Multi-platinum rock band Shinedown return to the UK for a handful of headline dates in February 2012, with Halestorm supporting. Shows are as follows:

8, London Roundhouse
9, Nottingham Rock City
10, Newcastle O2 Academy
12, Bristol O2 Academy
13, Leeds O2 Academy
14, Manchester Academy 1
16, Glasgow O2 Academy
17, Birmingham HMV Institute

The Florida-based band have also just announced that they have joined Roadrunner Records, for all territories excluding the USA (where they remain with Atlantic Records). In conjunction with this, Shinedown have revealed the release of their new album, titled "Amaryllis", which will be available on 26 March 2012.

Commenting on the announcement of the band's fourth studio album, Shinedown frontman Brent Smith said, "I've always seen Shinedown as its own entity - this living thing that's been growing and developing and evolving over the past 10 years. During the recording, the vision of what Shinedown is and where it's going became completely clear. 'Amaryllis' is the manifestation of that vision, the centerpiece of what Shinedown is. It reflects on everything we've done and where we're heading. It's a message of empowerment, perseverance, and inspiration that I think speaks to fans that have been with us since the beginning as well as those who are just learning about who we are and what we're about. I can't wait for the world to hear it."

For more information on Shinedown's UK tour, please visit the official Shinedown website.