The band will kick things off December 12 at Stone’s Throw in Eau Claire, Wis., and hit clubs across the Midwest, including Shank Hall in Milwaukee (December 13), Double Door in Chicago (December 15), Saint Andrews Hall in Detroit (December 21) and Voodoo Lounge in St. Louis (December 27).

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The Verve Pipe has been in a kind of limbo since the release of 2001’s Underneath, although Vander Ark and various incarnations of the band have played scattered shows occasionally.

Although no official word on a new album has been released (in fact, the band is currently without a label), a statement about the December shows promises some new material and a few surprises, in addition to familiar hits.