By Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner Dance-punk sensations Cobra Starship has lined up a North American tour starting Jan. 16 in Poughkeepsie, NY, and...

By Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner

Dance-punk sensations Cobra Starship has lined up a North American tour starting Jan. 16 in Poughkeepsie, NY, and that will wrap up on March 8 in Farmingdale, NY. The tour, dubbed “The Really Really Ridiculously Good Looking Tour” (a nod to “Zoolander,” the band’s favorite film), will see them topping a multi-act bill that also includes Metro Station, We The Kings and fellow Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen recording group The Cab.

The group just released its second album, “Viva La Cobra!,” which follows the band’s 2006 debut, “While the City Sleeps, We Rule the Streets.” It was recorded earlier this year in Brooklyn with Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump producing. The album’s first single, “The City Is At War,” drops nationwide in January, with a companion video clip also set to premiere in early 2008. In addition, Cobra Starship will be the subject of a January installment of MTV’s 52 Bands, a special feature segment that highlights one new band per week throughout the year.

Cobra Starship has toured with bands such as 30 Seconds To Mars, Boys Like Girls, Panic! At The Disco, Gym Class Heroes and Cartel, but the upcoming tour is the band’s first headlining jaunt.

Cobra Starship itinerary:
JANUARY
16 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
17 Troy, NY Revolution Hall
18 New York, NY Highline Ballroom
19 Wilton, CT Trackside Teen Centre
20 Cambridge, MA Middle East Downstairs
22 Montreal, QUE Studio JPR
23 Toronto, ONT The Mod Club Theatre
24 Buffalo, NY Mohawk Place
25 Cleveland Heights, OH Grog Shop
26 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
27 Columbus, OH The Basement
29 Chicago, IL Subterranean
30 Milwaukee, WI The Eagles Club
31 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater

FEBRUARY
1 St. Louis, MO Creepy Crawl
3 Kansas City, MO Grand Emporium
5 Denver, CO The Marquis Theatre
6 Salt Lake City, UT Club Sound
7 Boise, ID The Big Easy
8 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
9 Seattle, WA Chop Suey
10 Vancouver, BC Richards on Richards
12 Orangevale, CA The Boardwalk
13 San Francisco, CA Slim’s
14 San Diego, CA Soma
15 Pomona, CA Glass House
16 West Hollywood, CA Troubadour
17 Las Vegas, NV Jillian’s of Las Vegas
18 Tucson, AZ The Rock
19 Tempe, AZ The Clubhouse
20 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
21 Dallas, TX House of Blues – Cambridge Room
22 Austin, TX Emo’s Austin
23 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
24 New Orleans, LA Parish @ House of Blues
26 St. Petersburg, FL State Theatre
27 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
28 Orlando, FL The Social
29 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade

MARCH
1 Charlotte, NC Tremont Music Hall
2 Norfolk, VA The Norva
4 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
5 Pittsburgh, PA Diesel
6 Philadelphia, PA The Fillmore @ The Theatre of Living Arts
7 Lancaster, PA Chameleon
8 Farmingdale, NY Crazy Donkey