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 24Pittsburgh, PAAfter Bar
September 25Pontiac, MIClutch Cargo’s
September 26Columbus, OHNewport Music Hall
September 27Grand Rapids, MIThe Intersection
September 28Chicago, ILHouse Of Blues
September 29Sauget, ILPop’s
September 30Milwaukee, WIThe Rave Eagles Club
October 2St. Paul, MNStation 4
October 3Omaha, NESokol Auditorium / Underground
October 4Englewood, COGothic Theatre
October 6Salt Lake City, UTIn The Venue
October 7Boise, IDKnitting Factory
October 8Seattle, WAEl Corazon
October 9Portland, ORWonder Ballroom
October 10Chico, CASenator Theatre
October 11San Francisco, CAThe Regency Ballroom
October 13Bakersfield, CAThe Dome
October 14Los Angeles, CAThe Avalon / Bardot Hollywood
October 15Pomona, CAGlass House
October 16San Diego, CAHouse Of Blues
October 17Tucson, AZRialto Theatre
October 18Tempe, AZThe Marquee
October 20San Antonio, TXWhite Rabbit
October 21Dallas, TXThe Door In Dallas
October 22Houston, TXWarehouse Live
October 24Fort Lauderdale, FLCulture Room
October 25Jacksonville, FLFreebird Live
October 27Lake Buena Vista, FLHouse Of Blues
October 28Atlanta, GAThe Masquerade
October 29Nashville, TNRocketown
October 30Charlotte, NCAmos’ SouthEnd
October 31Norfolk, VANorVa
November 1Washington, DC9:30 Club
November 3Philadelphia, PATheatre Of The Living Arts
November 4Clifton Park, NYNorthern Lights
November 5Boston, MAHouse Of Blues
November 6New Haven, CTToad’s Place
November 7Sayreville, NJStarland Ballroom
November 8Farmingdale, NYThe Crazy Donkey
November 10Allentown, PACrocodile Rock Cafe
November 11New York, NYFillmore New York At Irving Plaza
November 12Buffalo, NYThe Town Ballroom
November 13Toronto, ONThe Guvernment
November 14Cleveland, OHHouse Of Blues

Last Updated on July 30, 2009 by By Allison Reitz