Veteran of heavy metal Motörhead has carved out a North American niche from its international touring schedule this year. The British trio’s recently announced trek will kick off August 28 at First Avenue in Minneapolis, MN, and continue through October 9 at the House of Blues in Las Vegas, NV.

The 24-date venture includes an August 30 performance at the House of Blues in Chicago, IL, a September 9 gig at Roseland Ballroom in New York, NY, a September 18 concert at Warehouse Live in Houston, TX, and an October 5 show at Warfield Theatre in San Francisco, CA.

Five Canadian dates are also on the calendar, beginning with a September 2 event at Polson Pier in Toronto, ON. Additional shows follow on September 3 at Metropolis in Montreal, QC; September 28 at MacEwan Hall Ballroom in Calgary, AB; September 29 at Edmonton Event Centre in Edmonton, AB; and October 1 at Vogue Theatre in Vancouver, BC.

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Tickets are already available for select dates of the tour, with more onsales coming up and additional North American tour dates expected. Ticketing information and itinerary updates are available on Motörhead’s official Web site.

Rockabilly trio Reverend Horton Heat will be the main tour support, and Southern metal outfit Nashville Pussy will open throughout the late summer and early fall run.

Motörhead is touring behind its 19th studio album “Motörizer,” released August 2008. The band has spent much of this past year touring internationally, and will precede and follow the North American tour with more European and UK performances.

Motörhead itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

August 28 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
August 29 Milwaukee, WI Eages Ballroom
August 30 Chicago, IL House of Blues
September 1 Detroit, MI MotorCity Casino & Hotel
September 2 Toronto, ON Polson Pier
September 3 Montreal, QC Metropolis
September 5 Atlantic City, NJ House of Blues
September 6 Boston, MA House of Blues
September 8 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
September 9 New York, NY Roseland Ballroom
September 11 Charlotte, NC Fillmore
September 12 Cherokee, NC Cherokee Amphitheater
September 15 Tampa, FL Jannus Landing
September 16 Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues
September 18 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
September 19 Dallas, TX Palladium Ballroom
September 20 Austin, TX Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
September 23 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
September 24 Kansas City, MO Midland Theatre
September 28 Calgary, AB MacEwan Hall Ballroom
September 29 Edmonton, AB Edmonton Event Centre
October 1 Vancouver, BC Vogue Theatre
October 5 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre
October 9 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues