The first half of Daughtry‘s new slate of U.S. dates kicks off with a pair of opening gigs for Bon Jovi November 4 and 7 at the new Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., and includes stops at American Airlines Center in Dallas (November 9) and the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo. (November 15).

After a brief trip back to Europe for a handful of shows at the end of November, the band will return to the States to kick off the second leg of the new trek at the Nokia Theatre Times Square in New York City (December 4-5).

Other stops include Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. (December 9), NorVa in Norfolk, Va. (December 13), Timmons Arena in Greenville, S.C. (December 16), and Ryman Auditorium in Nashville (December 20).

Tickets for most of Daughtry’s upcoming U.S. shows are available at

Here’s Daughtry’s triumphant return to “American Idol” last season to perform the hit song “Home” from his eponymous debut album.