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|