UNIVERSAL AUDIOSLAVE!

The rock supergroup gear up for a busy summer...

AUDIOSLAVE are to precede their UK dates with a North American tour.

The group, featuring members of [url=]Rage Against The Machine, with Chris Cornell on vocals, will play in Manchester and three nights in London in June.

Before that, the band will tour North America in April and May.

The dates, according to Billboard, are:

Las Vegas Joint (April 14)

Austin Music Hall (17)

Houston Verizon Wireless Theater (18)

Minneapolis Quest (21)

Chicago Aragon Ballroom (22)

Cleveland Agora Theatre (24)

Toronto Kool Haus (26)

Boston Avalon Ballroom (28)

Philadelphia Electric Factory (29)

New York Roseland (30)

Washington 9:30 Club (May 1)

Atlanta Tabernacle (4)

Orlando Hard Rock Live (6)

Seattle Moore Theater (12)

Portland Crystal Ballroom (13)

San Francisco Warfield Theater (15)

Sacramento Freedom Hall (16)

San Diego Soma (17)

Los Angeles Wiltern Theater (20)

The UK dates are:London Brixton Carling Academy (June 20-22)

Manchester MEN Arena (24)

For ticket availability, [url=]click here or call the NME Ticketline on 0870 1 663 663.