Marketing itself as an economy friendly ticket in winter 2009, the fifth annual Taste of Chaos tour has announced its scope and lineup for the New Year. Downsizing from its usual arena scale, the outing will hit more than 40 mid-sized clubs and theaters across North America.

Rock band Thursday headlines with support from Bring Me the Horizon, Four Year Strong, Pierce the Veil, and Cancer Bats. Additionally, a local “Battle of the Bands” winner will be selected to open for the main lineup on each night of the tour.

The Taste of Chaos tour kicks off February 14 at the Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, CA, and ends its coast-to-coast U.S. circuit on March 29 at the Knitting Factory in Spokane, WA. A block of shows in Canada follows from March 30 at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, BC, through an April 8 gig at Kool Haus in Toronto, ON.

Sometimes dubbed the “Winter Warped Tour,” the extensive outing is styled after the popular summer series and even borrows some of the Warped Tour’s previous acts.

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“After listening to what fans had to say during Warped Tour and watching many of these bands with thousands of fans watching them perform, these are the bands rock fans want to see,” tour co-founder Kevin Lyman explained in a statement, adding, “And I believe they’re all on the brink of breakout success.”

Tickets for the tour, sponsored by Rockstar Energy Drinks, are priced at approximately $20 to $25 each. Presales for the outing begin December 12 at 10 a.m. (local time) for each venue featured on the itinerary.

Additional sponsorships come from Peta2, a youth-oriented version of the animal rights group PETA, and Shirts For a Cure, which donates proceeds from all its sales to women who need financial assistance in their fight against breast cancer.

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Taste of Chaos itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

February 14 Hollywood, CA Hollywood Palladium
February 15 San Jose, CA San Jose Civic Auditorium
February 16 Chico, CA Senator Theatre
February 18 San Diego, CA House Of Blues
February 19 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre
February 20 Las Vegas, NV House Of Blues
February 21 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
February 22 Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium
February 24 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom
February 25 Cincinnati, OH Bogart’s
February 26 Rochester, NY The Armory
February 27 Worcester, MA The Palladium
February 28 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre
March 2 Providence, RI Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
March 3 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights
March 4 New York, NY Nokia Theatre Times Square
March 5 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
March 6 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
March 7 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live!
March 8 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
March 9 Cleveland, OH Agora Theatre
March 10 Detroit, MI The Fillmore Detroit
March 11 Saint Louis, MO The Pageant
March 12 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom
March 13 Saint Paul, MN Myth
March 14 Kansas City, MO Beaumont Club
March 17 Fort Lauderdale, FL Revolution
March 18 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live
March 19 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle
March 21 Houston, TX Verizon Wireless Theater
March 22 San Antonio, TX Sunset Station Lonestar Pavilion
March 23 Dallas, TX Palladium Ballroom
March 26 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
March 27 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
March 28 Seattle, WA Showbox at The Market
March 29 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
March 30 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
April 1 Calgary, AB MacEwan Conference & Event Centre
April 3 Edmonton, AB Edmonton Event Centre
April 4 Saskatoon, SK The Odeon
April 5 Winnipeg, MB Burton Cummings Theatre
April 8 Toronto, ON Kool Haus
April 9 Montreal, QC Metropolis