Rock supergroup Chickenfoot is pushing the boundaries of its North American summer tour further west. Most dates on the original tour itinerary were booked...

Rock supergroup Chickenfoot is pushing the boundaries of its North American summer tour further west. Most dates on the original tour itinerary were booked along the East Coast, but the tour has been extended by eight dates to include shows from the Southwest to the West Coast.

The current North American schedule includes 28 cities over a period of eight weeks. The new round of dates picks up September 12 at the Rock Jam festival in Grand Rapids, CO, and continues through September 26 at the Open Sky Theater at Harrah’s in Valley Center, CA.

Presales for the new September dates are set to begin on June 24. Public onsales begin on June 22 in Lake Tahoe and Phoenix; June 26 in Corpus Christi; June 27 in Tulsa, Houston, Grand Prairie and Valley Center; and June 28 in Berkeley. Tickets for all previously announced tour dates are already on sale.

Comprised of veteran rockers Sammy Hagar, Joe Satriani, Anthony Michaels and Chad Smith, Chickenfoot has seen steady ticket sales for its inaugural tour plans so far this year. However, considering its members individual achievments, the band has also booked itself into fairly small venues.

“If we have a choice of arenas or [multiple shows] in the theater, we’ll take the theater,” Satriani said to Billboard about the band’s booking choices. “It seems like an important thing to do, otherwise we look like your typical supergroup, where famous people get together and play the biggest venues and then get out of town, and we don’t like that approach. So since no one’s really in it for the money, we don’t have to sort of do that smash-and-grab mentality.”

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iconChickenfoot, touring behind its self-titled debut, has already completed the nine-date Road test tour, which was booked into small clubs and quickly sold out. The full-length summer 2009 tour launches in North America on August 2 at Citadel Hill in Halifax, NS.

Chickenfoot itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

August 2Halifax, NSCitadel Hill
August 4Toronto, ONSound Academy
August 5West Homestead, PARiverplex Amphitheatre At Sandcastle
August 7Chicago, ILChicago Theatre
August 8Detroit, MIThe Fillmore Detroit
August 10Saint Paul, MNMyth
August 11Kansas City, MOUptown Theater
August 13Comstock Park, MIFifth-Third Ballpark
August 15Cleveland, OHRock & Roll Hall Of Fame
August 17New York, NYBeacon Theatre
August 18Albany, NYPalace Theatre
August 20Uncasville, CTMohegan Sun Arena
August 22Atlantic City, NJBorgata Hotel, Casino & Spa / Music Box
August 23Hampton Beach, NHHampton Beach Casino Ballroom
August 24Boston, MABank Of America Pavilion
August 26Portsmouth, VANtelos Wireless Pavilion
August 27Charlotte, NCUptown Amphitheatre At The Music Factory
August 29North Myrtle Beach, SCHouse Of Blues
August 30Atlanta, GAThe Tabernacle
September 5Stateline, NVHarveys Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena
September 12Grand Junction, CORock Jam Festival
September 14Tulsa, OKBrady Theater
September 16Houston, TXVerizon Wireless Theater
September 17Corpus Christi, TXConcrete Street Pavilion
September 21Grand Prairie, TXNokia Theatre
September 23Phoenix, AZDodge Theatre
September 25Berkeley, CAGreek Theatre
September 26Valley Center, CAOpen Sky Theater