Tantric Graduates To Headlining Tour

Modern rock act Tantric has announced its first U.S. headlining tour, set to kick off at Sept. 20 at New Orleans' House Of Blues and run through November, with more dates to be announced. The group is

Modern rock act Tantric has announced its first U.S. headlining tour, set to kick off at Sept. 20 at New Orleans' House Of Blues and run through November, with more dates to be announced. The group is currently finishing up an arena tour with 3 Doors Down, and also took part in the Rolling Rock Town Fair concert Aug. 4 in Latrobe, Pa., with Stone Temple Pilots, Live, Incubus, and Staind. A number of TV appearances are on tap, including a taping of HBO's "Reverb" in New York.

Featuring three ex-members of grunge rockers Days of the New, Tantric released its self-titled Maverick debut album in February, and has been roosting singles on the Modern and Mainstream Rock Tracks charts since. The set's first single, "Breakdown," reached No. 1 on the latter chart in March and peaked at No. 4 on the former a month later. The follow-up single, "Astounded," is at No. 7 on Mainstream Rock Tracks.

Here are Tantric's tour dates:

Sept. 20: New Orleans (House of Blues)
Sept. 21: Birmingham, Ala. (Five Points)
Sept. 24: Pittsburgh (Metropol)
Sept. 28: Grand Rapids, Mich. (Orbit Room)
Sept. 30: Columbus, Ohio (Newport Music Hall)
Oct. 1: Cincinnati (Bogart's)
Oct. 4: Madison, Wisc. (Barrymore Theatre)
Oct. 5: Milwaukee (Rave Ballroom)
Oct. 7: St. Louis (Pop's Annex)
Oct. 9: Denver (TBA)
Oct. 10: Salt Lake City (Bricks)
Oct. 12: Boise, Idaho (The Big Easy)
Oct. 14: Portland, Ore. (Crystal Ballroom)
Oct. 17: Sacremento, Calif. (Crest Theatre)
Oct. 20: Phoenix (Cajun House)
Oct. 21: San Bernadino, Calif. (The Gotham)
Oct. 26: San Antonio, Texas (Sunset Station)
Oct. 27: Dallas (Deep Ellum Live)
Oct. 28: Memphis (Omni New Daisy)
Nov. 2: Gainesville, Fla. (Brick City)
Nov. 3: Jacksonville, Fla. (Club 5)
Nov. 5: Charleston, S.C. (Music Farm)
Nov. 6: Greenville, S.C. (venue TBA)