Daughtry Announce First Leg of North American 2012 Tour


Daughtry’s latest run will benefit Malaria No More.

Mainstream rocker Chris Daughtry and his band have announced the first leg of their North American “Break the Spell Tour.” The trek — which is in support of the band’s third studio album, “Break the Spell” — will hit theaters starting in March. Tickets go on sale staring Jan. 20.

As for the openers, Daughtry have booked Nashville-based alternative pop-rock group SafetySuit for the run, plus singer-songwriter Mike Sanchez. The band are also using this tour to help a charity near and dear to their hearts, as $1 from every ticket sold will go towards Malaria No More, a leading humanitarian organization determined to end malaria deaths in Africa by 2015.

To share the tour news, Daughtry posted a video on TwitVid.com right before the official announcement: “Oh, hey, didn’t see you there!” he starts. “… I know you’re been waiting on tour details — the first leg of the ‘Break the Spell Tour’ — details which I’m prepared to share with you this evening on ChrisDaughtry.com. Absolutely, folks! This evening we’ll be rolling out the details of the first leg of the ‘Break the Spell Tour!’ Who’s opening, where we’re heading… We can’t wait to share the news with you, we can’t to roll it out and we can’t wait to get back out on the road and see you guys and play these songs for you.”

Expect to hear new songs off “Break the Spell,” such as “Crawling Back To You” and “Renegade,” plus past hits on the jaunt. “We recorded a hard-hitting rock album that is primed to blow the doors off these great theaters,” Daughtry said. “Fans who come out are going to get an incredible show every night.”

First Leg of Daughtry’s 2012 ‘Break the Spell Tour’:

03/20 — Buffalo, N.Y. — Shea’s Performing Arts Center
03/21 — Reading, Pa. — Reading Eagle Theater at the Sovereign Center
03/24 — Toronto, ON — Massey Hall
03/25 — Cleveland, Ohio — Palace Theatre
03/27 — Atlanta, Ga. — Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
03/28 — Little Rock, Ark. — Robinson Center Music Hall
03/30 — Nashville, Tenn. — Ryman Auditorium
03/31 — Louisville, Ky. — Louisville Palace Theater
04/2 — Columbus, Ohio — Veteran’sMemorial
04/3 — Cincinnati, Ohio — Music Hall
04/4 — Pittsburgh, Pa. — Benedum Center
04/7 — Greensboro, N.C. — Greensboro Coliseum
04/9 — Charlotte, N.C. — Ovens Auditorium
04/11 — Clearwater, Fla. — Ruth Eckerd Hall
04/14 — Boca Raton, Fla. — Mizner Park Amphitheater
04/15 — Jacksonville, Fla. — Moran Theatre at the Times Union Center
04/17 — Columbia, S.C. — Township Auditorium
04/18 — Richmond, Va. — Landmark Theater
04/20 — W. Long Branch, N.J. — The MAC at Monmouth University
04/21 — Syracuse, N.Y. — Landmark Theater
04/23 — Lowell, Mass. — Lowell Memorial
04/24 — Newark, N.J. — NJ PAC
04/27 — Mashantucket, Conn. — Foxwoods
04/28 — Albany, N.Y. — Palace Theater
04/30 — New York, N.Y. — Hammerstein Ballroom