Earlier this month, Anthrax, Exodus and Municipal Waste were announced as the bands leading the charge for the third annual Metal Alliance Tour. Now, the dates for the 2013 trek have been revealed.

The North American jaunt will kick off in fitting metal fashion on March 23 at the House of Blues in the city of sin, Las Vegas. The 21-date run will hit up cities throughout the States, including Denver, Seattle, Detroit and Cleveland before wrapping up April 20 and wrap up nearly a month later at New York's Irving Plaza.

There’s also one Canadian date on the route on March 30 at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Anthrax will serve as the headliner of the tour and will play their 1987 disc ‘Among the Living’ in its entirety each night. Guitarist Scott Ian couldn't be more pumped: "This is such a perfect lineup," he says. "To make this tour even more special, we will be playing our 'Among The Living' record in its entirety. I can't wait to play 'Horror of It All'!”

Tour co-organizer Dan Rozenblum is also excited about the monster lineup. “Anthrax has always been one of my favorite bands, and to have them be part of our tour is beyond expression,” said Rozenblum. “This is surely going to be one for the history books!"

Holy Grail will also be on the bill, with a handful of additional bands to be announced at a later date. General ticket sales begin on Jan. 11.

2013 Metal Alliance Tour Dates:

3/23 - House of Blues - Las Vegas, Nev.
3/24 - Marquee Theatre - Tempe, Ariz.
3/25 - House of Blues - San Diego, Calif.
3/27 - House of Blues - West Hollywood, Calif.
3/28 - Regency Ballroom - San Francisco, Calif.
3/29 - The Crystal Ballroom - Portland, Ore.
3/30 - Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, British Columbia
3/31 - Showbox SoDo - Seattle, Wash.
4/2 - Summit Music Hall - Denver, Colo.
4/4 - First Avenue - Minneapolis, Minn.
4/5 - House of Blues - Chicago, Ill.
4/6 - The Fillmore Detroit - Detroit, Mich.
4/7 - Bogarts  - Cincinnati, Ohio
4/9 - House of Blues - Dallas, Texas
4/10 - House of Blues - Houston, Texas
4/12 - House of Blues - Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
4/13 - Tremont Music Hall - Charlotte, N.C.
4/14 - The Fillmore - Silver Spring, Md.
4/16 - House of Blues - Cleveland, Ohio
4/18 - Theatre of the Living Arts - Philadelphia, Pa.
4/20 - Irving Plaza - New York, N.Y.