Filter Heading Back On Road

Chevelle, Oleander to join industrial rockers for most U.S. dates.

Industrial-rockers Filter will launch another series of shows next month

supporting their second album, Title of Record (1999).

After an extensive trek across Europe and Australia, the band will return

for a monthlong U.S. tour beginning Feb. 24 at the World Cafe in Honolulu,

according to Reprise Records. It's scheduled to end March 31 at the

University of North Florida in Tampa.

Filter also are expected to appear on NBC-TV's "The Tonight Show With Jay

Leno" on March 1, according to Ken Phillips Publicity Group.

The band has toured relentlessly behind Title of Record, which was

certified gold in December. In November, the group followed its stint on

the Family Values tour, which featured Limp Bizkit, Primus and Method Man,

with a two-week headlining jaunt.

Fronted by former Nine Inch Nails lead guitarist Richard Patrick, Filter

released their debut album, Short Bus, in 1995. It generated the

hit single "Hey Man Nice Shot" (RealAudio

excerpt) and went platinum. A collaboration with electronica duo

Crystal Method, "(Can't You) Trip Like I Do" (RealAudio

excerpt), appeared on the "Spawn" soundtrack (1997).

The band returned, after a four-year absence, with Title of Record,

which includes the singles "Welcome to the Fold" (RealAudio

excerpt) and "Take a Picture" (RealAudio

excerpt).

"I bared my soul on that record," Patrick said of Title, just after

its release. "The only thing that I can do as a singer is to pour my heart

into my music, which makes me real, which is what kids identify with."

Opening for Filter beginning March 3 will be rockers Chevelle and Oleander.

Filter tour dates:

Feb. 24; Honolulu, Hawaii; World Cafe

March 2; San Diego, Calif.; 4th & B

March 3; Hollywood, Calif.; Hollywood Palladium

March 4; San Francisco, Calif.; The Warfield

March 6; Portland, Ore.; Roseland Theater

March 8; Seattle, Wash.; Showbox Theater

March 10; Salt Lake City, Utah; Salt Air Pavilion

March 11; Denver, Colo.; Ogden Theatre

March 13; Kansas City, Mo.; Uptown Theater

March 15; Milwaukee, Wis.; Modjeska Theater

March 16; Minneapolis, Minn.; Quest Club

March 17; Indianapolis, Ind.; Egyptian Room

March 19; St. Louis, Mo.; American Theatre

March 20; Pittsburgh, Pa.; Metropol

March 22; Chicago, Ill.; Riviera Theater

March 24; Dallas, Texas; Bronco Bowl

March 26; Baton Rouge, La.; Bonne Fete 301 Festival

March 27; Houston, Texas; Aerial Theater

March 29; Lake Buena Vista, Fla.; House of Blues

March 30; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Chili Pepper

March 31; Tampa, Fla.; University of South Florida