The band will offer fans a prelude to the trek with a special benefit concert October 19 at the HighLine Ballroom in New York City during the CMJ Music Festival. Proceeds from the show will be used to help combat Alzheimer’s disease.

The tour kicks off October 29 at Kool Haus in Toronto and runs through the end of November. Stops on the schedule include The Riviera Theatre in Chicago (November 2), the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco (November 9), House of Blues in Dallas (November 15), Tabernacle in Atlanta (November 20), NorVa in Norfolk, Va. (November 24), and Electric Factory in Philadelphia (November 28).

Support acts for the jaunt include rock veterans Clutch and The Fall of Troy.

Tickets for Coheed and Cambria’s benefit show go on sale September 7 through Ticketmaster. Tickets for the some shows on the band’s North American tour are also available at Ticketmaster, with others going onsale over the next few days.

Tomorrow, due for release October 23, is dedicated to the memory of Antonia Cristiano, vocalist Claudio Sanchez’s aunt, whose life was claimed last year by Alzheimer’s.

Cristiano, who was a psychologist, played an essential role in Coheed and Cambria’s early career by counseling the group during deep growing pains and kept the band from breaking up in 2002. She was the inspiration for the track “Justice In Murder,” a key song on the new disc.

The album marks the apex and final chapter of “The Amory Wars,” the conceptual, apocalyptic storyline that runs through the band’s three previous albums and chronicles the trials and tribulations of main characters Coheed and Cambria Kilgannon and their children as they fight to save civilization.