Chicago rock trio Chevelle have just announced a string of tour dates in support of their upcoming album, ‘Hats Off to the Bull,’ which is set for a Dec. 6 release. The band will be playing a short cluster of shows in between various media appearances across the U.S. beginning tomorrow in their home state.

Since the announcement that Chevelle would be releasing ‘Bull,’ we’ve been learning more and more about the album itself. Chevelle have been exploring political topics to inspire their songwriting for ‘Hats Off to the Bull,’ with the band’s first single off the album, ‘Face to the Floor’ chronicling the current economic crisis and the infamous Ponzi scheme concocted by Bernie Madoff.

“We’re evolving,” declared frontman Pete Loeffler. “The album is different, and it’s going to take some people by surprise.”

Chevelle are booked to rock ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ on Dec. 8 and are set to perform at the 22nd annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas show on Dec. 10 with Blink-182, Bush, Incubus and more. They will also appear on the Rockline radio show on Dec. 12.

In addition to these events, Chevelle will be headlining their own shows scattered around their upcoming media appearances — the two November dates being named “Project: Occupy Chevelle.”

Chevelle Tour Dates:

11/29 – Chicago, Ill.

11/30 – Washington, D.C.

12/2 – Clemson, S.C.

12/3 – West Palm Beach, Fla.

12/5 – New Orleans, La.

12/6 – Houston, Texas

12/10 – Los Angeles, Calif.

12/14 – Austin, Texas

12/15 – Tyler, Texas

12/16 – Biloxi, Miss.