MTV2 Launches Handpicked Tour

Two of M2ís "Handpicked" artists, LostProphets and Apex Theory, will hit the road for the cable channelís inaugural Handpicked tour. According to Billboard, the tour, which takes its name from the channelís new music feature, will kick off on March 19 in San Diego and will wrap on May 7 in Albuquerque, NM. Icelandís latest group of superstars-on-the-rise, Quarashi, will join the tour from March 19 through the 25th, while bloody-nosed cover boy, Andrew WK will be onboard for shows between March 29 and May 5. Apex Theoryís debut album, Topsy-Turvy will be released April 9 via DreamWorks, while Andrew WKís I Get Wet will hit the streets March 26 via Island. Quarashiís "Stick em Up" is currently blowing up at alternative radio. Their debut album Jinx will drop April 9th via Columbia. LostProphetsí debut album Fake Sound Of Progress is in stores now. Click more for Handpicked tour dates.

Handpicked tour dates:

March 19: San Diego (Cane's)

March 20: Los Angeles (El Rey Theatre)

March 21: San Francisco (Slim's)

March 22: Orangevale, Calif. (Boardwalk)

March 24: Portland, Ore. (Crystal Ballroom)

March 25: Seattle (Graceland)

March 28: Omaha, Neb. (Ranch Bowl)

March 29: Madison, Wis. (Barrymore Theatre)

March 30: Milwaukee (Rave)

April 1: Minneapolis (Quest Club)

April 2: Chicago (Metro / Smart Bar)

April 4: Grand Rapids, Mich. (Intersection)

April 5: Detroit (St. Andrews Hall)

April 7: Cleveland (Odeon)

April 8: Pittsburgh (Club Laga)

April 11: Boston (Paradise Rock Club)

April 12: Philadelphia (Theatre of Living Arts)

April 13: Hartford, Conn. (Webster Theatre)

April 15: New York (Irving Plaza)

April 18: Rochester, N.Y. (Water Street Music Hall)

April 19: Buffalo, N.Y. (Showplace)

April 21: Norfolk, Va. (NorVa)

April 22: Charlotte, NC (Tremont Music Hall)

April 23: Atlanta (Cotton Club)

April 30: New Orleans (Parish @ House of Blues)

May 1: Houston (Engine Room)

May 3: San Antonio, Texas (Sunset Station)

May 4: Dallas (Trees)

May 5: Austin, Texas (La Zona Rosa)

May 7: Albuquerque, N.M. (Launchpad)

MTV2 Launches Handpicked Tour