The White Stripes have locked down plans for a 27-date summer trek that will take the duo into select North American markets for the first time, beginning June 24 in Burnaby, B.C.

"For the 10th anniversary of this band, we're going to play the 16 states we've never played before," frontman Jack White tells Billboard.biz. "And that way, we'd have played all 50 states in our 10th year. And, we're going to play every province and territory in Canada -- I don't know if it's ever been done. We're going to play all the places we haven't been, and that's really appealing to us."

Dave Kaplan, the White Stripes’ agent with the Agency Group, tells Billboard.biz the duo “had a great time in the Canadian markets the last time and wanted to expand the dates this time.” He adds, “I think they also wanted to do something no one else was doing and go everwhere up there.”

U.S. dates get underway July 22 at the Civic Center in Portland, Maine, and include a show two days later at New York's Madison Square Garden. The duo will be out in support of its upcoming album, "Icky Thump," due June 19 via Third Man/Warner Bros.

For this leg of the tour, which wraps July 31 at Snowden Grove Park in Southaven, Miss., Kaplan booked the act into larger-sized venues. “We didn’t have the time to do multiples, so we opted for bigger rooms,” the agent says, nothing that onsales begin next week.

The second leg of the duo’s North American jaunt is scheduled for September and will last three weeks, according to Kaplan. “It will include some festivals and Western states they haven’t been to, as well as a few major markets.”

Before visiting North America, the Stripes will play six shows in Europe in June and also drop by the Bonnaroo festival in Manchester, Tenn.

In 2005, the White Stripes grossed $6.3 million and sold more than 166,000 tickets for 41 shows reported to Billboard Boxscore.

Here are the White Stripes' North American tour dates:

June 24: Burnaby, B.C. (Deer Lake Park)
June 25: Whitehorse, Y.T. (Yukon Arts Centre)
June 26: Yellowknife, N.W. (Yellowknife Multiplex)
June 27: Iqaluit, N.U.N. (Arctic Winter Games Arena
June 29: Calgary, A.B. (Pengrowth Saddledome)
June 30: Edmonton, A.B. (Shaw Conference Centre)
July 1: Saskatoon, S.K. (TCU Place)
July 2: Winnipeg, M.B. (MTS Centre)
July 3: Thunder Bay, Ont. (Community Auditorium)
July 5: Toronto (Molson Amphitheatre)
July 6: Montreal (Bell Centre)
July 7: London, Ont. (Labatt Centre)
July 8: Ottawa, Ont. (Cisco Systems Bluesfest)
July 10: Moncton, N.B. (Moncton Coliseum)
July 11: Charlottetown, P.E. (Civic Centre)
July 13: Halifax, N.S. (Cunard Event Centre)
July 14: Glace Bay, N.S. (Savoy Theatre)
July 16: Saint John's, N.F. (Mile One Centre)
July 22: Portland, Maine (Civic Center)
July 23: Boston (Agganis Arena)
July 24: New York (Madison Square Garden)
July 25: Wallingford, Conn. (Chevrolet Theatre)
July 27: Wilmington, Del. (Grand Opera House)
July 28: Fairfax, Va. (Patriot Center)
July 29: Myrtle Beach, S.C. (House of Blues)
July 30: Birmingham, Ala. (Sloss Furnace)
July 31: Southaven, Miss. (Snowden Grove Park)

Additional reporting by Brian Garrity and Jonathan Cohen