Lit Light Up More Of The U.S. On Expanded Tour

Orange County, Calif., quartet is headlining shows for first time.

Southern California rockers Lit have launched their first-ever headlining tour.

The Orange County quartet continues to make its way around the country, landing next at New York City's Irving Plaza. The band will cruise through the Midwest, with stops in Minneapolis, Detroit, Chicago and several other major cities before continuing west, winding down at Club Rio in Phoenix, according to RCA Records.

"We're excited to get out there and finally headline shows, ... packing in as much arena rock as we can into these 1000-seat venues," guitarist Jeremy Popoff said in a press release. "We are also making sure that we hit everywhere this time, having already extended the tour twice in order to fit in some cities that we have missed in the past."

Lit's second album, last year's A Place in the Sun, has gone platinum, due in part to the hit single "My Own Worst Enemy" (RealAudio excerpt). Their new single, "Miserable" (RealAudio excerpt), is at #7 on Billboard's Modern Rock singles chart.

Lit's debut, Tripping the Light Fantastic, released in 1997 on an independent label, was re-released by RCA Records in November.

Opening for Lit through March 15 are pop-punk band 22 Jacks, with ska-poppers Save Ferris opening the second leg of the tour.

Lit tour dates:

March 4; New York, N.Y.; Irving Plaza

March 6; New Haven, Conn.; Toad's Place

March 8; Old Bridge, N.J.; Birch Hill

March 9; Scranton, Pa.; Tink's

March 10; Cleveland, Ohio; Odeon Concert Club

March 11; Pittsburgh, Pa.; Metropol

March 14; Columbus, Ohio; Newport Music Hall

March 15; Detroit, Mich.; St. Andrews Music Hall

March 18; Minneapolis, Minn.; The Quest Club

March 19; Chicago, Ill.; House of Blues

March 20; Milwaukee, Wis.; The Rave

March 21; St.Louis, Mo.; Mississippi Nights

March 22; Columbia, Mo.; Blue Note

March 24; Lawrence, Kan.; The Beaumont

March 25; Peoria, Ill.; Madison Theatre

March 28; Denver, Colo.; Ogden Theater

March 29; Salt Lake City, Utah; DV8

March 31; Portland, Ore.; Crystal Ballroom

April 1; Seattle, Wash.; Moore Theatre

April 2; TBA

April 4; Sacramento, Calif.; Crest Theater

April 5; San Francisco, Calif.; Maritime Hall

April 7; Los Angeles, Calif.; Palladium

April 8; TBA

April 9; Las Vegas, Nev.; House of Blues

April 11; Phoenix, Ariz.; Club Rio