The Scots rockers take on America....

Idlewild are to support PEARL JAM on their North American tour.

The band are to join the grunge stalwarts on the second leg of their jaunt.

The Pearl Jam dates will be:

Missoula Adams Fieldhouse (May 28)

Vancouver GM Place (30)

San Francisco Shoreline Amphitheater (June 1)

Los Angeles Verizon Wireless Amphitheater (2)

San Diego San Diego Sports Arena (5)

Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Events Center (6)

Phoenix Cricket Pavilion (7)

Dallas Smirnoff Music Center (9)

Little Rock Alltel Arena (10)

Kansas City Verizon Wireless Amphitheater (12)

Council Bluff Mid-America Center (13)

Fargo Dome (15)

St. Paul Xcell Arena (16)

Chicago United Center (18)

Cincinnati Riverbend Music Center (19)

Idlewild and The Beatings support on other dates.

Prior to this, the Scots indie stars – whose UK dates with new bassist, former Turn man Gavin Fox kick off tonight (January 30) in Derry – embark on their own headline tour of America. The spring dates will be:

Boston Paradise (March 5)

New York Irving Plaza (6)

Philadelphia Theatre Of Living Arts (7)

Baltimore Fletcher’s (8)

Atlanta Echo Lounge (10)

New Orleans House Of Blues (11)

Austin SXSW Festival (14)

Dallas Trees (16)

Champaign Highdive (20)

Chicago Double Door (21)

Denver Bluebird Theater (25)

Seattle Graceland (28)

The band’s third full-length album, ‘The Remote Part’, which reached the Top Five in the UK charts, is released there on March 25.

But before leaving these shores to further their assault on America, Cave In play their sold-out NME show at London Astoria, on February 8, supported by [/a], [a] and My Morning Jacket.