Rock band with a conscience Mae will continue promoting its latest charity initiative on the road this fall with a serious of U.S. club...

Rock band with a conscience Mae will continue promoting its latest charity initiative on the road this fall with a serious of U.S. club concerts. The 40-date (a)fternoon Tour launches September 24 at Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro, NC, and continues its main run through November 8 at Black Cat in Washington, DC.

The band will play U.S. clubs from coast to coast during its six-week venture. Highlights include a September 30 concert at The Social in Orlando, FL, an October 10 show at Soma in San Diego, CA, an October 28 performance at Reggie’s Rock Club in Chicago, IL, and a November 3-4 stand at North Star Bar in Philadelphia, PA.

In addition to Mae’s headline set, various other bands are signed on to provide limited support through the late fall run, including Locksley, Deas Vail and Jenny Owen Youngs. Public ticket sales have already started for select dates of the tour.

Despite lacking a traditional studio release to support, Mae will have new music to showcase on its upcoming fall run. The band is entering the final months of its charity music campaign, “12 Songs, 12 Months, 1 Goal: Make A Difference.” As the project’s name suggests, every month in 2009 the band will release a new song that can be downloaded with a minimum donation of $1, currently benefitting DonorsChoose.org.

Since starting the initiative in January, Mae’s song downloads have raised more than $50,400 for its selected charities, according to a count on the band’s official Web site, where the first seven songs of the project are available. The 12-song collection is divided into three separate EPs: the April 19 release “(m)orning,” the soon-to-be-completed “(a)fternoon,” and the upcoming “(e)vening.”

Mae’s previous full-length album, “Singularity,” was released in August 2007. The record peaked at No. 40 on the Billboard 200; it was both the first and last record released by Mae on Capitol records.

Mae itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

September 24Carrboro, NCCat’s Cradle
September 25Greensboro, NCGreene Street
September 26Lancaster, PAChameleon
September 27Richmond, VACanal Club
September 28Atlanta, GAThe Masquerade
September 30Orlando, FLThe Social
October 1Tallahassee, FLClub Downunder
October 2New Orleans, LAParish at House of Blues
October 3Little Rock, ARThe Village
October 4Dallas, TXThe Door
October 5San Antonio, TXWhite Rabbit
October 6Austin, TXEmo’s
October 8Scottsdale, AZMartini Ranch
October 9Henderson, NVHenderson Events Plaza
October 10San Diego, CASoma
October 11Anaheim, CAChain Reaction
October 13West Hollywood, CAThe Roxy Theatre
October 13San Luis Obispo, CADowntown Brewing Company
October 15San Francisco, CABottom of the Hill
October 16Stillwater, OKOklahoma State University
October 18Seattle, WANeumos
October 19Boise, IDThe Venue
October 20Billings, MTThe Railyard
October 21Salt Lake City, UTIn The Venue
October 22Denver, COMarquis Theater
October 23Kansas City, MOThe Record Bar
October 24Minneapolis, MNTriple Rock Social Club
October 26Fargo, NDThe Aquarium
October 27St. Louis, MOOff Broadway Nightclub
October 28Chicago, ILReggie’s Rock Club
October 29Newport, KYSouthgate House
October 30Akron, OHMusica
October 31Grand Rapids, MIMixtape Cafe
November 1Columbus, OHSkully’s Music Diner
November 3 – 4Philadelphia, PANorth Star Bar
November 5Cambridge, MAMiddle East
November 6New York, NYThe Fillmore at Irving Plaza
November 7South Hackensack, NJSchool of Rock East
November 8Washington, DCBlack Cat