With a new album just around the corner, pop-punk crew Alkaline Trio has announced its plans to headline a national tour in the early...

With a new album just around the corner, pop-punk crew Alkaline Trio has announced its plans to headline a national tour in the early months of 2010. The 36-date trek kicks off February 16 at the Glass House in Pomona, CA, and completes its circuit on April 2 at the House of Blues in Los Angeles, CA.

The six-week itinerary includes performances on February 20 at Neumo’s in Seattle, WA; February 27-28 at Metro/Smart Bar in Chicago, IL; March 12 at the Nokia Theatre in New York, NY; March 22 at the House of Blues in Orlando, FL; and March 3 at The Marquee in Tempe, AZ.

The Alkaline tour bus will make a single stop north of the border. The band will perform for Canadian fans on March 6 at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto, ON.

Post-hardcore crew Cursive will provide support throughout the entire late-winter jaunt.

Ticket presales are currently open to members of Alkaline Trio’s online fan community, or to fans who preorder the band’s upcoming album, “This Addiction.” The majority of public onsales will begin on January 7 and 8 with ticket face values set in the $15-$20 range, depending on the venue. Ticketing details are available on Alkaline Trio’s official MySpace page.

“This Addiction,” the band’s seventh studio album, is due for release on February 23. The group’s previous releases have fared moderately well on the mainstream charts. Their last album, 2008’s “Agony & Irony,” hit a high of No. 13 on the Billboard 200.

Alkaline Trio itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

February 16 Pomona, CA Glass House
February 17 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
February 18 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom
February 19 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
February 20 Seattle, WA Neumo’s
February 23 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
February 24 Salt Lake City, UT In the Venue
February 25 Denver, CO Gothic Theatre
February 26 Lawrence, KS Granada Theatre
February 27 – 28 Chicago, IL Metro/Smart Bar
March 2 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
March 3 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
March 4 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
March 5 Pittsburgh, PA Zoo Entertainment Complex
March 6 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre
March 8 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights
March 9 Hartford, CT Webster Theater
March 11 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero
March 12 New York, NY Nokia Theatre Times Square
March 13 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
March 14 Providence, RI Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
March 16 Towson, MD Recher Theatre
March 17 Charlotte, NC Amos’ SouthEnd
March 18 Charleston, SC Music Farm
March 19 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
March 20 Jacksonville Beach, FL Freebird Live
March 22 Orlando, FL House of Blues
March 23 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution
March 25 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
March 26 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
March 27 Dallas, TX Palladium Ballroom
March 28 Austin, TX Emo’s
March 30 Tempe, AZ The Marquee
April 1 San Diego, CA House of Blues
April 2 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues