Three Days Grace just announced a special and intimate 12-city tour in advance of their highly anticipated new album, Transit of Venus.

The quartet will kick off the tour in Dallas, Texas on Monday, Oct. 8 and make stops in multiple cities across the country including New York, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, and Washington, D.C. Three Days Grace just released the first single from Transit of Venus last week entitled "Chalk Outline" which was #1 most added at Active Rock radio its first week out. Tickets for the tour go on sale Aug. 24 and will be available via ticketmaster.com.

Produced by acclaimed producer Don Gilmore (Linkin Park, Hollywood Undead, Bullet for My Valentine), at Revolution Studios in Toronto, Transit of Venus will be released Oct. 2. "Chalk Outline" is now available for sale at all digital providers and a pre-order for the album is available at iTunes.

Tour dates:

Monday, October 08, 2012 Dallas, TX @ Trees
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird
Friday, October 12, 2012 Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Café
Sunday, October 14, 2012 Detroit, MI St. @ Andrew's Hall
Monday, October 15, 2012 Columbus, OH @ A&R Bar
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
Friday, October 19, 2012 Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
Monday, October 22, 2012 New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
Friday, October 26, 2012 Charlotte, NC @ Visulite Theatre
Sunday, October 28, 2012 Nashville, TN @ Exit/In