With more than 50 performances already under their belts for 2008, the pop rockers of OneRepublic are poised to begin their first headlining North American tour before the end of the year. The piano-driven quintet will follow their September 5 Fashion Rocks performance with a 12-date European tour before taking on the States again.

The new set of North American dates begins October 23 at the Partiot Center in Fairfax, VA, and wraps December 7 at the Sound Academy in Toronto, ON. Highlights of the tour include a November 15 concert at the newly renovated Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, CA, and a November 26 gig at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York, NY.

Support for the group’s upcoming Tag This Tour! comes from Augustana, The Spill Canvas and The Hush Sound. In a statement, OneRepublic lead singer Ian Tedder explained, “We really wanted to put a great bill together and give everyone a real bang for their buck! The economy sucks and we think fans deserve a break.”

The band, formed in Colorado in 2002, also plans to treat fans with a series of social networking contests. “We wanted to do something for the fans to let everyone be involved with the tour,” Tedder said in a statement about the undisclosed plans. “We can’t let on just yet what’s in store but we want our fans to be prepared to have some fun with it.”

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OneRepublic is best known for their 2007 hit single, “Apologize,” later remixed by acclaimed producer Timbaland. The song peaked at No. 1 on more than 20 charts around the world, including Billboard‘s Pop 100 and Top 40 charts. The track was the first single off the band’s debut studio album, “Dreaming Out Load,” which the current tour is supporting. OneRepublic released the Gold-certified record late in November 2007, a release that they followed with two early 2008 EPs.

OneRepublic itinerary:
(Dates subject to change.)

September 5 New York, NY Fashion Rocks @ Radio City Music Hall
October 23 Fairfax, VA Patriot Center
October 24 Selinsgrove, PA Susquehanna University
October 26 Toledo, OH Toledo Civic Center
October 27 Champaign, IL University Of Illinois
October 30 Chicago, IL Congress Theater
October 31 Saint Paul, MN Myth
November 2 Kenosha, WI Carthage College
November 3 Cedar Falls, IA Univ. Of Northern Iowa
November 5 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theater
November 6 Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium
November 7 Ogden, UT Dee Events Center
November 10 Richmond, BC River Rock Casino Resort
November 11 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre
November 14 San Francisco, CA Nob Hill Masonic Center
November 15 Hollywood, CA Hollywood Palladium
November 16 Las Vegas, NV Pearl Concert Theater
November 18 Dallas, TX House Of Blues
November 19 Austin, TX Austin Music Hall
November 21 Las Vegas, NV Imperial Palace Hotel
November 22 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle
November 23 Lake Buena Vista, FL House Of Blues
November 25 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
November 26 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom
November 28 Wallingford, CT Chevrolet Theatre
November 29 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
December 1 Akron, OH E.J. Thomas Hall
December 2 Detroit, MI The Fillmore Detroit
December 3 Columbus, OH Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
December 5 Boston, MA Orpheum Theatre
December 6 Montreal, QC Metropolis
December 7 Toronto, ON Sound Academy