Shinedown plans to tour behind their new album 'Amaryllis' and will headline the Avalanche Tour to play smaller intimate venues.  The tour will begin March 27th in California on the same day the new album is set to be release and ending April 25th in Baltimore.  Adelita's Way will open with Art of Dying and New Medicine splitting dates.  Click to see tour dates.

Drummer Barry Kerch says  Shinedown hopes to play a healthy dose of "Amaryllis" in concert, and promises there will be "a balance" between new material and songs from the group's three preceding studio albums. He describes "Amaryllis," produced by Rob Cavallo -- who also did "The Sound of Madness" -- as "big, grandiose and as wide as you can possibly make it sound. There are strings and orchestrations and synth beds underneath things. Guitars are everywhere, all sorts of different colors and tones and drums and shakers...It's a really broad, fun to listen to record. If you put on headphone, you'll feel like you're sitting in the middle of it all, and that was the idea."

The 2012 Avalanche Tour:

MARCH

27  Anaheim, CA -- The Grove

28  San Francisco, CA -- The Regency Ballroom

30  Reno, NV -- Grand Sierra Theatre

31  Boise, ID -- Knitting Factory

APRIL

2  Denver, CO -- Ogden Theatre

5  Houston, TX -- House of Blues

6  Dallas, TX -- House of Blues

7  Corpus Christi, TX -- Concrete Street Amphitheatre

9  Springfield, MO -- Shrine Mosque

10  Indianapolis, IN -- Egyptian Room

12  Detroit, MI -- The Fillmore

13  Milwaukee, WI -- The Rave

14  Grand Rapids, MI -- Orbit Room

16  Niagara Falls, NY -- Rapids Theater

17  Pittsburgh, PA -- Stage AE

18  Providence, RI -- Lupo's

20 New York, NY -- Best Buy Theater

21  Atlantic City, NJ -- House of Blues

22  Scranton, PA -- Cultural Center

24  Richmond, VA -- The National

25  Baltimore, MD -- Ram's Head

To see Amaryllis album cover and hear snippets of songs on the album click here.