Modern rock act 3 Doors Down is gearing up for a tour in support of its forthcoming sophomore album, "Away From the Sun," due Nov. 12 from Republic/Universal. Fourteen dates have been announced so far

Modern rock act 3 Doors Down is gearing up for a tour in support of its forthcoming sophomore album, "Away From the Sun," due Nov. 12 from Republic/Universal. Fourteen dates have been announced so far for the outing, which will kick off Saturday (Nov. 2) in Jacksonville, N.C. Confirmed shows stretch through a Dec. 12 gig in Seattle.

"Away From the Sun" will be the follow-up to "The Better Life," which peaked at No. 7 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 4.86 million copies to date, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Frontman Brad Arnold recently told Billboard "We don't think about the whole sophomore thing because our goal with this record isn't to live up to the last one -- we want to blow it away."

The Mississippi natives' new disc was produced by Rick Parashar (Pearl Jam, Blind Melon) and features A Perfect Circle's Josh Freese on drums as well as string arrangements by Beck's father, David Campbell. "This is a rock'n'roll record," Arnold said of the album, which is led by first single "When I'm Gone." The track is No. 5 this week on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.

The group also plans to make TV appearances -- including performances on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," "The Late Late Show With Craig Kilborn," and "Mad TV" -- in support of the album. For more information, visit the group's official Web site.

Here are 3 Doors Down's tour dates:

Nov. 2: Jacksonville, N.C. (New River Amphitheatre)
Nov. 9: Augusta, Ga. (Fort Gordon)
Nov. 16: Anaheim, Calif. (House of Blues)
Nov. 19: San Francisco (The Fillmore)
Nov. 22: Sacramento, Calif. (Memorial Auditorium)
Nov. 23: Boise, Idaho (Big Easy)
Nov. 24: Reno, Nev. (Silver State Pavilion @ Reno Hilton)
Nov. 26: Salt Lake City (Bricks)
Nov. 30: Scottsdale, Ariz. (Cajun House)
Dec. 1: Albuquerque, N.M. (Sunshine Theatre)
Dec. 3: McAllen, Texas (Villa Real Convention Center)
Dec. 6: Lubbock, Texas (the Pavillion)
Dec. 10: Vancouver (Commodore Ballroom)
Dec. 12: Seattle (Key Arena)