Pop rock trio Rookie of the Year is winding up for the pitch this spring with a new 26-date headlining tour that launched last night (March 30) at Frankie’s in Toledo, OH. The outing picks up again with a March 31 show at Mac’s Bar in Lansing, MI, and continues on through an April 29 gig at Bulldog Café in Louisville, KY.

The What Is Love Tour features opening sets from special guests Jet Lag Gemini, Kiernan McMullan and School Boy Humor. During the four-week run, the bands will stop for shows on April 4 at Reggie’s Rock Club in Chicago, IL; April 14 at The Masquerade in Atlanta, GA; April 21 at The Studio at Webster Hall in New York, NY, and April 28 at Agora Theatre in Cleveland, OH, among other dates.

Rookie of the Year is also scheduled for a post-tour set on May 3 at The Bamboozle Festival at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, NJ. The day’s events will be headlined by recently reunited ska-pop outfit No Doubt, and will also include performances by Taking Back Sunday and Rise Against, among others.

The North Carolina-based rockers are touring behind their third full-length album, “Sweet Attention,” released in August 2008. The album, a follow-up to 2006’s “The Goodnight Moon,” peaked at No. 21 on Billboard‘s Heatseekers chart for up-and-coming acts.

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Rookie of the Year itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

March 31 Lansing, MI Mac’s Bar
April 1 Des Moines, IA House of Bricks
April 2 Lincoln, NE Box Awesome
April 3 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club
April 4 Chicago, IL Reggie’s Rock Club
April 5 Madison, WI New Loft
April 7 Oklahoma City, OK The Conservatory
April 8 Dallas, TX Pontiac Garage
April 9 San Antonio, TX Rock Bottom Tattoo Bar
April 10 Houston, TX The JavaJazz Club
April 12 Orlando, FL The Social
April 14 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
April 15 Fayetteville, NC Jesters Pub
April 16 Richmond, VA Alley Katz
April 17 Virginia Beach, VA Jewish Mother
April 18 Raleigh, NC The Brewery
April 19 Vineland, NJ Hangar 84
April 21 New York, NY The Studio at Webster Hall
April 22 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock Cafe
April 23 Poughkeepsie, NY The Loft
April 25 Cambridge, MA Middle East Upstairs
April 26 Hartford, CT Webster Underground
April 27 Pittsburgh, PA Games N-At
April 28 Cleveland, OH Agora Theatre
April 29 Louisville, KY Bulldog Cafe
May 3 East Rutherford, NJ The Bamboozle Festival