The Louisiana rockers of 12 Stones have a busy summer ahead of them as they kick off their month-long ‘Beneath the Scars Tour’ of the United States tonight (July 6) in Merriam, Kan.

Providing support for the tour are the bands Blameshift, Digital Summer and Throwing Gravity.

12 Stones are on tour in support of their recently released fourth studio album, titled ‘Beneath the Scars,’ which is their first release on the independent label Executive Music Group. The album’s next single, ‘The One Thing,’ is due out this summer.

Meanwhile, 12 Stones singer Paul McCoy makes an appearance on Loudwire’s Top 50 Hard Rock Songs of the 21st Century for his vocal work on Evanescence’s breakthrough single ‘Bring Me to Life.’

The ‘Beneath the Scars Tour’ kicks off tonight in Merriam, Kan., and wraps up on Aug. 7 in Marietta, Ga. Fans have the option to purchase VIP packages that include a soundcheck meet-and-greet with the band, signed poster and exclusive tour laminate. Check out a full list of tour dates and cities below:

12 Stones Summer U.S. Tour Dates 2012:

7/06 – Merriam, Kan. — Aftershock

7/07 – St. Joseph, Mo. — Tremors

7/08 – Norman, Okla. — The Hidden Castle

7/09 – Memphis, Tenn. — Hard Rock Cafe

7/10 – Little Rock, Ark. — Flying DD

7/11 – Nashville, Tenn. — Rutledge

7/12 – Toledo, Ohio — Headliners

7/13 – Marion, Ohio — Tinks

7/14 – Chesaning, Mich. — Chesaning Showboat

7/17 – South Barrington, Ill. — Penny Road Pub

7/18 – St. Louis, Mo. — The Merge

7/19 – Rockford, Ill. — Bar 3

7/20 – Cincinnati, Ohio — Inner Circle

7/22 – Battle Creek, Mich. — Planet Rock

7/23 – Mounds View, Minn. — The North Star Room

7/25 – Rhinelander, Wis. — Elbo Room

7/26 – Steger, Ill. — Another Hole In The Wall

7/27 – Fargo, N.D. — Pickled Parrot

7/28 – Janesville, Wis. — Back Bar

7/29 – Des Moines, Iowa — House of Bricks

7/30 – Terre Haute, Ind. — The Music Venue

7/31 – Cleveland, Ohio — Peabody’s

8/01 – Stanhope, N.J. — Stanhope House

8/02 – Buffalo, N.Y. — Broadway Joe’s

8/03 – Mechanicsville, Va. — Cullen’s Cove

8/04 – Centreville, Va. — Bull Run Park

8/05 – Baltimore, Md. — Recher Theater

8/06 – Charlotte, N.C. — Milestone Club

8/07 – Marietta, Ga. — 120 Tavern & Music Hall