The first chunk of the band’s North American tour dates have been confirmed, and support acts will be announced momentarily, according to the group’s booking agent. Sevendust and Puddle Of Mudd are heavily rumored to be on the bill.

They’ll be on their home turf in Lakeland, Fla. on January 14 or 15, and the confirmed dates start in Atlanta on the 16th. Creed plays 19 shows on this initial tour leg, hitting major markets including Houston; New Orleans; Dallas; Toronto; Boston; Washington, D.C.; Chicago; St. Paul; and Kansas City.

Frontman Scott Stapp posted on the Creed Web site that the shows will include three songs from each record (the set list will be shuffled nightly) as well as all their singles. He also said to expect some surprise covers.

Creed will be making a few special appearances before and during the road trip. For the VH1 Awards, Creed will present awards and perform, while they’ll just be presenting at the Billboard Music Awards, both taking place in December. Stapp told MTV that they will also perform at the Winter Olympics Games in Salt Lake City this February.

The rest of the year will be spent on the road, bringing Weathered to the world. After the first North American swing, the band will head to Australia in mid-March. They’ll return to the U.S. for a West Coast tour in April and spend part of May and June in Europe. Creed will then spend mid-July through the end of October on the road in the States.

Weathered rocketed to the top of the charts when it was released in late November. Debuting at No. 1, it sold a massive 887,000 copies, making this the band’s biggest album debut yet. For blowing competition out of the water, Creed received the honor of having the second highest first-week sales total of any album released this year – second only to *NSYNC’s Celebrity, which saw 1.8 million in first week sales.