The annual Warped tour has sprouted an offshoot: the Warped Inside Spring 2001 tour, set to kick off March 15 in Milwaukee. Boasting the Mighty Mighty Bosstones in the headlining slot, the tour will f

The annual Warped tour has sprouted an offshoot: the Warped Inside Spring 2001 tour, set to kick off March 15 in Milwaukee. Boasting the Mighty Mighty Bosstones in the headlining slot, the tour will feature different supporting artists in each city. So far, No Use For A Name, Fenix TX, Buck-O-Nine, Agent Orange, and Flogging Molly are among the acts that have signed on.

The trek adds sponsorship and marketing support to the Bosstones' planned Your Town Throwdown club tour, a touring version of the band's annual Hometown Throwdown series of club shows in Boston. It includes multiple-night stands in several cities, such as two-to-four night runs in Chicago, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Houston, and New York.

Each tour stop will include an after-show party where the Bosstones will rub shoulders with invited guests and contest winners. Beginning next Monday (March 12), ticket giveaways will be conducted via a special micro-Web site from Launch.com, which last year purchased the rights to the Warped tour.

As a part of the tour, the Bosstones and Flogging Molly will also perform March 25 at the Joint at Las Vegas' Hard Rock Casino for Schwing Alternative Golf Magazine's 3rd Annual Duffing For Dollars charity golf event. The tournament will benefit tour sponsor Target's Memphis, Tenn., Target House, a home for children and their families receiving long-term treatment at the city's St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and My Friends Place, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping homeless and impoverished youth.

Here are the dates for the Warped Inside Spring 2001 tour:

March 15: Milwaukee (the Rave; support TBD)
March 17: Chicago (Metro; Pegboy)
March 18: Chicago (Metro; Slackers, Deals Gone Bad)
March 21: Minneapolis (7th Street Entry; Kicked In The Head)
March 22: Minneapolis (7th Street Entry; Lucky Boys Confusion)
March 23: Minneapolis (7th Street Entry; the Framed)
March 24: Minneapolis (7th Street Entry; Samiam)
March 25: Las Vegas (the Joint; Flogging Molly)
March 27: San Diego (Cane's; Buck-O-Nine, Agent 51, Agent Orange)
March 28: Anaheim, Calif. (Chain Reaction; Code Name Rocky, Madcap)
March 30: Los Angeles (Whisky; Voodoo Glow Skulls, Lucky Boys Confusion)
March 31: Los Angeles (Whisky; Fenix TX, Madcap)
April 1: Los Angeles (Whisky; Flogging Molly, Sentimentals)
April 3: Petaluma, Calif. (Sonoma State Univ.; support TBD)
April 5: San Francisco (Bottom Of The Hill; Voodoo Glow Skulls)
April 6: San Francisco (Bottom Of The Hill; No Use For A Name)
April 7: San Francisco (Bottom Of The Hill; Tsunami Bomb)
April 8: San Francisco (Bottom Of The Hill; Flogging Molly)
April 10: Dallas (Galaxy; support TBD)
April 11: Austin, Texas (Emo's; support TBD)
April 12-14: Houston (Fitzgerald's; support TBD)
May 27: Detroit (St. Andrew's Hall; support TBD)
June 1-3: New York (Bowery Ballroom; support TBD)