In anticipation of the May 22 release of their fourth album, Beneath the Scars, 12 Stones is hitting the road with Saliva and Royal Bliss starting April 18 in West Springfield, Va.

For Beneath the Scars, the New Orleans band joined forces, once again, with producer Skidd Mills (Saving Abel, Skillet), who had previously worked with 12 Stones on 2007's Anthem for the Underdog. The first single, "Infected," mixed by Johnny K (3 Doors Down, Staind), is spinning on Active Rock stations nationwide and is available for download on iTunes and Amazon. Fans who pre-order the album from band's official website will have early download access to six songs.

A lyric video for "Infected" can be seen below. As singer Paul McCoy explains, "The song was written about the messed up state of the world. It speaks about how crazy these times are, and about being fed up with the chaos and hatred."

Watch 12 Stones' "Infected" Lyric Video


Check out 12 Stones at any of the following stops, with more dates being added in the coming days. Fans should check any of the band's websites for updated information.

w/ Saliva and Royal Bliss:

Wed 4/18 West Springfield, VA Empire

Fri 4/20 Vienna, WV YellowBeards Tavern

Sat 4/21 Maggie Valley, NC Stingrays

Sun 4/22 North Charleston, NC Market Street Saloon

Thu 4/26 Mt. Clemens, MI Emerald Theatre

Sat 4/28 Flint, MI Machine Shop

Fri 5/11 Broussard, LA The Station Bar and Grill