The outing will launch February 1 in Rochester, N.Y., then head into Canada for all but two of the remaining dates.

The band will stop in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver and a few smaller cities during the first half of the month. They’ll also squeeze in a couple of U.S. college gigs, in Marquette, Mich., and St. Cloud, Minn.

Though the tour is primarily Canadian, American fans shouldn’t despair. The post-grunge rockers are expecting to launch a second tour later in the year but have yet to work out the details, a band rep told Pollstar.

Everclear did play a series of radio festivals during 2000 but hasn’t seen the regular touring circuit since traveling with the 1999 SnoCore caravan.

After the success of 1997’s So Much for the Afterglow, frontman Art Alexakis wrote a batch of mainly acoustic songs intended for a solo disk. Instead, he invited his bandmates – bass player Craig Montoya and drummer Greg Eklund – to work on the songs and decided to release the work as two Everclear albums.

The first, American Movie, Vol. 1 – Learning How to Smile, contained some of the softer tunes and was released in July. The more rock-oriented American Movie, Vol. 2 – Good Time for a Bad Attitude came out in late November.