Nov. 18 Bad Lieutenant plays Chicago’s Park West followed by a Nov. 21 show at Webster Hall in New York.

Sumner, who handles lead vocals for New Order, shares the mic in Bad Lieutenant with U.K. singer Jake Evans. They band also includes Phil Cunningham, the newest member of New Order, on guitars. The guys will be joined on tour by Joy Division/New Order drummer Stephen Morris and bassist Tom Chapman.

“The bulk of the set will be Bad Lieutenant songs, but we’ll also play some songs from my past, some New Order songs, some Joy Division, and a few other surprises. We’ll all very excited about coming back to the States,” Sumner said.

This month the band plays its very first show Oct. 20 at Digital-Brighton in Brighton, U.K., in addition to an Oct. 21 show at London’s Heaven and an Oct. 22 gig at The Ritz in Manchester, U.K.

Bad Lieutenant’s debut album, Never Cry Another Tear, was released digitally Oct. 2 exclusively through The album will be available for purchase as a physical CD through Oct. 13 and through all other retail outlets Nov. 10. The album features Morris’ handiwork on the skins.

“We worked hard on the album and I’m proud of it,” Sumner said. “It’s also important because it gives people the chance to hear Jake Evans, a gifted singer and guitar player who I think is very talented. This is just how I now want to make music.”

Tickets for the New York show are available now. Tickets for the Chicago date go on sale tomorrow, Oct. 10, at 10 a.m.

A major North American tour is in the works for 2010.

Click here for Bad Lieutenant’s MySpace page.