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Chickenfoot announces spring 2012 tour dates

Chickenfoot is hitting the road again, but it'll be a different drummer behind the kit on the band's "A Different Devil Tour."

Chickenfoot is hitting the road again.

The "A Different Devil Tour" is in support of the band's second album, "Chickenfoot III." The tour kicks off May 4, 2012 and follows November's sold-out "Road Test Tour."

Chickenfoot 2011 tour

Kenny Aronoff (far left) is filling in for Chad Smith on the upcoming Chickenfoot tour, which kicks off May 4. Other members of Chickenfoot are (from left, second person) bassist Michael Anthony, Sammy Hagar and Joe Satriani. Publicity photo/Bill Meis.

The supergroup features Joe Satriani on guitar, former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony, former Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar and drummer Kenny Aronoff, who's worked in John Mellencamp's backing band and toured with Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Chickenfoot's founding drummer, Chad Smith, is out doing what he refers to his "day job" — touring with the Red Hot Chili Peppers (which he explains in this video).

Chad Smith Chickenfoot

“The Foot are road tested and ready to roll and can’t wait to play the new songs for the fans!” says front man Sammy Hagar.

Southern rock outfit Black Stone Cherry will open for Chickenfoot. Dates, cities and venues are:

May 4 and 5 2012: Lake Tahoe, Nev., Harrah's Hotel and Casino
May 9, 2012: Denver, The Fillmore Auditorium
May 11, 2012: Minneapolis, Minn., The Brick
May 12, 2012: Chicago, Chicago Theater
May 14, 2012: Detroit, The Fillmore
May 15, 2012: Boston, Orpheum Theater
May 18, 2012: Atlantic City, N.J., House of Blues
May 19, 2012: Uncasville, Conn., Mohegan Sun
May 21, 2012: New York City, Beacon Theater
May 23, 2012: St. Louis, Fox Theater
May 25, 2012: Thackerville, Okla., Winstar Casino
May 27, 2012: Pryor, Okla., Catch the Fever Festival Grounds (Rocklahoma)
May 29, 2012: Houston, Bayou Music Center
May 31, 2012, Tucson, Ariz., Anselmo Valencia Amphitheater
June 1, 2012: Las Vegas, The Joint
June 3, 2012: Portland, Ore., Schnitzer Hall
June 5, 2012: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Queen Elizabeth Theater
June 6, 2012: Seattle, WaMu Theater
June 10, 2012: Los Angeles, Greek Theater

Chickenfoot is also partnering with Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity, for a second time to encourage fans to help alleviate some of the effects of the economy. In addition to ensuring a fair-priced ticket, the band will make donations to a local food bank in each market and encourages fans to do the same.

For more information, visit the band's Web site at