Alt-country rocker Ryan Adams and his backing band The Cardinals will hit the road early in 2009 for a solo round of U.S. dates....

Alt-country rocker Ryan Adams and his backing band The Cardinals will hit the road early in 2009 for a solo round of U.S. dates. The trek begins February 20 at Shubert Theater in New Haven, CT, and is currently scheduled to conclude on March 20 at the Fabulous Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA.

Highlights for the 16-date run include a February 21 stop at the Orpheum Theater in Boston, MA, a March 4 gig at Majestic Theatre in San Antonio, TX, and a March 16 performance at the Louisville Palace Theatre in Louisville, KY. Tickets are already available for a number of venues on the outing, and the remaining onsales will begin by December 20.

The band is currently completing the tail end of its supporting stint on Oasis’s North American tour. The next show is tonight (December 19) at Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ, and the trek ends December 20 at the GMU Patriot Center in Washington, DC. Adams began his run with the Gallagher brothers’ band during their early fall Canadian tour.

Before beginning the U.S. tour next year, Adams and The Cardinals will first complete a six-show jaunt in Australia and New Zealand. The group is touring in support of the late October release “Cardinology.” The album, which peaked on the Billboard 200 at 11 and was listed at No. 14 on Rolling Stone‘s list of the “Top 50 Albums of 2008,” is the fourth official release from Adams and The Cardinals.

Adams, who made his solo debut with 2000’s “Heartbreaker,” first joined with The Cardinals for 2005’s “Cold Roses.” The Cardinals is composed of Neal Casal, Chris Feinstein, Jon Graboff, and Brad Pemberton.

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Ryan Adams & The Cardinals itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

December 19Camden, NJSusquehanna Bank Center *
December 20Washington, DCGMU Patriot Center *
January 25Fremantle, AUSFremantle Arts Centre
January 27Brisbane, AUSTivoli
January 29Sydney, AUSEnmore Theater
January 30 – 31Melbourne, AUSThe Forum
February 3Wellington, NZLOpera House
February 4Auckland, NZLPowerstation
February 20New Haven, CTShubert Theater
February 21Boston, MAOrpheum Theatre
February 26Columbia, MOMissouri Theatre
February 27Kansas City, MOUptown Theater
February 28Tulsa, OKBrady Theater
March 2El Paso, TXAbraham Chavez Theatre
March 4San Antonio, TXMajestic Theatre
March 6Birmingham, ALAlabama Theatre
March 8Miami, FLLangerado Music Festival
March 9Jacksonville, FLFlorida Theatre
March 11North Charleston, SCNorth Charleston Performing Arts Center
March 14Nashville, TNWar Memorial Auditorium
March 16Louisville, KYLouisville Palace Theatre
March 18Memphis, TNMinglewood Hall
March 19Mobile, ALSaenger Theatre
March 20Atlanta, GAFabulous Fox Theatre

* with Oasis