Vines, Music Sprout 'Handpicked' Tour

Heralded Australian rock act the Vines will headline a winter tour sponsored by MTV2. The MTV2 Handpicked Tour ties into the music network's recently released compilation CD "Handpicked Vol. II," and

Heralded Australian rock act the Vines will headline a winter tour sponsored by MTV2. The MTV2 Handpicked Tour ties into the music network's recently released compilation CD "Handpicked Vol. II," and will launch Nov. 19 in Philadelphia. It is currently slated to hit 14 cities throughout the Midwest and on the East Coast with newcomer U.K. act the Music opening.

The Vines' "Highly Evolved" (Capitol) arrived last summer amid a flurry of major-label hype and debuted at No. 11 on The Billboard 200. Currently at No. 56 on the chart, the set has sold 420,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. First single "Get Free" peaked at No. 7 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart; the label recently released second single "Outtathaway" to U.S. radio outlets for airplay consideration.

The Music's debut album is due Feb. 11 via Capitol. The band's "Take the Long Road and Walk It" closes the 14-track second volume in MTV2's "Handpicked" compilation series, which was released Tuesday (Oct. 22). As previously reported, the album features the Vines' "Get Free," as well as cuts by the Hives, Coldplay, Jimmy Eat World, Norah Jones, John Mayer, and Jack Johnson, among others.

Here are MTV2 Handpicked Tour dates:

Nov. 19: Philadelphia (Theatre of Living Arts)
Nov. 20: Pittsburgh (Metropol)
Nov. 22: Providence, R.I. (Lupos)
Nov. 23: Hartford, Conn. (Webster Theater)
Nov. 24: Old Bridge, N.J. (Birch Hill Niteclub)
Nov. 26: Toledo, Ohio (the Mission)
Nov. 27: Cleveland (Agora Theater)
Nov. 28: Toronto (Kool Haus)
Nov. 30: Columbus, Ohio (Newport Music Hall)
Dec. 1: Cincinnati (Bogart's)
Dec. 2: Champaign, Ill. (Foellinger Auditorium)
Dec. 4: Grand Rapids, Mich. (Orbit Room)
Dec. 5: Milwaukee (the Rave)
Dec. 6: Minneapolis (Quest)