Additional dates are expected, with the caravan likely to wrap up on the West Coast in mid-May.

Prior to the U.S. trek, Papa Roach takes a three-week breather from road duties in Europe where the band is currently touring.

Orgy will warm up with a headlining club tour of its own, launching a 19-city outing February 20 in Denver with Spineshank in support.

They’ll have a chance to get used to their upcoming road buddies when Alien Ant Farm joins the tour February 26 in Indianapolis, shortly after closing their own support gig with Linkin Park and Taproot.

Spineshank is slated to jump off the caravan following the March 5 show in Pittsburgh, leaving Orgy and Alien Ant Farm to soldier on until they catch up with Papa Roach for the Raid tour.

After the New Orleans launch, the outing hits cities in the South and Mid-Atlantic before heading north.

Papa Roach is touring heavily in support of its DreamWorks debut, Infest. Following Raid the Nation, the rockers from Vacaville, Calif., are set to join the main stage lineup of Ozzfest 2001.

Orgy is trekking hard in support of their second album, Vapor Transmissions, their follow-up to 1997’s platinum-selling Candyass. The Bowie-meets-Korn outfit combines glitzy visuals and fashion sense with a self-described “death pop” sound.

In a pairing entomologists can certainly appreciate, Alien Ant Farm is reportedly the first band to be signed to Papa Roach’s New Noize imprint.

The Southern California-based band has developed a following on L.A.’s club circuit on the strength of a demo tape AAF purportedly made for $100.

After a second demo and a full-length indie release called Greatest Hits, Alien Ant Farm is ready to join the big boys.

They’re out in advance of what will be their major-label debut album, ANThology, due in stores March 6, and confirm that they have been inked to join this summer’s Warped Tour.