov 17 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live