After the success of its spring 2009 tour, music publication Alternative Press has confirmed its plans to reprise the annual trek with a new...

After the success of its spring 2009 tour, music publication Alternative Press has confirmed its plans to reprise the annual trek with a new leg of dates and a new roster of bands this fall. The Academy Is… and co-headliners Mayday Parade will lead the inaugural Alternative Press Tour Fall Ball through more than 40 North American cities over a period of seven weeks.

The tour kicks off September 24 at After Bar in Pittsburgh, PA, and continues through November 14 at the House of Blues in Cleveland, OH. Stops are also slated for September 28 at the House of Blues in Chicago, IL; October 8 at El Corazon in Seattle, WA; October 22 at Warehouse Live in Houston, TX; and November 11 at the Fillmore in New York, NY.

The current itinerary indicates that the tour will swoop north of the border for just one performance. That event falls near the end of the venture on November 13 at The Govurnment in Toronto, ON.

Presale tickets for Fall Ball 2009 will be available starting August 5. The first public onsales follow over the weekend on August 8. According to the initial ticket listings on Ticketmaster, tickets will be priced at a flat rate per event, with most pre-fee prices coming in well under $20.

In addition to The Academy Is… and Mayday Parade, the tour bill will include support from Set Your Goals, The Secret Handshake and You Me At Six.

Since announcing the creation of a second tour for 2009, AP has taken an interactive approach to divulging pertinent information to its fans. The tour’s official Web site allowed its visitors to vote for the headliner, with The Academy Is… coming out on top. And before the remainder of the five-band roster was revealed, the official official AP Tour Twitter account posted clues to the band’s identities.

The AP Tour launched in 2007 with Cute Is What We Aim For headlining the inaugural affair. Now in it’s third year, the annual outing has also featured other up-and-coming pop-rock acts such as Circa Survive, All Time Low and Forever the Sickest Kids.

The spring 2009 tour, which was so successful as to inspire the upcoming fall outing, was headlined by rising star 3oh!3. Support included The Maine, Family Force 5, Hit the Lights and A Rocket to the Moon.


Alternative Press Tour itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

September 24 Pittsburgh, PA After Bar
September 25 Pontiac, MI Clutch Cargo’s
September 26 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
September 27 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection
September 28 Chicago, IL House Of Blues
September 29 Sauget, IL Pop’s
September 30 Milwaukee, WI The Rave Eagles Club
October 2 St. Paul, MN Station 4
October 3 Omaha, NE Sokol Auditorium / Underground
October 4 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre
October 6 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
October 7 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
October 8 Seattle, WA El Corazon
October 9 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
October 10 Chico, CA Senator Theatre
October 11 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom
October 13 Bakersfield, CA The Dome
October 14 Los Angeles, CA The Avalon / Bardot Hollywood
October 15 Pomona, CA Glass House
October 16 San Diego, CA House Of Blues
October 17 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre
October 18 Tempe, AZ The Marquee
October 20 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
October 21 Dallas, TX The Door In Dallas
October 22 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
October 24 Fort Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
October 25 Jacksonville, FL Freebird Live
October 27 Lake Buena Vista, FL House Of Blues
October 28 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
October 29 Nashville, TN Rocketown
October 30 Charlotte, NC Amos’ SouthEnd
October 31 Norfolk, VA NorVa
November 1 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
November 3 Philadelphia, PA Theatre Of The Living Arts
November 4 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights
November 5 Boston, MA House Of Blues
November 6 New Haven, CT Toad’s Place
November 7 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
November 8 Farmingdale, NY The Crazy Donkey
November 10 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock Cafe
November 11 New York, NY Fillmore New York At Irving Plaza
November 12 Buffalo, NY The Town Ballroom
November 13 Toronto, ON The Guvernment
November 14 Cleveland, OH House Of Blues