Alien Ant Farm are in their hometown of Riverside, California, this week rehearsing the headlining show they'll take on the road for two and a half weeks before joining up with 311.
"We're playing some songs we haven't played in over a year," singer Dryden Mitchell said earlier this month. "We're looking forward to playing longer sets."
Mitchell and crew will play a pair of radio festivals in Salt Lake City and Phoenix before embarking on the headlining tour October 1 in Tucson, Arizona.
Alien Ant Farm join up with 311 on October 20 in New Orleans. Their itinerary runs through October 31 in Los Angeles, but Mitchell said they'll likely stay on the road longer than that.
ANThology, which the band released on Papa Roach's New Noize label in the spring, has recently gone platinum with help from the group's memorable cover of Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal."
Although Dryden said Alien Ant Farm have not picked their next single yet, he is pushing for "Sticks and Stones."
Alien Ant Farm tour dates, according to their publicist:
- 9/29 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Utah State Fairpark
- 9/30 - Phoenix, AZ @ Peoria Sports Complex
- 10/1 - Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
- 10/3 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
- 10/4 - Riverside, CA @ UC Riverside
- 10/5 - San Diego, CA @ UC San Diego
- 10/8 - Seattle, WA @ Experience Music Project
- 10/9 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
- 10/10 - Vancouver, BC @ Starfish Room
- 10/12 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
- 10/13 - Colorado Springs, CO @ Colorado Music Hall
- 10/15 - Columbia, MO @ Blue Note
- 10/16 - St. Louis, MO @ Mississippi Nights
- 10/17 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre
- 10/18 - Tulsa, OK @ The Other Side
- 10/20 - New Orleans, LA @ State Palace Theatre (w/ 311)
- 10/23 - Austin, TX @ Austin Music Hall (w/ 311)
- 10/24 - Dallas, TX @ Bronco Bowl (w/ 311)
- 10/25 - Houston, TX @ Aerial Theatre at Bayou Palace (w/ 311)
- 10/26 - Amarillo, TX @ Amarillo Civic Center (w/ 311)
- 10/27 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre (w/ 311)
- 10/28 - Phoenix, AZ @ Mesa Amphitheatre (w/ 311)
- 10/30 - Santa Barbara, CA @ UC Santa Barbara (w/ 311)
- 10/31 - Universal City, CA @ Universal Amphitheatre (w/ 311)