Rock act 3 Doors Down will spend most of this month in the Mediterranean, visiting with and performing for U.S. troops stationed overseas. The goodwill tour arranged by Navy's Morale Welfare & Rec

Rock act 3 Doors Down will spend most of this month in the Mediterranean, visiting with and performing for U.S. troops stationed overseas. The goodwill tour arranged by Navy's Morale Welfare & Recreation division and Glenn Smith Presents will find the band performing for the 5th Fleet at three American naval bases and on board a deployed aircraft carrier.

Sailors who will enjoy the band's performances are stationed at Naval Station in Rota, Spain; Naval Air Station in Sigonella, Italy; and the Naval Support Activity base in Naples, Italy.

The visit abroad comes in advance of the band's sophomore album, "Away From the Sun." Due Nov. 12 via Republic/Universal, the album was produced Rick Parashar (Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains) and recorded in Seattle. First single "When I'm Gone" debuted last week at No. 35 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.

The set is the follow up to the band's 2000 triple-platinum debut, "The Better Life," which peaked at No. 7 on The Billboard 200. The album spawned the singles "Kryptonite," "Loser," and "Duck and Run," all of which topped the Mainstream Rock Tracks tally.