Daughtry Announces Dates for Spring Tour

Chris Daughtry performs at the 2011 American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on November 20th, 2011.

Daughtry announced the first leg of its "Break The Spell" tour, kicking off March 20 in Buffalo, New York. The 25-date AEG trek with planned stops throughout the east coast, Midwest and Canada, will bring the 'American Idol' season five finalist and his four-member group to theaters for an intimate live experience.

The multi-platinum band released its third album, "Break The Spell," in Nov. 2011. It was certified gold within four weeks. "We recorded a hard-hitting rock album that is primed to blow the doors off these great theaters," says Daughtry in a release issued today. "Fans who come out are going to get an incredible show every night."

The tour is scheduled to run until April 30 with a final gig in NYC. One dollar from each ticket sold will benefit Malaria No More, a leading humanitarian organization determined to end malaria deaths in Africa by 2015.

Support acts include Nashville pop rockers SafetySuit, whose debut "These Times" landed at No. 7 on the Billboard 200. Singer-songwriter Mike Sanchez will also open.