Supernova, which is in the process of searching for a singer via the CBS show "Rockstar," will play its first live show on New Year's Eve at the Joint in Las Vegas.

Supernova, which is in the process of searching for a singer via the CBS show "Rockstar," will play its first live show on New Year's Eve at the Joint in Las Vegas. A five-week North American tour will follow, beginning Jan. 16 in Hollywood, Fla.

The lead vocalist for the band, which is comprised of drummer Tommy Lee, guitarist Gilby Clarke and bassist Jason Newsted, will be selected during the Sept. 13 episode of the show.

Quickly afterward, Supernova will get busy in the studio with producer Butch Walker to record its debut album, due Nov. 21 via Epic. Fans who preorder the album via the band's Web site will receive an exclusive DVD well ahead of street date.

All the planning is moving forward despite a recent lawsuit filed by a pre-existing band that also uses the name Supernova. That group, best known for contributing the song "Chewbacca" to the movie "Clerks," filed for a preliminary injunction after settlement talks with CBS broke down.

Here are Supernova's tour dates:

Dec. 31: Las Vegas (the Joint)
Jan. 16: Hollywood, Fla. (Hard Rock Live)
Jan. 17: Orlando, Fla. (Hard Rock Live)
Jan. 19: Norfolk, Va. (Constant Convocation Center)
Jan. 20: Buffalo, N.Y. (Shea's)
Jan. 23: Montreal (Bell Centre)
Jan. 24: Toronto (Massey Hall)
Jan. 26: Atlantic City, N.Y. (Borgata)
Jan. 27: Wallingford, Conn. (Chevrolet Theatre)
Jan. 28: Worcester, Mass. (DCU Center)
Jan. 30: Philadelphia (Wachovia Spectrum)
Jan. 31: New York (Radio City Music Hall)
Feb. 2: Columbus, Ohio (Schottenstein Center)
Feb. 3: Chicago (Rosemont Theatre)
Feb. 5: Detroit (Fox Theatre)
Feb. 7: Des Moines, Iowa (Wells Fargo Arena)
Feb. 8: Minneapolis (Roy Wilkins Auditorium)
Feb. 9: Fargo, N.D. (Fargodome)
Feb. 11: Dallas (Nokia Theatre)
Feb. 13: Loveland, Colo. (Budweiser Events Center)
Feb. 16: Portland, Ore. (Memorial Coliseum)
Feb. 18: Everett, Wash. (Events Center)
Feb. 19: Vancouver (Queen Elizabeth Theatre)
Feb. 21: Sacramento, Calif. (Arco Arena)
Feb. 22: Oakland, Calif. (Oakland Arena)
Feb. 24: Phoenix, Calif. (Cricket Pavilion)
Feb. 25: San Diego (Pala Casino)
Feb. 27: Long Beach, Calif. (Long Beach Arena)

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