Former AP cover stars Yellowcard have announced a brief U.S. tour scheduled for this January and February in support of their upcoming album, Lights And Sounds, which comes out Jan. 24 via Capitol. The tour, which gets underway Jan. 19 in Minneapolis, will feature opening act Mae on all dates. Dates:

1/19 Minneapolis, MN Fine Line Music Café

1/20 Milwaukee, WI The Eagles Club

1/21 Detroit, MI St. Andrew's Hall

1/22 Cleveland, OH The Odeon

1/24 New York, NY Irving Plaza

1/26 Washington, DC 9:30 Club

1/27 Boston, MA Axis

1/28 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts

1/29 Rochester, NY Water Street Music Hall

2/1 Chicago, IL Metro

2/4 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater

2/5 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre

2/7 Hollywood, CA The Avalon

2/8 San Francisco, CA Slim's

2/11 Las Vegas, NV Jillian's

Recently, the band had to cancel a quartet of U.K. shows; frontman Ryan Key elaborated on the band's website about the reason for cancellation:

"For the past month I've had something going on with my throat and I finally got a couple of days off and was able to see my doctor. Turns out I have what they call a nodule on my vocal chords. That's about the worst news you can get. If we don't take care of it now there is a serious risk of surgery which could put us out of commission for quite some time. We are so sorry to all of you that were coming to these shows but we want to come back and see you as much as possible next year so we are trying to fix the problem now."

The band have already refunded all U.K. ticketholders and have also announced a makeup tour to the territory in March; those dates can be found here.