About four months after letting fans decide the course of its upcoming tour, hard rock crew KISS has finalized a 10-week schedule for the...

About four months after letting fans decide the course of its upcoming tour, hard rock crew KISS has finalized a 10-week schedule for the North American leg of its Alive 35 Tour. They might not be playing in any cornfields, but the costumed rockers will be catering to their fans with more than 40 arena shows this fall.

The 40-city venture launches with KISS’s only confirmed multiple-night venture on September 25-26 at Cobo Arena in Detroit, MI. The remainder of the 2009 tour leg stretches through December 6 at American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX, though additional dates are also promised for 2010.

Highlights on the late 2009 itinerary include stops on October 5 at TD Garden in Boston, MA; October 10 at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY; October 28 at Sommet Center in Nashville, TN; November 15 at KeyArena in Seattle, WA; and November 25 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. A venue has not been announced yet for the band’s November 28 booking in Las Vegas, NV.

In addition to those national dates, the rock and merchandising titans will also hit seven markets in Canada. Some of those events include an October 2 performance at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, ON, and a November 14 concert at General Motors Place in Vancouver, BC.

The first public onsales start on August 29 for shows from September through mid-October, according to KISS’s official Web site. Remaining onsale dates will be announced in coming weeks.

In early April, KISS announced that it would allow fans to pick the band’s North American destinations for the fall tour leg. The band tracked “demands” to play in specific cities through the Web site Eventful.com, and promised to play wherever that demand was greatest — “from stadiums to cornfields.”

The Alive 35 Tour is a continuation of KISS’s worldwide 35th anniversary celebration. The tour will feature a mix of classic KISS songs, as well as tracks off the band’s forthcoming album, “Sonic Boom,” scheduled for release on October 6. The record marks KISS’s first studio effort since 1998’s “Psycho Circus.”

As announced earlier this summer, Buckcherry will provide support throughout the late 2009 Alive 35 run.

KISS itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

September 25 – 26 Detroit, MI Cobo Arena
September 28 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
September 29 London, ON The John Labatt Centre
October 1 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
October 2 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
October 3 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
October 5 Boston, MA TD Garden
October 9 Uniondale, NY Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
October 10 New York, NY Madison Square Garden Arena
October 12 Philadelphia, PA The Wachovia Center
October 13 Washington, DC Verizon Center
October 16 Hampton, VA Hampton Coliseum
October 17 Greenville, SC Bi-Lo Center
October 19 Pensacola, FL Pensacola Civic Center
October 21 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum
October 22 Sunrise, FL BankAtlantic Center
October 24 Birmingham, AL BJCC Arena
October 26 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
October 28 Nashville, TN Sommet Center
October 29 North Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena
October 31 New Orleans, LA Voodoo Experience
November 6 Chicago, IL United Center
November 7 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
November 9 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
November 10 Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Centre
November 12 Calgary, AB Pengrowth Saddledome
November 14 Vancouver, BC General Motors Place
November 15 Seattle, WA KeyArena At Seattle Center
November 17 Portland, OR Rose Garden Arena
November 20 Sacramento, CA ARCO Arena
November 21 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
November 24 Anaheim, CA Honda Center
November 25 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
November 27 San Diego, CA San Diego Sports Arena
November 28 Las Vegas, NV TBA
December 1 Glendale, AZ Jobing.com Arena
December 2 El Paso, TX University Of Texas
December 4 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
December 5 Houston, TX Toyota Center
December 6 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center