Ska-punk band Reel Big Fish will be going full-swing in the New Year, as the band supports its upcoming studio album with an extensive...

Ska-punk band Reel Big Fish will be going full-swing in the New Year, as the band supports its upcoming studio album with an extensive world tour. A leg of U.S. dates begins the trek on January 1 at the House of Blues in San Diego, CA, and continues through a January 25 gig at 9:30 Club in Washington, DC.

In addition to the opening show, the high-energy band will also be hitting up several House of Blues venue locations across the country: January 3 in West Hollywood, CA, January 6 in Las Vegas, NV, January 12 in Chicago, IL, and January 14 in Cleveland, OH. Other highlights for the American dates include a January 4 gig at the Grove of Anaheim in Anaheim, CA, and a January 20 performance at the Roseland Ballroom in New York, NY.

The rockers will be accompanied throughout the tour by Streetlight Manifesto and emerging artists One Pin Short and Tip the Van. After completing the 19-city run in the U.S., the bands will head to Europe for more than 30 additional shows, beginning January 29 at Effenaar in Eindhoven, NET, and wrapping March 11 at Tochka Club in Moscow, RUS.

Reel Big Fish is touring in support of the band’s seventh studio album, “Fame, Fortune and Fornication,” which is set for release on January 20. Produced by band frontman Aaron Barrett, the ten-track cover album includes ska renditions of everything from Van Morrison’s “Brown Eyed Girl” to Poison’s “Nothin’ But a Good Time.”

The album is a follow-up to 2007’s “Monkeys for Nothin’ and the Chimps for Free,” which peaked at No. 106 on the Billboard 200 — the same spot as the Reel Big Fish’s 1995 studio debut “Everything Sucks.” Over the years, the brass-driven band (now a sextet) has undergone many lineup changes and transformations to the point that Barrett is the only original member remaining.

Before kicking off the 2009 tour itinerary, Reel Big Fish will perform a few scattered North American dates before the end of this year. The shows begin with a November 4 show at Vive Cuervo Salon in Mexico City, MEX, before crossing the border into the States for one early November gig in Pennsylvania and two early December sets in Florida.

Reel Big Fish itinerary:
(Dates subject to change.)

November 4Mexico City, MEXVive Cuervo Salon
November 8Gettysburg, PAGettysburg College Union Ballroom
December 4Gainesville, FLThe Venue
December 6West Palm Beach, FLCruzan Amphitheatre
January 1San Diego, CAHouse Of Blues
January 2San Francisco, CAThe Fillmore
January 3West Hollywood, CAHouse Of Blues
January 4Anaheim, CAGrove Of Anaheim
January 5Tempe, AZThe Marquee
January 6Las Vegas, NVHouse Of Blues
January 8Denver, COOgden Theatre
January 10Minneapolis, MNEpic Center
January 12Chicago, ILHouse Of Blues
January 13Royal Oak, MIRoyal Oak Music Theatre
January 14Cleveland, OHHouse Of Blues
January 15Cincinnati, OHBogart’s
January 17Atlanta, GAThe Masquerade
January 18Norfolk, VANorVa
January 20New York, NYRoseland Ballroom
January 22Philadelphia, PATheatre Of The Living Arts
January 23New Haven, CTToad’s Place
January 24Worcester, MAThe Palladium
January 25Washington, DC9:30 Club
January 29Eindhoven, NETEffenaar
January 31Hamburg, GERGrunspan
February 1Berlin, GERKnaack Klub
February 2Nuremberg, GERHirsch
February 3Cologne, GERGloria
February 4Frankfurt, GERBatschkapp
February 5Munster, GERSputnikhalle
February 7Utrecht, NETTivoli
February 9Cambridge, UKThe Junction
February 10Sheffield, UKCorporation
February 11Norwich, UKWaterfront
February 12Peterborough, UKThe Cresset
February 13Birmingham, UKCarling Academy Birmingham
February 14Liverpool, UKCarling Academy Liverpool
February 15Manchester, UKManchester Academy
February 16Newcastle, UKCarling Academy Newcastle
February 17Leeds, UKCarling Academy
February 18Edinburgh, UKPicture House
February 19Nottingham, UKRock City
February 20Bristol, UKCarling Bristol Academy
February 21Oxford, UKCarling Academy Oxford
February 22Falmouth, UKPrincess Pavilion
February 23Exeter, UKLemon Grove
February 24Cardiff, UKSolus
February 25Southampton, UKSouthampton Guildhall
February 26Northampton, UKRoadmenders
February 27 – 28London, UKMean Fiddler
March 3Copenhagen, DENVega House Of Music
March 4Malmo, SWEKB Club
March 5Goteborg, SWESticky Fingers
March 6Oslo, NORJohn Dee
March 7Stockholm, SWETyrol
March 9Helsinki, FINNosturi Club
March 11Moscow, RUSTochka Club