The details are getting nailed down but it looks like the tour starts February 15 in Providence, R.I., and stops by mid-sized venues across the U.S. on the six-week blitz. It’s due to wrap up at the end of March on the West Coast.

Tickets for the February 15 kickoff are already on sale for the easy-on-the-pocketbook price of $16.50. The on-sale dates for shows in Boston (February 16), Philadelphia (17) and Washington, D.C. (18) have not been announced.

Last year’s SnoCore outing featured Fear Factory, Kittie, Union Underground, Slaves On Dope, and Boy Hits Car, and played 22 dates in the States.

The 2001 program was a little different, with SnoCore’s sister tour – Icicle Ball – making stops within days of each other in many of the same markets.

Right now, it doesn’t look like Icicle Ball will return for 2002. Last year’s inaugural waltz featured Galactic and Les Claypool’s Frog Brigade co-headlining with Lake Trout and Drums & Tuba trading partners as the support group.

However, there is a new SnoCore spinoff in the works – The SnoCore Hippie-Hop featuring Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Michael Franti’s Spearhead, Blackalicious and Saul Williams. Only one date is confirmed right now, but it looks like the Hippie-Hop could be expanding to a full tour. Tickets for this show go on sale January 12.

Past SnoCore trips have featured Sublime, Primus, Blink-182, Black Eyed Peas, The Pharcyde, Everclear, System Of A Down, and Powerman 5000.