One-man band Secondhand Serenade has already spent more than four months on the road, but the tour bus won’t be stopping anytime soon. The...

One-man band Secondhand Serenade has already spent more than four months on the road, but the tour bus won’t be stopping anytime soon. The solo project just announced two fall headlining jaunts, including a co-headlining spot with Cute Is What We Aim For (CiWWAF).

The current tour, featuring support from Thriving Ivory, Cory Lamb and I Hate Kate, kicked off September 16 at The Rock in Tuscon, AZ, and runs through October 17 at Idaho State University in Pocatello. After a brief break, Serenade begins the MySpace-sponored trek with CiWWAF with a Halloween gig at Crocodile Rock Cafe in Allentown, PA. The 28-date jaunt wraps December 10 at The Pavilion in Corpus Christi, TX, and includes opening sets from Automatic Loveletter and A Rocket to The Moon.

John Vesely, who performs under the name Secondhand Serenade, is touring in support of his February 2008 sophomore release “A Twist In My Story.” The album, which debuted at No. 44 on the Billboard Top 200, is a follow-up to the 2005 breakthrough “Awake.”

“I kept a lot of those same things from the first album because the way I write didn’t change. It just became more complex. Some changes were necessary this time around because of the developments I’ve had as a person and as a performer,” Vesely is quoted on his official MySpace page. “I just wanted to be creative and make the songs I wanted to make. I only used what I thought each song needed and that meant adding some new layers to the cake.”

CiWWAF is supporting its second studio album, “Rotation,” released in June 2008. The record, a follow-up to their 2006 debut, opened at No. 21 on the Top 200 charts. In earlier September, drummer Tom Falcone split from the pop rock outfit, which is currently on tour with Boys Like Girls for the Verizon Wireless Campus Tour 2008. In a statement released by Falcone, he cited “personality conflicts and daily drama” as his reasons for departing. The band has not responded to the comments or released a statement of its own.

Secondhand Serenade itinerary:
(Dates subject to change.)

September 18Lubbock, TXTequila Jungle *
September 19Austin, TXLa Zona Rosa *
September 20Maxwell, TXCotton Gin *
September 22Houston, TXThe Meridian *
September 23Little Rock, ARJuanita’s Cantina Ballroom *
September 24Baton Rouge, LAVarsity Theatre *
September 28Jacksonville, NCHooligans Music Hall *
September 30Nashville, TNRocketown *
October 3Pittsburgh, PAStrummers *
October 4Poughkeepsie, NYThe Chance Entertainment Complex *
October 5Farmingdale, NYThe Crazy Donkey *
October 8East Lansing, MISmall Planet *
October 10Des Moines, IAPeople’s Court *
October 11Kansas City, MOMidland Theatre *
October 12Wichita, KSThe Cotillion *
October 14Boise, IDKnitting Factory *
October 15Seattle, WAEl Corazon *
October 16Portland, ORHawthorne Theatre *
October 17Pocatello, IDIdaho State University *
October 31Allentown, PACrocodile Rock Cafe +
November 1Boston, MAThe Roxy +
November 3Philadelphia, PATheatre of The Living Arts +
November 4 – 5New York, NYFillmore at Irving Plaza +
November 6Towson, MDRecher Theatre +
November 8Charlotte, NCAmos’ Southend +
November 9North Myrtle Beach, SCHouse of Blues +
November 11Fort Lauderdale, FLRevolution +
November 12Lake Buena Vista, FLHouse of Blues +
November 13Atlanta, GAThe Masquerade +
November 14Sauget, ILPop’s +
November 15Columbus, OHNewport Music Hall +
November 16Pontiac, MIClutch Cargo’s +
November 18Cleveland, OHHouse of Blues +
November 19Milwaukee, WIThe Rave Eagles Club +
November 21Omaha, NESokol Auditorium / Underground +
November 22Saint Paul, MNMyth +
November 23Chicago, ILHouse of Blues +
November 25Englewood, COGothic Theatre +
November 26Magna, UTThe Great Saltair +
November 28San Francisco, CAGrand Ballroom At Regency Center +
November 29Anaheim, CAHouse of Blues +
December 2West Hollywood, CAHouse of Blues +
December 3San Diego, CAHouse of Blues +
December 6Albuquerque, NMSunshine Theatre +
December 9Dallas, TXHouse of Blues +
December 10Corpus Christi, TXThe Pavilion +

* with Thriving Ivory, Cory Lamb, and I Hate Kate
+ with Cute Is What We Aim For, Automatic Loveletter, and A Rocket To The Moon

Last Updated on September 18, 2008 by By Allison Reitz