Alternative rock crew Weezer is in gear for a fresh round of late 2009 tour dates in the U.S. The outing is the band’s most recent since completing a summer run with pop-punk band Blink-182.

The trek officially launches this month with shows on October 24 at the Palladium in Hollywood, CA, and October 31 at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York, NY. However, the next six confirmed dates don’t come until December, when Weezer will be back on the road for more shows from December 1 at Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, IL, through December 10 at Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ.

Tickets are already on sale for the group’s late October performances, while some of the first December concert sales will begin by the end of this month. More tour dates will be announced in the near future.

Weezer will be on the road in support of its seventh studio album, “Raditude,” which is slated for release on November 3. The effort is a follow-up to the band’s 2008 self-titled release, often referred to by fans as “The Red Album,” which peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard 200.

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The rock group, which staked a name for itself in the early ’90s with quirky songs like “Undone (The Sweater Song),” has been a regular on the road for the past two years. During the early fall months of 2008, the Troublemaker Tour hit more than 20 cities across the U.S. and Canada. Most recently, Weezer provided main support for the latter end of Blink-182’s official reunion tour.

Weezer itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

October 24 Hollywood, CA Hollywood Palladium
October 31 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom
December 1 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom
December 3 Milwaukee, WI The Rave Eagles Club
December 5 Toronto, ON Air Canada Center
December 7 Boston, MA Agganis Arena
December 9 Baltimore, MD UMBC Fieldhouse
December 10 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center