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New INXS Books North American Tour

The new INXS lineup will open its first North American tour Jan. 18 in Vancouver.

The new INXS lineup will open its first North American tour Jan. 18 in Vancouver. The group recently replaced late lead singer Michael Hutchence via the public audition/TV reality show "Rock Star: INXS," which ended with Canadian J.D. Fortune landing the gig.

The first leg of the band's Switched On world tour will play 20-plus theater dates through Feb. 18 show in Washington, D.C. Tickets will go on sale Oct. 15-16, with details to be announced via the band's official Web site.

The band -- Andrew Farriss (keyboards/guitar), Tim Farriss (guitar), Jon Farriss (drums), Kirk Pengilly (guitar/saxophone), Garry Beers (bass) and Fortune - is working on its debut album with Fortune, "Switch," which is due Nov. 29 via Epic. As previously reported, INXS also will join Gang Of Four and Dredg for a free Oct. 17 performance at the grand opening of Los Angeles' new Virgin Megastore.

Here are INXS' tour dates:

Jan. 18: Vancouver (Queen Elizabeth Theatre)
Jan. 19: Seattle (Paramount Theatre)
Jan. 20-21: Lincoln City, Ore. (Chinook Winds Casino)
Jan. 23: Oakland, Calif. (Paramount Theatre)
Jan. 25: Pala, Calif. (Pala Events Center)
Jan. 26: Highland, Calif. (San Manuel Casino)
Jan. 27: Los Angeles (Gibson Amphitheatre)
Jan. 28: Las Vegas (Mandalay Bay Events Center)
Jan. 30: Denver (Convention Center)
Feb. 1: St. Charles, Mo. (Family Arena)
Feb. 2: Kansas City, Mo. (Midland Theatre)
Feb. 3: Minneapolis (Orpheum Theatre)
Feb. 4: Chicago (Chicago Theatre)
Feb. 7: Toronto (Massey Hall)
Feb. 8: Detroit (Masonic Temple Theatre)
Feb. 10: Boston (Wang Center)
Feb. 11: Atlantic City, N.J. (Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa)
Feb. 12: New York (Avery Fisher Hall)
Feb. 15: Reading, Pa. (Sovereign PAC)
Feb. 16: Uncasville, Conn. (Mohegan Sun)
Feb. 17: Upper Darby, Pa. (Tower Theatre)
Feb. 18: Washington, D.C. (Warner Theatre)