The nine-city tour kicks off April 30 at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle, and is expected to feature at least two opening acts which await confirmation.

Other cities on the inaugural itinerary include San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, Chicago and Atlanta.

Art meets commerce in the Civic Tour, as fans will have the opportunity to enter two sweepstakes promotions during the outing.

Beginning in March, fans can enter to win a 2001 Civic custom-designed by Blink-182’s scatalogically-inclined members. The “Meet the Band” contest sports a grand prize trip for two to one of the shows, including a pre-concert meet-and-greet with the group.

Despite the heavy presence of the corporate sponsor, the surf-punk band from San Diego will hawk more than cars – they’ve got a live album of their own to support. The Mark, Tom, and Travis Show (The Enema Strikes Back) hit shelves in November and immediately rocketed to the upper reaches of record sales charts.

Their last studio album, Enema of the State, has scored quadruple-platinum sales since its 1999 release.

The nine-city tour gives Blink-182 a nice little warm-up for what is expected to be an extensive tour coinciding with the scheduled June release of a new studio album.

No stranger to the road, Blink-182 was a mainstay of the Van’s Warped Tour with three appearances during the late 1990s and a mainstage performer for the 1999 SnoCore caravan.

In 2000, the hard-touring trio spent much of the year headlining in arenas across North America with Bad Religion and Fenix-TX.