The ninth edition of the North American tour, which is presented by Hot Topic, kicks off Jan. 25 at The Masquerade in Atlanta and wraps up March 2 at The Door In Dallas in Dallas.

Additional shows include House of Blues in Chicago (Jan. 28), Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto (Feb. 2), HighLine Ballroom in New York (Feb. 8), Floyd’s Music Store in Tallahassee, Fla. (Feb. 13) and The Regency Ballroom in San Francisco (Feb. 22).

This time around, the goal behind the Take Action tour is raising awareness about the importance of registry for the National Marrow Registry. Registering is so crucial because seventy percent of patients diagnosed with diseases like leukemia and lymphoma – and who may require cellular therapy such as a marrow transplant – do not have a matched donor in their family.

Hopeless Records, and its non profit organization Sub City, was inspired to help the cause by 14-year-old Patrick Pedraja, who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at age 10. When he was just 11, Pedraja and his family started the non-profit organization Driving For Donors and traveled around the country signing people up for the National Marrow Registry. Pedraja has even sold advertising on his bald head to help raise over $100,000 for tissue typing fees and drive expenses.

Since 2007, Driving for Donors has added over 22,000 donors to the registry and saved more than 24 people’s lives with matches.

The Sub City Take Action Tour is donating 10 perfect of the cost of each ticket sold to furthering the cause. Each tour stop will also give fans a chance to sign up for the National Marrow Registry.

To get involved and help save a life, donors must be between the ages of 18 and 61, take the time for a quick cheek swab and fill out simple paperwork.

The guys from We The Kings, which released their sophomore album, Smile Kid, earlier this month, say the band is thrilled to be involved in the Take Action Tour:

“Not only are we really excited to be on tour with some of our best friends, we also get to support a cause that we feel strongly about. We recently had a conversation with Patrick from Driving for Donors and his enthusiasm and passion for the cause was really contagious. We want to make this year’s Take Action Tour the biggest and best it’s ever been, by making people aware and getting them registered.”

 For information about registering with the National Marrow Registry, click here.

If you are under 18 but still want to help out, learn more at the show or click here for more information.

Click here for the Take Action Tour Web site.