The band will launch their live assault with a six-date swing through South America beginning April 10 at the Pista Atletica in Santiago, Chile and wrapping up April 20 at Parque Metropolitano Simon Bolivar in Bogota, Columbia.

Next up is the 11-city U.S. leg of the tour, which kicks off May 4 at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, Calif., and will make stops at a number of hot clubs and theatres around the country including San Francisco’s Warfield Theatre, Chicago’s Riviera Theatre and the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C., before finishing off May 22 at the Nokia Theatre Times Square in New York.

In June the band will head to Europe for 17 dates with heavy emphasis on festival appearances including and in Germany, Sweden’s Hultsfred Festival, in the Netherlands and in Spain.

Libertad, scheduled for release in June, is the follow-up to VR’s Grammy winning 2004 debut, Contraband. The band originally planned to record the album with producer Rick Rubin, but when that fell through, frontman Scott Weiland tapped Brendan O’Brien and the band began working on the album last December.

The band was dogged throughout its last tour by talk of ego disputes between frontman Weiland and lead guitarist Slash, and rock critics were running pools on how long Weiland could stay drug-free.

Weiland, who lost his younger brother to a drug overdose earlier this year, has since undergone drug treatment and said this will be the first album he has ever recorded clean.