Liz Phair is set to headline the Chicks With Attitude Tour, which will visit 18 North American cities from August to early September, Billboard.biz has learned. Other artists set to appear include Car

Liz Phair is set to headline the Chicks With Attitude Tour, which will visit 18 North American cities from August to early September, Billboard.biz has learned. Other artists set to appear include Cardigans lead singer Nina Persson, Katy Rose and Charlotte Martin. Maybelline New York has signed on to be the tour's sponsor; House of Blues Concerts Inc. and Monarch Entertainment Group are handling marketing and promotion.

A tour preview show will take place May 3 at the Hudson Theatre in New York.

Representatives for the tour would not reveal exact dates by deadline, but confirmed the trek will hit the following cities: Atlanta; Chicago; Dallas; Denver; Detroit; Houston; Las Vegas; Los Angeles; Minneapolis; New York; Philadelphia; Phoenix; Providence, R.I.; San Antonio; San Diego; San Francisco; Toronto; and Washington, D.C.

Phair has been on tour in support of her 2003 eponymous album on Capitol Records. Before Persson joins Chicks With Attitude, she and the Cardigans will launch their first U.S. tour in five years May 8 in Hoboken, N.J. The Cardigans' current album, "Long Gone Before Daylight," will be released in North America May 25 on Koch Records.

Newcomers Rose and Martin will be touring in support of their debut albums. Rose's "Because I Can" was released Jan. 27 on V2, while Martin's "On Your Shore" is due Aug. 10 on RCA Records.