Tickets are set at $10 for all concerts on the trek, which is to cover the length of North America over six weeks.
The tour is the brainchild of Dan Catullo, head of the newly formed Cement Shoes Records, home of Ill Nino, Godhead, and Ra.
"People have taken the sizzle out of rock shows," Catullo told Pollstar. "It's just kind of lame when bands are up there just performing with some lights and a backdrop. The only time you see a real production is if you spend $150 to go see Madonna over at the Staples Center."
To bring a large-scale production to the club/theatre level, Catullo has recruited veteran road manager Mark Russo, who most recently spent seven years on the blockbuster Faith Hill / Tim McGraw tour. Congress of Corruption will roll across the country on a semi and "four or five buses."
The trek launches September 21 at Baltimore's Recher Theatre. Dates are still being confirmed and organizers plan to take the tour through the end of October.
"I take a little different approach towards touring with my bands," Russo said. "I think the best way to sell records is touring and building a fanbase. So I'm almost treating the inaugural run of this tour as a big marketing expense for us. I want to give the fans of all these bands a lot of bang for the buck."
Catullo said the tour will grow every year, but he wants to keep it at the level of large clubs and small theatres. What's more, he's eschewing the corporate sponsors that keep many package tours alive.
"I've taken no cash sponsors on the tour. We kind of don't want them, because this is something that's just straight-up about the music," he said. "A lot of times, people come in with a cheap ticket price, but then they're pushing a product. I just want to keep this about the music and a slammin' rock show."