Alternative rock band 3 Doors Down has announced the first round of rescheduled U.S. tour dates, which will begin in December and continue into January.

The band, currently on tour in the UK and Europe, had to postpone the last leg of the U.S. tour due to lead singer Brad Arnold’s laryngitis. Initially, only seven dates in September were affected by the illness, but under a doctor’s advice that Arnold continue to rest his voice, a full 16 shows were postponed.

Nine concerts have been rescheduled so far, beginning with a December 4 performance at the Wharf at Orange Beach in Orange Beach, AL, and continuing through December 20 at the Gwinnett Center in Atlanta, GA. The remaining seven dates, to be made up in January, will be announced at a future date.

“We are excited to get back on the road,” said Arnold in a statement on the band’s Web site. “It’s where we belong, and where we feel the closest to all our fans, who have been so supportive and loyal to us throughout the years.”

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Starting today (October 13) at 12 p.m. local time, there will be a presale for the December 10-20 concerts listed on the itinerary below. According to an announcement on the band’s Web site, “ONLY fans that either purchases a Platinum or Gold [VIP] package, are a fan club member who previously purchased 3DD tickets or purchased the Ticketmaster fan club bundle for [the original six select concerts] will be sent a special coupon code in order to purchase tickets to these shows.

The rockers are touring in support of their eponymous fourth studio album, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and iTunes Album charts. Opening support for the December leg of the tour will come from Switchfoot and American Bang.

3 Doors Down itinerary:
(Dates subject to change.)

December 4 Orange Beach, AL Wharf at Orange Beach
December 6 Biloxi, MS Hard Rock Hotel
December 9 Pikeville, KY Eastern Kentucky Events Center
December 10 Cincinnati, OH US Bank Arena
December 12 Charlotte, NC Cricket Arena
December 13 Hampton, VA Hampton Coliseum
December 17 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
December 18 Fairfax, VA Patriot Center
December 20 Atlanta, GA Gwinnett Center