Dashboard Confessional To Spill Their Guts In A Customized Civic

2004 Honda Civic Tour kicks off May 13 in Portland, Maine.

Back when former Further Seems Forever singer Chris Carrabba named his side project, he probably wasn't thinking about what brand of car he'd be crooning his lovelorn confessions into. As it turns out, Dashboard Confessional will headline this year's Honda Civic Tour.

"We're excited to be involved with this tour because it allows us to branch out to a larger audience," Carrabba, who has seen his one-man act grow into a quartet over the last few years, said in a statement. "Plus our fans will be able to win our one-of-a-kind customized Civic."

The annual event and customized-car giveaway has featured Blink-182, New Found Glory and Good Charlotte in the past. This year's custom-painted cars will come with Alpine stereo components and Apple iPods. Presale tickets for the tour, which kicks off May 13 in Portland, Maine, are available at civictour.com.

Dashboard, still touring behind last year's A Mark, a Mission, a Brand, a Scar, will be joined by Thrice, a genre-bending Southern California band who emerged from the same underground hardcore community as Carrabba and his mates. Other support acts will be announced.

Honda Civic Tour dates, according to a spokesperson:

  • 5/13 - Portland, ME @ Cumberland County Civic Center

  • 5/16 - Niagara Falls, NY @ Dome Theater

  • 5/18 - Cleveland, OH @ Tower City Amphitheater

  • 5/19 - Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center

  • 5/20 - Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theater

  • 5/21 - Rosemont, IL @ Allstate Arena

  • 5/22 - Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center

  • 5/23 - Grand Forks, ND @ Alerus Center Ballroom

  • 5/25 - Clive, IA @ 7 Flags Event Center

  • 5/26 - St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant

  • 5/27 - Kansas City, MO @ City Market

  • 5/28 - Denver, CO @ The Fillmore

  • 5/29 - Salt Lake City, UT @ E Center

  • 6/1 - Seattle, WA @ Exhibition Center

  • 6/2 - Portland, OR @ Portland Expo Center

  • 6/3 - San Jose, CA @ Event Center at SJSU

  • 6/4 - Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theater

  • 6/5 - Las Vegas, NV @ Orleans Arena

  • 6/6 - San Diego, CA @ Cox Arena

  • 6/8 - Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Amphitheatre

  • 6/10 - Austin, TX @ Stubb's

  • 6/11 - Dallas, TX @ NextStage at Grand Prairie

  • 6/12 - Houston, TX @ Reliant Arena

  • 6/14 - Tampa, FL @ USF SunDome

  • 6/15 - Pompano Beach, FL @ Pompano Beach Amphitheatre

  • 6/16 - Orlando, FL @ House of Blues

  • 6/17 - Orlando, FL @ House of Blues

  • 6/18 - Orlando, FL @ House of Blues

  • 6/19 - Atlanta, GA @ Gwinnett Center

  • 6/20 - Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues

  • 6/22 - Cary, NC @ Regency Park Amphitheatre

  • 6/23 - Portsmouth, VA @ NTELOS Pavilion

  • 6/24 - Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion

  • 6/25 - Philadelphia, PA @ TBA

  • 6/27 - Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center

  • 7/3 - Boston, MA @ TBA