Modern rock act Lit will kick off a U.S. tour Sept. 9 with a concert at the annual Gravity Games in Providence, R.I. Supported by Sound of Urchin, Lit's appearance will follow concerts by the Mighty M

Modern rock act Lit will kick off a U.S. tour Sept. 9 with a concert at the annual Gravity Games in Providence, R.I. Supported by Sound of Urchin, Lit's appearance will follow concerts by the Mighty Mighty Bosstones and Riddlin' Kids (Sept. 7) and Smash Mouth and Unwritten Law (Sept. 8). All three shows, as well as the events of the extreme sports contest, will be broadcast to more than 1,800 U.S. colleges and university campuses via the College Television Network (CTN).

Lit's tour will precede release of its new album, "Atomic," due Oct. 16 via Dirty Martini/RCA. Following a Sept. 11 show in Old Bridge, N.J., Lit will head to Washington, D.C., the next night where labelmates Handsome Devil will join the tour through its Oct. 13 conclusion at a "surprise show" in an unspecified city. Devil's latest, "Kisses From the Underground," is due out Sept. 25.

For more information on the bands or the tour, visit Lit's official Web site at LitLounge.com, or Handsome Devil's home on the Web, HandsomeDevilWorld.com. For more information on the Gravity Games, visit the event's official Web site.

Here are Lit's upcoming tour dates:

Sept. 9: Providence, R.I. (Gravity Games)
Sept. 11: Old Bridge, N.J. (Birch Hill)
Sept. 12: Washington, D.C. (9:30 Club)
Sept. 14: Boston (Axis)
Sept. 15: Philadelphia (Theatre of Living Arts)
Sept. 17: Montreal (Campus Cafe)
Sept. 18: Toronto (Opera House)
Sept. 19: Detroit (Clutch Cargo)
Sept. 20: Chicago (Metro)
Sept. 22: Atlanta (99X radio show)
Sept. 23: Birmingham, Ala. (Five Points Music Hall)
Sept. 25: Houston (Aerial Theatre)
Sept. 26: Austin, Texas (La Zona Rosa)
Sept. 28: Denver (Gothic Theatre)
Sept. 29: Dallas (Bronco Bowl)
Sept. 30: Phoenix (Radio show)
Oct. 2: Los Angeles (Roxy)
Oct. 3: Sacramento, Calif. (Crest Theatre)
Oct. 4: San Francisco (Fillmore)
Oct. 6: Portland, Ore. (Roseland Theatre)
Oct. 7: Seattle (Showbox)
Oct. 9: New York (venue TBA)
Oct. 13: venue/city TBA