With just a few concerts remaining on its summer calendar, rock band Daughtry has announced the first round of dates on a new U.S....

With just a few concerts remaining on its summer calendar, rock band Daughtry has announced the first round of dates on a new U.S. arena outing. The 36-date tour launches this fall on October 19 at Kansas ExpoCentre in Topeka, KS, and ends December 20 at Roberts Stadium in Evansville, IN.

Fronted by former American Idol contestant Chris Daughtry, the quintet will spend approximately nine weeks on the road during its first leg. Stops include October 24 at Alliant Energy Center Memorial Coliseum in Madison, WI; November 6 at Mark G. Etess Arena in Atlantic City, NJ; and December 13 at Frank Erwin Center in Austin, TX.

A single show has been booked for Canada on November 2 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, ON. Theory of a Deadman will supply primary support throughout the late 2009 run, with Cavo providing opening sets each night.

Tickets will be made available to the public over three separate onsale dates. Concerts booked from the first night of the tour through November 6 will go on sale August 22, while shows scheduled from November 12 through November 20 will be available September 19. The remaining concerts, slated from November 30 through the end of the tour, will go on sale September 26.

Daughtry is continuing to support its second studio album, “Leave This Town,” released in July 2009. The record debuted atop the Billboard 200 and sold more than 269,000 copies in its first week, according to a statement from the group.

“We dreamed about how it would feel playing these songs to packed arenas, and we’re excited to get our chance,” the singer said about the upcoming arena tour. “We have a great show planned and can’t wait to hit the road to share it with our fans.”

15 for $15 with Napster!The band’s new tour dates were announced just hours before Daughtry announced that his August 18 concert at Marquee Theatre in Tempe, AZ, would be cancelled.

“I have viral laryngitis. Doctor has ordered me to cancel tonights [sic] show for much need vocal rest,” the singer explained yesterday, August 18, on his official Twitter account. “We are currently working out details on how to make it up. I feel horrible. Thanks for understanding.”

It is unclear whether Daughtry will require any additional time off for recovery. The cancelled show was one of the final dates on Daughtry’s intimate August tour of U.S. clubs.

The outing launched August 2 at the House of Blues in Lake Buena Vista, FL, and is set to continue tonight, August 19, at Music Box at Fonda in Los Angeles, CA. The current tour is scheduled to close August 22 at Pure in Las Vegas, NV.

Daughtry’s debut album, a self-titled effort released in November 2006, debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and has since earned quadruple-Platinum status.

Daughtry itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

October 19Topeka, KSKansas Expocentre
October 21Omaha, NEOmaha Civic Auditorium
October 22Ames, IAHilton Coliseum
October 24Madison, WIAlliant Energy Center Memorial Coliseum
October 25Peoria, ILPeoria Civic Center Arena
October 26Fort Wayne, INAllen County War Memorial Coliseum
October 28East Lansing, MIBreslin Student Events Center
October 29Saginaw, MIArena at Dow Event Center
October 31Toledo, OHLucas County Arena
November 2Toronto, ONAir Canada Centre
November 4Youngstown, OHCovelli Centre
November 5Reading, PASovereign Center
November 6Atlantic City, NJMark G. Etess Arena
November 12Greensboro, NCGreensboro Coliseum
November 13Highland Heights, KYBank Of Kentucky Center
November 14Huntington, WVBig Sandy Superstore Arena
November 16Wilkes-Barre, PAWachovia Arena at Casey Plaza
November 17Bridgeport, CTArena at Harbor Yard
November 19Fairfax, VAPatriot Center
November 20Charlottesville, VAJohn Paul Jones Arena
November 30Gainesville, FLStephen C. O’Connell Center
December 1Tallahassee, FLTallahassee-Leon County Civic Center
December 2Pensacola, FLPensacola Civic Center
December 4Birmingham, ALBJCC Arena
December 5Louisville, KYBroadbent Arena
December 7Tupelo, MSBancorpSouth Arena
December 8Bossier City, LACenturyTel Center
December 9Lafayette, LACajundome
December 11Corpus Christi, TXAmerican Bank Center Arena
December 12San Antonio, TXFreeman Coliseum
December 13Austin, TXFrank Erwin Center
December 15Tulsa, OKBOK Center
December 16Jonesboro, ARASU Convocation Center
December 18North Little Rock, ARVerizon Arena
December 19Southaven, MSDesoto Civic Center
December 20Evansville, INRoberts Stadium