Modern rock outfit Cold is gearing up for a short club tour to preview its forthcoming album "Year of the Spider." The set, due April 29 on Flip/Geffen, finds the band getting some help from Weezer fr

Modern rock outfit Cold is gearing up for a short club tour to preview its forthcoming album "Year of the Spider." The set, due April 29 on Flip/Geffen, finds the band getting some help from Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo, who lends his talents to first single "Stupid Girl." Cold will launch a two-week trek March 2 in Hartford, Conn.

The brief outing takes the band through the East Coast and Midwest, but avoids such major markets as New York, Chicago, and Detroit. Instead, Cold will visit clubs in college-centered towns such as Madison, Wis., and Grand Rapids, Mich. According to the group's official Web site, a full tour is being planned to accompany the release of "Year of the Spider."

While a full track list is not yet available for the new album, song titles include "Remedy," "Wasted Years," "Suffocate," "I Don't Belong," and "Tragedy." The set, the third from the Jacksonville, Fla.-based band, was produced with Howard Benson, who helmed P.O.D's recent Atlantic album, "Satellite."

"Stupid Girl" will be sent to U.S. radio outlets in mid-March, and features Cuomo on guitar. The Weezer singer co-wrote the song with Cold vocalist Scooter Ward, and also sings background vocals. Cuomo has been making a slew of guest appearances of late, recording contributions for upcoming albums by Limp Bizkit and Crazy Town.

Cold's 2000 album "13 Ways to Bleed on Stage" peaked at No. 98 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 467,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. The single "No One" peaked at No. 13 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks tally.

Here are Cold's tour dates:

March 2: Hartford, Conn. (Webster Underground)
March 3: Boston (Middle East)
March 4: Philadelphia (Fire)
March 6: Harrisburg, Penn. (Chameleon Club)
March 7: Pittsburgh (Nick's Fat City/Hard Rock)
March 8: Grand Rapids, Mich. (Intersection)
March 9: Madison, Wis. (Annex)
March 11: Minneapolis (7th Street Entry)
March 12: Omaha, Neb. (Ranch Bowl)
March 13: St. Louis (Galaxy)
March 14: Lawrence, Kan. (Bottleneck)