After spending their year touring the UK, Europe and beyond, Scottish rockers The Fratellis will be coming across the pond for a fall headlining...

After spending their year touring the UK, Europe and beyond, Scottish rockers The Fratellis will be coming across the pond for a fall headlining tour. The U.S. dates kick off September 1 in Columbus, OH, and are scheduled to close on October 4 in Hartford, CT. Indie rockers Electric Touch will open for The Fratellis on all U.S. dates, including performances at the Monolith and Austin City Limits festivals.

The Fratellis are currently touring in support of their sophomore album “Here We Stand,” released in June 2008. The band debuted in 2006 with “Costello Music,” an album that achieved moderate success in the U.S. after the catchy single “Flathead” was featured in an Apple iPod/iTunes commercial. The album only reached No. 48 on the U.S. charts, but is certified Triple Platinum in the UK.

Accompanying The Fratellis on tour is Electric Touch, a glam rock band with a flair for the theatrical. The glam rock quartet’s debut album is set for an August 26 release date, and has a sound the band describes as “melodramatic popular song” on the official MySpace page. The band attributes their original sound to their composition: Three of the musicians describe themselves as “true blue Texans,” while the fourth is a British implant in the U.S.

After the 23-date U.S. tour wraps, The Fratellis will head overseas again for a series of gigs across the UK. The next leg of the UK tour is set to run November 25 to December 20.

The Fratellis itinerary:
(Dates subject to change.)

September 1 Cleveland, OH House Of Blues
September 2 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Small’s Theatre
September 4 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of the Living Arts
September 5 New York, NY Roseland Ballroom
September 6 Toronto, ON Island Park
September 8 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall
September 9 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
September 10 Chicago, IL House Of Blues
September 11 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
September 13 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Monolith Festival)
September 16 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
September 17 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre
September 18 San Diego, CA House Of Blues
September 24 Nashville, TN Exit / In
September 25 New Orleans, LA Parish @ House Of Blues
September 26 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
September 27 Austin, TX Zilker Park (Austin City Limits Music Festival)
September 28 Dallas, TX House Of Blues
September 30 Atlanta, GA The Loft At Center Stage
October 1 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle
October 2 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
October 3 Boston, MA Orpheum Theatre
October 4 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre
November 25 Manchester, UK Academy *
November 26 Norwich, UK UEA *
November 29 Newcastle, UK Academy *
November 30 Sheffield, UK Academy *
December 1 Leeds, UK Academy *
December 2 Bristol, UK Academy *
December 4 Swindon, UK Oasis Leisure Centre *
December 6 Wolverhampton, UK Civic *
December 8 Exeter, UK Exeter University *
December 9 Southampton, UK Guildhall *
December 11 Reading, UK Rivermead *
December 14-15 London, UK Roundhouse *
December 20 Glasgow, UK Print Factory *

* The Fratellis UK tour (without Electric Touch)