Next Tuesday, Illinois rock trio Chevelle will be releasing their sixth studio album, Hats Off To The Bull, and to mark this major accomplishment in their musical career, they will be embarking on a short tour starting tonight that will bring them into the middle of December. Bands Bush and Filter will be joining them for support.

Included in the tour are two big radio shows and two "Project Occupy Chevelle" shows as well. In addition, the band will be performing on Jimmy Kimmel on Thursday, December 8.

According to the article:

Working with producer Joe Barresi, Chevelle made a conscious effort to incorporate new sounds and textures into their patented airtight anthems. As a result, Hats Off to the Bull feautures the group's most infectious, intriguing, and impressive offering to date.

We're evolving, declares vocalist/guitarist Pete Loeffler. The album is different, and it's going to take some people by surprise. 'Face to the Floor'--a song that taps right into the current state of the public's growing mistrust of economic systems--is emblematic of the band's progression. A grinding riff snakes through a hypnotic haze as Pete rails against the corporate corruption of Bernie Madoff on one of the most explosive hooks of the band's career.

You can pre-order the new Chevelle album via their website merch.

The tour dates are as follows:

11/29 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
11/30 – Washington, DC @ Rock and Rock Hotel
12/02 – Clemson, SC @ Littlejohn Coliseum
12/03 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Ampitheater
12/05 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
12/06 – Houston, TX @ Verizon Wireless Theater
12/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Gibson Ampitheater
12/14 – Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa
12/15 – Tyler, TX @ Click's
12/16 – Biloxi, MS @ Mississippi, Coast Coliseum

Check out the video for the album's first single "Face to the Floor:"

Will you be buying the new Chevelle album?