Rock & Rollin' Rooney Releasing Record, Ready To Road-Trip

Who says the world can't have too many pretty-boy laden, actor-containing rock quintets from Los Angeles? Following in the footsteps of his brother's band, Phantom Planet, Robert Carmine and his rocking youngsters, Rooney are ready to drop their debut album and initiate the first headlining tour of their short career. They've been out on the road previously in support of one of their favorite bands, Weezer, and also in tow with OK Go and The Donnas, but now, they will rule the roost. Their debut album, wittily-entitled, uh, Rooney, will hit shelves via Interscope on May 20, but prior to that, the boys will head to Providence, RI, for their first biggest-name-on-the-marquee show on May 11 and will wrap their short jaunt in Chicago on June 5.

Rooney's headlining gig dates:

05.11.03 - Providence, RI (Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel)

05.13.03 - Northampton, MA (Pearl Street)

05.14.03 - Albany, NY (Valentine's)

05.16.03 - Norfolk, VA (Town Point Park)

05.17.03 - Charlotte, NC (Tremont Music Hall)

05.21.03 - Atlanta, GA (Cotton Club)

05.23.03 - Winston-Salem, NC (Ziggy's)

06.01.03 - Philadelphia, PA (The Trocadero)

06.02.03 - Axis Boston, MA (Axis)

06.03.03 - New York, NY (Bowery Ballroom)

06.05.03 - Chicago, IL (Park West)

Rock & Rollin' Rooney Releasing Record, Ready To Road-Trip