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 16Pomona, CAGlass House
February 17Los Angeles, CAHouse of Blues
February 18San Francisco, CARegency Ballroom
February 19Portland, ORWonder Ballroom
February 20Seattle, WANeumo’s
February 23Boise, IDKnitting Factory
February 24Salt Lake City, UTIn the Venue
February 25Denver, COGothic Theatre
February 26Lawrence, KSGranada Theatre
February 27 – 28Chicago, ILMetro/Smart Bar
March 2Royal Oak, MIRoyal Oak Music Theatre
March 3Columbus, OHNewport Music Hall
March 4Cleveland, OHHouse of Blues
March 5Pittsburgh, PAZoo Entertainment Complex
March 6Toronto, ONPhoenix Concert Theatre
March 8Clifton Park, NYNorthern Lights
March 9Hartford, CTWebster Theater
March 11Philadelphia, PATrocadero
March 12New York, NYNokia Theatre Times Square
March 13Sayreville, NJStarland Ballroom
March 14Providence, RILupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
March 16Towson, MDRecher Theatre
March 17Charlotte, NCAmos’ SouthEnd
March 18Charleston, SCMusic Farm
March 19Atlanta, GAMasquerade
March 20Jacksonville Beach, FLFreebird Live
March 22Orlando, FLHouse of Blues
March 23Ft. Lauderdale, FLRevolution
March 25New Orleans, LAHouse of Blues
March 26Houston, TXWarehouse Live
March 27Dallas, TXPalladium Ballroom
March 28Austin, TXEmo’s
March 30Tempe, AZThe Marquee
April 1San Diego, CAHouse of Blues
April 2Los Angeles, CAHouse of Blues